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Do Your Replacement Windows Need Hurricane Window Coverings?

Even though we don’t get lots of severe weather in Orange, CA, your windows might still need some extra protection. Adding hurricane window coverings to the replacement windows on your Orange, CA home is a good idea as they can add additional security and peace of mind against natural disasters, break ins, or other dangers.

Interested in getting hurricane window coverings for your replacement windows? Here is a list of different kinds:

  1. Bahamas Shutters – These window shutters are one-piece louvered shutters that are attached above the windows they protect and prop up to open. They are convenient as they can be lowered for extra protection or raised when not in use. They are also easy to use, permanent, and usually aesthetically pleasing. However, Bahamas shutters can be weaker than other types, and often block too much light for some homeowners.
  2. Roll Down Shutters – Roll down shutters are attached to the wall above the window and can be rolled away and stored in an enclosed box when not needed. They are available in different styles. Each different style features a different rolling method like hand cranks or automatic buttons. However, they can be very expensive and oftentimes require a battery backup system in case of power outages, but they are great for added protection and are easy for one person to use.
  3. Accordion Shutters – This shutter style has a one- or two-piece construction that folds away on either side from the replacement window when not in use. Accordion shutters are permanent and can be locked to add security, and they fold out like an accordion to add extra protection. However, they can look bulky and are therefore not very stylish. They can also be broken into more easily than other kinds of shutters.
  4. Storm Panel Shutters – Generally made of aluminum or steel, these shutters are attached to the walls around the window on bolts or tracks. They are very secure as they have overlapping corrugated panels. Storm panel shutters come in three different styles: one style uses both tracks and bolts. The second style has C-shapes tracks at the top and bottom of the window, while the third only has bolts to secure it to the wall. It’s easy to choose the best style for you and your home. Storm panels are great as they are inexpensive and strong but are bad as they can be tough to install and use.
  5. Colonial Shutters – Colonial shutters are louvered, but they come in two pieces that are attached to the walls beside the window. The two pieces can be swung together and latched to protect the window. Colonial shutters are easy to use, permanent and stylish, but some models do require a storm bar or center rod to lock the shutters in place.

If you want to learn more about Orange, CA replacement windows, Cunningham Doors & Windows is here to help. Please visit us at 1940 E Edinger Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705, or give us a call at (714) 258-2500 for more information on what we can do for you.

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