Having roll down hurricane shutters in Fort Myers and Southwest Florida are a great way to protect your home and family from severe weather. But that is not all they are good for. In fact, they have several other uses, such as security protection, and privacy. In this article we’ll discuss 5 ways to use roll down shutters in FL.
5 uses for roll down shutters in FL
1. Storm protection for severe weather, high winds, or storms
Storm protection is one of the main functions (and benefits) of roll down shutters. They are impact resistant and can withstand up to a category 5 hurricane. You can deploy them quickly, whether you have manual roll down shutters or automatic/electric ones.
2. Security protection when you are away
This type of shutter is just as effective as security shutters, protecting your home from intruders. Once closed and locked rolling shutters block access to your homes access points, such as doors and windows.
Roll ups are easy to close, especially with automatic versions. So you can even close them to protect your home for shorter periods of time, such as when you are sleeping or just away for the day.
3. Keep your home cool: use them to reduce excessive heat from direct sunlight
Unlike some kinds of hurricane shutters, roll down shutters can be in many ways. You can adjust them to block out or reduce UV rays and bright sunlight while still allowing air flow.
The materials that the shutters are made from help in this regard as well. Specifically polycarbonate and aluminum hurricane shutters. Aluminum doesn’t radiate heat so it also stops heat transfer into the home. And polycarbonate provides effective insulation against heat, cold and UV radiation.
So rolling shutters can be used to provide shade and help keep your home cooler.
4. To retain in-door temperature on colder days
Just as they help keep heat out of your home they can also be used to keep the cold air out of your home.
5. Bonus use for roll down shutters: create additional, temporary living space
Want a more creative use for roll down shutters in your home? How about (temporarily) increasing your home’s square footage. Roll downs can be used to create additional living space if you have a need. How? You can use these shutters to enclose a space such as a patio, screened in lanai, etc. This creates additional, temporary living space. It is also useful if the weather outside takes a turn for the worse.
Roll down shutters are great for protecting your home from severe weather and burglars. But they can also be used for many additional things, such as keeping your home cool, keeping your home warm, providing shade, and creating additional (temporary) living space. In other words, their functionality and ease of use offers a lot of benefits and uses.
Learn more about roll down shutters
If you are interested in learning more or getting roll down shutters for your home in Florida we can help. We have been installing, repairing and maintaining roll down shutters in Southwest Florida for 35+ years. Contact us to request a free consultation and estimate.