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Old 06-04-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Since I'm in a posting frenzy lately I thought I'd ask a question concerning hurricane protection. I'm not doing this is in the main FL forum because I trust you people more than strangers.

We are in a CBS, full hip roof with impact resistant windows, steel doors. We have multiple sliders out to the pool area under an overhang of the roof. I would rather protect the whole lanai for both cost savings/ease of deployment and to keep the wind from getting under the roof in this area. The sliders are not impact resistant (but multiple sensors for the alarm system).

We're not that concerned about the mitigation standpoint, ie. insurance reduction as we already get a good amount.

Are there recommendations as to what I could use? I really want Miami Dade rated material even though the rest of the house (garage door) are only FL rated. I've looked at the Armor Screen, accordian shutters. Each seems little flimsy. I want protection, not a reduction on insurance.
Should I just go with a bunch of heavy gauge steel covers over the sliders? I'd really like to protect the whole lanai.

Any recommendations?
Thanks!!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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We bought the hurricane shutters for around the outside of the entire lanai. That way you can leave your patio furniture inside and put aything else in the lanai that you don't want to get damaged by winds instead of just covering the sliders. We have the aluminum or steel (not sure which) shutters that you slide into the tracks along the top and the bottom has the bolts. They stack and store easy in the garage. We measured, went to the aluminum place in Port Charlotte, ordered them to custom fit and installed ourselves. Or I should say my boyfriend did it all, not me. They are Miami Dade rated and qualified for the homeowner insurance discount. We put them on every window or glass covering on the entire house because our house was built in 2006 but did not come with shutters. Much cheaper than Home Depot or Lowes.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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We bought the hurricane shutters for around the outside of the entire lanai. That way you can leave your patio furniture inside and put aything else in the lanai that you don't want to get damaged by winds instead of just covering the sliders. We have the aluminum or steel (not sure which) shutters that you slide into the tracks along the top and the bottom has the bolts. They stack and store easy in the garage. We measured, went to the aluminum place in Port Charlotte, ordered them to custom fit and installed ourselves. Or I should say my boyfriend did it all, not me. They are Miami Dade rated and qualified for the homeowner insurance discount. We put them on every window or glass covering on the entire house because our house was built in 2006 but did not come with shutters. Much cheaper than Home Depot or Lowes.
Thanks AGAIN Tammy. Are you saying you use the the same type on the lanai as you do on the windows? Big, ugly but I like it!
And do you remember the name of the aluminum place in PC? And last question, when can your BF come over and install ours??
Many thanks!
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Thanks AGAIN Tammy. Are you saying you use the the same type on the lanai as you do on the windows? Big, ugly but I like it!
And do you remember the name of the aluminum place in PC? And last question, when can your BF come over and install ours??
Many thanks!
We bought them at Town and Country Wholesale Aluminum and Building Products - 20159 Kenilworth Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL. 941-624-5006
I am not sure if they sell to the public. My boyfriend is a residential contractor. We also have a few of the clear panels, one in the kitchen and a couple on the lanai so we can let some light in and also see outside. We have only had to put them up one time.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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Never thought about shutters for the whole lanai, is that inside the screened lanai or outside of the screened area? If it is outside what about the top?
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Our shutters are outside the screened lanai which has a roofover. If you have a lanai with a pool extended beyond it, you would just attach the shutters to the area where the roof is between the lanai and pool cage. You run a track on the bottom and top and slide the shutters in and bolt them down. We had that type at our previous home.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Id ask Harris RWS froggy he would know best. My concern is my 3 sided sunrooms sliders.
I can pm you his email if needed
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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I had aluminum shutters for the lanai area like TamRE spoke of they certainly offer the best possible protection, I believe but they take hours to put up a real PIA. I just put in aluminum sliders from Storm Smart, Pricy, but they offer similar protection and close up tight in 1/10Th the time with no sweat
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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I had aluminum shutters for the lanai area like TamRE spoke of they certainly offer the best possible protection, I believe but they take hours to put up a real PIA.
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On my last bome i had the bolt on metal shutters
204 i last frack of how many time i lut them up inhad neighbors who just left them up but it was dark like a cave inside.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Sunny FLA
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Id ask Harris RWS froggy he would know best. My concern is my 3 sided sunrooms sliders.
I can pm you his email if needed
Thanks Mike. I've already spoken to Harris. I was looking at the Armor Screen. Without employment I'm looking to go cheap and proven protection.
Thx all!!
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