Loxahatchee is from the seminole words “lowchow” and “hatchee” which translates to “river of turtles”. Loxahatchee Groves is a recently formed municipality primarily to attempt to preserve its rural character with urbanization of nearby areas increasing. Located in between Royal Palm Beach and Wellington it has a an estimated population of 3,528. You can’t find lions in Florida, but in Loxahatchee Groves you can by visiting Lion Country Safari which features really cool drive through safari park. A very popular zoo that was named the 3rd best zoo in the united states in 2009.
Loxahatchee Groves was impacted heavily by the Okeechobee hurricane of 1928, also known as the San Felipe Segundo hurricane. This was one of the deadliest hurricanes with thousands of people that died, although we have come a long way from this time period South Florida residents are no strangers to hurricanes. While Loxahatchee Groves has not received a direct hit from a major storm in decades, it’s location along the Atlantic coast makes it a probable spot for landfall during the active hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.
Homeowners in Loxahatchee Groves should always approach the hurricane season with a level of preemptive preparedness. Equipping your home’s exterior with storm shutters is the best line of defense to prevent damage to windows and doors in the event of a major hurricane or tropical storm. The most common type of storm shutters that you’ll find throughout Loxahatchee Groves is Accordion shutters. The popularity of this type of hurricane shutter has made them a best seller for Storm Ready, thanks in part to their simple design and quick and easy arming mechanisms. As a storm approaches, accordion shutters are simply pulled across the openings of windows and doors, and then locked into place with a locking bar on the interior side of the shutter. After the storm passes, they can be stowed away back into their housing just as quickly as they were locked into place. Accordion shutters are also commonly used on upper levels of homes since they are lightweight and can be deployed by one person. For an additional level of defense against strong winds, many homeowners choose Roll-up shutters, which are permanently mounted above door and window openings, and similarly to a garage door, can be rolled down over the opening and locked into place. Storm Ready even offers models of roll-up shutters that can be automatically deployed and retracted, perfect for second homes or businesses. In the event of a power outage, these automatic shutters can still be manually overridden and deployed. For a more budget friendly, yet strong level of protection, Storm panels can be mounted to the door and window openings of your Loxahatchee Groves home. These panels, cut to shape to fit different sized windows and doors, are temporary shutters that must be hung before the storm and removed and stored away afterwards. Our installation team will professionally anchor and secure the mounting points around each opening of your home, and can be scheduled to hang the panels in advance of a storm approaching. Bahama shutters are becoming an increasingly popular option for home hurricane protection, bringing along an aesthetically pleasing look to your home while offering window protection, as well as some energy benefits. Having a screened-in pool or patio in South Florida is incredibly common, yet the majority of these screened enclosures are not built to withstand hurricane force winds. By installing Storm fabric on your home’s screen enclosures, the screens can quickly be removed as a hurricane approaches, allowing windows to safely pass through the structure.
Storm Ready is your number one choice when it comes to preparing your home for hurricane season. Contact us today to receive a free quote on equipping your Loxahatchee Groves home with storm shutters. We call Palm Beach County our home as well as place of business, so our neighbors safety is always our #1 priority as the storm season begins to heat up. Our parent company, Prizm Construction, is a licensed and insured contract in West Palm Beach, and provides supporting storm prep services, such as generator installation and impact window upgrades and installation.