Aluminum is by far the most popular material used in the manufacture of hurricane shutters and with good reason. It is lightweight, durable, can be recycled, inexpensive, and can take different shapes. Moreover, hollow aluminum slats filled with insulation material help bring down your heating expenses.
Wood rots and steel can rust but aluminum is free from these issues. Storm Panels, Accordion Shutters, Bahama Shutters, Colonial Shutters, and Rollup hurricane shutters can be custom manufactured from aluminum.
Aluminum hurricane shutters help you protect your property not only against hurricanes but also against theft. You can save a lot on your house insurance and hurricane insurance premium costs by choosing aluminum hurricane shutters. These are available in different widths and heights as standards, depending upon the type of hurricane shutter you choose. These can also be custom-built for different heights and to cover openings that are differently shaped. Because aluminum is light, thin slats can be made and these can be stocked easily when not in use. They don’t take up a lot of space; in fact they take up very little space. They are also easily replaceable.
Steel, of course, is thinner than aluminum but it is heavier and it costs more. You’re going to need a fair bit of collective muscle to haul around steel panels if you are planning to cover the windows of your house for hurricane protection. If you plan to install these shutters as a DIY job then keep in mind the instructions regarding the type of fasteners, distance between them, and relationship between fasteners and material on the window wall.
Check if you require a county construction permit to get the job done.