Hanging Exterior Shutters
Why Hurricane Shutters are Needed
With hurricane season approaching, it’s best to consider sold wood panels such as Vixen makes for protection. Standard shutter dog hardware offers a year-round attractive look when in the open position and then easily close and latch when storms are approaching. The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) offers this information on why hurricane shutters are so important: People who live in coastal counties from Texas to Maine, and those in other hurricane prone areas, such as most of the Florida peninsula, will find shutters an excellent investment for protecting their lives and property. They protect against wind and wind-borne debris. These shutters protect not only the windows or doors they cover, but also possessions and people inside the building. Once a window or door has been breeched by hurricane winds tremendous pressure is brought to bear on interior walls and upward pressure on the building’s roof. This can lead to roof failure which exposes the entire contents of the building to the storm. Shutters are a first line of defense against the hurricane. Much of the damage and building failure in Hurricane Andrew could have been prevented by well installed hurricane shutters over windows and doors.