As the name suggests, hurricane shutters are used as a hurricane-reducing measure to protect homes and buildings from damage caused by storms. Tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes with high winds can damage and destroy many buildings and homes. However, using an appropriate hurricane lock design can significantly reduce the damage.
These shutters are the best way to prevent windows from being broken by objects in flight entering during a storm or hurricane. These shutters are made of steel, aluminum and sometimes plywood as this is a cheaper alternative to building these shutters when compared to others. These shutters are usually attached outside the homes with screws, hurricane clips, or a rail system
Ideally, there are three types of hurricane shutters made from steel, aluminum, and plywood. These are also known as panel systems. These panels must be attached to the structure with screws and clips. These panels are kept in a simple place when not in use, and storage areas are provided in certain homes to store these shutters.
Another type of closure also includes hurricane covers, which are new and are relatively inexpensive types of closures. These shutters are tested and approved systems and are made of polypropylene fibers, polyamide fibers or laminated PVC casting. Advanced hurricane shutters are motorized and can be folded up when not in use.
Some shutters are also accordion shutters made by interlocking vertical sashes. This then slides horizontally into position on a track. These are operated by pulling each curtain towards the center of the rail. Then the curtains are locked together and closed with a handle. A simple addition of hurricane shutters can thus help protect the residents of the houses and live peacefully