Friday, May 11, 2012

Featured Hurricane Protection: Security Film

Today's Hurricane Protection Tip focuses on Security and Solar Films. 

(A.k.a. Impact glass, Impact Resistant or Live Impact Windows)

Why Go With Security Film?

Hurricane Protection  

With hurricane season just around the corner, one issue that comes to every homeowner's mind is the possibility of damage caused by intense winds, rain and debris. Everything from lumber to toys can pose a serious threat in the event of a natural disaster, hitting windows and causing breakage on impact. Shattered glass can cause damage, or worse, serious bodily harm.

Fortunately, one thing you can do to prevent such a tragic outcome is have Security Film professionally installed. Security Film is bonded by a special adhesive, becoming a permanent part of the window, increasing the overall strength of the glass and greatly reduces the chance that glass pieces will scatter in the event of breakage. Upon impact, while glass may break, it can remain held together, preventing a window from caving in, as seen in video below.


Security Film Window ProtectionFor security needs, thicker film is available.  

Fact: As of 2011, The FBI estimates that over 2,22,196 burglaries occur each year in the United states and result in an average of over $2,000 worth of property stolen. Residential burglaries occur for 73% of all robberies.

This film can prevent break-ins and secure your home from intruders, giving you and your family peace of mind. For extreme security and optimal storm protection, optional frame attachment hardware or silicone can be added.

Protect Your Investments

 Whether clear or tinted, 90% of the sun's harmful UV rays are blocked for treated glass, saving your furniture, window treatments, home decor and carpets from fading. 

Tinted windows additionally reduce home energy costs and are available in a wide variety of tints for each person's individual needs. 

Overall, these products offer your home or business:

  • Direct Installation on Glass (never needs to be removed or re-applied).
  • 24/7 Protection.
  • 90%+ Blocked UV Rays.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency and Reduction in Home Cooling Costs.
  • See-through Visibility.
  • Variety of Thicknesses and Tints.
  • Protection From Grab-and-Go Thefts 
  • Prevention of Scattering of Broken Shards
  • Greatly Reduces Chances of Glass Shattering or Separating
  • Affordable protection at only $14-$16 per square foot for average protection.
For more information, please Contact Us!

Check back again for more Hurricane and Security Products! Next time, we'll discuss Security Shutters

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2012 Hurricane Season Predicted

With all this rainy weather on Long Island lately, Hurricane Season is on our mind!

Hurricane season generally lasts from June 1 to November 30th, though tropical storms can occur at any time of the year.

While 2012 is predicted to be a milder year than past years, there are still 3 major storms predicted which could reach category 3, including 111MPH winds.

This year's storm names:

Security FilmIt's always better to be prepared than have a storm develop and be caught offguard! Shutter Shack offers the most up-to-date Hurricane Protection products to ensure your home's safety in the event of a natural disaster. Our Security Film is just one example of the many products you can add to increase the value of your home. Security Film holds your windows together during severe weather (up to category 2) or even a break in attempt!

Other hurricane protection Shutter Shack offers includes Security Shutters, Storm Panels, Hurricane Screens, Hurricane Fabric, and Impact Shutters,.  Over the next few weeks, we will describe and explore the various options you can use to increase your home's value and level of protection. As always, Shutter Shack offers our local and tri-state customers the same professional, high quality installations it has over the past 40 years!

Storm Panels