What are the Different Types of Storm Shutters?


“Is my home storm ready?”

A question you may ask yourself annually as the seasons change and unusual weather events occur. Storm damage can set homeowners back by thousands of dollars so in anticipation of the worst, investing in storm solutions like shutters can serve your property best.

Here are some storm shutters to shield your windows and doors:

  1. Rollshutters

Rollshutters automatically come to mind for many persons looking to invest in a strong, secure, and durable solution. Whether used on windows or doors, rollshutters protect your property from wind, rain, and flying debris. As permanent fixtures on your home, they can be retracted after the storm passes and professional installations by Talius will allow full customization. Adding a roller shutter to a vacation property on the coast or near a forest can save money in damages.

  1. Accordion Shutters

Accordion shutters can be made from metal or polycarbonate material, and are fixed to the side of your window or door. Just like an accordion, it slides along a rail and can be locked in place for added security. Given that it is bulkier than a rollshutter, it works best for large sliding doors, large windows, and glass doors.

  1. Colonial Shutters

Colonial shutters have become the homeowners’ choice for a solution combining strength and style. Though they look like traditional shutters, they are made from heavy aluminum alloy and fastened with stainless steel hardware. Colonial shutters can be bolted together for additional protection during a storm.

  1. Storm Panel Shutters

Storm panels are effective solutions at a low cost, and can even be removed after a storm has passed. They can be made from steel, aluminum, or clear polycarbonate all of which offer full functionality. The grooves in storm panels allow each piece to overlap with the next, boosting the overall strength. There are three types of storm panels:

  • The first panel slides on tracks along the window or door and is secured by bolts.
  • The second panel uses C-shaped tracks above and below the window or door and is aligned with the holes on the panels.
  • The final panel is fixed above the window or door with bolts.
  1. Bahama/Bermuda Shutters

Bahama/Bermuda shutters are typically available as a hurricane preparedness measure or decorative solutions. Many are familiar with the wooden shutters hinged above windows, however, they are also manufactured from top-grade aluminum, which is more suited for storm protection.

Alternate Options

Hurricane Fabric

Installing fabric to protect your home against storm events may seem out of the ordinary, but Hurricane Fabrics can handle it all at an affordable cost. The lightweight woven fabric is coated with a geo-synthetic PVC material that protects windows and doors from projectile objects and wind-blown rain. They allow natural light to enter the home, and can easily be removed after the storm.

Impact Windows and Doors

Impact windows and doors blend right in with your home, designed to resist shattering with laminated glass. The window or door is coated with a shatter-resistant film, and even if the outer layer is broken, your property suffers no damage. The inner PVB membrane holds the glass together making it a top choice for storm protection.


Rollshutters create an effective barrier againstvandalism, break-ins and theft.

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