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Hurricane Shutters and HOA Approval in Lake Worth

Homeowners Associations are common in most Lake Worth residential communities. These associations regulate various aspects of your community from the color you paint your house to the types of hurricane shutters you use. Choosing hurricane shutters for your home is a big enough decision on its own and you do not want to be concerned with HOA fines. At Category 5 Manufacturing, we make, sell, and install a variety of hurricane shutters that are all HOA approved for your peace of mind.

A History of Hurricane Shutters is South Florida

Prior to Hurricane Andrew, HOA’s were able to ban hurricane shutter due to aesthetic reasons. However, following Hurricane Andrew, a law was passed stating that homeowners have a right to protect themselves. Even if a home has impact windows, no association can ban the use of hurricane shutters completely. What they can control is the type of hurricane shutters used, setting standards for color, attachments, location, when the shutters can be deployed and more.

Shutter Aesthetics

Although storm shutter options like plywood and corrugated storm panels are banned by some associations, generally it is the color and location that associations in Lake Worth limit. In order to blend in more with the homes, clear or white shutters may be required to get approval from your HOA. At Category 5 Manufacturing our Storm Panels are offered in multiple finishes including steel, clear, aluminum mill, or aluminum white. Other elements such as the type of bolts used are also commonly regulated. These types of requests are easy for our team to accommodate.

Duration of Shutter Deployment

A common limitation on shutters is how long you can keep them up. Some associations will enforce a limit when the shutters can be deployed during hurricane season (June 1st to November 30th). Other associations may not let you put them up until the first storm of the season is named and will require the shutters come down as soon as the storm no longer presents a threat. Regardless of the exact rule, you must follow them to avoid hefty fines from your HOA. These requirements may seem annoying and might cause you to put up and take down your shutters several times within one hurricane season, but it is best for your home and shutters anyways. Keeping hurricane shutters deployed for long periods of time may lead to damaged shutters and present a fire hazard. Hurricane shutters should only be deployed when they are needed and removed as soon as you are safely able to.

Required Notification from your HOA

If your HOA decides to amend any of their rules, they are required to send out notification 14 days prior to a Board Meeting. If you are not notified of the meeting or the proposed change in a timely manner, then you have a right to protest any vote or supposedly passed amendment.

Last Minute Precautions

Most associations with rules against plywood will not say anything while you are last minute installing plywood to protect your home from a tropical storm or hurricane. Preventing you from protecting your home could be a liability for the association. However, they will likely say something following the storm and warn that it cannot happen again. If you repeatedly go against your association’s rules, you can expect fines and possible legal action against you. Plywood is commonly not allowed by associations, takes hours to install, and can cause damage to your home when being installed. Our recommendation at Category 5 is to install proper HOA approved shutters prior to hurricane season to avoid conflict and ensure your home will be safe.

Shutter Styles Offered by Category 5:

Failure to follow rules set forth by your community’s HOA can be costly and time-consuming. Additionally, balancing functionality, safety, and aesthetics is a priority for both HOA’s as well as individual homeowners. That is why at Category 5 Manufacturing we provide HOA approved hurricane shutters to residents throughout the Lake Worth area. Contact us to learn more about the hurricane shutter styles we offer.

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The Best Hurricane Shutters In Lake Worth

The Best Hurricane Protection available in Lake Worth FL

Homeowners in Lake Worth need a hurricane shutter company they can trust to assist with protecting their home, whether installing new shutters or repairing existing shutters. Installing hurricane shutters is a critical measure for all property owners when preparing for hurricane season. The monetary and sentimental value of the items inside of a home means the world to most families. Do not take a chance, if you are a Lake Worth homeowner, you need hurricane shutters to protect your family and your possessions.

The Best in Manufacturing Hurricane Shutters

Category 5 Manufacturing is one of the best hurricane shutter manufacturers that services the Lake Worth area. Our shutters are the best because they are made to meet or exceed the toughest building codes in the entire State of Florida. When installed properly, our hurricane shutters can protect your home from strong winds, rain, and flying debris.

The Best at Installing Hurricane Shutters

Making quality hurricane shutters is only half of the battle. Hurricane shutters are virtually useless if they are not installed properly. Our team of installers are highly trained and experienced when it comes to installing our hurricane shutters on a variety of homes and properties. Hurricane shutters do require a permit to be installed. The shutters themselves must be made from approved materials and the installation must meet your municipalities building codes. We take extra care to match our installation to the approved permit plans and make sure the shutters are safe regardless of any existing conditions. Down to the nuts and bolts, you can be confident that your hurricane shutters are installed right.

HOA Approved Shutters

One of the other factors that make Category 5 the best is all of our hurricane shutters are HOA approved. We do not want homeowners to face hefty HOA fines from installing shutters that are not approved, so we handle that detail for you. From aesthetics to strength, we design and build all of our hurricane shutters with common HOA guidelines in mind.

Types of Category 5 Hurricane Shutters

Preparing Your Home for a Storm

In the event of an approaching tropical storm or hurricane, you will need to close or put up your hurricane shutters. Many of the hurricane shutters designed by Category 5 Manufacturing, such as roller shutters and Bahamas shutters, can easily be deployed in a matter of minutes. Options such as storm panels may take a little longer to put up, but can also be completed easily in much less time than it takes to hammer up plywood. When you are deciding on the type of hurricane shutters to secure your home, we provide top quality customer service and discuss what options might be best for your needs and why. Our installers will also gladly show you how to use your shutters before leaving the job site so that you are comfortable handle the job when the time comes.

If you are looking for the best hurricane shutter company in Lake Worth, look no further. Category 5 Manufacturing takes pride in providing the best-manufactured hurricane shutters, hurricane shutter installation, and overall customer service in South Florida. Hurricane season is right around the corner and we want your home to be prepared. Call Category 5 today to request a free quote on hurricane shutters for your Lake Worth Home.

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