Center place of agriculture Belle Glade is located in South Florida but it more culturally associated to heartland of Florida. Producing many crops green beans initially led the way at one time, but today’s most important crops are celery, lettuce, sweet corn, and sugar cane. Outside of agriculture there are many water related recreational activities, such as the Belle Glade Marina Campground with its famous wide mouth bass. Most of the activities in Belle Glade are centered around Lake Okeechobee including sport fishing, camping and the Belle Glades agricultural industry are each closely tied to the lake.
There are approximately 5000 households with over 17,000 residents, and although Belle Glade is located inland with an elevation of 16 ft above sea level its history still shows the potential of hurricane storms with one of the deadliest known as San Felipe Segundo hurricane. The Atlantic Hurricane season is in effect between June 1st and November 30th. Over the last 20 years, South Florida has experienced the most active hurricane seasons on record, dating back over 150 years.
While the options for hurricane shutters may seem to be all the same, there is a significantly difference between each style. Accordion shutters are our most commonly requested style of storm shutters, due in part to their ease of use by the homeowner. Mounted to the sides of your windows or doors, accordion shutter are easily deployed by one person by simply pulling them across, then locking them into place. After the storm passes, they are equally as easy to stow back away. Roll-up hurricane shutters offer a more secure level of defense against hurricane force winds, and require very little, if any effort to deploy. Storm Ready offers Belle Glade homeowners with the option of an automatic-deploy roll-up storm shutter, that will deploy and lock at the click of a button, as well as a manual version that operates with a small hand crank. Bahama shutters are becoming increasingly popular around South Florida, thanks to their stylish look and added bonus of aiding in energy efficiency within the home. Bahama shutters are available in a variety of colors and remain affixed to your home year-round. Storm panels are the most budget-friendly option for storm shutters while still offering homeowners with the added level of protection they require during a major hurricane. Each panel is made from steel, aluminum, or Lexan, and must be hung over windows or doors before the storm arrives, then removed and stored away until their next use. Storm fabric is the solution for homeowners with screened in pool enclosures and patios. This UV resistant screening is designed to be removed quickly so that as hurricane force winds approach, they can safely pass through the area. Once the winds have subsided, the screens can easily be reattached to allow for bug and critter-free outdoor living.
Don’t hesitate on preparing for hurricane season; the best time to get started is now! Storm Ready will prepare a fully customized, completely FREE quote that will detail the types of storm shutters that would work best with your home, costs, and timelines for installation. Every set of storm shutters we install are customized to be a perfect fit to the home they are going up on. Prizm Construction, our parent company, is a licensed and insured contractor that has been in operation in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast for decades. Prizm Construction not only provides us with support on projects, but also can help with upgrading your home to be even further prepared for the next storm with upgrades like impact windows, generator wiring, and roofing straps and reinforcements.