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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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Mark Legenos, Retractable awnings, Shade and Shutter Systems
Hurricane Sandy Update: Mark Legenos on the Job!

Exerpt from the CT Post on 10/26/2012 “Preparations for the impending storm began Thursday and are expected to pick up Mark Legenos installing pace Friday as people head to supermarkets and home improvement stores and gather supplies. Mark Legenos spent Thursday hauling, hammering and hanging motorized storm...

Hurricane Sandy, Shade and Shutter Systems
News Flash: Hurricane Sandy

VuSafe Industries, LLC, a Cape Cod based manufacturer of hurricane protection storm products, provides clear polycarbonate panels as a lightweight storm shutter and code compliant alternative to plywood. HYANNIS, MA (October 26, 2012) – VuSafe Industries LLC, headquartered in Hyannis, MA, manufactures a certified storm protection...

2011 Hurricane Forecast, Shade and Shutter Systems
Welcome Summer!

The Summer seemed to take forever to get here this year, but it is finally here. Officially the Summer season doesn’t start until June 21st, however, something else does start today. The 2011 Hurricane Season. The National Hurricane Center is predicting a very active season with...

Hurricane Awareness, Shade and Shutter Systems
Hurricane Awareness Tour 2011

NOAA / National Weather Service 2011 Hurricane Awareness Tour is coming to the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) in Falmouth on Monday, May 2, 2011. This tour is based around a visit from the P3 Orion ‘Hurricane Hunter’ Aircraft that flies research and reconnaissance missions into...

Hurricane 2010-2011, Shade and Shutter Systems
Prelude to the April 6th Release of Hurricane Predictions 2011

Spring has sprung loose from the binds of Winter! Shoots of vibrant spring colors unfurl with sleepy gazes at the warming sun. The hearty residents of New England pull back the curtains and open doors to look at the newly awakening world around them, glad...

The Myth About Your Hurricane Rated Windows

Many people assume when they buy a high-end window, which has for example, a Design Pressure Rating of DP50 (50psf), that they’re getting a window capable of standing up to the weather associated with windstorms, even hurricane force winds. Some of the windows are even...

New England Winds, Shade and Shutter Systems
Homeowner’s Insurance for Massachusetts Coastal Areas

Many of us living in the northeast coastal region of the United States have not considered the consequences of the potential wind field associated with a hurricane making land fall at any point along our coastline, and consequently, the homeowner's insurance necessary to withstand those...