When to have rolling shutters and when to have hurricane shutters installed

Deciding whether you need rolling shutters or hurricane shutters for your property can be a tough choice to make. That is why our team is here to help you decide which type of shutter would work best for your property. While these two types of protective barriers may seem extremely similar, they are actually very different, have different purposes, and are typically used for different reasons.

Before we can compare the differences between the two shutters, it is best to have a complete understanding of each shutter. So, a rolling shutter is a type of shutter covering that attaches to the top of a window or door and can be rolled down to protect the entrance whenever needed. It is typically made of multiple horizontal pieces of wood or metal that are stacked together to create this strong barrier. In addition to the security that these shutters provide, they can also help insulate your home to keep out any heat, or cold weather, that you don’t want to make its way into your home.

Hurricane shutters are used to help protect your windows from wind, heavy rain, hail, and even flying debris during hurricanes. Unfortunately, in Houston, TX, we are not strangers to hurricanes and can experience them quite frequently. These shutters are built specifically to help protect your property from hurricane damage. These types of shutters are typically made from stronger materials such as metals, plywood, or polycarbonate plastic.

Rolling shutters do a great job of providing an extra layer of protection to your home while also providing you with the option to have these windows rolled up or down. So, if you want to enjoy the Houston sunshine, you can do so by rolling these shutters up, but if at night you enjoy having this extra protection, you can roll the shutters down. Hurricane shutters are specifically made to protect your windows, doors, and entire home against the tough elements that come along with hurricanes.

So, if you are interested in finding a new way to really protect your home or business and save money on your monthly energy bills, it may be best to utilize our rolling shutters. However, if you want to find a new way to better protect your home against strong hurricanes, then hurricane shutters may be the better fit for you.

If you’re still unsure which shutter option would be best for you, please give us a call today. Our professionals would be more than happy to discuss our different shutter options with you and find the one that would best suit your needs.