by Dale Humphreys
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
If you live in an area that is prone to storms or hurricanes, there are several types of security storm shutters available that will help you protect yourself and your home.
Storm shutters aren’t in the wooden shutters category, although they are durable shutters that move horizontally between the lower and the upper track.
Interlocking blades found on the storm shutters are made from aluminum and make up a wall of protection in the shutter. If you have a large area to cover, it can half a center opening with half of the shutter moving to the right and the other half to the left.
Even though this shutter doesn’t fall into one of the most decorative styles of shutters, it does provide great protection against theft, flying debris, forced entry, and even the dreaded hurricane. Storm shutters will also give you more privacy and help to reduce noise.
A great example of a protective covering that will do a great job in protecting from the sun’s glare and heat is the aluminum awning. They are affordable in price and very functional, they fit doors, patios, porches, and windows as well.
There are two types available – the standard awning and the winged awning, and both will easily close down to convert to storm shutters.
For those who live in bad storm areas, storm shutters are among the best ways to help protect your family and your house. They don’t cost a lot of money, they are easy to install, and they won’t make yourhome stand out in a crowd. If you want the best in protection from Mother Nature and the peace of mind in knowing it – storm shutters are just what you need.