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A Letter from Brian Trecek: Following Hurricane Ian, Insurance Companies are Hitting Homeowners

As residents of Southwest Florida continue to repair and rebuild their homes after Hurricane Ian, many are looking for ways to improve their defenses against future hurricanes.


Upgrading your home’s defenses can also help lower homeowner insurance costs. Insurance companies have been hitting Florida homeowners with rate increases every year. One way to slow these rising costs is to have a wind mitigation study completed to show insurance companies that your home meets current Florida Building Codes. A mitigation study determines how well the construction of your home will withstand strong winds in the event of a hurricane, tropical storm, or other windstorm-related claims. Once this study is completed, the insurance company may offer you discounts on your homeowner insurance policy. The number one way to receive insurance discounts is by adding hurricane protection to your existing structure.


Naples Shutter, Inc. offers AstroGuard which is our most popular hurricane protection option. AstroGuard is a resin-coated hybrid fabric that is 40% stronger than polypropylene which provides unmatched protection from hurricanes. It deflects hurricane-force winds preventing pressurization of your home or business which is what causes roof lift-off during a wind event. Other benefits of AstroGuard include: 

  • Low costRear Ext 3-cropped 

  • Blocks 99% of wind and rain

  • Category 5 wind load tested

  • Helps all builders meet Florida Building Code Laws

  • Lightweight and easy to store

  • Large A missile approved for insurance discounts

  • Enclose your lanai and leave your outdoor furniture in place

  • Current lead time is 3 to 4 weeks

  • Replaces heavy, cumbersome metal panels

  • Can reduce homeowners’ insurance costs

  • 10 Year Limited Warranty

Installing AstroGuard provides the best value in hurricane protection. It is affordable and saves you money long-term on your homeowner insurance costs. It also saves you time and money because it is so lightweight it is easily installed and taken down by homeowners themselves instead of hiring a handyman in the event of a hurricane.


If you would like to receive a free estimate, call the office at (239) 566-8161 or visit for more information.


Brian Trecek, Co-Owner

Topics: AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric

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