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Hurricane Protection and Building Codes

Hurricane Season in the USA begins June 1 and extends through November 30. On average, several hurricanes hit the US East Coast during this period. It's not only the Category 5 (strongest) hurricanes that cause all the damage...In 1996 Hurricane Fran (Category 3) became the third most costly in history...Flood damage extended from North Carolina to the Great Lakes.

Alutech Hurricane Shutters prove to be an effective barrier between a storm, wind driven rain and your building. Our hurricane shutters will significantly reduce leakage through your windows and entrances in a high wind and hurricane condition.
 

A Hurricane Shutter is defined by your building code

Sometimes confusing, but nevertheless a very important aspect of Hurricane Protection is your local building code. Only shutters that comply with your specific buildings code's requirement are truly hurricane shutters. Look at our wind load map and building code adoption map, to give you an idea about your area. Contact us or a dealer of ours for information about your municipality. Our products are rated, tested and approved to meet or exceed the following building codes:

  • Dade County
  • Florida Building Code (FBC)
  • International Building Code (IBC / IRC)
  • Texas Department of Insurances (TDI)

To find approval drawings for each of these codes follow find the product your are interested in a follow the links for Building Codes.


Find Products for Hurricane Protection

Our hurricane protection products include: Roll Shutters, Accordion Shutters, Screens and Panels