Hurricane shutters are also commonly known as coverings. These shutter are used to protect houses from storms and wastes. The article discusses six of the most commonly seen hurricane shutters.
1. Automatic Roll Down Shutter
These are metal louver or PVC shutters. These shutters can be purchased at $20 to $35 per square foot. The shutter is housed in a box above each of the windows and rolls down on either side and gets locked at the bottom. The shutter works through a motor and a switch.
2. Accordion Shutter
These shutters can cost from $15 to $ 25 per square feet. They are made from inter-locked vertical blades that slide into place when each curtain is pulled towards the center. These shutters are pre-installed and housed in a box at the side of the window or door.
3. Bahama Shutter
Bahama shutter can be purchased at a price of $15 to $ 20 per square foot. The shutter is mounted and secured above the window. The shutter can function as a shade when not in use.
4. Awning Shutter
The awning shutter is similar to the Bahama shutter with the difference that instead of louvered shade, it has an awning that provides shade. This awning can be folded down and fastened to the wall. The prices are similar to the Bahama shutter.
5. Storm Panel Shutter
These are made of steel or aluminum and are stored away when not being used. The shutter requires a steel channel above and below the window. This must be installed before the shutter is put up. The shutter can cost from $7 to $15 per square foot.