How to Install Hurricane Shutters to Protect Against Storm Damage

If you live in a coastal area like the Grand Strand, or any other location that is prone to natural disasters, then hurricane protection should be a priority before hurricane season begins or ASAP.

Hurricane Season is Here – Time to Prepare!

Hurricane shutters offer excellent protection for windows and doors from severe weather conditions. These panels can protect your windows from high winds, which can prevent the glass from shattering. 

What are hurricane shutters and why do you need them 

Hurricane shutters can be used in nearly any type of home. If you live in an area that’s prone to hurricanes, having wind-resistant shutters will be essential. There are different styles of hurricane shutters that you can choose from, which will allow you to get the right look for your home.

Types of Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane shutters can help offer protection against water damage. Though, they will be able to protect your home from wind-driven rain during the storm. If you do not have storm shutters, wind-driven rain can get in through cracks and crevices in your window frames, which may cause significant water damage.

  1. Accordion Shutters
  2. Roll Down Shutters
  3. Bahama Shutters
  4. Colonial Shutters

Not sure which hurricane shutters fit your home and lifestyle best? Learn how to choose the best Hurricane Shutters for your home!

How to Install Hurricane Panels & Shutters on Your Home

Hurricane Panels

  1. Slide screws into bottom track
  2. Insert top of panel into top track
  3. Be sure that panels overlap with each other to reinforce strength
  4. Push screws through holes in bottom of panel
  5. Secure panels with butterfly wing nuts

Colonial Shutters

  1. Pull shutters closed
  2. Secure with bar

Roll Down Shutters

  1. If not already in position, bend the handle of the Roll Down Shutters to 2 right angles.
  2. Rotate handles to lower shutter
  3. Accordion Shutters
  4. Pull Accordion Shutters closed
  5. Secure with lock

Bahama Shutters

  1. Loosen support screw 
  2. Lower Bahama Shutter
  3. Secure with support screw

More Ways to Protect Your Home From Hurricanes

Hurricane shutters are designed as an additional layer of defense for windows in a coastal area with hurricane risk exposure during storm season.

You also have additional options to protect your home in a hurricane with Storm PanelsStorm TexAdvisar, or impact-resistant windows for your outdoor living project. We are also an exclusive contractor for the Renaissance Patio product line, hurricane-resistant patio products rated for hurricanes, in the Myrtle Beach area.