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Common Misconceptions About Hurricane Protection

We're another month into 2021 and that means another month closer to the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Here in Southwest Florida, it's best to be prepared, because you never know what type of storm is going to be crashing onto our shores this year, and as we know all too well from Hurricane Irma in 2017, catastrophic damage is possible. As we near the start of hurricane season, we urge residents to get prepared early. After all, gathering all of your supplies, getting a plan in place and outfitting your home with proper hurricane protection is absolutely imperative during a storm. Whether you're a life-long resident or brand new to the area, there are certain beliefs about hurricane protection that simply aren't true.

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Why Metal Hurricane Panels Aren't Advised in Southwest Florida: A Letter from Brian

Dear Clients,

As Co-Owner and head of the Hurricane Department here at Naples Shutter, I've had the unfortunate opportunity to see the devastation of what having improper hurricane protection can do to a home. From broken windows, roof lift-off and other catastrophic destruction, having the wrong type of hurricane protection can mean the difference between little to no damage and a complete loss of a property. That's why I wanted to take a moment to touch upon a hot topic here...metal panels. Here's why metal hurricane panels aren't advised in Southwest Florida.

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Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Get Ready for Next Hurricane Season

In just a few short weeks, the Atlantic Hurricane Season will be over, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that another season has come and gone without too much trouble...at least here in Southwest Florida. As we look forward to slightly cooler weather, less rain and a significant decrease in humidity, you may put your thoughts of hurricane season behind you, telling yourself that you'll think about it again in a few months. Although that sounds like the perfect plan, we can't stress enough how early hurricane preparation is imperative, so that you can ensure the safety and security of your family and home once hurricane season begins again...and it'll be here before you know it. If you weren't as prepared as you would have liked this season or if you simply need to restock on some items, there's no better time than now.

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Hurricane Preparedness: Your Checklist When a Hurricane is on the Way

We deal with hurricane season every year. From June 1st through November 30th, Southwest Florida residents get prepared for any inclement weather that may or may not happen. And although a devastating storm may not have hit us in the past couple of years, it doesn't mean that we can expect the same this year. After all, it IS 2020! Anything can and will happen, right? We're certainly hoping that Southwest Florida will remain safe from any catastrophes, but we can't control the weather. What we can control is how we assist our community in getting prepared if a storm's arrival is imminent.

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What to Look for in Your Hurricane Shutters

We’re about halfway through Hurricane Season here in Southwest Florida, but that doesn’t mean that we’re out of a storm’s way just yet. With all of the varieties of hurricane products on the market these days, it’s tough to figure out the best option to keep both your home and family safe during a storm. Not all hurricane shutters are created equal, so it’s important to know what to look for when shopping for hurricane protection. Here are some things to look for in your hurricane shutters.

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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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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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