Minimize 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 Key Colony Beach, Monroe 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 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
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Hurricane Accordion Storm Shutters
Accordion 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 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 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 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.
Steel, 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 Key Colony Beach, FL
We 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.
Key Colony Beach FL
Key Colony Beach is a city in the Florida Keys, Monroe County, Florida. As of 2004, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 852. Most of Key Colony Beach FL is located on an island formerly known as Shelter Key. A small part of the city is on Fat Deer Key where the Sadowski Causeway, which is the only road entering the city, connects to U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway). According to the United States Census Bureau, Key Colony Beach, Florida, has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) in which 23.88% is water. Prior to the early 1950s, Shelter Key was a 97-acre (390,000 m2) low-lying island. Then, Phil Sadowski began dredging around the island, adding to its size and increasing its height to six feet above mean sea level, and later built developments on the island. Around 1956, residents of nearby Marathon FL began discussing incorporating the entire area. Sadowski was not keen to having his development swallowed up into Marathon, so he began the process of incorporating the island into its own city. The Florida State Legislature passed legislation in June 1957 allowing incorporation, which local residents passed unanimously in September, thus creating today’s Key Colony Beach. Incorporation would become a blessing in 1960, when much of the city was destroyed by Hurricane Donna. As a separately incorporated city, Key Colony Beach received its own federal grant to rebuild. Nearby Marathon (not yet incorporated) had to settle for a portion of the grant given to Monroe County. However, Hurricane Donna (and the takeover of Cuba by Fidel Castro) caused a depression of real estate prices, which would take several years to stabilize. Marathon FL is to the west. Islamorada FL is to the northeast.
Hurricane Donna in the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season was a Cape Verde-type hurricane which moved across the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispañola, Cuba, the Bahamas, and every state on the East Coast of the United States. Hurricane Donna holds the record for retaining major hurricane status (Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) in the Atlantic Basin for the longest period of time. For nine days, September 2 to September 11, Hurricane Donna consistently had maximum sustained winds of at least 115 mph (185 km/h). From the time it became a tropical depression to when it dissipated after becoming an extratropical storm, Donna roamed the Atlantic from August 29 to September 14, a total of 17 days. While crossing the Atlantic, Hurricane Donna briefly achieved Category 5 strength. The precursor to this storm was a well-organized tropical disturbance which moved off the shore of Africa on August 28 and 29. The crash of an airliner at Dakar on August 29 was attributed to this disturbance. By August 30, the system became Tropical Storm Donna. Moving westward, intensification continued, bringing the storm to hurricane strength on September 1. The storm made its first Florida landfall in the community of Marathon FL, centered on Key Vaca in the Florida Keys. The storm crossed into the Gulf of Mexico and its course shifted northward. Hurricane Donna paralleled the southwest coast of Florida until it made a second Florida landfall between Naples and Fort Myers, again as a Category 4 hurricane. After crossing the Florida peninsula, it continued north and moved back out into the Atlantic Ocean near Daytona Beach. Donna made another landfall at Topsail Beach, North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane. The storm continued up the Eastern Seaboard, and remained off the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Donna made a final landfall across eastern Long Island as a strong Category 1. Donna, unlike Hurricane Charley which followed a similar track in 2004, was a slow-moving storm. Donna dumped 10 in (250 mm) to 12 in (300 mm) of rain in the southern half of Florida, along with about seven inches in the northern half. The three weeks prior to Donna’s landfall produced a 6 in (150 mm) to 7 in (180 mm) surplus in rain before the hurricane hit, exacerbating the problem. The day after the storm hit, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared a disaster area from the Florida Keys up to Central Florida.
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Hurricane Management Group
Key Colony Beach, FL
Phone: (305) 330-5511
Contact Person: Michael Sorrell
Key Colony Beach Hurricane Storm Shutters (Accordion, Roll, Panels)