Hurriane Shutters in Fort Myers
What are Hurricane Shutters and why are they important?
Hurricane shutters are used in hurricane mitigation to protect houses and other structures from damage caused by storms. Hurricane shutters are used to prevent windows from being broken by flying objects during a storm. Without hurricane shutters, where there are heavy winds your windows may shatter or bust as a result of the increased pressure. They keep you and your family safe by keeping the wind, rain, and debris out of your home.
Different types of Hurricane Shutters
- RollGard, also known as rolling or roll-up hurricane shutters
A roller shutter, coiling door, roller door or sectional overhead door is a type of door or window shutter consisting of many horizontal slats hinged together. The door is raised to open it and lowered to close it. On large doors, the action may be motorized. It provides protection against wind, rain, fire and theft.
- Accordion Shutters
Accordion Shutters open and are lowered to close it. On large doors, the action may be motorized. It provides protection against wind, rain, fire and theft.
- Bahama Shutters
Bahama shutters are mounted above the window creating shade when they are open, and when in use, they are brought down and secured over the window.
- Colonial Shutters
Colonials shutters are similar to the wooden shutters, but are made of aluminum. They hinge on the side of the windows and swing shut to protect the opening.
- Plywood shutters
Plywood should work on any window frame at least two inches deep. For concrete block walls, use lead-sleeve anchors. Use 2 1/2-inch long bolts and screws. Use CDX plywood at least 5/8 inch thick.
Licensing and Permits
If you are interested in working in the Hurricane Shutter field in Fort Myers, Lee County requires you to be licensed. In order to obtain a license in Lee county would be to have at least 3 years of experiance and passing scores on the county exams. You can find more information on your licensing needs here. A contractor needs to get a permit before installing hurricane shutters. After you get a permit from the building department, your city inspector will make sure that the work was performed according to the minimum standards required by your building code. The point of this is to keep you safe.