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Old 05-29-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Hi,

I have recently moved here in the Punta Gorda area but still work out of state. I am worried if a hurricane should come this way and I am not at my home to put on my shutters then I will be in real trouble.
Can someone tell me if i can install my shutters and leave them in place during the hurricane season?
I will appreciate if anyone can answer my question. Is there a hot line that I can get more information concerning installing of the shutters?

Thanks

Ida
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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The answer to this depends on a few things. One HOA, sometimes have rules against this. If you don't live in a HOA, and will not be living in the house, county rules say you can leave them up, as long as no one is living in the house. As if there is a fire they are a safety issue.

But I have to say that doing this sometimes attracts people to your house, as they soon learn the house is empty. Maybe you can board up the windows that are not visible from the street. So that it looks like someone is home. There are companies you can hire to install your shutters before a storm, but you need to contact them now (not before a storm).
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