Fortify Your Home: The Case for Hurricane Shutters with Lafferty Aluminum & Screening

If you've ever wondered whether you really need hurricane shutters for your windows, you're in the right place. In this in-depth blog, we'll explore the reasons why investing in hurricane shutters is a wise decision for homeowners in storm-prone areas. Discover the benefits, practical considerations, and why choosing Lafferty Aluminum & Screening ensures top-notch protection for your property.

Understanding the Threat

Living in regions prone to hurricanes exposes your home to the risk of high winds, flying debris, and potential water damage. Windows are particularly vulnerable during severe storms, making them a primary point of entry for these destructive elements. Understanding the threat is the first step in recognizing the necessity of hurricane shutters.

Protection Against High Winds

Hurricane-force winds can reach incredible speeds, posing a significant risk to the structural integrity of your home. Windows, especially large and expansive ones, can succumb to the pressure, leading to breaches and potential hazards inside. Hurricane shutters act as a protective barrier, absorbing the impact of high winds and preventing them from wreaking havoc on your windows.

Mitigating Flying Debris

One of the most common causes of window damage during hurricanes is flying debris. Even small objects, propelled by strong winds, can become projectiles capable of shattering glass. Hurricane shutters provide a sturdy defense against such debris, reducing the risk of broken windows and the subsequent risks to occupants and property.

Preventing Water Infiltration

Storm surges and heavy rainfall associated with hurricanes can lead to water infiltration through vulnerable points like windows. Once water breaches the protective barrier of your windows, it can cause extensive damage to your home's interior. Hurricane shutters create a watertight seal, minimizing the risk of water intrusion and potential flooding.

Preserving Interior Contents

Beyond structural concerns, hurricane shutters play a crucial role in preserving the contents of your home. In the event of window failure, rain, wind, and debris can damage furniture, electronics, and other valuables. Installing hurricane shutters provides an added layer of defense, ensuring that your belongings remain safe and intact.

Compliance with Building Codes

Many areas prone to hurricanes have strict building codes in place that mandate the use of hurricane-resistant features. Installing hurricane shutters ensures compliance with these codes, demonstrating your commitment to safety and meeting the necessary requirements for residential construction in storm-prone regions.

Insurance Benefits and Discounts

Insurance companies recognize the value of hurricane shutters in minimizing the risks associated with storm damage. Some insurers offer discounts on homeowners' insurance premiums for properties equipped with hurricane-resistant features. This financial incentive not only offsets the cost of installation but also acknowledges the proactive steps you've taken to protect your home.

Versatility in Design

Lafferty Aluminum & Screening understands that aesthetics matter, even when it comes to hurricane protection. Our range of hurricane shutter options includes various designs and styles to complement the architecture of your home. Whether you prefer the sleek look of roll-down shutters or the traditional appeal of accordion shutters, we have options to suit every taste.

Ease of Operation

Modern hurricane shutters are designed with ease of operation in mind. Lafferty Aluminum & Screening provides shutters that are user-friendly, allowing homeowners to secure their windows efficiently before a storm. Whether manual or motorized, our shutters are designed for quick deployment, providing peace of mind during the hectic preparations preceding a severe weather event.

Durability and Longevity

Investing in hurricane shutters from Lafferty Aluminum & Screening means investing in durability and longevity. Our shutters are crafted from high-quality materials that withstand the test of time and extreme weather conditions. By choosing our products, you ensure that your hurricane protection system remains reliable and effective for years to come.

The question of whether you really need hurricane shutters for your windows is resoundingly answered with a "yes." The benefits of protection against high winds, flying debris, water infiltration, and the preservation of your home's interior make hurricane shutters a vital investment. Lafferty Aluminum & Screening is here to guide you through the process of selecting and installing hurricane shutters that not only meet your safety needs but also enhance the overall resilience and value of your home. Contact us today to take the first step towards fortifying your home against the unpredictable forces of nature.

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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"

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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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