Hurricane Shutters vs Impact Windows

Living in south Florida, we know the sense of dread that intensifies the closer a hurricane gets—you have to run to the store, grab the essentials, bring in all of your patio furniture, take pictures of your house for insurance, and—everyone’s least favorite task—board up the house with shutters. It’s tedious, hard, dangerous, and sweaty work that you would do just about anything to NOT do. Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret: you’re not the only one who hates the sight of your shutters.

Hurricane Shutters

Besides being a pain to put up, they aren’t the prettiest things to look at—they’re bulky, jagged, and beaten up pieces of metal that take up a lot of storage space when they’re not installed. Not only does it take up your valuable storage space, but it’s also a lot of work putting them up and taking them down every hurricane season.
Even worse? After all that work, you’re stuck in the pitch black of your home until you get an alert about the storm outside. Finally, you’ll be tempted to leave those ugly suckers up until hurricane season is over because, really, who wants to go through that effort every time we get a hurricane warning?

Hurricane Impact Windows

Most neighborhoods take pride in how well-kept the houses are, and hurricane shutters are often an eyesore; the curb appeal just isn’t there. Luckily, there’s a solution for all of these problems: hurricane impact windows.
These windows require zero effort when preparing for a hurricane, so you can spend less time and effort worrying about getting those shutters up and more time getting your supplies together and making sure your friends and family are safe and prepared for the impending storm.

During the Storm

Aside from requiring a great deal of work, hurricane shutters will have you left in the dark – literally – and sitting in the dark while hearing loud bangs and crashes is frightening. On the other hand, hurricane windows will make your home feel less claustrophobic and give you a greater sense of ease overall.

Resell Value

Finally, when it’s time to sell your home, hurricane windows are a massive plus to south Florida homebuyers! Experts say that you may recover dollar for dollar – – a 100% payback – – because many new homebuyers wouldn’t consider living in hurricane country without 24/7 home protection. They also realize the hassle that shutters require and how unappealing they are, both physically and aesthetically. When a home has hurricane windows, it is instantly more appealing because that means less work and less time in the dark when the inevitable hurricane season hits!

Get a FREE Quote

When you’re ready to make the upgrade to hurricane impact windows, make sure to call Max Guard Hurricane Windows at 561-276-7100 or contact us online here for a free quote. We are the industry leaders in impact windows and wind resistant doors in Palm Beach County and we will be sure to give you the best service possible when it’s time to replace your non-impact windows.