Hurricane Window Protection

Hurricane-approved storm shutters by Roll-a-way

StormSafe products are the perfect way to protect your home or business against extreme weather conditions and storm damage. Roll-a-way offers aluminum shutters, steel screens, and storm panels in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors. Hurricane-approved shutters undergo extensive testing to ensure durability and effectiveness. A leader in the industry, Roll-a-way provides high-quality storm protection to homes and businesses throughout North America.

Choices in Hurricane Protection

Besides hurricane proof windows, there are also seven other hurricane window protection products available. Choices should be based on aesthetics, ease of operation, and budget. Then too, the structure of the home, the surrounding trim work, and the local code requirements will also play a significant role in the available products.

Firstly, if the homeowner doesn’t like the way they look, they shouldn’t buy them. Homeowners might consider a mix of products such as vibrantly colored hurricane-rated bahama or colonial shutters on the front, and then using storm panels on the sides of the home that are not as visible.

Next, if the shutters are too difficult to operate or install, that isn’t helpful either. Colonial shutters or hurricane panels on a second floor probably won’t work too well.
Hurricane roll down shutters are the easiest to operate at a patio door or large window-especially if motorized or battery powered. Plus the homeowner gets the added benefits of security, light control, noise reduction, and energy efficiency.

A typical window may be protected from about $200 to $1500 with panels on the low side, screens and accordions in the middle, and roll shutters and hurricane proof windows on the high end. Once again, a mix of products can be the best solution by putting lesser cost panels on smaller and less visible windows that are easy to install, and then having permanent and decorative bahamas on the front and roll shutters at the patio doors providing year-round protection.

Roll-a-way must also ensure the installation is per local codes and aesthetically proper. Certain trim/millwork may make some of the products difficult to install properly. Also, depending on the wind pressures at the job site, a concrete building construction could be required for some products. Different size windows may be too large for some products. And other products like hurricane fabric have some very limited approved applications. It takes an expert in hurricane products to sift through the approved product requirements, but an expert should quickly be able to let a shopper know what products are possible and basic pricing so they can then make the aesthetic and ease of operation decisions.

One note about “hurricane proof windows;” they break and they leak. They are just designed to keep a projectile from entering the home, but the glass will break and the glass is very expensive to replace. All windows leak during wind driven rain. Water damage is the biggest cause of damage, not actually the projectiles.

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StormSafe Rolling Shutters

StormSafe Rolling Shutters

  • Protects against extreme weather – hurricane-approved
  • Easy to use – remote and battery operations available
  • Protects against strong winds – even 200+ miles an hour
  • Energy savings – helps protect against extreme temperature

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StormSafe Stainless Steel Storm and Security Screens

StormSafe Stainless Steel Storm and Security Screens

  • Extreme weather protection – prevents storm damage
  • Prevents burglaries – screens cannot be cut with razor or crowbar
  • Panic bar – allows for escape in an emergency
  • Custom fit – can be made to fit most shapes and sizes

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StormSafe Bahama Shutters

StormSafe Bahama Shutters

  • Powerful storm protection – hurricane-approved
  • Provide privacy and shade – even in closed position
  • Easy to operate – from inside or outside the home
  • Energy savings – helps protect against extreme temperature

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StormSafe Colonial Shutters

StormSafe Colonial Shutters

  • Excellent protection – hurricane-approved
  • Look great – metal shutters have the appearance of wood
  • Clear views – when open, shutters are clear of window
  • Easy to operate – available with bi-fold or tri-fold hinges

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StormSafe Accordion Shutters

StormSafe Accordion Shutters

  • Great storm protection – hurricane-approved metal shutters
  • Able to cover large areas – ideal for windows and balconies
  • Clear views – interlocking system fold shutters compactly away
  • Perfect for curved areas – follows radius of structure

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StormSafe Clear Storm Panels

StormSafe Clear Storm Panels

  • Clear views – 250 times stronger than glass of the same size
  • Strong protection – hurricane-approved
  • Cost effective – a great alternative to wooden shutters
  • Easy to use – store away when not in use

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StormSafe Hurricane Fabrics

StormSafe Hurricane Fabrics

  • Hurricane-approved – protects against extreme weather
  • Ideal for large areas – available in unlimited widths
  • Fabric mesh – perfect patios, garage doors, and glass walls
  • Easy installation and removal – quick lock and release system

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