Hurricane Shutters that have a Product Approval means that they have been tested and approved to provide maximum security and protection during a storm event.
One method used to test shutters includes a high velocity impact test, also known as a missile test. One test includes shooting a six foot long, nine pound 2 X 4 from an air cannon at 34 mph. This simulates 150 mph wind carrying large debris. Another test uses small steel balls or gravel to simulate the effects of air borne gravel and rocks.
Positive and negative pressure tests are also performed to test the ability of the shutter system to withstand "static" (constant), "cyclic" (gusts), "negative static" (constant vacuum), and "negative cyclic" (vacuum gusts), wind pressures.
It is very important to note that both the product and installation method must be approved in order for a shutter to be considered fully approved.
Statewide Home Services has over 35 years of experience, and installs all shutters using approved methods to ensure maximum wind resistance. Statewide Home Services is also licensed by the State of Florida as a General Contractor and Roofing Contractor.