One unavoidable aspect of living in Jacksonville and Florida, in general, is hurricanes. Areas around Florida are some of the most storm-prone regions in the United States. With a country-wide average of about seven hurricanes per year, over half of those may affect those living in the Sunshine State. Major cities are more at risk for damage and making sure your commercial or residential property is safe requires preventative structures. Bahama hurricane shutters from Master Aluminum are perfect for the Jacksonville area.
Areas closer to the coast receive more wind and debris, which the Florida Building Code uses to measure high-velocity zones. Fortunately, Jacksonville does not typically experience winds above 140 miles per hour, which means options like the HV Colonial hurricane shutter offers excellent protection.
Our products are built according to the Florida Building Code and are made out of aluminum to ensure a secure design. Aluminum still has a high tensile strength compared to other materials and metals while also being easily malleable and less dense. Our products use 6063-T6 aluminum alloy, which can handle thousands of pounds per square inch. Rather than investing in something that is only decorative and non-functional like vinyl, Bahama hurricane shutters can provide security as well as a clean aesthetic. Non-high velocity zones can choose from the HV Bahama and HV Colonial hurricane shutters. Both come with a variety of options such as extending the width and your choice of dozens of colors.
What Makes Aluminum Bahama Hurricane Shutters an Improvement?
Compared to other exterior shutters (wood or vinyl), aluminum is not only safer, it is all around better. Thunderstorms and persistent rains on hot days are something that the Jacksonville area is familiar with. The climate can easily damage wood that does not have the proper coating or is already rotting. When using wood, the question is not if it will rot or need replacing, but when. You can avoid the issues that come with aging wood by instead investing in aluminum Bahama hurricane shutters.
With an elegant and professional look, fitting an entire property with shutters can give your home a unified appearance. Since the process at Master Aluminum is streamlined, you will receive your order at a lower cost. Instead of outsourcing manufacturing to another business, our Bahama hurricane shutters are made at our manufacturing station in Safety Harbor, Florida. Every order is made custom to your needs and home specifications. Instead of offering a premade list of available sizes, homes and commercial properties with non-standard measurements can find the right fit. Jacksonville buyers who do not require hurricane shutters can also choose from decorative options.
Other Shutters at Master Aluminum
Decorative shutters do not have the strength to handle winds like Bahama hurricane shutters can. However, they do still offer mild protection. Decorative styles are:
- Simple to use and clean
- Easy to maintain
- Great for increasing ventilation
- Excellent at protecting against intruders
With options like the Foil Blade and Z Blade with both Colonial and Bahama designs, you can choose the right look for your property without having to settle. You may be asking yourself what the difference is between the Foil and Z blade designs? Not much, besides the look of the blades. One option is not necessarily better than the other, though the Z blade typically costs less. Also, Jacksonville buyers do not have to worry about other areas lacking proper protection and covering; we can make shutters for doors and even valances. Since we directly handle the production of your design, we can fit many custom sizes and areas.