Cape Carteret Storm Shutters
There is another way to protect your Cape Carteret roof and everything in it during a hurricane. Be sure all openings—doors (including sliding and garage doors) and windows—are protected with quality storm shutters. During a hurricane doors and windows take a pounding from intense wind and wind-borne debris. If a window or door is blown in, not only will your Cape Carteret home and belongings get drenched, but it is very likely that your roof or part of it will blow off as well. If a large window or door is broken open on the wall facing the wind, the forces trying to blow your roof off will be doubled.
What kinds of protection devices should I be considering?
•Install tested and approved impact-resistant storm shutters. These products have passed high velocity impact tests before pressure testing. They will protect your Cape Carteret home from flying objects and reduce the chances of damage from high pressure if a window or door is broken.
•Look for the IHPA logo (International Hurricane Protection Association)
•It’s important to remember that insurance companies will not give a Windstorm Insurance Discount unless all openings are protected by an approved product.
Tape is NOT adequate protection against hurricanes of any magnitude.
What are the misconceptions about hurricane protection products?
•Tape up your windows? Wrong. This does nothing. Hurricanes produce devastating forces requiring more than tape to protect against extreme pressures and flying debris.
•Apply window film? This does nothing to keep the window attached to the frame. So, it provides virtually no protection for your Cape Carteret windows.
•Apply window/safety film? Window/Safety film allows some modest protection by holding glass together, preventing flying glass hazards, but does nothing to keep the glass attached to the window frame. Experts agree this is not adequate protection for homes in hurricane-prone communities.
We offer quality Storm Shutters that are great for single-family homes or multi-family units. Storm shutters have a clean, consistent look even when a multi-story building is completed in phases. Storm shutters roll into a small housing or box above the window or door opening and is designed to blend into the building’s natural architectural design.
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