Home Additions Before Hurricane Season

As hurricane season approaches, homeowners in vulnerable areas must prioritize preparations to safeguard their properties against the destructive forces of nature. While there are various measures one can take to fortify their homes, two essential additions stand out as highly effective in protecting against hurricane damage: hurricane shutters and hurricane screens for pool or patio enclosures. At Lafferty Aluminum & Screening, we understand the importance of these home additions in enhancing the resilience of your property. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of installing hurricane shutters and screens, helping you make informed decisions to prepare your home for hurricane season.

Hurricane Shutters: Protection for Your Windows and Doors

Windows and doors are among the most vulnerable areas of a home during a hurricane, susceptible to wind-driven debris and extreme pressure that can lead to structural failure. Installing hurricane shutters is a proactive measure to reinforce these critical entry points and minimize the risk of damage. Here's why hurricane shutters are essential home additions before hurricane season:

1. Enhanced Protection:

Hurricane shutters provide a physical barrier against flying debris, high winds, and water intrusion, effectively safeguarding your windows and doors from damage.

2. Increased Security:

In addition to hurricane protection, shutters also enhance the security of your home, acting as a deterrent against intruders and burglars.

3. Versatility:

Hurricane shutters come in various styles, including accordion, roll-down, Bahama, and colonial shutters, allowing homeowners to choose the option that best suits their aesthetic preferences and functional needs.

4. Convenience:

Many modern hurricane shutters feature motorized or manual operation, making it easy to deploy and retract them as needed before and after a hurricane. This convenience ensures quick and efficient protection for your home.

5. Energy Efficiency:

Some types of hurricane shutters offer insulation properties, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and reduce energy costs year-round.

Investing in hurricane shutters is a proactive step towards strengthening the defense of your home and ensuring the safety of your family and belongings during hurricane season.

Hurricane Screens: Protecting Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living spaces, including pool and patio enclosures, are valuable extensions of your home, providing enjoyment and relaxation year-round. However, during hurricane season, these areas can become vulnerable to damage from high winds, flying debris, and heavy rainfall. Hurricane screens offer a practical solution to protect your outdoor spaces while preserving their functionality and aesthetic appeal. Here's why hurricane screens are essential home additions before hurricane season:

1. Wind Resistance:

Hurricane screens are engineered to withstand high winds and flying debris, providing a protective barrier around your pool or patio enclosure. By installing hurricane screens, you can minimize the risk of structural damage and ensure the integrity of your outdoor living spaces.

2. Debris Protection:

In addition to wind resistance, hurricane screens also act as a barrier against airborne debris, such as branches, leaves, and projectiles, reducing the likelihood of damage to your property and outdoor furniture.

3. Enhanced Safety:

By enclosing your pool or patio area with hurricane screens, you create a safer environment for your family and guests during severe weather events. The screens prevent access to the pool and reduce the risk of accidents or injuries caused by flying objects.

4. Preservation of Views:

Unlike traditional storm shutters or solid barriers, hurricane screens allow for uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape while providing reliable protection. This ensures that you can continue to enjoy the beauty of your outdoor spaces even during hurricane season.

5. Durability and Longevity:

Hurricane screens are constructed from durable materials designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions. With proper installation and maintenance, they can provide long-lasting protection for your pool or patio enclosure.

By investing in hurricane screens for your outdoor living spaces, you can create a safer and more resilient environment for your home, allowing you to enjoy outdoor activities with peace of mind throughout hurricane season.

As hurricane season approaches, it's essential to take proactive steps to protect your home and loved ones from the potential devastation of severe weather events. Installing hurricane shutters and screens are two crucial home additions that can significantly enhance the resilience of your property. At Lafferty Aluminum & Screening, we specialize in providing high-quality hurricane protection solutions tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our hurricane shutter and screen options and schedule a consultation to prepare your home for hurricane season. Don't wait until it's too late—take action now to fortify your home against the next storm.

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"Lafferty did an amazing job! We love our new screen. They were very professional and we had our finished screen before expected. We recommend Lafferty to everyone."

Andrea Durango

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Lafferty did an excellent job on our unconventional screening project. The office staff was responsive and friendly. From consultation to installation, all of our questions and concerns were addressed.


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"Lafferty did an excellent job installing our pool screens. The are prompt and keep you well informed concerning the job!  I would definitely hire Lafferty Screens again!!"

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"Lafferty was one of the easiest and smoothest company's to work with.  We are building our home and these guys were so customer friendly, answered all our questions, was available to take our call if we had questions."

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"Friendly service, professional attitude of employee, polite and they cleaned up as they worked.   We had our pool enclosed redone after hurricane damage and now it looks great. Thanks"

Norman Danella

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"Lafferty did a fantastic job from start to finish on the patio pavers and aluminum screening. They completed the project on time, and perhaps even a little ahead of schedule!"

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"I couldn't be happier with the work performed by Lafferty.  They replaced my original screen house in February in a professional and timely manner.  I would highly recommend them for your screen enclosure needs."

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