When it comes to protecting your home from the dangers of hurricanes, we often look to hurricane shutters to help us do that. Carolina Hurricane Shutters are one of the most popular options on the market and today – we’re going to teach you a little bit about them and how they can be of benefit to your home.
Here is everything you need to know about Carolina Hurricane Shutters and what you can expect in the event you decide to purchase them.
What are they?
Carolina Hurricane Shutters are actually far more common than you’d think – at least insofar as their design is concerned. In fact, they’ve always been a long-standing favorite among those in the design community largely because they give homeowners an attractive option to protect their windows against hurricanes.
To put it in the simplest of terms, Carolina Hurricane Shutters attach to the wall beside a window and fold together to shield the window from debris and wind. Familiar, right? And just like Bahama shutters – they can be made of wood, aluminum or fiberglass. Obviously – we’ve always preferred the aluminum brands!
What they do well
The great thing about Carolina Hurricane Shutters is frankly – the fact you really don’t need any place to store them. They attach right to your home and that’s where they’ll sit until you need them. In addition – preparing for a hurricane can be stressful – particularly if you need to board up your home. With Carolina Hurricane Shutters, it takes one person and a few minutes to simply close and latch the shutters.
The last – big benefit is that they fit virtually any home design, making them a tremendously versatile design piece. Whether it’s modern or traditional, Carolina Hurricane Shutters will look great on your home and serve the more important purpose of protecting them when you need them the most.
While everyone clearly loves Carolina Hurricane Shutters, they aren’t without certain disadvantages. For one, you may need to get an extra brace like a storm bar to keep them in place – which of course can be an added expense. Additionally, this model of hurricane shutter takes a little more time than others to install. While they’re somewhat in the middle of the road in terms of cost-per-shutter, you should expect to pay a little bit more in labor.
All things considered, Carolina Hurricane Shutters are a fantastic option if you’re looking for something that’s both aesthetically pleasing and serves a practical purpose. If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Good luck!