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Blog spot of Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc. Designed and authored to give our clients and customers additional facts about the industry of Storm Protection and Outdoor Living products. We provide information covering weather related articles and how they may affect our product lines or the areas in which our product are used. This would include Storm Protection, Rolling Shutters, Roll Shutters, Hurricane Panels, Hurricane Fabric, Awnings, Retractable Awnings, Louvered Pergola Covers, Retractable Screens, Retractable Roofs, Security Screens, Hurricane Fabric, Plantation ShuttersVuSafe Flood Shield, VuSafe Hurricane Panels,  and all accessories. Whenever possible, we try to add helpful hints, tips, and tricks within applicable areas of our field of expertise. Often, we will reference laws and requirements for building codes, structural designs, and unique installation applications. Our Product Specialists are always available for more information via phone. 800-522-1599. You may also find product downloads via our Product Resources page.


For 25 years, Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc. has been providing top level Service and Application Support for Homeowner, Architects, Builders, and Landscapers. Paul Craig, Owner and President of Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc. has become an industry leader, and  published author, in the field of Storm Protection and Sun Control Systems. You may also find related articles in this blog.


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How to Install Hurricane Window Fabric

Our hurricane window fabrics are easy to set up, but we still recommend that you practice several times over the summer. When storms threaten, you want to have a confident & quick installation with no hassle. This practice will also give you an opportunity to...

How to Inspect Your Metal Roller Shutters
Metal roller shutters may collect dust & debris over time. It is important to check your installation regularly to make sure you are prepared when storms come rolling up our coast. We provide cleaning & maintenance services for metal roller shutters, even if you purchased them from another installer!
Centor Screens and Houzz!

Is it cold enough for everyone yet?! When temperatures dip this low, we can’t help but think of spring projects in the works to shake off the cold and think about outdoor living. With that in mind, we have an exciting new screening system to...

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Introducing Louvered Outdoor Plantation Shutters

We are excited to introduce Louvered Outdoor Plantation Shutters to our lineup of weather control systems. Outdoor living and weather control solutions have been a popular element of the Alfresco movement growing in Europe & Australia and are now available in the United States! These exclusive...

Retractable Porch Screens, Shade and Shutter Systems
Keep the Bugs Out!

Did someone say warmer weather?! With this beautiful weather finally here, we are all SO happy to be finally extending ourselves outside and soaking in the rays. Not only does that mean BBQ’s on Memorial Day, beach outings and the occasional “sick” day off from work,...

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Hurricane Season 2013

With Hurricane Season upon us, we would like to focus this blog entry on how you can prepare your home for what forecasters are saying is going to be a very active hurricane season. The good news? With over 23 years of field work and 12,000...

Retractable Deck & Patio Awning, Shade and Shutter Systems
Spring has Sprung!

With warmer weather just a breath away, we all look forward to longer days, outdoor activities, and sun on our skin. But we all know too much sun is a bad thing. We find this to be a perfect opportunity to check out our sun...