Residents of Tampa have lots of options when it comes to finding the right exterior shades. Aluminum window shutters are beneficial for many reasons, from durability to protection.
The Variety of Aluminum Window Shutters
The style and color combos for these blinds are endless. Two popular options for these are Bahama style and Colonial style. Bahama blinds attach to the top of a pane and hinge up. They will give the outside of your home a Caribbean feel. Colonial louvers provide a more classic southern look. They hinge out to the side.
When it comes to picking a color for these exterior shades, many people choose a standard hue. This includes neutral tones, like white, beige, or gray. Many businesses like Master Aluminum also offer custom hues such as:
- Lemon yellow
- Traffic red
Coloring on panels made from other materials, such as laminate or PVC, does not always last. PVC tends to yellow over time due to harsh UV rays, which are common in Tampa. The moisture of Florida air also results in the peeling of laminate coating.
Hurricane Protection for Tampa Homes
In 2018, hurricane season will last from June 1st to November 30th. During this time, your home is at risk for both exterior and interior damage. Glass panes provide a weak spot that can break from debris picked up in high-speed winds. The broken glass itself is dangerous. Plus, it can result in an opening for more damage to happen.
Aluminum window shutters like the ones offered at Master Aluminum are hurricane-rated. They are made from 6063-T6 metal, which can withstand 27557 pounds of force per square inch. These are then welded, with no screws involved, for ultimate strength. The finish of these hurricane-rated louvers is a super durable polyester powder.
Longevity and Durability
Aluminum window shutters do have a possibility of denting over time. But, most companies offer warranties and quality assurance to promise the best product. Other materials have more risks, especially for a humid and sunny place like Tampa.
Shades made from wood are not able to withstand high moisture environments. Premium wood, as well as fast grown timber and wood composites, would not last as exterior shading. This humidity also affects laminate, as it can delaminate.
As mentioned above, plastics can yellow over time due to sunlight. The rays can also make these shades brittle. This can lead to cracking and damage.
Choose Master Aluminum for Aluminum Window Shutters
At Master Aluminum, we provide Tampa with aluminum window shutters. Our products come in many different styles and colors. They are both hurricane-rated, and Florida building code approved. We ship our products ready for installation and offer warranty options. For more information, contact us online or call at (727) 725-1744.