USA: Storm Shutters: Storm Shutter Manufacturers
ABOUT STORM SHUTTERS
Storm shutters may be of accordion or roll-down design. They may also take the form of simple storm panels, which are directly fixed to the outside of the window when protection is required. Both accordion and roll-down storm shutters are formed from interlocking aluminum slats, which may be filled with foam. In the case of the accordion storm shutter, these are mounted vertically, and slide to left and right of the window.
In the case of roll-down shutters, the interlocking aluminum slats roll up into a box casing at the head of the window. Roll-down shutters can be electrically operated, with remote control; they may also be linked to weather sensors and timers.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colours and materials, and care and maintenance.
Custom Shutter Company. The Custom Shutter Company is a leading supplier of interior and exterior shutters, including storm shutters. These aim to provide the same decorative appearance as regular shutters, but with added storm protection when they are closed and secured. The Customer Shutter Company shutters incorporate a strong polycarbonate layer, and feature storm bars. The storm-rated shutters have been tested by an independent test laboratory that is certified by Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida.
Empire Construction & Development. Empire Construction & Development, of Broward County, Florida, specializes in customizing storm shields for any window or entrance. It publishes the Hurricane Shutters Florida website, which is an online retailer of storm-proof shutters. The product range comprises: Storm Panels, Accordion Hurricane Shutters, Roll Down Hurricane Shutters, and Impact Resistant Windows. These are fortified to withstand the impact of debris from hurricane winds, and can be retro-fitted. Storm panels are available in aluminum and in clear GE Lexan or Protexan.
South Florida Shutters. South Florida Shutters, of Coral Gables, Florida, manufactures and installs storm shutters. Its product range comprises: Accordion Shutters, Roll Down Shutters, Storm Panels, and Colonial Shutters. Roll Down Shutters can be used for security, privacy, and sunshade, as well as for hurricane protection. Operation can be manual, using an internal or external hand crank, or electrical. Remote controls, timers, and weather and light sensors, are available to provide automatic opening and closing of Roll Down Shutters.
Stormwise. Stormwise is a family owned hurricane shutter business based in Opa-Locka, Florida. It supplies a wide range of hurricane shutters for private homes, townhouses, condominiums, apartments, office buildings, shopping centers and hotels. All its products are approved by the Miami-Dade County and the International Building Code. The Stormwise website covers the following product categories: Accordion Shutters, Roll-up Shutters, Colonial Shutters, Bahama Shutters, Impact Windows, and Storm Panels. Stormwise also supplies emergency generators.
Publisher: Abacus Construction Index is a professionally edited directory of recommended construction websites, published by Extonet Ltd. It is financed only by Google advertising; no payment is received from included websites.