</p><p>Not that long ago, the Coastal Bend was affected terribly from Hurricane Harvey and the community is still trying to recover from the damages it left behind. The hurricane was a wakeup call for many people that didn’t expect anything to happen or underestimated the power of Mother Nature. Ernestine Valadez, owner of Academy Window Coverings is trying to help people prepare for this hurricane season. Her and her family have been in business over 57 years and have seen people lose their personal belongings due to shattered windows.
Some hurricane shutters can sustain high wind speeds up to 200+ mph but hurricane damage is most often caused by a combination of flying debris. Valadez says it’s important to make sure any hurricane shutters you purchase are not just for high wind speeds but for hurricane protection that meets current building codes for impact and cyclic pressures.
Academy Window Coverings offer free in-home consultations for people looking into hurricane shutters. With their profession help and knowledge, people can relax knowing their purchased shutters are of high quality.
As mentioned before, there are a variety of styles to choose from for every home.
Roll-Down Shutters: </p><p>The most popular and highly recommended shutters are the roll-down type. The shutters attach just above the window. They can be lowered either manually by a hand crank or automatically by the push of a button. They lock in place for storm protection and even make an excellent theft deterrent.
</p><p>For homes with more character, resident choose to use the colonial hurricane shutters. These shutters are two-piece louvered shutters and sit beside the window. They can be folded in to close. For added protection, some are combined with a storm bar that locks the shutters in place.
Bahama Hurricane Shutters:
</p><p>Another popular storm shutter is the Bahama hurricane shutters. These shutters are a one piece louvered shutter that gets attached above the window. They prop open and provide shade for the window. The shutters lower and secure to the wall to become storm ready.
There are many options when it comes to hurricane shutters. Academy Window Coverings is ready to show you all of the options in their showroom at 4303 South Padre Island Drive. They are also willing to give a free in-home consultation. Give them a call at 361-852-6088 to make an appointment today!
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
The original Academy Venetial Blinds was established in 1946. Richard and Ernestine Valadez purchased it in 1959 and the name became Academy Window Coverings, Inc. The Valadez family has dedicated their time and effort into establishing and maintaining a successful family-owned business for 57 years.
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