How safe do you feel when hurricane season comes around? Are you still using bulky and hard to put up plywood because you think it is cheaper and works the best? If so, you may want to know that plywood is not an approved hurricane protection method in most hurricane prone states. Building codes are put in place for the protection of individuals and, by using approved hurricane protection you can feel more secure when those strong winds start blowing. If you live in a hurricane prone area, or even in the surrounding areas where the winds can be just as violent, you need a better way to provide security for your structure and protect it from devastating damage. One of the most convenient ways to get this kind of security is by installing roll-up shutters. Not only are these durable and approved, they also look great since they blend in with your home's exterior.

Roll-up shutters are made from high quality aluminum, plastic or stainless steel that resists oxidation and rust. They are controlled through easy to use manual or push button electric motor operators and can be operated from the inside or outside. These shutters can cover openings up to 16 feet wide and 15 feet high and work well on frame, stucco, brick or wood fascia structures. Providing a built-in look that is aesthetically pleasing along with easy maintenance, roll-up shutters not only help lower your insurance premiums but also increase your home value. They provide privacy, sound and light control and help to reduce cooling costs. Better yet, you do not have to take them down at the end of hurricane season.

You can purchase roll-up shutters with a weather resistant powder-coated paint finish in standard and custom colors to match your home. Removable stormbars and other options are available at various manufacturers like StormWise, Alutech and Jordan's Aluminum. All of these manufacturers offer great shutters for hurricane protection to suit your requirements.

If you want to protect your home from damaging hurricane winds but do not like to put up and take down your current hurricane panels/shutters, roll-up shutters are the perfect solution not only for hurricane season but for many uses all year round.