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Old 08-31-2019, 07:31 AM
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Anyone got recommendations on a vendor they used that they were happy with the end result, and if the vendor provided ample amount of Vaseline on the cost?

I would prefer a solution that would stay on year around such as Roll away, Bahama shutters rated for hurricane, or accordion style. Also depending on the cost of the shutters , I would consider replacing all windows with impact resistant ones as well.

One downfall of the impact windows from what I have seen is, if they get hit or damaged then you have to replace the whole window and not just the pane .

Curious if anyone already did the research to see cost vs value between the shutters and the impact windows and the effectiveness on preventing damage between them.

The houses are in the SWFL region, but could do the install myself so I can order from anywhere.

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Old 08-31-2019, 09:40 AM
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Bahama shutters are great because they shade windows from the sun. Hurricane rated units are available with moveable louvers.
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i sent you a PM with highly recommended guy....
Old 08-31-2019, 10:45 AM
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My preference is hurricane rated windows. I do not want to live in a cave.
Old 08-31-2019, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
My preference is hurricane rated windows. I do not want to live in a cave.
Definitely some advantage to the windows like having nothing todo when a hurricane comes, energy savings, but the thought of having to replace the whole window including the casing if it gets damaged appears excessive and costly.

I always liked the look of the Bahama ones but didn't think they were hurricane rated. However, it appears I was wrong and they are.They still let enough light in and can protect the from impact. If damaged just replace the shutter without having to completely remove the window. They appear to be easily put down for a hurricane as well and I would assume very little maintenance . So definitely a top runner just need to compare the costs.

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I like Hurricane rated windows for many reasons. But more as a second layer of envelope protection. Not the primary layer.
I would prefer dual pane laminated security windows and accordian shutters or equivalent.
If the storm is strong enough to need the protection, its strong enough to break the impact glass.
Then you get to live with broken windows for weeks to months while there is a 6month to year backorder of replacememt windows. After Hurricane Wilma, people waited over a year to get new roofs. Some people after Irma are still waiting for insurance settlememts. So no guarantees when you get windows repaired.
Leave maybe one window unprotected to give you some natural light but Im covering my windows by a panel or shutter etc.
To each their own tho.

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Old 10-02-2019, 06:55 AM
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The impact windows on my home can be replaced without having to replace the entire window. During construction several were scratched and replaced with only a pane.

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