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A Note From The Owners: Getting Prepared for Hurricane Season 2018

Dear Clients,

It’s going on 5 months since Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida and we are getting closer to having it all cleaned up. At Naples Shutter, activity has been busy on our hurricane side of the business to say the least. However, this has us worried that some Southwest Florida residents are waiting closer to Hurricane Season (June 1st) to get prepared. We are seeing lead times for metal and aluminum hurricane shutters up to 3 months and this will worsen with season approaching. Rising costs of aluminum, (up 36%) since Irma will rise further with increasing demand of goods. Early forecast has the 2018 Hurricane Season predicted as an above average season, calling for 3 major storms.

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What Type of Plantation Shutters Should I Choose?

When it comes to choosing window treatments, many choose plantation shutters. Their versatility, clean look and overall functionality make them a popular pick among homeowners, but which type of shutters should you choose?

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5 Tips For Speeding Up Your Plantation Shutter & Blinds Order

New homes and remodels in Southwest Florida are at an all time high. Great news for builders and subcontractors, right? Kind of… The great thing about the increasing housing market is that it’s having a huge effect on the labor force. What’s not so great is that this increase is causing major delays on nearly every project in town!

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Building a Home? Pay Attention to Window Treatments

The other day I was talking to Bill Earls, a top real estate professional in Naples, and he said I should be extremely busy at Naples Shutter with all the new building going on.  I told Bill that we are busier but, with all the new building going on, builders are limiting the options for new clients and installing 2” faux wood blinds on the windows instead of plantation shutters.  Bill said if people would step back and upgrade to plantation shutters over blinds they would benefit from the beauty of the shutters every day and recoup the upgrade cost when they sell their home in the future.

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How to Deploy and Care for Your AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric

If you are like many homeowners, you have purchased AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric to protect your home during a storm.  However, if you haven't had to use it yet, you may feel a little uneasy about how to properly deploy your AstroGuard when a hurricane is approaching.  You may also be wondering about the proper cleaning and storage of your fabric.  This article provides simple step-by-step instructions on how to do both.

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How do Hurricane Shutters Lower my Homeowner’s Insurance Rates?

As I was vacationing in the Florida Keys last week, I was reminded of those naughty hurricanes Donna, Betsy, Andrew, Frances, Jeanne and Wilma and the absolute need to armor your house against them.  I was also reminded of the need to save money as I watched my wife return from shopping with bags upon bags of souvenir t-shirts, pirate-head coconuts, gourmet groceries, scented candles, and giant seahorses made out of driftwood.  We know that hurricane shutters protect your most prized possession-your home-but they can also save you money by reducing your homeowner’s insurance rates.  How?  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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