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Homestead Colonial & Bahama Aluminum Hurricane Shutters, Exterior, Interior

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Based near Homestead, HMG provides Bahama and Colonial Shutters which have been in use for decades and are the most recognized style of shutters. Their traditional, louvered designs add beauty and function to both residential homes and commercial buildings. Colonial and Bahama shutters provide the tropical feel and decorative beauty of traditional wood shutters with the strength and durability of heavy duty aluminum shutters. Bahama and Colonial shutters are assembled in mill finish aluminum and then powder coated in virtually any color. These shutters are a very popular choice because not only do they enhance the beauty of your home but are also tested and approved for hurricane protection. Both Colonial shutters and Bahama shutters meet or surpass the Florida Building Code and the Miami-Dade County Building Code.

Have property near Homestead or Miami-Dade County, Florida? Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.

Bahama Hurricane Shutters Homestead FL

Bahama Hurricane Shutters
Bahama hurricane shutters hinge at the top and have adjustable arms allowing the shutters to be positioned at various angles. If privacy and/or relief from the Florida sun is desired, Bahama shutters can be positioned within the window opening. During hurricanes and storms, simply lower the shutter into the vertical position and secure with locking pins. Bahama shutters are the premiere choice for windows on multi-story buildings because they can easily be locked from inside.

Bahama Shutter Features and Advantages

– Added security from break-ins and theft
– Arches, angles and curved tops available
– Custom Color matching for any desired color
– Support arms adjustable for multi-purpose use
– Provides both decorative and protective benefits
– Powder coated finish for long lasting durability
– Easy to open and close with telescoping side arms
– Adds to the look and value of your home or office
– Improved insulation from sun, heat, cold and sound
– Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approved
– Provides shade, privacy and excellent storm protection

Colonial Hurricane Shutters Homestead FL

Colonial Hurricane Shutters
Colonial Shutters are similar to Bahama Shutters except they hinge on the sides as opposed to hinging at the top. To secure Colonial shutters for hurricanes, simply close each half of the shutter and secure with a horizontal storm bar. The storm bar fits into brackets that are permanently attached to the non-decorative side of the shutter and are secured with locking pins.

Colonial Shutter Features and Advantages

– Easy to open and close
– Added security from break-ins and theft
– Arches, angles and curved tops available
– Custom Color matching for any desired color
– Provides both decorative and protective benefits
– Powder coated finish for long lasting durability
– Adds to the look and value of your home or office
– Improved insulation from sun, heat, cold and sound
– Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approved
– Provides shade, privacy and excellent storm protection
– Can be double hinged, multiple panels fold out for large openings

Impact Rated Hurricane Shutters Styles

Beaded Board
– Approximately 4” planks
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Optional cross pieces available
– Face plates and back strips made of CPVC
– Horizontal and vertical steel reinforcement for added strength

Recessed Beaded Board
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Approximately 2½” planks
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Face plates and front strips made of solid CPVC

Combination Panels
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Louvers made of solid CPVC
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Head rail, bottom rail and divider rail made of CPVC

Louvered / Bahama Panels
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Standard Panels have tilt rods
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– 2”, 2½“,3½” louver sizes available
– Louvers made of CPVC and can be operable or fixed
– Head rail, bottom rail and divider rail made of CPVC

Raised Panels
– Custom cut outs available
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Face plates and back strips made of CPVC
– Horizontal and vertical steel reinforcement for added strength

Interior and Exterior Aluminum Shutters Homestead FL

For installation or replacement of interior or exterior aluminum shutters near Homestead FL, our expertise includes both small residential and large commercial hurricane shutters. Our engineers and installers pay close attention to aesthetics and detail.

Interior Window Shutters

We have access to beautiful aluminum and solid wood interior shutters. Every custom interior shutter is built to the 1/16 inch for each window opening, while remaining competitively priced to fit your budget. Paint and stain finishes protect aluminum and wood window shutters from intense sunlight as well as enhance their beauty.

Exterior Window Shutters

Custom and standard exterior shutters are available in a variety of colors and styles. We provide quality custom exterior shutters of natural wood and synthetic materials, such as aluminum. We offer a variety of different options, styles, colors and types of finishes. Exterior shutters improve privacy, security and shade.

Aluminum Shutters

For years, aluminum shutters have been the favorite of commercial and high-end architects around the world. Now this quality product is available for all hurricane storm shutter applications in Florida. Aluminum shutters, such as Colonial & Bahama shutters, are more durable and stylish than most alternatives. Aluminum shutters are versatile and can be ordered to fit any window or opening.

Ask us about: Miami-Dade County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Homestead Florida

Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Homestead FL is nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is primarily a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area. Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami. It is located approximately 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Miami, and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Key Largo. The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built. The rail line was passing through an area opened up for homesteading, and as the construction camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to “Homestead Country”, shortened to “Homestead” by the engineers who mapped the area. The population was 60,512 at the 2010 census. The city of Homestead is located near the southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike where it ends at its junction with U.S. 1. Some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City, Naranja, and Princeton. Homestead bore the brunt of Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 hurricane, which hit South Florida on August 24, 1992. The city of Homestead made national headlines due to the sheer devastation wrought by Hurricane Andrew. Since 2002, the city has experienced a building and housing boom due to the scarcity of developable land elsewhere in Miami-Dade County. A noteworthy tourist attraction within Leisure City is the mysterious Coral Castle, built by a jilted lover, Edward Leedskalnin, over the course of 28 years from 1923 to 1951. Homestead, Florida, experiences a tropical monsoon climate that borders on a tropical savanna climate. Summers are hot and humid and high temperatures average between 88° and 92°F (31° to 33°C). Winters are mild, but average cooler than nearby coastal areas. Snowfall has been recorded once at Homestead Air Force Base, on January 20, 1977, and marked the farthest south that snowfall has ever been reported in the lower 48 United States. Florida City is to the south. Cutler Bay is to the northeast.


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Homestead FL Hurricane Shutters
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Hialeah Colonial & Bahama Aluminum Hurricane Shutters, Exterior, Interior

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Based near Hialeah, HMG provides Bahama and Colonial Shutters which have been in use for decades and are the most recognized style of shutters. Their traditional, louvered designs add beauty and function to both residential homes and commercial buildings. Colonial and Bahama shutters provide the tropical feel and decorative beauty of traditional wood shutters with the strength and durability of heavy duty aluminum shutters. Bahama and Colonial shutters are assembled in mill finish aluminum and then powder coated in virtually any color. These shutters are a very popular choice because not only do they enhance the beauty of your home but are also tested and approved for hurricane protection. Both Colonial shutters and Bahama shutters meet or surpass the Florida Building Code and the Miami-Dade County Building Code.

Have property near Hialeah or Miami-Dade County, Florida? Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.

Bahama Hurricane Shutters Hialeah FL

Bahama Hurricane Shutters
Bahama hurricane shutters hinge at the top and have adjustable arms allowing the shutters to be positioned at various angles. If privacy and/or relief from the Florida sun is desired, Bahama shutters can be positioned within the window opening. During hurricanes and storms, simply lower the shutter into the vertical position and secure with locking pins. Bahama shutters are the premiere choice for windows on multi-story buildings because they can easily be locked from inside.

Bahama Shutter Features and Advantages

– Added security from break-ins and theft
– Arches, angles and curved tops available
– Custom Color matching for any desired color
– Support arms adjustable for multi-purpose use
– Provides both decorative and protective benefits
– Powder coated finish for long lasting durability
– Easy to open and close with telescoping side arms
– Adds to the look and value of your home or office
– Improved insulation from sun, heat, cold and sound
– Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approved
– Provides shade, privacy and excellent storm protection

Colonial Hurricane Shutters Hialeah FL

Colonial Hurricane Shutters
Colonial Shutters are similar to Bahama Shutters except they hinge on the sides as opposed to hinging at the top. To secure Colonial shutters for hurricanes, simply close each half of the shutter and secure with a horizontal storm bar. The storm bar fits into brackets that are permanently attached to the non-decorative side of the shutter and are secured with locking pins.

Colonial Shutter Features and Advantages

– Easy to open and close
– Added security from break-ins and theft
– Arches, angles and curved tops available
– Custom Color matching for any desired color
– Provides both decorative and protective benefits
– Powder coated finish for long lasting durability
– Adds to the look and value of your home or office
– Improved insulation from sun, heat, cold and sound
– Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approved
– Provides shade, privacy and excellent storm protection
– Can be double hinged, multiple panels fold out for large openings

Impact Rated Hurricane Shutters Styles

Beaded Board
– Approximately 4” planks
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Optional cross pieces available
– Face plates and back strips made of CPVC
– Horizontal and vertical steel reinforcement for added strength

Recessed Beaded Board
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Approximately 2½” planks
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Face plates and front strips made of solid CPVC

Combination Panels
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Louvers made of solid CPVC
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Head rail, bottom rail and divider rail made of CPVC

Louvered / Bahama Panels
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Standard Panels have tilt rods
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– 2”, 2½“,3½” louver sizes available
– Louvers made of CPVC and can be operable or fixed
– Head rail, bottom rail and divider rail made of CPVC

Raised Panels
– Custom cut outs available
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Face plates and back strips made of CPVC
– Horizontal and vertical steel reinforcement for added strength

Interior and Exterior Aluminum Shutters Hialeah FL

For installation or replacement of interior or exterior aluminum shutters near Hialeah FL, our expertise includes both small residential and large commercial hurricane shutters. Our engineers and installers pay close attention to aesthetics and detail.

Interior Window Shutters

We have access to beautiful aluminum and solid wood interior shutters. Every custom interior shutter is built to the 1/16 inch for each window opening, while remaining competitively priced to fit your budget. Paint and stain finishes protect aluminum and wood window shutters from intense sunlight as well as enhance their beauty.

Exterior Window Shutters

Custom and standard exterior shutters are available in a variety of colors and styles. We provide quality custom exterior shutters of natural wood and synthetic materials, such as aluminum. We offer a variety of different options, styles, colors and types of finishes. Exterior shutters improve privacy, security and shade.

Aluminum Shutters

For years, aluminum shutters have been the favorite of commercial and high-end architects around the world. Now this quality product is available for all hurricane storm shutter applications in Florida. Aluminum shutters, such as Colonial & Bahama shutters, are more durable and stylish than most alternatives. Aluminum shutters are versatile and can be ordered to fit any window or opening.

Ask us about: Miami-Dade County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Hialeah Florida

Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The 2010 United States census recorded a population of 224,669. Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in Florida, a major municipality within the Greater Miami and South Florida metropolitan areas. The word in Seminole means “Upland Prairie”. The city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades. Hialeah caught the eye of pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss and Missouri cattleman James H. Bright who saw great potential in 1921. In the early “Roaring ’20s”, Hialeah produced significant entertainment contributions. Sporting included the Spanish sport of jai-alai and greyhound racing, and media included silent movies like D.W. Griffith’s The White Rose which was made at the Miami Movie Studios located in Hialeah. However, the 1926 Miami Hurricane brought many of these things to an end. In 1937, the famous aviator, Amelia Earhart, said her final good-byes to the continental U.S. from Hialeah as she left on her ill-fated flight. Opa-locka FL is to the north. Medley FL is to the west. Virginia Gardens FL is to the south. Miami Shores FL is to the east.


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Hialeah FL Hurricane Shutters
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Miami Colonial & Bahama Aluminum Hurricane Shutters, Exterior, Interior

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Based near Miami, HMG provides Bahama and Colonial Shutters which have been in use for decades and are the most recognized style of shutters. Their traditional, louvered designs add beauty and function to both residential homes and commercial buildings. Colonial and Bahama shutters provide the tropical feel and decorative beauty of traditional wood shutters with the strength and durability of heavy duty aluminum shutters. Bahama and Colonial shutters are assembled in mill finish aluminum and then powder coated in virtually any color. These shutters are a very popular choice because not only do they enhance the beauty of your home but are also tested and approved for hurricane protection. Both Colonial shutters and Bahama shutters meet or surpass the Florida Building Code and the Miami-Dade County Building Code.

Have property near Miami or Miami-Dade County, Florida? Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.

Bahama Hurricane Shutters Miami FL

Bahama Hurricane Shutters
Bahama hurricane shutters hinge at the top and have adjustable arms allowing the shutters to be positioned at various angles. If privacy and/or relief from the Florida sun is desired, Bahama shutters can be positioned within the window opening. During hurricanes and storms, simply lower the shutter into the vertical position and secure with locking pins. Bahama shutters are the premiere choice for windows on multi-story buildings because they can easily be locked from inside.

Bahama Shutter Features and Advantages

– Added security from break-ins and theft
– Arches, angles and curved tops available
– Custom Color matching for any desired color
– Support arms adjustable for multi-purpose use
– Provides both decorative and protective benefits
– Powder coated finish for long lasting durability
– Easy to open and close with telescoping side arms
– Adds to the look and value of your home or office
– Improved insulation from sun, heat, cold and sound
– Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approved
– Provides shade, privacy and excellent storm protection

Colonial Hurricane Shutters Miami FL

Colonial Hurricane Shutters
Colonial Shutters are similar to Bahama Shutters except they hinge on the sides as opposed to hinging at the top. To secure Colonial shutters for hurricanes, simply close each half of the shutter and secure with a horizontal storm bar. The storm bar fits into brackets that are permanently attached to the non-decorative side of the shutter and are secured with locking pins.

Colonial Shutter Features and Advantages

– Easy to open and close
– Added security from break-ins and theft
– Arches, angles and curved tops available
– Custom Color matching for any desired color
– Provides both decorative and protective benefits
– Powder coated finish for long lasting durability
– Adds to the look and value of your home or office
– Improved insulation from sun, heat, cold and sound
– Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approved
– Provides shade, privacy and excellent storm protection
– Can be double hinged, multiple panels fold out for large openings

Impact Rated Hurricane Shutters Styles

Beaded Board
– Approximately 4” planks
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Optional cross pieces available
– Face plates and back strips made of CPVC
– Horizontal and vertical steel reinforcement for added strength

Recessed Beaded Board
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Approximately 2½” planks
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Face plates and front strips made of solid CPVC

Combination Panels
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Louvers made of solid CPVC
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Head rail, bottom rail and divider rail made of CPVC

Louvered / Bahama Panels
– Steel reinforced stiles
– Standard Panels have tilt rods
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– 2”, 2½“,3½” louver sizes available
– Louvers made of CPVC and can be operable or fixed
– Head rail, bottom rail and divider rail made of CPVC

Raised Panels
– Custom cut outs available
– Custom sizing. Arches available
– Standard or custom paint colors
– Face plates and back strips made of CPVC
– Horizontal and vertical steel reinforcement for added strength

Interior and Exterior Aluminum Shutters Miami FL

For installation or replacement of interior or exterior aluminum shutters near Miami FL, our expertise includes both small residential and large commercial hurricane shutters. Our engineers and installers pay close attention to aesthetics and detail.

Interior Window Shutters

We have access to beautiful aluminum and solid wood interior shutters. Every custom interior shutter is built to the 1/16 inch for each window opening, while remaining competitively priced to fit your budget. Paint and stain finishes protect aluminum and wood window shutters from intense sunlight as well as enhance their beauty.

Exterior Window Shutters

Custom and standard exterior shutters are available in a variety of colors and styles. We provide quality custom exterior shutters of natural wood and synthetic materials, such as aluminum. We offer a variety of different options, styles, colors and types of finishes. Exterior shutters improve privacy, security and shade.

Aluminum Shutters

For years, aluminum shutters have been the favorite of commercial and high-end architects around the world. Now this quality product is available for all hurricane storm shutter applications in Florida. Aluminum shutters, such as Colonial & Bahama shutters, are more durable and stylish than most alternatives. Aluminum shutters are versatile and can be ordered to fit any window or opening.

Ask us about: Miami-Dade County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Miami Florida

Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. The 42nd largest city in the United States, with a population of 413,892, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami “America’s Cleanest City”, for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. The Downtown Miami Historic District is the city’s largest historic district, with buildings ranging from 1896 to 1939 in the heart of Downtown. Miami is noted as “the only major city in the United States conceived by a woman, Julia Tuttle”, a local citrus grower and a wealthy Cleveland native. The Miami area was better known as “Biscayne Bay Country” in the early years of its growth. After Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba in 1959, many wealthy Cubans sought refuge in Miami, further increasing the population. Miami is partitioned into many different sections, roughly into North, South, West and Downtown The city is a major music production city and attracts many annual music festivals. The Port of Miami is the world’s largest cruise ship port, and is the headquarters of many of the world’s largest cruise companies. Coral Gables is to the south. Doral is to the west. Hialeah is to the north.

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Hialeah Hurricane Shutters (Accordion, Roll , Storm Panels)

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Hurricane Accordion Shutters Hialeah FLMinimize hurricane damage with installation of: Accordion Storm Shutters, Hurricane Roll Shutters, Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation, Hurricane Storm Panel Shutters and Colonial & Bahama Aluminum Shutters in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, FL. Hurricanes and ferocious storms pass through South Florida every year. Because of this, you should protect your residential or commercial property with the right type of hurricane damage prevention windows and doors to protect against high velocity winds. If a window or door breaks, you run the risk of significant property damage, or even personal injury. Many buildings cannot withstand the pressure differences caused by strong winds.

Have property near Hialeah or Miami-Dade County, Florida? Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.

We can help you minimize damage related to hurricanes by the installation of:
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Hialeah FLHurricane Accordion Storm Shutters
Hurricane Rolling Shutters
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters
Hurricane Roll Up Shutters
Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation
Storm Panel Hurricane Shutters
Colonial and Bahama Aluminum Hurricane Shutters

Ask us about: Miami-Dade County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Hurricane Accordion Storm Shutters

Hurricane Accordion Shutters Hialeah FLAccordion shutters are a permanently installed storm shutter system designed for both protection from the elements (such as hurricanes) and home / office security. They fold back to stack neatly next to the opening similar to a louvered door and are composed of one or two pieces. Accordion storm shutters are great for windows and doors, balconies, large patio openings, and commercial high-rise buildings.

Roll Shutters

Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Hialeah FLRoll shutters are installed above an opening and are raised and lowered using an electronic motor. The system can also be activated manually by crank. When built into a new home, roll down shutters are virtually invisible. While in the closed position, they not only provide storm protection, but they also protect from forced entry and theft. When not in use, they store in an enclosed box located at the top of the opening.

Bahama Aluminum Shutters

Bahama Aluminum Shutters Hialeah FLBahama hurricane shutters hinge at the top and have adjustable arms allowing the shutters to be positioned at various angles. If privacy and/or relief from the Florida sun is desired, Bahama shutters can be positioned within the window opening. During hurricanes and storms, simply lower the shutter into the vertical position and secure with locking pins. Bahama shutters are the premiere choice for windows on multi-story buildings because they can easily be locked from inside.

Colonial Aluminum Shutters

Colonial Aluminum Shutters Hialeah FLColonial Shutters are similar to Bahama Shutters except they hinge on the sides as opposed to hinging at the top. To secure Colonial shutters for hurricanes, simply close each half of the shutter and secure with a horizontal storm bar. The storm bar fits into brackets that are permanently attached to the non-decorative side of the shutter and are secured with locking pins.

Storm Panels

Storm Panels Hialeah FLSteel, aluminum or polycarbonate storm panels attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Storm panels are corrugated, and each piece overlaps the next for maximum strength. There are several styles of storm panels to choose from.

High Rise Installation near Hialeah, FL

High Rise Installation near Hialeah, FLWe provide hurricane shutter installation for specialized high-rise buildings and condominiums. We realize that it benefits all parties involved to have a project completed in as short a timeline as possible without sacrificing quality installations.

Hialeah FL

Hialeah Florida MapHialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The 2010 United States census recorded a population of 224,669. Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in Florida, a major municipality within the Greater Miami and South Florida metropolitan areas. The word in Seminole means “Upland Prairie”. The city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades. Hialeah caught the eye of pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss and Missouri cattleman James H. Bright who saw great potential in 1921. In the early “Roaring ’20s”, Hialeah produced significant entertainment contributions. Sporting included the Spanish sport of jai-alai and greyhound racing, and media included silent movies like D.W. Griffith’s The White Rose which was made at the Miami Movie Studios located in Hialeah. However, the 1926 Miami Hurricane brought many of these things to an end. In 1937, the famous aviator, Amelia Earhart, said her final good-byes to the continental U.S. from Hialeah as she left on her ill-fated flight. Opa-locka FL is to the north. Medley FL is to the west. Virginia Gardens FL is to the south. Miami Shores FL is to the east.

Miami Hurricane of 1926

Miami Hurricane 1926.

The 1926 Miami Hurricane (or Great Miami Hurricane) was a Category 4 hurricane that devastated Miami in September 1926. The storm also particularly damaged Sanibel Island, Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and the Bahamas. The storm’s enormous regional economic impact helped end the Florida land boom of the 1920s and pushed the region on an early start into the Great Depression. The Cape Verde-type hurricane formed on September 6. Moving west-northwest while traversing the tropical Atlantic, the storm later passed near St. Kitts on September 14. By September 17 it was battering the Bahamas, impacting the Turks and Caicos Islands with winds estimated at 150 mph (240 km/h). Then, in the early morning hours of September 18, it made landfall just south of Miami between Coral Gables and South Miami as a devastating Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The storm crossed the peninsula south of Lake Okeechobee, entered the Gulf of Mexico, and made another landfall near Mobile, Alabama as a Category 3 hurricane on September 20 before hooking westward along coastal Alabama and Mississippi, eventually dissipating on September 22 after moving inland over Louisiana. In Florida, winds on the ground were reported around 145 mph (233 km/h) and the pressure measured at 930 mbar (27.46 inHg). Most of the coastal inhabitants had not evacuated, partly because of short warning (a hurricane warning was issued just a few hours before landfall). A 15-foot (4.6 m) storm surge inundated the area, causing massive property damage and some fatalities. As the eye of the hurricane crossed over Miami Beach and downtown Miami, many people believed the storm had passed. Some tried to leave the barrier islands, only to be swept off the bridges by the rear eyewall. “The lull lasted 35 minutes, and during that time the streets of the city became crowded with people,” wrote Richard Gray, the local weather chief. “As a result, many lives were lost during the second phase of the storm.” Inland, Lake Okeechobee experienced a high storm surge that broke a portion of the dikes, flooding the town of Moore Haven and killing many. This was just a prelude to the deadly 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, which would cause a massive number of fatalities estimated at 2,500 around the lake. Between 25,000 and 50,000 people were left homeless, mostly in the Miami area. The damage from the storm was immense; few buildings in Miami or Miami Beach were left intact. The toll for the storm was $100 million ($1.3 billion 2013 USD). It is estimated that if an identical storm hit in the year 2005, with modern development and prices, the storm would have caused $140–157 billion in damage. After the hurricane, the Great Depression started in South Florida, slowing recovery. In response to the widespread destruction of buildings on Miami Beach, John J. Farrey was appointed chief building, plumbing and electrical inspector. He initiated and enforced the first building code in the United States, which more than 5000 US cities duplicated. The University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, had been founded in 1925 and opened its doors for the first time just days after the hurricane passed. The university’s athletic teams were nicknamed the Hurricanes in memory of this catastrophe.

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Hialeah FL Hurricane Shutters
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Homestead Hurricane Shutters (Accordion, Roll, Storm Panels)

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Hurricane Accordion Shutters Homestead FLMinimize hurricane damage with installation of: Accordion Storm Shutters, Hurricane Roll Shutters, Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation, Hurricane Storm Panel Shutters and Colonial & Bahama Aluminum Shutters in Homestead, Miami-Dade County, FL. Hurricanes and ferocious storms pass through South Florida every year. Because of this, you should protect your residential or commercial property with the right type of hurricane damage prevention windows and doors to protect against high velocity winds. If a window or door breaks, you run the risk of significant property damage, or even personal injury. Many buildings cannot withstand the pressure differences caused by strong winds.

Have property near Homestead or Miami-Dade County, Florida? Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.

We can help you minimize damage related to hurricanes by the installation of:
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Homestead FLHurricane Accordion Storm Shutters
Hurricane Roll Shutters
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters
Hurricane Roll Up Shutters
Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation
Storm Panel Hurricane Shutters
Colonial and Bahama Aluminum Hurricane Shutters

Ask us about: Miami-Dade County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Hurricane Accordion Storm Shutters

Hurricane Accordion Shutters Homestead FLAccordion shutters are a permanently installed storm shutter system designed for both protection from the elements (such as hurricanes) and home / office security. They fold back to stack neatly next to the opening similar to a louvered door and are composed of one or two pieces. Accordion storm shutters are great for windows and doors, balconies, large patio openings, and commercial high-rise buildings.

Roll Shutters

Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Homestead FLRoll shutters are installed above an opening and are raised and lowered using an electronic motor. The system can also be activated manually by crank. When built into a new home, roll down shutters are virtually invisible. While in the closed position, they not only provide storm protection, but they also protect from forced entry and theft. When not in use, they store in an enclosed box located at the top of the opening.

Bahama Aluminum Shutters

Bahama Aluminum Shutters Homestead FLBahama hurricane shutters hinge at the top and have adjustable arms allowing the shutters to be positioned at various angles. If privacy and/or relief from the Florida sun is desired, Bahama shutters can be positioned within the window opening. During hurricanes and storms, simply lower the shutter into the vertical position and secure with locking pins. Bahama shutters are the premiere choice for windows on multi-story buildings because they can easily be locked from inside.

Colonial Aluminum Shutters

Colonial Aluminum Shutters Homestead FLColonial Shutters are similar to Bahama Shutters except they hinge on the sides as opposed to hinging at the top. To secure Colonial shutters for hurricanes, simply close each half of the shutter and secure with a horizontal storm bar. The storm bar fits into brackets that are permanently attached to the non-decorative side of the shutter and are secured with locking pins.

Storm Panels

Storm Panels Homestead FLSteel, aluminum or polycarbonate storm panels attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Storm panels are corrugated, and each piece overlaps the next for maximum strength. There are several styles of storm panels to choose from.

High Rise Installation near Homestead, FL

High Rise Installation near Homestead, FLWe provide hurricane shutter installation for specialized high-rise buildings and condominiums. We realize that it benefits all parties involved to have a project completed in as short a timeline as possible without sacrificing quality installations.

Homestead FL

Homestead Florida MapHomestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Homestead FL is nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is primarily a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area. Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami. It is located approximately 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Miami, and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Key Largo. The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built. The rail line was passing through an area opened up for homesteading, and as the construction camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to “Homestead Country”, shortened to “Homestead” by the engineers who mapped the area. The population was 60,512 at the 2010 census. The city of Homestead is located near the southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike where it ends at its junction with U.S. 1. Some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City, Naranja, and Princeton. Homestead bore the brunt of Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 hurricane, which hit South Florida on August 24, 1992. The city of Homestead made national headlines due to the sheer devastation wrought by Hurricane Andrew. Since 2002, the city has experienced a building and housing boom due to the scarcity of developable land elsewhere in Miami-Dade County. A noteworthy tourist attraction within Leisure City is the mysterious Coral Castle, built by a jilted lover, Edward Leedskalnin, over the course of 28 years from 1923 to 1951. Homestead, Florida, experiences a tropical monsoon climate that borders on a tropical savanna climate. Summers are hot and humid and high temperatures average between 88° and 92°F (31° to 33°C). Winters are mild, but average cooler than nearby coastal areas. Snowfall has been recorded once at Homestead Air Force Base, on January 20, 1977, and marked the farthest south that snowfall has ever been reported in the lower 48 United States. Florida City is to the south. Cutler Bay is to the northeast.

Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew FloridaHurricane Andrew was, at the time of its occurrence in August 1992, the costliest hurricane in United States history. The first hurricane of the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season, Andrew originated from a tropical wave over the central Atlantic. After turning westward, Hurricane Andrew entered a stage of rapid intensification, strengthening into a Category 5 hurricane near the Bahamas on August 23. It briefly weakened to a Category 4 hurricane over the island nation, but regained Category 5 intensity on August 24 before making landfall on Elliott Key and later in Homestead. Several hours later, the hurricane emerged into the Gulf of Mexico at Category 4 strength as it curved toward the Gulf Coast of the United States. As a Category 3 hurricane, Andrew moved ashore near Morgan City, Louisiana. In the Bahamas, Hurricane Andrew brought high tides, hurricane force winds, and tornadoes, which caused considerable damage. At least 800 houses were destroyed and there was substantial damage to the transport, communications, water, sanitation, agriculture, and fishing sectors. Overall, Hurricane Andrew caused four deaths and $250 million (1992 USD) in damage in the Bahamas. Throughout the southern portions of Florida, Hurricane Andrew brought very high winds; a wind gust of 177 mph (282 km/h) was reported at a house in Perrine. High winds caused catastrophic damage in Florida, especially in Miami-Dade County. In Miami-Dade County alone, damage was estimated at $25 billion (1992 USD) and 40 fatalities. Additionally, rainfall in Florida was substantial, peaking at 13.98 in (355 mm) in western Miami-Dade County.

Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Hurricane Storm Shutters (Accordion, Roll, Panels) and General Contractor

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Miami Hurricane Shutters (Accordion, Roll, Storm Panels)

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Hurricane Accordion Shutters Miami FLMinimize hurricane damage with installation of: Accordion Storm Shutters, Hurricane Roll Shutters, Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation, Hurricane Storm Panel Shutters and Colonial & Bahama Aluminum Shutters in Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL. Hurricanes and ferocious storms pass through South Florida every year. Because of this, you should protect your residential or commercial property with the right type of hurricane damage prevention windows and doors to protect against high velocity winds. If a window or door breaks, you run the risk of significant property damage, or even personal injury. Many buildings cannot withstand the pressure differences caused by strong winds.

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We can help you minimize damage related to hurricanes by the installation of:
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Miami FLHurricane Accordion Storm Shutters
Hurricane Rolling Shutters
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters
Hurricane Roll Up Shutters
Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation
Storm Panel Hurricane Shutters
Colonial and Bahama Aluminum Hurricane Shutters

Ask us about: Miami-Dade County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Hurricane Accordion Storm Shutters

Hurricane Accordion Shutters Miami FLAccordion shutters are a permanently installed storm shutter system designed for both protection from the elements (such as hurricanes) and home / office security. They fold back to stack neatly next to the opening similar to a louvered door and are composed of one or two pieces. Accordion storm shutters are great for windows and doors, balconies, large patio openings, and commercial high-rise buildings.

Roll Shutters

Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Miami FLRoll shutters are installed above an opening and are raised and lowered using an electronic motor. The system can also be activated manually by crank. When built into a new home, roll down shutters are virtually invisible. While in the closed position, they not only provide storm protection, but they also protect from forced entry and theft. When not in use, they store in an enclosed box located at the top of the opening.

Bahama Aluminum Shutters

Bahama Aluminum Shutters Miami FLBahama hurricane shutters hinge at the top and have adjustable arms allowing the shutters to be positioned at various angles. If privacy and/or relief from the Florida sun is desired, Bahama shutters can be positioned within the window opening. During hurricanes and storms, simply lower the shutter into the vertical position and secure with locking pins. Bahama shutters are the premiere choice for windows on multi-story buildings because they can easily be locked from inside.

Colonial Aluminum Shutters

Colonial Aluminum Shutters Miami FLColonial Shutters are similar to Bahama Shutters except they hinge on the sides as opposed to hinging at the top. To secure Colonial shutters for hurricanes, simply close each half of the shutter and secure with a horizontal storm bar. The storm bar fits into brackets that are permanently attached to the non-decorative side of the shutter and are secured with locking pins.

Storm Panels

Storm Panels Miami FLSteel, aluminum or polycarbonate storm panels attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Storm panels are corrugated, and each piece overlaps the next for maximum strength. There are several styles of storm panels to choose from.

High Rise Installation near Miami, FL

High Rise Installation near Miami, FLWe provide hurricane shutter installation for specialized high-rise buildings and condominiums. We realize that it benefits all parties involved to have a project completed in as short a timeline as possible without sacrificing quality installations.

Miami FL

Miami Florida MapMiami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. The 42nd largest city in the United States, with a population of 413,892, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami “America’s Cleanest City”, for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. The Downtown Miami Historic District is the city’s largest historic district, with buildings ranging from 1896 to 1939 in the heart of Downtown. Miami is noted as “the only major city in the United States conceived by a woman, Julia Tuttle”, a local citrus grower and a wealthy Cleveland native. The Miami area was better known as “Biscayne Bay Country” in the early years of its growth. After Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba in 1959, many wealthy Cubans sought refuge in Miami, further increasing the population. Miami is partitioned into many different sections, roughly into North, South, West and Downtown The city is a major music production city and attracts many annual music festivals. The Port of Miami is the world’s largest cruise ship port, and is the headquarters of many of the world’s largest cruise companies. Coral Gables is to the south. Doral is to the west. Hialeah is to the north.

Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew FloridaHurricane Andrew was, at the time of its occurrence in August 1992, the costliest hurricane in United States history. The first hurricane of the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season, Andrew originated from a tropical wave over the central Atlantic. After turning westward, Hurricane Andrew entered a stage of rapid intensification, strengthening into a Category 5 hurricane near the Bahamas on August 23. It briefly weakened to a Category 4 hurricane over the island nation, but regained Category 5 intensity on August 24 before making landfall on Elliott Key and later in Homestead. Several hours later, the hurricane emerged into the Gulf of Mexico at Category 4 strength as it curved toward the Gulf Coast of the United States. As a Category 3 hurricane, Andrew moved ashore near Morgan City, Louisiana. In the Bahamas, Hurricane Andrew brought high tides, hurricane force winds, and tornadoes, which caused considerable damage. At least 800 houses were destroyed and there was substantial damage to the transport, communications, water, sanitation, agriculture, and fishing sectors. Overall, Hurricane Andrew caused four deaths and $250 million (1992 USD) in damage in the Bahamas. Throughout the southern portions of Florida, Hurricane Andrew brought very high winds; a wind gust of 177 mph (282 km/h) was reported at a house in Perrine. High winds caused catastrophic damage in Florida, especially in Miami-Dade County. In Miami-Dade County alone, damage was estimated at $25 billion (1992 USD) and 40 fatalities. Additionally, rainfall in Florida was substantial, peaking at 13.98 in (355 mm) in western Miami-Dade County.

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Hurricane Storm Shutters (Accordion, Roll, Panels) and General Contractor

Miami FL Aluminum Fence Railing
Miami FL Automatic Aluminum Gates
Miami FL Custom Window Blinds
Miami FL FEMA Flood Barriers, Panels
Miami FL Flooring Installation
Miami FL Garage Door Installation
Miami FL Natural Stone (Granite) Countertop Installation (Kitchen / Bathroom)
Miami FL Hurricane Shutters
Miami FL Impact Windows, Doors, Skylights
Miami FL Painting Contractors
Miami FL Retractable Awnings
Miami FL Rolling Screen Doors

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