If we were to ask you what the difference was between Bahama shutters and Bermuda shutters, it would be an unfair question because they are the same thing. Some people call them Bahama and others call them Bermuda, but they are just different names for the same type of hurricane shutter. This type of shutter was common on homes in island locations such as the Bahamas and the 181 islands that make up Bermuda, so it stands to reason that both locations would have come to mind when putting a name on the exterior wood shutter they used.
While Bahama shutters (or Bermuda, if you prefer) were originally constructed from wood, they can be made of any number of materials today, including plastic, fiberglass, aluminum, and composite, in addition to wood. When deciding on which material and style you want for your home’s Bahama shutters, you need to determine your objectives. If you are looking mostly for aesthetic value, you can go with just about anything. However, if you want to accomplish protection from hurricanes and the other benefits that they were first designed to offer for island living, you’ll want to work with a reputable hurricane shutter company. If you get a price that seems too good to be true, it is likely you are being quoted for “mock” Bahama shutters that do nothing more than look pretty.
If you want all the benefits of real Bahama shutters for your Wilmington, North Carolina home, including storm protection, privacy, sunlight control, and energy efficiency, reach out to us at Port City Hurricane Shutters. We are ASSA certified as a hurricane shutter manufacturer, so you can be confident that our products stand up to strict inspection codes. Call today to get a quote and answers to your questions.