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Protect and Improve Your Home with Hurricane Shutters, Aluminum Fence, and Patio Cover

By Bob Barden Subscribe to RSS | February 25th 2012 | Views:

Your home is one of your most important assets. The more you protect and improve it, the greater this asset will become. Improvements such as hurricane shutters, an aluminum fence, or patio cover will go a long way toward beautifying and protecting your home for years to come.

For those living in a hurricane prone area, hurricane shutters are the most important protection for a home. Some states even provide major discounts on home insurance if you protect your home with hurricane shutters.

There are a variety of hurricane shutters available. The more expensive steel and aluminum hurricane shutters offer the best protection and can be stored when not in use. Most of the other choices are permanent, so you need to determine how they will match with the exterior of your home.

Permanent choices include accordion hurricane shutters that unfold in an accordion-style manner. There are two-piece louvered Colonial hurricane shutters that can be installed on the sides of windows. Bahamas hurricane shutters provide shade as they are attached directly above the window. Roll-down hurricane shutters are also installed above the window and rolled up in a box when not in use.

An aluminum fence is a great way to improve the look of your home and is much easier to maintain than a traditional wrought iron fence. You can get an aluminum fence in a variety of styles, colors, and heights. An aluminum fence adds prestige and value to a property and can be used to surround a home and a pool for safety.

Adding a patio cover is another way to beautify and add value to your home. A patio cover makes time on the patio far more enjoyable by providing protection from the elements, whether rain or shine. Today there are countless patio cover designs to choose from. A patio cover can enhance the aesthetics of your home as well as your outdoor experience.

A patio cover is particularly useful if you like to entertain, especially when the weather is unpredictable. There are also patio cover designs to keep bugs and animals away from the area. A patio cover also helps keep a patio cooler in summer and protects you from the dangers of direct sunlight. A patio cover is also ideal for letting pets enjoy the outside without the worry of them running off.

When choosing hurricane shutters, an aluminum fence, or patio cover to protect and improve your home, the most important decision will be to find a reputable and licensed contractor to install your purchase. Quality installation will ensure that the improvements and protections will add true value and enhancement to your home.

Bob Barden - About Author:
For 50 years of experience in the screen industry, East Coast Screens owners Michael Walker and Robert Barden have kept up and adapted to all of the industry changes. The company does not use subcontractors. Instead, every step from sales to installation is done by employees to ensure that the highest quality standards are met. For more information, visit

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