Storm Stoppers has protected thousands of customer homes during six major hurricanes since 2005. These include:
- Category 2 Hurricane Sandy, which hit New Jersey and the Eastern U.S. Coast in October & November of 2012
- Category 1 Hurricane Isaac, which hit Louisiana in August of 2012
- Category 2 Hurricane Irene, which hit North Carolina, Virginia and the Eastern U.S. Coast in August of 2011
- Category 2 Hurricane Ike, which hit Texas in October of 2008
- Category 2 Hurricane Gustav, which hit Louisiana in August of 2008
- Category 3 Hurricane Wilma, which hit South Florida in October of 2005
Storm Stoppers performance on Flush-mounted windows during hurricanes:
Flush-mounted windows are windows that are even or “flush” with the outside siding. Thus, a Storm Stoppers panel, mounted to a flush mounted window would stick out and both the panel and the 3M Dual Lock Reclosable Fasteners would be exposed to the full force of hurricane winds.
Some of the homes that Storm Stoppers has been used on during major hurricanes have had flush-mounted windows. For example, Mrs. Florene Deckard’s home in Edmond, Oklahoma has flush mounted windows and she protected her home with Storm Stoppers during an EF-02 Tornado, with winds up to 130 mph, in 2015. You can see what flush mounted windows look like in the testimonial from Gary G. in The Villages, below.
The 143 mph Wall of Wind Lab Test of Storm Stoppers, as shown on the home page, shows the testing structure had flush-mounted windows as well.
We live in Satellite Beach Florida, about 5 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. This October, with Hurricane Matthew approaching our coast as a Category 4 hurricane, my husband and I installed our 12 Storm Stoppers panels quickly and easily. After evacuating to Orlando, we saw news reports that Satellite Beach withstood maximum wind gusts of 107 mph Thursday night and into Friday morning during the hurricane.
We arrived home to find no damage to our home or windows thanks to our Storm Stoppers! Two additional pluses that I value highly with Storm Stoppers: daylight still comes in when they are all up, and if I stayed and needed quick egress (in case of a fire for example) they are quick and easy to remove from the inside.
Thank you for developing Storm Stoppers. And for being such a friendly and teaching proponent of them.
We just want to take a moment and let you know how wonderful your product withstood Hurricane Matthew’s winds on the Treasure Coast. We are in Grant, Fl and the winds got up to 120 miles an hour for many many hours. We have had these panel for over 10 years and have used them before for storms and we can say that this is the best money we could have spent for protection for our home and us. They fit so tightly that winds just seem to not be able to get through. They also are a protection from rain entering our home. All and all, we are very happy with your product.
I am very impressed and pleased with your product. The panels are not heavy. The installation instructions are precise and detailed. I especially liked the fact that you included ALL required tools. You thought of everything!! An added bonus, in The Villages, is that NO “Architectural Review” is needed.
Just wanted to share some of the results of installation. We’re very pleased!
For a dry run it only took me less than 25 minutes to put up all the panels – even the large Florida Room panels weren’t a problem for one person.
We scaled back on the front door as we couldn’t reconcile in our heads having the white CAPS outlining the center of the door, so we settled on an inside frame application to eliminate that visual.
I purchased Storm Stopper shutters right after Hurricane Irma last year. I am 71 years old and taking plywood shutters down was as hard or harder than putting them up. Bolted on metal shutters are difficult and very time consuming to put up and take down. My in-laws were near the eye of Irma when the hurricane passed through the Keys. Their metal shutters blew off and were found blocks away.
Someone posted a Google review saying that Storm Stoppers are not state approved. Well, neither is plywood! Plus, unlike plywood and “state approved” bolted on metal shutters, Storm Stoppers are SAFE and are the only hurricane protection my wife and I can remove from the inside in an emergency. Google HURRICANE SHUTTERS AND FIRE and you can read about many preventable Florida homeowner deaths. Ask yourself if you want to be trapped behind hurricane shutters in an emergency. I sure don’t!
The Storm Stopper fasteners are more secure than the hurricane clips that are used to wedge plywood into the window opening. The clips rust, get lost, get bent and spring themselves out into the hedges. The clips damaged some of my antique bricks by taking chunks out of them. In 7 years or so some of my Storm Stopper fasteners will need to be replaced, but so will any shutter mounting. Everything on a home requires regular maintenance.
Finally, Storm Stoppers customer service was excellent! Each time I contacted the company by phone or email, I received a reply from a representative within 24 hours. The delivery person also helped me cut the panel for my front door at a small additional charge.
I love my Storm Stoppers and you will too!
Winter Park, FL
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