Are you shopping for hurricane shutters? You probably know there are a lot of styles, colors, and varieties. Want blue shutters? No problem. How about roll down shutters? Consider it done. The great thing is hurricane storm shutters are now available motorized. That’s right. Complete push button ease is available. Here are the main benefits of these kinds of shutters.
Motorized storm shutters are permanently attached to your home. That means you don’t need to store them anywhere. They’ll be conveniently located in a secure box above your windows. When you want to use them, you just press a button or turn a crank and your windows are covered. All of your shutters can be down quickly and effectively. You don’t need anyone’s help or assistance. If you can use your remote, you can use these shutters. You’ll love how easy it is.
Another benefit of these types of motorized storm shutters is that since they’re so easy to use, you can use them any time of the year to protect your home. Not only do you have hurricane protection, you have year round protection. If you go out of town, you can put the shutters up to keep your home secure. If you’re home alone and don’t feel safe, you can put the shutters up. It just takes a press of a button.
Since these shutters are electric, you need some form of backup energy in case the power goes out and you need to put your shutters up. This is very likely before a hurricane comes. You can use a back up battery, generator, or a hand crank. You’ll need this in the middle of a power outage. You can have your shutter installer take care of this at the time of installation or you can have them do it soon after installation. Don’t skimp on this. Power outages are a real possibility and you need your hurricane storm shutters operable during hurricane season. This costs a little more money, but it’s completely necessary if you want to use your storm shutters any time of the year.
Since these hurricane storm shutters are custom made, you’ll need to have your windows measured to make sure you get a perfect fit. This will all take time. The window measurement will one one appointment, then you have to wait for the shutters to be custom made, then the installation is another appointment. So, make sure you keep that in mind when you make your appointment to have them installed. The best thing to do is get your storm shutters installed well before hurricane season starts. This will give you plenty of time to get them safely installed. This will prevent you from getting them installed a week before a hurricane starts. That’s important, because some hurricane storm shutter installation companies can’t install motorized storm shutters the week of the hurricane. That’s because there may not time to get the parts, and it’s not safe to do installation work that close to a hurricane.