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    From: http://www.helium.com/tm/100641/hurricane-window-protection-critically By Leonard Konis Hurricane window protection is critically important, living in a
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 1, 2008
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      By Leonard Konis

      Hurricane window protection is critically important, living in a
      State vulnerable to hurricane window force, causing extreme property
      damage by wind speed exceeding 100 miles per hour, and causing trees
      to fall or flying metal objects destroying personal property. Also,
      this type of window protection increases home security, when people
      are away from their home on a vacation. When purchasing hurricane
      window protection, the homeowner must consider type of product or
      design, which provides the best protection, easy to open and close,
      the area needed to protect, the amount of space needed to be
      installed and cost. Each type of hurricane window protection provides
      a maximum protection from wind speed. Only professional and licensed
      companies should install any type of hurricane window protection, and
      get the required building permits, from your local county or city
      government office. Always, check references of any licensed company
      and see previous work accomplished. Very important, professionals
      take accurate window or door measurements, since the parts are custom
      made or designed according to specifications. Any type of installed
      hurricane window protection should include, a warranty for parts and
      labor. After installation, expect a representative from the city or
      county, who will inspect and verify correct installation, based upon
      State or County regulations. Additionally, check, if your community
      association has any restrictions, regarding installation of hurricane
      window protection. Your home homeowner's insurance will likely be
      reduced, by having hurricane window protection.

      Accordion Shutters designed to protect windows, sliding glass doors
      or enclose total balconies. The shutters are easy to open and close,
      for any age or elderly. The shutters are interconnected and have
      exterior aluminum panels (Should be cleaned and lubricated yearly.)
      that move horizontally, between an upper and lower track. The upper
      track or header, which holds a wheel and carriage assemblies, that
      attach to the top of every other panel. This allows ease movement,
      when opening and closing the shutter. The lower track or "still"
      guides and secures the bottom of each panel. The upper and lower
      tracks are permanently installed against frame of a window. Shutters
      are manually operated, by moving each of the two panels, against a
      window frame, until they interlock together and then locked by a key.
      Additional locking pins, further enhance the stability or security of
      the Accordion Shutter, and are easy to handle. This type of shutter
      can work around the radius corner of a building or home, which have
      corner windows. When not in use, are folding away (side corner of the
      window) for an unobstructed view. Accordion Shutters are available
      white, beige, bronze or ivory, depending on the building code
      requirements or regulations in various communities. Additional
      convenience, using Accordion Shutters permits light and air to pass
      through from the outside, and allowing the homeowner to see outside,
      while preventing anyone, from seeing anything inside. Comparably,
      price for Accordion Shutters are less than roll down shutters. In
      2005, one square foot of Accordion shutters retailed in Miami and
      Dade County Florida $16 - $18, an increase of twenty-five percent
      from 2002. Also, these shutters are known to exceed South Florida
      building code regulations.



      Bahama Shutters (The shutters considered Caribbean dcor.) are
      attached to the outside of a window frame, and propped open when not
      in use. The shutters are made of aluminum alloy, and non-corrosive
      stainless steel hardware or hinge (Also, available in clear impact-
      resistant Lexan Polycarbonate.). The shutters provide shade from the
      sun (adjustable for maximum or minimum protection) when lowered, and
      protection against hurricane window force, heavy rains and burglary.
      Also, the shutters are available in Tongue and Grove design. These
      are commonly used for commercial and residential applications,
      including mobile home, office, condominium, and storefront. Similar
      are Colonial Shutters, which provide a more traditional appearance.
      Bahama Shutters provide privacy for pool, patio enclosure, and
      protecting drapery or upholstery, from fading due to sunlight. These
      shutters are easily accessible to open or close. The standard colors
      available are white, bronze, buffed or additional decorative colors.
      The cost of each Bahama shutter is determined by height, width and
      cost per square foot. In Dade County Florida, Bahama Shutters must
      provide protection up to 150 miles per hour.

      Roll Down Shutters are secured in an upper housing or "box" and when
      hand cranked or automatically operated, by the use of an electric
      motor, will release the slats, which will roll down a track until
      reaching the ground. The system should have a battery back up, if
      operated by electricity. When the slats are completely lowered, they
      provide convince of sufficient light, and air to pass through. These
      shutters are very effective enclosing porches, balconies, and
      providing additional home security. Also, allow the homeowner to see
      out, while preventing others from seeing inside. The slats are made
      of aluminum, and double wall thickness, which is considered the
      strongest slats available. The shutters are available, in a variety
      of colors, which match the outside decor of homes and condominiums,
      custom designed for many different window styles, and are very
      expensive. Additional removable Storm Bars should be included, which
      reinforces the roll down shutters strength.

      Storm panels are made of steel or aluminum, and most difficult for a
      homeowner or business owner to install, but provide very strong
      protection, against wind damage or prevent flying debris from causing
      interior damage. Steel panels are thinner, compared to aluminum and
      heavy to carry. Aluminum panels are thicker and lighter to carry, but
      will cost more. In 2005, the cost for a square foot of aluminum panel
      retailed in Miami and Dade County Florida: $7.00 - $8.00 compared to
      $5.50 prior two years. Recommend, when installing the panels: two or
      more people work together, ladder is likely to be required, a battery
      operated drill for tightening and loosening bolts, and drill bit kit
      (The battery operated drill should be full recharged the night before
      installing or removing the panels). Tracks along the side of the
      windows or doors are preinstalled, and ready to attach these storm
      panels, whenever an approaching hurricane or storm. The aluminum
      panels are custom designed according to length and location of
      installation of window or door. Each panel overlaps for increase
      strength, providing additional protection and reinforced by bolts and
      fasteners (washed wingnuts). The panels are usually stacked and
      stored against an inside wall of a garage, closet or storage area,
      and each should be numbered, according to the location of
      installation. Recommend wearing protective gloves, when lifting or
      carrying any of the panels, since the edges are very sharp. Once all
      the panels are installed, no light can enter the home or residence.
      The aluminum panels provide the maximum wind protection, when
      installed according to manufactures guideline, and expensive to
      purchase.

      Impact resistant glass is the newest type of window protection, which
      is available either laminated glass or shatter-resistant films. The
      laminated glass consists of two or more panes of any type of clear
      glass, which is bonded together with a plastic interlayer. The bond
      glass protects against breakage during tornadoes, hurricanes, and
      protects from burglars, trying to brake into a residence. Shatter-
      resistant films or adhesive, are placed over the interior side of an
      existing window glass. When a resistant glass window is struck by
      flying object, the adhesive will hold any broken pieces together.
      Also, the resistant glass will provide protection, against the sun's
      damaging Ultraviolet rays, which can damage draperies, rugs and
      furniture. License professionals should install impact resistant
      glass windows. Critically important during installation, the frame of
      the window must be strong enough to keep the glass secure. Often,
      retrofit resistant glass windows require replacing the window frame.
      Many new homes build within hurricane prone areas have preinstalled
      resistant glass, against windows and sliding glass doors. Several
      impact-resistant windows have passed South Florida "large missile
      impact" test, against 80 miles per hour wind.
    • KatrinasAngelsinActionForum@yahoogroups.c
      From: http://www.helium.com/tm/100641/hurricane-window-protection-critically By Leonard Konis Hurricane window protection is critically important, living in a
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 1 5:54 AM
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        By Leonard Konis

        Hurricane window protection is critically important, living in a
        State vulnerable to hurricane window force, causing extreme property
        damage by wind speed exceeding 100 miles per hour, and causing trees
        to fall or flying metal objects destroying personal property. Also,
        this type of window protection increases home security, when people
        are away from their home on a vacation. When purchasing hurricane
        window protection, the homeowner must consider type of product or
        design, which provides the best protection, easy to open and close,
        the area needed to protect, the amount of space needed to be
        installed and cost. Each type of hurricane window protection provides
        a maximum protection from wind speed. Only professional and licensed
        companies should install any type of hurricane window protection, and
        get the required building permits, from your local county or city
        government office. Always, check references of any licensed company
        and see previous work accomplished. Very important, professionals
        take accurate window or door measurements, since the parts are custom
        made or designed according to specifications. Any type of installed
        hurricane window protection should include, a warranty for parts and
        labor. After installation, expect a representative from the city or
        county, who will inspect and verify correct installation, based upon
        State or County regulations. Additionally, check, if your community
        association has any restrictions, regarding installation of hurricane
        window protection. Your home homeowner's insurance will likely be
        reduced, by having hurricane window protection.

        Accordion Shutters designed to protect windows, sliding glass doors
        or enclose total balconies. The shutters are easy to open and close,
        for any age or elderly. The shutters are interconnected and have
        exterior aluminum panels (Should be cleaned and lubricated yearly.)
        that move horizontally, between an upper and lower track. The upper
        track or header, which holds a wheel and carriage assemblies, that
        attach to the top of every other panel. This allows ease movement,
        when opening and closing the shutter. The lower track or "still"
        guides and secures the bottom of each panel. The upper and lower
        tracks are permanently installed against frame of a window. Shutters
        are manually operated, by moving each of the two panels, against a
        window frame, until they interlock together and then locked by a key.
        Additional locking pins, further enhance the stability or security of
        the Accordion Shutter, and are easy to handle. This type of shutter
        can work around the radius corner of a building or home, which have
        corner windows. When not in use, are folding away (side corner of the
        window) for an unobstructed view. Accordion Shutters are available
        white, beige, bronze or ivory, depending on the building code
        requirements or regulations in various communities. Additional
        convenience, using Accordion Shutters permits light and air to pass
        through from the outside, and allowing the homeowner to see outside,
        while preventing anyone, from seeing anything inside. Comparably,
        price for Accordion Shutters are less than roll down shutters. In
        2005, one square foot of Accordion shutters retailed in Miami and
        Dade County Florida $16 - $18, an increase of twenty-five percent
        from 2002. Also, these shutters are known to exceed South Florida
        building code regulations.



        Bahama Shutters (The shutters considered Caribbean dcor.) are
        attached to the outside of a window frame, and propped open when not
        in use. The shutters are made of aluminum alloy, and non-corrosive
        stainless steel hardware or hinge (Also, available in clear impact-
        resistant Lexan Polycarbonate.). The shutters provide shade from the
        sun (adjustable for maximum or minimum protection) when lowered, and
        protection against hurricane window force, heavy rains and burglary.
        Also, the shutters are available in Tongue and Grove design. These
        are commonly used for commercial and residential applications,
        including mobile home, office, condominium, and storefront. Similar
        are Colonial Shutters, which provide a more traditional appearance.
        Bahama Shutters provide privacy for pool, patio enclosure, and
        protecting drapery or upholstery, from fading due to sunlight. These
        shutters are easily accessible to open or close. The standard colors
        available are white, bronze, buffed or additional decorative colors.
        The cost of each Bahama shutter is determined by height, width and
        cost per square foot. In Dade County Florida, Bahama Shutters must
        provide protection up to 150 miles per hour.

        Roll Down Shutters are secured in an upper housing or "box" and when
        hand cranked or automatically operated, by the use of an electric
        motor, will release the slats, which will roll down a track until
        reaching the ground. The system should have a battery back up, if
        operated by electricity. When the slats are completely lowered, they
        provide convince of sufficient light, and air to pass through. These
        shutters are very effective enclosing porches, balconies, and
        providing additional home security. Also, allow the homeowner to see
        out, while preventing others from seeing inside. The slats are made
        of aluminum, and double wall thickness, which is considered the
        strongest slats available. The shutters are available, in a variety
        of colors, which match the outside decor of homes and condominiums,
        custom designed for many different window styles, and are very
        expensive. Additional removable Storm Bars should be included, which
        reinforces the roll down shutters strength.

        Storm panels are made of steel or aluminum, and most difficult for a
        homeowner or business owner to install, but provide very strong
        protection, against wind damage or prevent flying debris from causing
        interior damage. Steel panels are thinner, compared to aluminum and
        heavy to carry. Aluminum panels are thicker and lighter to carry, but
        will cost more. In 2005, the cost for a square foot of aluminum panel
        retailed in Miami and Dade County Florida: $7.00 - $8.00 compared to
        $5.50 prior two years. Recommend, when installing the panels: two or
        more people work together, ladder is likely to be required, a battery
        operated drill for tightening and loosening bolts, and drill bit kit
        (The battery operated drill should be full recharged the night before
        installing or removing the panels). Tracks along the side of the
        windows or doors are preinstalled, and ready to attach these storm
        panels, whenever an approaching hurricane or storm. The aluminum
        panels are custom designed according to length and location of
        installation of window or door. Each panel overlaps for increase
        strength, providing additional protection and reinforced by bolts and
        fasteners (washed wingnuts). The panels are usually stacked and
        stored against an inside wall of a garage, closet or storage area,
        and each should be numbered, according to the location of
        installation. Recommend wearing protective gloves, when lifting or
        carrying any of the panels, since the edges are very sharp. Once all
        the panels are installed, no light can enter the home or residence.
        The aluminum panels provide the maximum wind protection, when
        installed according to manufactures guideline, and expensive to
        purchase.

        Impact resistant glass is the newest type of window protection, which
        is available either laminated glass or shatter-resistant films. The
        laminated glass consists of two or more panes of any type of clear
        glass, which is bonded together with a plastic interlayer. The bond
        glass protects against breakage during tornadoes, hurricanes, and
        protects from burglars, trying to brake into a residence. Shatter-
        resistant films or adhesive, are placed over the interior side of an
        existing window glass. When a resistant glass window is struck by
        flying object, the adhesive will hold any broken pieces together.
        Also, the resistant glass will provide protection, against the sun's
        damaging Ultraviolet rays, which can damage draperies, rugs and
        furniture. License professionals should install impact resistant
        glass windows. Critically important during installation, the frame of
        the window must be strong enough to keep the glass secure. Often,
        retrofit resistant glass windows require replacing the window frame.
        Many new homes build within hurricane prone areas have preinstalled
        resistant glass, against windows and sliding glass doors. Several
        impact-resistant windows have passed South Florida "large missile
        impact" test, against 80 miles per hour wind.
      • KatrinasAngelsinActionForum@yahoogroups.c
        From: http://www.helium.com/tm/100641/hurricane-window-protection-critically By Leonard Konis Hurricane window protection is critically important, living in a
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 1, 2008
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          By Leonard Konis

          Hurricane window protection is critically important, living in a
          State vulnerable to hurricane window force, causing extreme property
          damage by wind speed exceeding 100 miles per hour, and causing trees
          to fall or flying metal objects destroying personal property. Also,
          this type of window protection increases home security, when people
          are away from their home on a vacation. When purchasing hurricane
          window protection, the homeowner must consider type of product or
          design, which provides the best protection, easy to open and close,
          the area needed to protect, the amount of space needed to be
          installed and cost. Each type of hurricane window protection provides
          a maximum protection from wind speed. Only professional and licensed
          companies should install any type of hurricane window protection, and
          get the required building permits, from your local county or city
          government office. Always, check references of any licensed company
          and see previous work accomplished. Very important, professionals
          take accurate window or door measurements, since the parts are custom
          made or designed according to specifications. Any type of installed
          hurricane window protection should include, a warranty for parts and
          labor. After installation, expect a representative from the city or
          county, who will inspect and verify correct installation, based upon
          State or County regulations. Additionally, check, if your community
          association has any restrictions, regarding installation of hurricane
          window protection. Your home homeowner's insurance will likely be
          reduced, by having hurricane window protection.

          Accordion Shutters designed to protect windows, sliding glass doors
          or enclose total balconies. The shutters are easy to open and close,
          for any age or elderly. The shutters are interconnected and have
          exterior aluminum panels (Should be cleaned and lubricated yearly.)
          that move horizontally, between an upper and lower track. The upper
          track or header, which holds a wheel and carriage assemblies, that
          attach to the top of every other panel. This allows ease movement,
          when opening and closing the shutter. The lower track or "still"
          guides and secures the bottom of each panel. The upper and lower
          tracks are permanently installed against frame of a window. Shutters
          are manually operated, by moving each of the two panels, against a
          window frame, until they interlock together and then locked by a key.
          Additional locking pins, further enhance the stability or security of
          the Accordion Shutter, and are easy to handle. This type of shutter
          can work around the radius corner of a building or home, which have
          corner windows. When not in use, are folding away (side corner of the
          window) for an unobstructed view. Accordion Shutters are available
          white, beige, bronze or ivory, depending on the building code
          requirements or regulations in various communities. Additional
          convenience, using Accordion Shutters permits light and air to pass
          through from the outside, and allowing the homeowner to see outside,
          while preventing anyone, from seeing anything inside. Comparably,
          price for Accordion Shutters are less than roll down shutters. In
          2005, one square foot of Accordion shutters retailed in Miami and
          Dade County Florida $16 - $18, an increase of twenty-five percent
          from 2002. Also, these shutters are known to exceed South Florida
          building code regulations.



          Bahama Shutters (The shutters considered Caribbean dcor.) are
          attached to the outside of a window frame, and propped open when not
          in use. The shutters are made of aluminum alloy, and non-corrosive
          stainless steel hardware or hinge (Also, available in clear impact-
          resistant Lexan Polycarbonate.). The shutters provide shade from the
          sun (adjustable for maximum or minimum protection) when lowered, and
          protection against hurricane window force, heavy rains and burglary.
          Also, the shutters are available in Tongue and Grove design. These
          are commonly used for commercial and residential applications,
          including mobile home, office, condominium, and storefront. Similar
          are Colonial Shutters, which provide a more traditional appearance.
          Bahama Shutters provide privacy for pool, patio enclosure, and
          protecting drapery or upholstery, from fading due to sunlight. These
          shutters are easily accessible to open or close. The standard colors
          available are white, bronze, buffed or additional decorative colors.
          The cost of each Bahama shutter is determined by height, width and
          cost per square foot. In Dade County Florida, Bahama Shutters must
          provide protection up to 150 miles per hour.

          Roll Down Shutters are secured in an upper housing or "box" and when
          hand cranked or automatically operated, by the use of an electric
          motor, will release the slats, which will roll down a track until
          reaching the ground. The system should have a battery back up, if
          operated by electricity. When the slats are completely lowered, they
          provide convince of sufficient light, and air to pass through. These
          shutters are very effective enclosing porches, balconies, and
          providing additional home security. Also, allow the homeowner to see
          out, while preventing others from seeing inside. The slats are made
          of aluminum, and double wall thickness, which is considered the
          strongest slats available. The shutters are available, in a variety
          of colors, which match the outside decor of homes and condominiums,
          custom designed for many different window styles, and are very
          expensive. Additional removable Storm Bars should be included, which
          reinforces the roll down shutters strength.

          Storm panels are made of steel or aluminum, and most difficult for a
          homeowner or business owner to install, but provide very strong
          protection, against wind damage or prevent flying debris from causing
          interior damage. Steel panels are thinner, compared to aluminum and
          heavy to carry. Aluminum panels are thicker and lighter to carry, but
          will cost more. In 2005, the cost for a square foot of aluminum panel
          retailed in Miami and Dade County Florida: $7.00 - $8.00 compared to
          $5.50 prior two years. Recommend, when installing the panels: two or
          more people work together, ladder is likely to be required, a battery
          operated drill for tightening and loosening bolts, and drill bit kit
          (The battery operated drill should be full recharged the night before
          installing or removing the panels). Tracks along the side of the
          windows or doors are preinstalled, and ready to attach these storm
          panels, whenever an approaching hurricane or storm. The aluminum
          panels are custom designed according to length and location of
          installation of window or door. Each panel overlaps for increase
          strength, providing additional protection and reinforced by bolts and
          fasteners (washed wingnuts). The panels are usually stacked and
          stored against an inside wall of a garage, closet or storage area,
          and each should be numbered, according to the location of
          installation. Recommend wearing protective gloves, when lifting or
          carrying any of the panels, since the edges are very sharp. Once all
          the panels are installed, no light can enter the home or residence.
          The aluminum panels provide the maximum wind protection, when
          installed according to manufactures guideline, and expensive to
          purchase.

          Impact resistant glass is the newest type of window protection, which
          is available either laminated glass or shatter-resistant films. The
          laminated glass consists of two or more panes of any type of clear
          glass, which is bonded together with a plastic interlayer. The bond
          glass protects against breakage during tornadoes, hurricanes, and
          protects from burglars, trying to brake into a residence. Shatter-
          resistant films or adhesive, are placed over the interior side of an
          existing window glass. When a resistant glass window is struck by
          flying object, the adhesive will hold any broken pieces together.
          Also, the resistant glass will provide protection, against the sun's
          damaging Ultraviolet rays, which can damage draperies, rugs and
          furniture. License professionals should install impact resistant
          glass windows. Critically important during installation, the frame of
          the window must be strong enough to keep the glass secure. Often,
          retrofit resistant glass windows require replacing the window frame.
          Many new homes build within hurricane prone areas have preinstalled
          resistant glass, against windows and sliding glass doors. Several
          impact-resistant windows have passed South Florida "large missile
          impact" test, against 80 miles per hour wind.
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