Monthly Archive: May 2012

Clam Shells will be clappin’ over your windows

“Mermaids wavin’ Wavin’ to mermen Wavin’ sea fans Sea horses sailin Dolphins wailin’ Red snappers snappin’ Clam shells clappin’ Muscles flexin’ Flippers flippin’ Down, downLet’s rock!” sang the B-52s. While Clam shells and mermaids may not living at your house, clamshell awnings can give your home that trendy comeback look sought after by home and business owners throughout the country. Once intended to shade the home from hot sun or inclement weather, clam shell awnings are now also specifically valued for their curb appeal. Aluminum clamshell awnings are great for providing shade, and can even be pivoted down over the window before inclement weather strikes to provide some protection from the elements. The charming scalloped edges of a clam shell awning cast a retro feel to the exterior of residential and commercial properties while still offering the protective properties for which they were originally designed.
Lightweight and easily adjustable, clam shell awnings are available in impact and non-impact varieties and are offered in many complimentary colors. Providing shade and protection to your home or office, these energy-saving awnings are a practical and stylish choice. When lowered and secured, our awnings are not only theft deterring but also provide a sturdy shield from the elements. For protection against more intensive, tropical storms, winds and airborne debris, our impact resistant awnings are the best choice. Manufactured with added reinforcement ribbing and aluminum-backed for optimal strength and endurance, impact-resistant clam shell awnings by Empire Construction & Development have passed Miami/Dade County’s wind and impact standards, which include some of the most vigorous standards in the country.
The Empire Construction & Development will assist you with the customization of your shutter purchases.While mermaids probably will not be”.. wavin’to mermen..”, our shutters will be delivered install-ready and can be easily installed by the customer, handyman or contractor. Our company can accommodate the storm and security needs of large commercial or residential contracts as well as smaller individual shutter requests. Regardless of how large or small an order, our experienced staff will guide you through the hurricane selection process and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for your FREE shutters quote or to place an order: Toll Free: (888)474-3555.

Colonial Shutters keep the Carolinas free and easy

“Me and you in a midnight blue, ’82 Camaro Crossin’ over the Hartwell bridge movin’ fast as she would go Windows down, radio up, we were singin’ “Freebird” Flyin’ up to your daddy’s cabin just outside of Spartanburg” sang Corey Smith. Can you imagine such a free and easy feeling? You could if you had Colonial Shutters!
When Colonial customers call seeking protection from storms and theft yet wish to also enhance the classical architecture of their homes and businesses, we recommend our top-selling colonial shutters. Our storm shutters extend a reminiscent nod to the style influences of colonial New England and the Old South.

Our high-visibility impact colonial shutters can withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour. Our shutters are constructed of heavy gauge aluminum, making them extremely reliable and weatherproof. Permanently hinged beside the window frame, our shutters can be locked into place easily and quickly when a storm is approaching or when more privacy or security is warranted. When closed, colonial shutters reduce energy and cooling costs and deter uninvited intruders. Our shutters offer durable resistance to hurricane force winds, airborne storm debris and heavy rains. Our shutters are available in a pallet of 2 dozen elegant color choices to compliment most building styles. Our shutters can be customized to fit most windows and are available in arches, angles and curved tops.

Colonial Shades can accommodate the storm and security needs of large commercial or residential contracts as well as smaller individual shutter requests .So drive that Camaro across the bridge because regardless of size, our experienced staff will guide you through the purchasing process and answer any questions you may have. Empire Construction & Development manufactures impact Bahama Shutters specifically to meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S., such as those instituted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE shutters quote or to place an order: Toll Free: (888)474-3555.

Daytona Beach area uses Empire storm protection

When the group Half Japanese sang: “I had sun in my eyes, And sand in my shoes, Who could ask for more, There’s no other place I’d rather be, Than right here at the shore … Hot pizza from the kitchen Daytona Beach” it was as if they were letting Daytona Beach residents know that if they turned to Empire Construction & Development and its 35 years of unsurpassed hurricane protection and customer service, they too would be a place they would always want to be. For storm protection and security, nothing exceeds the convenience and durability of Empire’s customized windows and doors.
In addition to withstanding hurricane force winds and airborne storm debris, Empire Construction & Development windows are an energy efficient and cost effective way to lower utility bills. 24-hour theft deterrence is another valued feature of impact resistant glass. The increased protection against vandalism, robbery and theft is why Daytonians choose our custom-fitted, maintenance-free impact glass and doors. Providing the ultimate in hassle-free security and storm protection, impact resistant glass is one of the most requested products we manufacture. Impact windows and doors are recognized by the insurance industry as Class A protection. This protection classification entitles many homeowners to a reduction of costly insurance premiums.
Our windows are manufactured using high-grade, aluminum frames offered in a variety of popular color choices. Our impact resistant glass is available in several tint variations. Our multi-layer, silicone glazing process strengthens and shields our glass and prevents it from shattering. Impervious to high winds and airborne storm debris, our impact resistant windows are the perfect choice for residential and commercial properties situated in hurricane prone regions. Our customers in the Daytona area prefer impact resistant windows and doors for the enhanced light and sound reduction they provide. Our impact resistant glass significantly reduces the damage caused by unfiltered ultra violet rays on drapes, carpets, artwork and furniture. Impact resistant glass and windows provide the necessary security to home and business owners while eliminating unsightly hardware, bulky storage and view obstruction that traditional storm shielding methods require.
So have lots of fun in the sun, and know that with Empire Construction & Development manufactures impact glass windows and doors meeting or exceeding the most stringent wind codes in the U.S., such as those instituted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code, you are safe from storm danger. Contact us today for your FREE impact resistant glass quote or to place an order: Contact us today for your FREE shutters quote or to place an order: Toll Free: (888)474-3555.

Bahama Shutters for Tampa/St. Pete Residents

“Well it’s hard to believe in much when you’re in Tampa Bay and the coastline is drowning beneath all the sunshine and condos” sang Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains. Then again, he probably hadn’t witnessed firsthand, the wrath of hurricanes and tropical systems on that beautiful city. Tremendous property damage from high winds, airborne debris and water intrusion is the telltale after effect of even a low-category tropical storm. For these reasons, Empire Construction & Development is the company Florida gulf coast residents rely on to safeguard their families, homes and businesses. Our customer service and product quality is unsurpassed in the industry due to 35 years of storm-resistance ingenuity and customer satisfaction.

Along the gulf coast of Florida, residents protect their homes and businesses without sacrificing architectural integrity and coastal charm by choosing Bahama Shutters. Impact Bahama Shutters offer an elegantly tropical aesthetic that compliments and beautifies any home or commercial structure while also providing permanent shade, energy savings, and storm protection. Our quality, louvered shutters are available in a spectrum of elegant color choices and customized to your size specifications. Our impact Bahama Shutters are a favored choice for many Tampa/St. Pete residents and business owners seeking maximum security and protection from seasonal storms and hurricanes. Each shutter is permanently mounted at a 45 degree angle affording the occupants privacy, visibility and ventilation through uniquely designed aluminum slats. Because our shutters are permanently affixed beside the windows, the need for bulky storage space is eliminated. Our Bahama hurricane shutters are easy to install and are quick and convenient to operate. Engineered from heavy, extruded aluminum, our shutters can withstand the intensity of gale force winds and storm pressure associated with hurricane systems .Any impact from airborne storm debris that so often accompanies tropical storms, is durably shielded by our impact shutters. The superior quality of our Bahama Shutters deems them a popular choice among many discerning gulf coast customers. For those seeking to enhance and protect their homes and businesses while preserving the structural elegance of their residential and commercial property, Bahama Shutters can’t be beat. And yet, our Bahama Shutters aren’t solely appreciated for their storm shielding capabilities. Our impact shutters are enjoyed year-round during the more welcomed temperate weather due to the added charm they introduce to the exterior of homes and businesses as well as for the cool, coastal breezes that are invited in through the louvered slats. Even when open, Bahama shutters provide shade and privacy and make an excellent and versatile choice for many.
Though it’s hard to believe that such a beautiful day in Tampa can end up being devastated by the wrath of a hurricane or tropical winds, believe that Empire Construction & Development and its impact Bahama Shutters specifically manufactured to meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S. such as those instituted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE hurricane shutter quote or to place an order: (954)474-3557

Outer Banks Bahama Shutters

“All this wind will travel somewhere far away perhaps to blow your hair aside to reveal your eyes,
Green as the purest rock moss” sang The Lonely Forest, a rock band of four Anacortes natives. Well, Outer Banks residents can rely on 35 years of experience to safeguard their families, homes and businesses from the devastating effects of tropical storms and hurricanes blowing their hair aside. Empire Construction & Development is the company they trust for customer service and product quality. Customer satisfaction has earned Empire Construction & Development superior ratings in the storm protection industry.
Impact Bahama shutters offer a charming and tropical aesthetic that compliments and beautifies any home or commercial structure while providing permanent shade, energy savings, and storm protection. Our quality, louvered shutters are available in a pleasing array of colors and size specifications and are a favored choice for many Outer Banks residents and business owners who are seeking maximum security and protection from seasonal storms and hurricanes.
Empire Construction & Development customizes each shutter for permanent mounting at a 45 degree angle affording the occupants privacy, visibility and ventilation through uniquely designed aluminum slats. Bahama hurricane shutters are easy to install and are quick and convenient to operate. Because our shutters are permanently affixed beside the windows, the need for bulky storage space is eliminated making this type of shutter a top pick for many Outer Banks residents. Engineered from heavy, extruded aluminum, our shutters can withstand the intensity of winds and storm pressure associated with hurricane-force winds. The superior quality of our Bahama shutters deem them a popular choice for many discerning customers seeking to enhance and protect their homes and businesses while preserving the structural elegance of their residential or commercial property. Additionally, our Bahama shutters aren’t solely appreciated for their storm shielding capabilities. Our shutters are also enjoyed during the more welcomed forecasts due to the added charm they introduce to the exterior of homes and businesses and the cool coastal breezes that are invited in through the louvered slats. Even when open, Bahama shutters provide shade and privacy and are an excellent and versatile choice for many. So push your hair out of your eyes and contact Empire Construction & Development for impact Bahama shutters that meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S. and have been accepted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE

Naples Florida uses Bahama Shutters

When Elvis Presley sang “Write to me from Naples, tell me all that’s new” [Jimmy Kennedy / Alex Alstone], he wasn’t asking for a weather report, even though home and business owners in Naples, Florida never underestimate the tremendous property damage that can result from tropical storms and hurricanes. For that reason, Empire Construction & Development is the company they rely on to safeguard their families, homes and businesses. Our customer service and product quality is unsurpassed due to 35 years of storm-resistance ingenuity and customer satisfaction.
In Naples, Florida, residents protect their homes or businesses without sacrificing the architectural integrity and charm that Naples is known for by installing Bahama Shutters. Impact Bahama Shutters offer an elegantly tropical aesthetic that compliments and beautifies any home or commercial structure while providing permanent shade, energy savings, and storm protection. Our quality, louvered shutters are available in a pleasing array of colors and size specifications and are a favored choice for many Naples residents and business owners seeking maximum security and protection from seasonal storms and hurricanes. Each shutter is permanently mounted at a 45 degree angle affording the occupants privacy, visibility and ventilation through uniquely designed aluminum slats. Our Bahama hurricane shutters are easy to install and are quick and convenient to operate. Engineered from heavy, extruded aluminum, our shutters can withstand the intensity of winds and storm pressure associated with hurricane-force winds. Impact from airborne storm debris that so often accompanies tropical systems is durably shielded by our impact shutters. The superior quality of our Bahama Shutters deem them a popular choice among many discerning Naples customers seeking to enhance and protect their homes and businesses while preserving the structural elegance of their residential and commercial property. Even when open, Bahama Shutters provide shade and privacy. Because our shutters are permanently affixed beside the windows, the need for bulky storage space is eliminated. Next time you write to someone about beautiful Naples, be sure to tell them that Empire Construction & Development manufactures its roll down shutters specifically to meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S. and have been accepted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE hurricane shutter quote or to place an order: (954)474-3557

Impact Windows and Doors in Galveston, Texas

“Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin’”, sang Glen Campbell in 1969. I don’t think he had hurricane force winds in mind! Luckily for Galveston residents, nothing exceeds the convenience and durability of impact resistant glass windows and doors. For 24-hour theft deterrence and superior hurricane protection, our custom-fitted, maintenance-free windows provide the ultimate in hassle-free security for homes and businesses. For impact resistant doors & windows, Galveston residents turn to Empire Construction & Development, the leader in impact glass and storm shutters for over 35 years.
In addition to withstanding hurricane force winds and storm debris, our windows are an energy efficient and cost effective way to lower utility bills. Our windows are manufactured using high-grade, aluminum frames offered in a variety of popular color choices. Our impact resistant glass is available in several popular tint variations and uses a multi-layer, silicone glazing process that strengthens and shields the glass and prevents it from shattering. Impervious to high winds and airborne storm debris, our impact resistant windows are the perfect choice for residential and commercial properties situated in hurricane prone regions. Our customers prefer impact resistant windows and doors for the enhanced light and noise reduction it provides. Drapes, carpets and furniture are spared the damaging effects of bright and unfiltered UV rays entering from standard windows and doorways. Impact resistant glass and windows provide the necessary security to home and business owners while eliminating unsightly hardware, bulky storage and view obstruction that traditional storm shielding methods require. Providing the ultimate in hassle-free security and storm protection, impact resistant glass is one of the most requested products we manufacture. Impact windows and doors are recognized by the insurance industry as Class A protection. This protection classification entitles many homeowners to a reduction of costly insurance premiums. Rock on Galveston, but do it safely, with Empire Construction & Development’s impact glass windows and doors made to specifically meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S., such as those instituted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE impact resistant glass quote or to place an order: (954)474-355.

Stormy Nights in Miami

Will Smith may be “..bouncing in the club where the heat is on, all night on the beach till the break of dawn” [Miami by Will Smith], but if you are a resident , you are no stranger to hurricanes. The state’s lengthy shoreline along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts make it a target for coastal storms and hurricanes. Florida residents take their storm preparations seriously and rely on Empire Construction & Development for their hurricane protection and unmatched customer service. 35 years of storm-resistance ingenuity has earned our company high marks in the industry. Empire Construction & Development specializes in custom, roll down shutters to fit any window or exterior entrance. Our superior products are designed with your convenience and safety in mind. With just the push of a button, our innovative and synchronized, electronic and solar powered shutters offer effortless access to privacy, sound, light and heat reduction as well as protection from hurricane-force winds. Our customers choose our roll down shutters for the carefully crafted and sturdy metal workmanship which not only adds a sleek European design to any home or business, but has the added benefit of being an excellent theft deterrent. Our shutters are available in 40mm and 60mm blade heights and are available in white, ivory, beige and bronze. Our standard, roll down model is outfitted with a smooth, manual crank system that is easily operated by one person. All of our roll down shutters are permanently affixed above the windows and eliminate the need for bulky storage. Our reinforced track system provides maximum durability and shutter width. So party on, but stay safe with Empire Construction & Development who manufactures its roll down shutters specifically to meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S. and have been accepted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE hurricane shutter quote or to place an order: (954)474-3557

Those in the know in Wilmington, North Carolina Choose Accordion Shutters

The wind is howling and the trees are bent double – are you afraid? Not if you have accordion shutters! The crisp folds and clean lines of an accordion shutter in conjunction with its ease of use and security features make this type of shutter a top-seller in security and storm protection. Busy residents and business owners in the Wilmington area appreciate the maximum protection against storms, high winds and forcible entry that our accordion shutters provide. Additionally, the versatility of our shutters allows for customized and professional installation on doors, windows, patios, balconies or businesses with expansive storefronts. Our accordion panels will also insulate your home or business making this choice of shutter, energy efficient and cost effective.
Each accordion panel is durably constructed using heavy-gauge, extruded aluminum and features specially engineered, weather-resistant nylon wheels that glide effortlessly when opening and closing the shutters. Preferred for the heavy-duty locking device or optional key and lock mechanism, our shutters are tamper-proof and offer peace of mind as a theft deterrent. Permanently installed beside windows, doors and balconies, accordion shutters are storm-ready and require only one person to operate. The convenience and easy maneuverability of accordion shutters makes storm preparation less stressful and strenuous while adding investment value to your home or business.
Empire Construction & Development manufactures accordion shutters specifically to meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S. and have been accepted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE hurricane shutter quote or to place an order: (954)474-3557