New England is comprised of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. You probably think of New England as a place where you go in the fall to look at pretty leaves or a summer vacation destination, and you probably don’t think of it as a place where hurricanes hit.
But you’d be wrong. Hurricanes originating in the Atlantic Ocean routinely affect the states of New England. Just since 2005, more than 16 tropical storms and hurricanes have hit the New England Coast. Tropical Storm Danny was the most recent; Danny had 60 mile per hour winds reported, and the system impacted New England with high winds and heavy rainfall. Danny caused flooding and toppled trees and ripped boats from their moorings, along with the heavy rainfall it brought to the area.
Some of the storms that hit New England have caused major damage, some only increased rainfall, but there is always a possibility of a major strike during hurricane season. It is important to realize that these are not just coastal problems, but that everyone in the New England area can be seriously effected by a major storm. New England is in the bad position of receiving all three types of hurricane damage. Depending upon the where the storm makes landfall, New England can experience widespread coastal flooding from the ocean, major inland river flooding, and devastating wind damage.
So what can a shrewd New Englander do to protect their home and property from the damage of hurricanes? Rolling shutters are your best bet.
Rolling hurricane shutters are the best shutter that to retro-fit or add to a new home if you are worried about hurricanes. They’re convenient and hurricane safe, providing impact resistance, wind resistance, and even security against intruders. Rolling shutters glide up and down in side rails mounted on the exterior of the window or door. They can be conveniently operated both electronically or manually from inside the safety of your home. There’s no running outside when a storm is coming to put up storm shutters; just flip a switch and the shutters roll down.
Rolling shutters can also be rolled down to increase the security of your home, protect your belongings from sun damage, reduce your heating and cooling costs, or even to darken your home. They can be made to fit to almost any shape window, even arches and other odd sizes, and they come in a wide selection of colors.
Don’t get caught unprotected: Add Rolling shutters to your New England home today to keep you, your property, and your loved ones safe from harm.