Black hurricane shutters are dramatic, elegant, and modern. The color black pairs well with most other colors. So regardless of what color your home or home’s overall color scheme is black will look great. But you might not be ready to paint your entire home black. So adding black window shutters is a great way to add this powerful color to your house’s facade without going overboard. In this guide we’ll discuss the use of exterior black storm shutters on your Gulf Coast Florida home. You will get some ideas of what they look like. And we’ll let you know the types of hurricane shutters that are a good fit.
Why Choose Black Window Shutters For Your FL Home?
Black is bold, classy, and powerful. According to Paintzen, the use of black “adds drama and depth and makes a strong visual statement.”
And this means opting for black shutters can help your house stand out from the crowd. At the very least, exterior black shutters will help your home look great.
Black Storm Shutters vs Black Exterior Walls in Florida
Painting your entire home black may not be the best idea if you live in a place like Florida with extreme heat. The Florida sun may make you regret going for a completely black home. Why? Black is very effective at absorbing and trapping heat. And in the sunshine state that has a tremendous potential to create unwanted inefficiencies when trying to cool your home.
But don’t be discouraged. You can install black hurricane shutters, which is a great way to add the color to your home without painting the entire thing (or painting entire walls of your home). The shutters can be combined with black doors, trim, garage doors, fences, etc. Incorporating the color in these areas will help you add it in moderation without the added heat (or AC bills).
Types of Black Hurricane Shutters
If you live in a coastal area of Florida it is advisable to choose hurricane shutters vs purely decorative shutters. These functional shutters will protect you against hurricanes that Florida is prone to. This type of shutter serves as excellent hurricane window protection.
The need to install hurricane shutters will unfortunately limit the styles of black shutters you can choose from.
Further limiting your options is the fact that not all hurricane shutters are available in black. This is typically a custom color.
Fortunately, two types of black window shutters that are available in the color black are two of the most attractive hurricane shutter options. These include black Bahama shutters and black Colonial shutters.
They are permanently affixed over your windows, providing shade and UV control. When a storm approaches they easily close and lock in place to protect the glass.
Hurricane-rated Bahama window shutters are great for adding a touch of Caribbean/tropical style to your home. In some cases they can completely change the look of your FL home for the better with their good looks. They can transform a simple or boring house into something special.
You also have some options when it comes to your Bahama style window shutters. For instance, if you don’t want the traditional Bahama shutters that cover your entire window you can go with Deco (Half Bahama Shutters). You should know that these are purely decorative shutters that only cover a small portion of the top of your window vs. covering the entire window. So if you go with the half-window versions you will need to use them along side impact windows.
You can get our custom Eurex Shutters PTX™ Bahama Shutters powder coated in any color, including black.
Photos of Black Bahama Shutters
Hurricane-rated colonial window shutters are similar to the Bahama window shutters in that they offer both great aesthetics and hurricane protection.
These permanently installed exterior window shutters are great for adding a touch of Southern or traditional charm to your Fort Myers home. These are rectangular shutters on each side of the window. Colonial style shutters have a traditional look that may remind you of Southern mansions or traditional, northern homes. So they are perfect if you are going for more of a traditional look.
They are made from impact resistant aluminum. And they close to cover your window when a storm is approaching. So this means they offer great storm protection.
And our PTX™ Colonial Hurricane Shutters are available in multiple standard and custom colors, including black.
Black colonial shutters look great on almost any color house. They also fit well on brick homes.
The color black is dramatic, elegant and modern. Adding it to your home can help create a unique design that stands out. But painting your entire home black in Florida may not be the best idea. One option is to opt for black window shutters. These allow you to add the color to your home’s exterior without the negatives of painting your entire home black. And adding black hurricane shutters can help you meet your home design, storm protection, and efficiency/functionality goals.
Are you interested in adding black hurricane shutters to your Gulf Coast Florida home? Or maybe you are looking for hurricane shutters or impact windows and doors. Either way, we can help. Eurex Shutters have been designing, installing and repairing custom hurricane shutters in Southwest Florida for 35+ years. We would love to chat and help you find the perfect storm protection for your home.
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