Palm City is nestled between the shores of the St. Lucie River and the Florida Turnpike, placing it in the perfect location to take advantage of Martin County’s pristine waterways, or head to Orlando or Miami via the Turnpike. The city is made up of 58 different neighborhoods, and is home to over 20,000 residents. Residents and visitors alike will find great golf, miles of riverside walking trails, and a short drive over to A1A and the best beaches on the Treasure Coast.
While Palm City is a bit more inland than most of the coastal communities along the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches, that doesn’t make the city immune to the strength of hurricane winds. In 2017, Hurricane Irma brushed Palm City as it swung around to the west coast of Florida, but the powerful winds it packed were enough to knock power out and uproot a significant amount of trees in Palm City. Palm City hasn’t received a direct hit from a hurricane since 2005, when Hurricane Wilma, a category 3 with winds that exceeded 100 miles per hour, tore it’s way up the South Florida coast. As each year’s Atlantic hurricane season continues to be more and more active, let Storm Ready help you prepare to weather the storm and whatever it throws at your home by purchasing and installing hurricane shutters with us.
Residents of Palm City should never disregard the possibility of a hurricane approaching their home. Living anywhere along the Treasure Coast, it’s estimated that a major hurricane will affect the area every 2.6 years. Instead of rolling the dice and hoping the storms stay away, equipping your home with storm shutters is the best line of defense that a Palm City homeowner can put into place to protect against hurricane damage. 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 provide excellent levels of storm protection, and can also be used for home security while the house is unoccupied for long periods of time. One person easily operates this style of shutter, making it popular on second-story windows that would otherwise require getting up on a ladder to cover up. Roll-up shutters are some of the highest rated types of storm shutters that Storm Ready offers. Allow our licensed General Contractors to equip your home with the ultimate in hurricane shutter and home security protection. We can customize the size of any storm shutter that we offer based on the architecture of your home, as well as the number/shape of windows and doors. For homes that have screened in outdoor space, storm fabric is a must have. Hurricane force winds can shred regular screens to pieces, and in some cases, even lift the entire screen enclosure structure off your house. Storm fabric is designed to be quickly and easily taken down from the structure, leaving just the aluminum bars for the winds to safely pass through.
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.