Favorite storm shutters

Old 09-21-2020, 06:55 PM
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What is your favorite style and brand of storm shutters?

Does anyone have experience with the canvas looking snap on shutters? They look like a waste of time but I could be wrong.

I've done plywood a thousand times but I've seen so many new products I'm just curious what the most popular is these days.
Old 09-22-2020, 02:14 PM
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I'm fond of this type....
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The canvas ones we had worked just fine; easy to store, easy to clean, allow some light....but, direct impacts can result in cracked windows and water ingress.
Much closer to the coast now and had to do plywood out of necessity (lack of planning), but am investigating the polycarbonate panels. Only thing more expensive is the roll down shutters (Which I had in the USVI), which are awesome if you can afford it, but also somewhat of a year round eyesore in suburbia.
Below is link to something a buddy sent me few weeks back. Looks cheap as hell, but is supposedly comparable/stronger than plywood, much easier to store, put/take down one person, but you'll have velcro visible on outside window frames year-round, unless you pop for their upgrade (cover).
Good luck.
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Having just put up the metal shutters last week at the in-laws, I would say that there has to be a better system than that. My plan is to fab some extruded aluminum panels that just slide on and use a couple bolts to hold them down. Light, easy to install, and strong. The fabric ones the neighbors have would prevent things from flying in the house but likely wouldn’t prevent a broken window. Ideally I could make some actual shutters that are also functional, but that might be hard to manage.
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Call GC Storm Protection. Local company

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