Fortezza™ Hurricane Shutters
The Fortezza™ line of hurricane shutters, also known as "impact shutters", are our flagship product. They are the strongest and most elegant shutters on the market. They are available in bahama, colonial, or combination styles. These Miami-Dade County Product Control approved hurricane shutters are the only shutters on the market with fixed louvers that allows perpendicular view through the louvers at close range. The 1/8-inch perpendicular gap is small enough to see what's going on outside, letting more natural light inside, while maintaining privacy & protection from the outside. All the other Miami-Dade County Product Control approved shutters on the market require an additional solid or slotted sheet of metal or poly carbonate backer panel to pass the strict testing requirements by Miami-Dade County Building Code.
Fortezza™ hurricane shutters are attached to a "build-out frame" that surrounds the window or opening. The build-out frame is what gives these shutters their strength and ability to survive impact. The blunt force and wind energies are transferred to the build-out frame and distributed safely around the structural wall of the window or opening. The build-out frames also serves an aesthetic purpose by enhancing the architectural beauty of windows and openings. Build-out frames can be customized to any color and give the look of accent trim or stucco bands. This function-&-fashion feature make the Fortezza™ hurricane shutters a popular choice in non-hurricane regions as well.