Removable Storm shutters offer the maximum storm protection at the lowest possible cost. These light-weight, re-usable steel or aluminum panels are easy to install, slipping up into a header channel and then secured into a lower sill. At JS Construction 2 LLC, we use stainless steel spring clips or our new studded angle and wing-nuts to secure the shutter into the lower sill. Removal of the panels is just as easy and can be stored out of the way until needed. The extruded aluminum headers and sills may be permanently attached to the structure, or can be made removable. Clip-Fast Hurst storm shutters are available in a variety of gauges in aluminum and galvanized steel and have been designed and tested to meet the stringent Miami-Dade County and Broward County Building Codes.
- Made of Aluminum and Galvanized steel
- Miami- Dade County approved
- Aluminum .050 panels have span coverage 10’ at 40 psf
- Galvanized steel .029 panels have span coverage 10’ 11” at 40 psf
- 2 inch panel profile
- Panels store easily in limited space
- Direct mount where codes allow
These steel or aluminum shutters attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Storm panels are corrugated, and each piece overlaps the next for maximum strength. There are several styles of storm panels to choose from.
The first style incorporates both tracks and bolts. The top of the panel is slipped into a track above the window, and the bottom of the panel is secured to bolts that are permanently attached beneath the window.
The second style uses a set of C-shaped tracks above and below the windows and doors. Bolts slide into the tracks from either side and must be manually aligned with the holes on the panels.
The third style uses only bolts permanently set into the wall beside the windows and doors. They can be loosened as the panel is hung horizontally, and screwed down to secure it.
The biggest problem with storm panels is that homeowners often don't check them when they buy a home. Many discover later that panels are missing or were cut improperly, or are too heavy to install themselves.
Advantages of Storm Panels
- Most inexpensive of the permanent shutter systems.
- Removable, so they don't change the look of the house when not in use.
- Strong, and can provide excellent protection for both doors and windows.
DISADVANTAGES OF STORM PANELS
- Require storage, but usually stack together tightly and take up little space.
- Can be difficult to handle; hanging can require more than one person.
- Sometimes don't line up properly.
- Have sharp edges.
Average cost: $7-$8 per square foot.
Average storm preparation time: 15 minutes per window depending on the style.
Contact us for more information.