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Product Showdown: AstroGuard vs. the Other Guys

In just a few days, Hurricane Season 2021 will officially make its debut, and if you've listened to any of the many weather predictions, we're in for an above-average season. Not only can we expect a number of named storms, there are bound to be updates throughout the season as the water temperatures heat up. This means one thing...you need to get prepared...NOW! Whether you already have your hurricane protection, you're interested in upgrading or you have no idea where to even begin, let us help you with some of the common products and how they stack up against each other. In our latest product showdown, we're pinning AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric against some of the other top options to see what product performs best during inclement weather.

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What to Expect for Hurricane Season 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 is quickly approaching and if you're a Southwest Florida resident, you know that it's officially crunch time. Prepping your hurricane kits, inspecting your hurricane protection and having a plan in place will help you stay ahead of the game if a storm heads our way this year. Every season is different and each year, meteorologists make predictions about how active the upcoming season will be, helping to prepare those affected as best as possible. Not only will you want to get prepared as early as you can, you also want to be sure that your home is outfitted with proper hurricane protection. Don't wait until a storm is on its way to start thinking about hurricane preparedness. It's go time.

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Best Home Improvement Projects to Add Value to Your Southwest Florida Home

As you continue to strive to make your home more comfortable and functional, increasing its resale value is always on your mind. What projects can you complete to add value to your home? Where do you start? And do some projects take precedence? Here in Southwest Florida, there are projects, specific to our area, that help increase home resale values, and when it comes to maximizing your space, while adding in functional aspects, some projects do take priority over others. Whether you're looking to sell, refinance or you just want to make your home the best it can be, here are some of the best home improvement projects to add value to your Southwest Florida home.

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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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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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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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