West Palm Beach is the most populated city in Palm Beach County, and is also the county seat and oldest incorporated city in the county. The 108,000+ residents that call West Palm Beach enjoy the entertainment, leisure, and commercial offerings that are only bested by Fort Lauderdale and Miami to the south. Located just across the Lake Worth Lagoon from the beautiful white sand beaches of Palm Beach, residents and visitors alike take advantage of world-class dining, golf, and shopping found in West Palm Beach, all while just minutes away from a dip in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Life in Florida isn’t always sunshine and beaches. The state’s location places it in a notoriously active hurricane zone. In fact, over the last 30 years alone, Florida has taken a direct hit from 9 hurricanes that were Category 3 or higher. Hurricanes classified from category 3, up to category 5, are considered major storms. Each classification is determined by wind speeds, with category 3 packing winds from 111-129 miles per hour, category 4 blowing even harder with winds from 130-156 miles per hour, and category 5 hurricanes bringing devastating winds that exceed 157 miles per hour. Floridians have grown to take hurricane season in stride, preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, but the unpredictability of these acts of nature, as displayed by Hurricane Michael in early October 2018, has shown that proper preparation is the best line of defense for your home.
Protecting your West Palm Beach home with hurricane shutters is your best option for preventing damage to your home during a hurricane. Even in storms with a category 1 or 2 designation, strong winds are almost always the main cause of damage to homes and businesses. Storm Ready’s full offering of impact windows and hurricane shutters provides a barrier between the windows and doors of your home, and debris flung about by the powerful winds of the hurricane. We can install permanent hurricane shutters that are mounted directly to your home’s exterior, as well as removable shutters that must be stored while not in use. Find out more about each type of hurricane shutters that Storm Ready can equip your home with below.
As you look around at homes in West Palm Beach, the majority of homes will have accordion shutterss installed on most, if not all, of their windows and doorways. Their popularity stems from being quick and simple to put up as a storm approaches, and can be stowed away in mere minutes after the storm has passed. Accordion storm shutters are commonly used on upper floor windows because of their simplicity and high level of security. For a more streamlined line of defense, roll-up shutters can be installed in your West Palm Beach home or business. These shutters are permanently affixed in boxes above windows and doors, and can either manually or electronically be deployed and retracted. Homeowners who select roll-up shutters for their homes also enjoy the benefit of being able to deploy their roll-up shutters automatically during periods of intense sun to keep interior temperatures cool and reduce energy costs. Storm panels are large sheets of steel, aluminum, or Lexan that are hung from posts mounted around your windows and doors. While they are a low-cost solution, these panels provide maximum protection! For a more aesthetically pleasing hurricane protection solution, bahama shutters can provide your West Palm Beach home with a tropical look and feel, while keeping windows protecting during high winds, and even providing energy-efficiency during periods of strong sun. For homes that have screened in pools, porches, or patios, Storm Ready can install storm fabric, a UV resistant screen that can quickly be removed when a hurricane is bearing down on West Palm Beach.
Get in touch with Storm Ready today and receive a fully customized, 100% free quote on equipping your West Palm Beach home with hurricane shutters. Our number one priority is making sure you and your property are prepared for whatever a hurricane may bring. 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.