The Town of Palm Beach is a beautiful palm tree filled city and has as of today the tallest coconut palms in the US. Named after the grove of palm trees that grew there due to a coconut cargo ship that wrecked nearby. Palm Beach is separated from the Florida peninsula by the intercoastal and is ranked as the 27th-wealthiest place in the United States with an average household income of $124,562 now isn’t that some company to be around. Homeowners in Palm Beach have many concerns when it comes to climate, being surrounded by water is no easy ride when hurricanes come around.
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. Despite its location inland in Palm Beach County, homeowners in Palm Beach ought to never neglect the likelihood of a major hurricane moving toward their home.
Instead of rolling the dice and hoping the storms stay away, 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. Starting with the most practical and budget-friendly storm shutter, Storm panels are the preferred method of “boarding” up your windows, especially over plywood that is commonly seen on TV reports. These storm panels are offered in different materials, including steel, clear Lexan, and aluminum, and are quickly installed and extremely reliable. Many insurance companies will even provide a discount if you’ve installed hurricane shutters. 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 shutters 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.For a more secure and streamlined line of defense against the strong winds that accompany hurricanes, Roll-up storm shutters can be installed on your Palm Beach home or business. This style of storm shutter is permanently mounted over the top of windows and doors, and is deployed automatically, or manually by hand crank, to roll down over the full length of the window or door. 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 ready to get to work preparing your Palm Beach home or business for whenever the next hurricane may be heading our way. Contact us today to receive a fully customized quote that provides details on equipping your property with hurricane shutters, including costs and financing information, and installation timelines. Our parent company, Prizm Construction is a licensed and insured contractor in West Palm Beach. Prizm is able to provide additional storm preparation services, including generator installation and impact window upgrades.