After the catastrophe created by earlier Hurricane Wilma and latest Hurricane Katrina, use of the Hurricane Shutters is gaining a large momentum. Over the past 110 years, the center of a hurricane has passed within 75 miles of Miami, on average, once every 3.5 years. In this milieu people are in quest for the shutters that can be easily operated by all walks of people. There is no point of surprise to say that Electric Hurricane Shutter falls in this category. These shutters are operated by a button start. The biggest advantage of these shutters is that children, old aged and disabled persons, can easily operate them. They come with minor setbacks that include regular check of the battery.
Electric Hurricane Shutter has many advantages over the other shutters. They are easily designed and operated for your home inside and outside. They can be installed easily on existing building. Regarding the unique feature of the Electric Hurricane Shutter i.e. they can be operated using electric motors. In case of power failures they can be operated by manual gears or a pull- tape system. A multiple Electric Hurricane Shutter installation using electric motor operators can have a central control system that will open and close shutters on a schedule or automatically close all shutters if the wind exceeds a preset limit.
Electric Hurricane Shutter uses a series of slats that roll up into a housing for storage. The slats, when rolled down, are guided by tracks on each side. This shutter installation must have adequate space for sidetracks up to 3" each side and room for a hood at the top, 6" - 12" depending on the height of the opening. Electric Hurricane Shutter rolls up in an enclosed box above the window when not in use. The only set back of these shutters is that the battery must be checked frequently in order to contain electricity related problems. Electric Hurricane Shutter can be purchased at the rate of $26-$40 per square foot.