Hurricane protection is extremely important in Florida. Let's face it, looking back in history we have had our ups and downs, in terms of activity in the tropics. We live in paradise and hurricane protection is simply a necessity. Most homeowners insurance companies will not even insure a home in South Florida without hurricane protection. All new homes that are constructed on the coastlines of the entire state of Florida, have to have some sort of approved hurricane protection.
In most cases, every time an improvement is done to your property involving a high dollar amount, or changing the windows and doors in any way, hurricane protection will be required. For example, if you change your doors or replace those old style windows, you will be required by the local building departments to have hurricane protection over those openings. If you currently own a home and do not have hurricane protection, then you could (and should) receive a substantial reduction of your yearly insurance premiums. Now that we are finished with the "speculator" home buyers, people are now buying their homes to stay in them, and hurricane protection is one of the single most important things you can do to protect your investment. We at Guardian Shutters take pride in all of our hurricane protection products.