Hurricane Shutters 101: Accordion Hurricane Shutters

 

Protecting your windows and doors in the event of a hurricane is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the safety of your home. There are dozens of options when it comes to hurricane shutters and in the coming weeks and months – we’re going to help you weed through the options.

Every kind of shutter has its advantages and disadvantages and it’s important to understand what they are so that you can make the best choice possible for your home. Today, we’ll be highlighting accordion hurricane shutters and how they can benefit your home. Let’s jump right in!

What are they?

Accordion Hurricane Shutters usually come in one and two piece configurations. Most of the time they sit alongside windows and doors when you don’t need them. When you do – they roll out in a similar fashion to an accordion in order to protect your doors and windows. Usually – you’ll see them made out of the same kinds of materials as other types of hurricane shutters like polycarbonate or metal.

What makes them great?

Accordion shutters come with a whole range of great benefits. Perhaps the most significant is that you don’t need to worry about storing them or having storage space available. They sit right up against your windows – and even better – they blend in with most home designs seamlessly.

Additionally – they can be installed by one, single human. You can have us do it – but it’s possible to do them as a DIY project. Even if you choose to go the recommended pro route – they’re an easy installation and won’t cost you an arm and a leg – to purchase or install.

In terms of use – they’re also incredibly easy to deploy – as most operate with a simple lock and key system where you open a lock with a key to open them up – and simply re-lock them when you’re done.

The downside

Like anything in life, Accordion shutters aren’t perfect and do come with some drawbacks. The biggest one is that they can be pretty cumbersome for your home depending on his style. Victorian and ranch style houses do occasionally struggle to support them and might be too much for the design.

The other issue with accordion shutters is that extra parts can be vulnerable to breaking – so if and when you need extra components- don’t cheap out. Go top of the line. It’s not a design flaw or something you should be concerned about, it’s simply more of a function of how the shutters themselves work. Like anything, there are downsides to everything – and the one here is paying for replacement parts will and should cost you a little extra. However, if you take good care of your shutters – it shouldn’t be an issue.

Hopefully, this blog helped answer some of your questions. If you’re interested in accordion hurricane shutters for your home, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!

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