Monthly Archive: June 2012

Improved Hurricane Fabric Protection

Thinking of giving up the harsh winters and unpredictable northern weather? A move south toward Pensacola Florida may be just what you need. However, with the wonderful weather comes a bit of unpredictability. Storms. But with new and improved hurricane fabric, one of the latest innovations in the storm protection marketplace is rapidly displacing other traditional types of hurricane shutters in Panama City and Pensacola, Florida you can count on being safe. Our hurricane fabric is constructed with an ultra-durable, transparent polypropylene material. It is 100% U.V. resistant and will not degrade from sun exposure. Our hurricane fabric allows for filtered light penetration and visibility while deflecting high winds, heavy rain and storm driven projectiles. Tested and certified to meet the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) standards, our hurricane fabric is a popular and affordable choice for many home and business owners in Florida’s panhandle. Our hurricane fabric is lightweight and can be rapidly deployed before a storm and easily stored when not in use. Unlike traditional storm panels, shutters or plywood which can fly off and become dangerous projectiles during storms, our hurricane fabric is typically installed using one piece per opening, making it nearly impossible to disengage even in the midst of hurricane force winds. We provide flexible strength clips to secure the hurricane fabric which is far superior to the solid non-flexible clips offered by most other hurricane fabric providers. Our fabric is a convenient and durable protection method for expansive opens and in spaces where traditional shutters can not be made to fit such as lanais, balconies, terraces and porches. Our seamless hurricane fabric can be customized to fit almost any size request.

Storm Panel Protection in the Gulf Stream

When a hurricane is expected, the best way to minimize damage to your home or business is to cover and protect all windows and doors. Custom fit storm panels from Empire Construction & Development are an effective and economical storm deterrent and the company South Floridians turn to for their storm protection. Our company offers clear Protexan, polycarbonate panels as well as the sturdiest aluminum storm panels (.050″ and .063″).
Our innovative, clear panels are a top-seller in storm protection and are the highest-quality clear panels on the market. Protexan Clear Panels have been approved by the most stringent Miami-Dade and Florida Building Code missile-impact tests. The panels will not shatter, rust or corrode and come with a ten year warranty against breakage and yellowing. Unlike plywood or metal panels, they allow light and visibility during a storm. Empire’s clear, corrugated panels are particularly preferred by many business owners choosing to maintain their hours-of-operation pre and post storm, while their windows and storefronts remain securely protected. Our panels are designed to slip into an upper header track and fastened to a lower track with washer-based wing nuts. We offer several track options to fit your windows and doors each type available in a white or bronze finish. These panels can also be attached directly to the wall without tracks by concrete anchor and stainless steel screws. Our Protexan clear panels fit well with our aluminum panels and can be alternated and interchanged during installation. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or an experienced custom builder, our design team of experts at Empire Construction & Development will guide you through your storm panel customization process and assist you with any questions you may have regarding installation procedures. Additionally, Empire Construction and Development now offers professional installation in the South Florida area.

Gulf Stream Storm Protection

Hilton Head Island may only be 12 miles by 5 miles wide, but you’ll find everything you need for a perfect Island retreat. Warmed by the year-round balmy breezes of the Gulf Stream and 12 miles of scenic beachfront, Hilton Head is a favorite destination for many tourists, business owners, and golfing aficionados. As the second largest barrier island on the eastern seaboard, Hilton Head makes storm protection a top priority. South Carolina Empire Construction customers prepare for the unexpected forces of nature, with impact colonial shutters from Empire Construction & Development. Our superior quality storm shutters exude a graceful and elegant hint of old world style, reminiscent of colonial New England and the Old South, making them an appropriate aesthetic for the homes and businesses in Hilton Head.
Empire’s high-visibility impact colonial shutters are strong enough to withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour and are a superior choice for Hilton Head property owners. 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 when a storm is predicted or when additional privacy or security is warranted. When closed, colonial shutters reduce energy and cooling costs and deter unwelcome intruders. Our shutters offer durable resistance to hurricane force winds, airborne storm debris, heavy rains and the occasionally errant golf ball. Our shutters are available in a pallet of 2 dozen elegant color choices to compliment most architectural styles. Our shutters can be customized to fit and enhance any size window and are available in arches, angles and curved tops.
Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or an experienced custom builder, our design team of experts at Empire Construction & Development will guide you through your shutter customization process and assist you with your shutter selection and installation procedures. Our colonial shutters are 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 and friendly staff will guide you through the hurricane protection process and answer any questions you may have. Empire Construction & Development manufactures impact colonial 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.

Palm Beach Florida Storm Protection

Palm Beach, Florida has a long history of weathering hurricanes and tropical storms. Residents and business owners in this region have witnessed first-hand the tremendous property damage caused by high winds, airborne debris and water intrusion associated with hurricanes and tropical force winds. Being well prepared for these climatic threats is why Palm Beach residents count on Empire Construction & Development. Empire Construction has 35 years of unsurpassed hurricane-resistance customer satisfaction. We offer the highest-quality and largest selection of hurricane and storm protection products at the most competitive online prices, servicing customers not only in the United States but also internationally.
Impact resistant Bahama shutters continue to be one of our biggest-sellers because they offer outstanding security without sacrificing the architectural aesthetic and coastal charm of the homes and businesses in the Palm Beach vicinity. Our Bahama shutters compliment and beautify any home or commercial structure while also providing permanent shade, energy savings, and storm and anti-theft protection. Our quality, louvered shutters are available in a spectrum of elegant color choices and are customized to your size specifications.The impact Bahama shutters are a favored choice for many Palm Beach 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 simple 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. Impact from airborne storm debris that so often accompanies tropical storms, is durably shielded by our impact resistant shutters. The superior quality of our Bahama shutters deem them a popular choice among many discerning Atlantic 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 are what you need. Didyou know that our Bahama shutters aren’t solely appreciated for their storm shielding capabilities? Our impact shutters are enjoyed year-round during the more welcomed forecasts 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.
Bahama shutters are delivered install-ready and can be easily installed by the customer, handyman or contractor. Our company will 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 protection process and answer any questions you may have. Empire Construction & Development manufactures impact resistant 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.

Colonial Shutters: Classic Style in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

On the beautiful and scenic coast of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach residents and business owners treasure their seaside lifestyle. Mindful of the storms that can blow in from the Atlantic, our customers from that region prepare for the unexpected with impact colonial shutters from Empire Construction & Development. Our superior quality storm shutters extend a reminiscent nod to the style influences of colonial New England and the Old South while enhancing the classical architecture prevalent in Myrtle Beach.
Our high-visibility impact colonial shutters can withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour and are a superior choice for Myrtle Beach residents and business owners. 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 when a storm approaches or when more privacy or security is warranted. When closed, colonial shutters reduce energy and cooling costs and deter unwelcome 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 any size window and are available in arches, angles and curved tops
Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or an experienced custom builder, our design team experts at Empire Construction & Development will guide you through your shutter customization process and assist you with your shutter selection and all installation procedures. Our colonial shutters are delivered install-ready and can be easily installed by the customer, handyman or contractor. Empire Construction 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, experienced and friendly staff will guide you through the hurricane protection process and answer any questions you may have. Empire Construction & Development manufactures impact colonial 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.