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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Purchase and Install Hurricane Protection for your Home?

  • Reduced Insurance Costs and to comply with the new insurance requirements for reducing costs.
  • New Building Codes. The new 2007 Building Codes requires protection by installing impact windows and/or hurricane protection devices.
  • Protection of human life and family treasures.
  • Security. Recently, clients have been using Electric Roll-Up Shutters for protection and sun shade devices.

Is all Hurricane Protection the Same?

  • Hurricane products are designed to limit damage to openings (door and windows) caused by flying debris.
  • Products should have the Florida Building Approval Code reference number, showing they have been tested. All products can be found at
  • Products are made from various materials but we only recommend Hurricane Products made from aluminum. The extruded aluminum material has proven itself to satisfy the most stringent current building code testing requirements.

What are the Most Common Types of Hurricane Protection?

Listed below are the most common types of Hurricane Protection found at coastal communities in Florida.

  • Aluminum Storm Panels - .050 thickness
  • Clear Lexan Panels
  • Accoridans
  • Bahamas
  • Colonials
  • Roll-Ups

Can Homeowners Install Hurricane Protection?

Although homeowners can install hurricane protection on their residence, it’s not recommended. The installation requires many considerations. Most local Building Departments require obtaining a permit before beginning and a final inspection at the end before approving. It’s best to let a professional complete the installation to be sure all codes have been followed.

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