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Which Are the Best Hurricane Shutters?

Major hurricanes cause millions of dollars in property damage. So, it’s important to reinforce your house with a quality product. Let’s review some of the top choices for storm protection: hurricane shutters, impact windows, fabric hurricane shutters and plywood.

Traditional Hurricane Shutters

There are many different types of hurricane shutters. The most popular permanently installed ones include:

  • Roll-down hurricane shutters
  • Bahama hurricane shutters
  • Colonial hurricane shutters

Roll-Down Hurricane Shutters

Automated or smart roll-down hurricane shutters can be ready in seconds. Depending on the model, these aluminum hurricane shutters can withstand 200-plus mph winds, add security and improve energy efficiency. When not being used, they fit into a little housing box above windows or doors.

Our LouverShield™ Hurricane Shutters offer the ultimate shield for keeping your home safe:

  • Hurricane rated to endure 230 mph winds.
  • Exclusive End Retention System ends the need for storm bars.
  • Feature a compact housing box to conceal shutters when not down.
  • Customizable colors to flatter your home.
  • Available in manual, motorized, remote control or smart home configurations.
  • Includes a performance guarantee.

Bahama Hurricane Shutters

Bahama hurricane shutters look like traditional Bahama shutters, which provide shade when open and let in cool breezes when shut. But these decorative hurricane shutters are made from sturdy aluminum that can withstand strong winds and flying debris.

Our Bahama hurricane shutters:

  • Can be deployed in minutes by closing them against windows.
  • Give privacy, shade and breezes on still days.
  • Come in customizable colors to accent your home.
  • Are approved by the Miami-Dade HVHZ Building Code, Florida Building Commission and Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Include a performance guarantee.

Colonial Hurricane Shutters

Colonial hurricane shutters have the good looks of wood shutters but offer the protection of metal hurricane shutters. Like Bahama hurricane shutters, their aluminum construction offers strong protection against high wind and flying debris.

Our colonial hurricane shutters:

  • Can be down in minutes by securing them against windows.
  • Can be reinforced with storm bars for greater.
  • Are available in custom colors to boost curb appeal.
  • Are approved by the Miami-Dade HVHZ Building Code, Florida Building Commission and Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Include a performance guarantee.

Impact Windows

With impact windows, you don’t need to get hurricane window shutters. They look like regular windows but are less likely to break or be sucked out during negative pressure.

They also:

  • Offer immediate protection and don’t have to be covered.
  • Let ample light into your house.
  • Stop harmful UV rays.
  • Reduce outdoor noise.

The drawback of hurricane impact windows is the price. They’re much more expensive than hurricane shutters.

Fabric Hurricane Shutters

Fabric hurricane shutters are mesh or reinforced polyvinyl carbonate sheets that attach to your house with grommets, straps or buckles. Some kinds can be slid onto tracks.

They also:

  • Are lightweight, making them simple to install.
  • Are more affordable than other hurricane shutters.

Some styles have been rated to withstand 275 mph winds, or a Category 5 hurricane. However, sturdier aluminum styles will provide the greatest protection from flying debris.


Plywood is an affordable way to cover your home before a storm. However, it does have a few downsides:

  • You need a lot of time.
  • You’ll need help since sheets are heavy and large.
  • You need to cut, measure and fasten boards with nails or screws.
  • Plywood isn’t a lasting solution and has to be stored when not up.
  • It’s an eyesore and you can’t see out of windows when they’re boarded.

We’ll Help You Find the Right Hurricane Shutters

We make it simple to design custom hurricane shutters in Austin that complement your home and offer outstanding protection. Get started by contacting us at 888-428-1415 to request your free, in-home consultation today. Our design pros live in your community, so they get the weather you’re up against. There’s never any obligation or pressure to order, just access to free expert advice.