Hurricane Shutters Rated For The Gulf South
Hurricanes hit the New Orleans area every 2.3 years, with average winds of 109 mph. Other Gulf South regions experience even more frequent and violent storms. Protecting your home, and loved ones in it, is the highest priority when storms hit.
During a storm, though, your home is only as strong as its weakest vulnerability.
This is usually your windows. Flying projectiles can shatter windows. Worse, a broken window can significantly change the pressure in your home and can actually lead to the roof blowing off. Hurricane shutters are the best way to protect your windows during a storm.
At LAS Shutters + Windows, we've set the standard for hurricane shutters in the Gulf South for over 60 years.
Because we work exclusively with homeowners in the Gulf South, we've focused on creating exceptional hurricane shutters and storm panels that are custom-made for our climate and weather. From the slat design to motor function to materials, LAS hurricane shutters are designed, crafted, and installed for maximum protection during a storm.
Have questions about your storm shutters project? Reach out to the LAS team at any time with your questions. We're here to help!
Your Safety, First
Protecting your home and loved ones is the most important part of our job. At LAS Shutters + Windows, we never skimp on quality. Our shutters are more durable, more attractive, and always ready to protect your home. That's the LAS difference.
All of our LAS Impact Rated hurricane shutters and storm panels comply with (or exceed):
- Florida Building Code (FBC)Impact and Wind Ratings
- Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
- The IBC (International Build Code) for commercial work, the IRC (International Residential Code) for residential work.
- The American Society for Testing and Materials (or ASTM) specifications
Further, we are directly in charge of every aspect of your next shutter project. Our Gulf South based team handles:
The LAS Process
A professional installation is a vital step of the process. Our local team ensures that the hurricane shutters are sized perfectly for your windows. They also make sure the proper anchoring components, storm closure bars, and hinges are added.
Learn more about our custom manufacturing and installation process in the following video.
Made For Your Home
Our hurricane shutters add charm and character to homes across the Gulf South. All LAS HomeGard shutters are available in storm-rated applications so you never have to choose between style and security. They come in a variety of colors to match your home.
Our shutters are durable, long lasting, and low maintenance. We know that the best types of shutters for our climate are made from high quality powder-coated aluminum. In our heat and humidity, wooden and vinyl shutters simply do not last and often rot. That won't happen with our shutters.
Choose from the following types of Impact Rated hurricane shutters.
- HomeGard Colonial
- HomeGard Bahama
- HomeGard Board & Batten
- RollGard Shutters
- Accordion Shutters
Benefits Of Hurricane Shutters
There are three common ways to protect your home from hurricanes: storm panels, hurricane shutters, and impact windows.
If you're looking for the most economical option, our storm panels protect your windows from flying debris. These are made from heavy gauge aluminum or high strength polycarbonate and stack easily to minimize their storage footprint when not in use.
Hurricane shutters are among the most cost-effective ways to drastically improve your home's appearance and security. They provide additional benefits beyond storm panels, though.
Impact Rated Hurricane shutters can:
- Translate to an 8-10% discount on your annual insurance premiums
- Lead to decreased energy costs by blocking sunlight during hot summer months
- Increase your home's resale value from added storm protection and theft deterrence
Impact windows use heavy-duty frames and impact-resistant glass to stop a window from breaking. When paired with hurricane shutters, these provide the best protection from storms. Impact windows, however, require the most up-front costs, so they may not be in every home's budget. Also, if something does strike the laminated glass on your impact window, the glass will still crack and need to be replaced, even though the window will deny the projectile entry into home.
Find Your Hurricane Shutters
Shutters add a classic elegance with unparalleled efficiency, making them one of the most enjoyable home upgrades. During the worst Gulf South storms, hurricane shutters protect your home from flying debris. The rest of the year, you can easily operate them to let in breezes or light.
If you're excited about adding shutters to your new home or remodel, review our Shutters 101 guide for more information. You'll learn some of the key terms and information about shutters. Or, feel free to reach out to the LAS team with any questions you have. We're always happy to help!
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