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Hurricane Shutters Keep Your Business Safe

As a business owner keeping your products and employees safe is one of the most important things you can do. Protecting your business from a storm is one thing, but hurricane shutters can help in more ways than one. Hurricane Shutters can make sure that nothing can enter your business anytime of the year, whether that be burglars or natural forces. Aesthetic Shutter Options Don’t let their appearance fool you, aesthetic impact shutters still offer plenty of protection. But they are more appealing to look at than your classic security shutters. These shutters come in a couple of different styles, […]

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What to Expect from the 2022 Hurricane Season

The 2022 Hurricane Season is about to start and forecasters at Colorado State University are anticipating a higher than average year. Right now there is an estimate of 19 named storms and 9 hurricanes in the pipeline. But that could easily be higher with the Loop Current currently happening in the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop Current Outlook Warm tropical waters play a major part in the formation of a hurricane, which is what is so worrying about the Loop Current. The Loop Current is a current of warm tropical water looping deeper into the Gulf of Mexico than normal. […]

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Choosing Between Hurricane Screens and Fabric Shutters

Protecting Your Home Against a Hurricane Hurricane Shutters come in many different shapes, forms, and designs. They all offer different levels of protection when it comes to hurricanes and everyday safety. Hurricane Screens and Fabric Shutters may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Hurricane Shutters. But they both offer some simple yet elegant safety features.  Fabric Shutters Can Do The Job  Fabric may not sound like something that can help protect your home. But some basic hurricane damage can be avoided with something as simple as a Fabric Shutter. When a hurricane comes […]

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Decorative Shutters

Taking a Good Look at Decorative Shutters Decorative Shutters come in a few different options; Bahama Shutters, Colonial Shutters, and Lifestyle Screens. They all have their own unique look and it ultimately comes down to what style fits your home the best. But we will also want to consider what will be more convenient for your everyday use. Bahama Shutters, The Tropical Look Bahama Shutters are one of the best all-around Decorative Shutters. They not only look great but they are also highly functional. They have a more tropical look to them which helps boost the curb appeal and is […]

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Understanding Flood Zones

Flood Zones are geographic areas defined by FEMA according to varying levels of flood risks. According to FEMA flooding is the #1 natural disaster in the United States. Considering Jacksonville is only 16’ above sea level we are at very high risk for flooding, even long bouts of rain put areas of the city underwater until the sun comes back out (thankfully the intense heat of Florida can help to dry rain fairly quick). First Coast Hurricane Shutters Explains Jacksonville Flood Zones The St. Johns River cuts through the heart of our city. While in normal times it is an […]

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Which hurricane shutter is right for me?

All types of hurricane shutters will offer you protection against incoming weather. Businesses tend to purchase Accordion or Rolling Shutters while residential homes usually go for the Bahama or Colonial look. Some offer enhanced security while others boost your curb appeal even if they aren’t Fort Knox. Different Types of Hurricane Shutters Bahama Shutters have a tropical look to them that can be a great accent to your home and help boost the curb appeal. They open outwards from your home which gives you privacy and shade inside. Bahama Shutters can also be opened and closed quickly which allows you the […]

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Things to consider for hurricane season

Hurricane Season Overview Hurricane season occurs from June 1st through November 30th. Although if the weather starts getting warmer, the season can start a bit early. In the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season we had 30 named storms, 12 of which made landfall in the US. It made for quite a busy season and cost over 52 billion dollars in damages. Hurricanes are inevitable, but when they do come we should do our best to be prepared. Things To Consider How many people live in your household? This question is very important because if affects the calculations of things like how […]

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Time to prepare for the storm

When hurricane season hits there are a checklist of things that you should complete in order to be prepared should the worst occur. Some things can be left until the threat is more imminent but there are some things that should be accomplished well before hurricane season. Things That Can Wait There are some basic day-to-day needs and situations that don’t need too much time to prepare should a hurricane be on the horizon. Personal Supplies are crucial to have because stores will most likely be closed for a few days during a bad storm. Ample amounts of toilet paper, hand sanitizer […]

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What is a Hurricane?

A combination of wind and rain over warm waters is what starts every hurricane. Moisture begins to evaporate and gets sucked up into the wind. As the wind intensifies and continues to hold onto more and more water a tropical depression begins to form. This is the earliest stage of a potential hurricane. Once a tropical depression forms scientists begin to monitor them with satellites and even airplane surveillance to see if they continue to develop into a potential hurricane. While a tropical depression has winds around 38 mph, which is manageable to most people, they lay the groundwork for […]

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Fortify Your Home Against The Storm

Many of us in the South are used to going a couple days without power when a hurricane comes through our town. We know we should have an ample supply of water and dry food just in case we get trapped inside, along with some other necessities like flashlights, first aid, and battery backups. But there are also some things you should check around your actual household to make sure you will stay safe during the storm. Surge Protection is something we may not think of normally, but it can be an easy thing to protect against. If lightning hits […]

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