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Hurricane Fabric vs. Accordion Shutters: Pros & Cons

When it comes to protecting your home during hurricane season, there are a variety of products available that claim to do the best job. But how can you be sure? When a devastating hurricane is making its way toward our shores, you don't want to risk damage to your home or worse with inadequate hurricane protection. Here at Naples Shutter, one of our top recommended products for protecting your home from inclement weather is AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric. Although hurricane fabric might be the right choice for some Southwest Florida homeowners, it may not always be right for others, who desire a more permanent option. Let's weigh in on hurricane fabric versus one of our more permanent options for hurricane protection, accordion shutters, and talk pros and cons.

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Hurricane Preparedness: How to Make a Solid Hurricane Plan

It comes as no surprise that this time of the year is accurately dubbed “Hurricane Season.” As winds and rain rip through Southwest Florida, having a solid hurricane plan is a must, and whether you’re a long-term resident or just visiting, being prepared is of the utmost importance for your safety and the safety of those around you. Before you panic, take some tips from the pros…we’ve been through it a time or two and have some helpful advice for ensuring that your hurricane plan is up to code.

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Hurricane Protection for Sliding Glass Doors

It should come to no surprise to residents of Southwest Florida that it’s that time of the year again. The winds are picking up, the days are getting hotter and the daily rain is on its way. Hurricane Season will soon rear its ugly head and everybody knows that it’s important to be protected. Many homeowners worry about what type of hurricane protection is available for their sliding glass doors. After all, many homes have sliding glass doors throughout; some even have them running along the length of their homes.

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Pros & Cons of AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric

With so many hurricane products on the market today, how can you tell which is best for your home? It’s a big decision. After all, this is your home and when a storm’s arrival is imminent, you need to make sure that you’re prepared. Having proper hurricane protection could mean the difference between safety for you and your family and devastation.

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Top 5 Hurricanes of Southwest Florida

May 1st is the official start of hurricane season, and Southwest Florida is no stranger to these intense, destructive and ruthless storms. Countless homes ravaged, lives lost and economic downfalls are all attributed to these catastrophic storms. Let’s take a look at the top 5 hurricanes in Southwest Florida history.

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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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No More Metal Panels: A Personal Rant on Hurricane Shutters

By Brian Trecek, Owner
Naples Shutter, Inc.


We’ve all heard of them.  We’ve all seen them.  Some of us have even installed them firsthand.  Shiny, silver hurricane shutters made of strips of corrugated metal.  Heavy, behemoth, sharp-edged monstrosities that make my blood pressure spike just by looking at them.  Why? Because they are outdated and ineffective.  I’m in the business of protecting homeowners from hurricanes and I need to get a few things off of my chest.

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Hurricane Season: Naples Shutter Gives You The Facts

Most of us Floridians know hurricane season all too well. We know that it runs from approximately May 1st through November 1st, and at any time in those parameters, we are susceptible to a storm of potentially great force.

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Hurricane Fabric 101: What the Heck is it, Anyway?

Here at Naples Shutter, we get calls every day from people who say, "Tell me about this hurricane fabric."  They may have heard about it from a friend, a neighbor, seen it on the news or seen one of our ads.  But they all have one thing in common:  they are incredibly skeptical that any kind of fabric could defend against hurricanes.  Well, today we will answer the most common questions people have about hurricane fabric and hopefully solve a few mysteries.

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Naples Shutter Featured on FOX 4 News

With Tropical Storm Isaac making its way through the Caribbean, more and more residents in Southwest Florida are preparing for its arrival early next week. Besides gathering the necessary supplies, one thing is certain, plywood and aluminum shutters are out, AstroGuard hurricane fabric is in.

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