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What to Expect for Hurricane Season 2017

The wind is picking up and the palm trees are swaying wildly. The ocean is churning and you know the inevitable is on its way. Hurricane Season is here, and it’s crucial to be prepared for anything that might blip on the weather radar. With today’s sophisticated technology, meteorologists are able to predict what’s in store for us this summer. Remember, having adequate hurricane protection and a solid hurricane plan can mean the difference between devastation and peace of mind.

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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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Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Season 2016

With the effects of Tropical Storm Colin behind us, Floridians are ramping up their 2016 Hurricane Season preparedness. Hurricane shutters are being dusted off, canned foods and gallons of water are being purchased and evacuation plans are being formulated just in case a hurricane decides to make landfall this year.

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Hurricanes 101: The ABCs of Predicting a Hurricane

Let’s face it, if you live in Florida you are well aware of when hurricane season begins and ends, what items need to be packed in a hurricane kit and where to turn for the most accurate weather updates. Being informed is one of the most important aspects of hurricane preparedness, and nearly every Floridian tunes into the news when a hurricane is on its path, even if it’s heading only remotely toward us.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Bahama Shutters

Drive around any neighborhood in Southwest Florida and you will notice that Bahama Shutters are surging in popularity.  These clever beauties have become popular not only because of their style, but also because of their sturdiness in areas with a high risk for strong winds or hurricane weather. Southwest Florida has seen an uprise in homeowners who opt for Bahama Shutters on some or all of their home's exterior windows.  Here's a helpful guide to better understand them.

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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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