Once installed because of the clear, see thru panel, homes retain their original aesthetic, even with storm protection on. Most of the time clear corrugated panels are accepted in HOA associations and are allowed to be kept up beyond the hurricane season. When the threat of a storm comes quick, these panels go up fast and can be taken down with ease due to the lightweight material they are manufactured with. Mounting tracks are available in standard colors (white and bronze). After the storms, panels stack together for simple storage.With the use of powder coated aluminum extrusions such as H-headers, F-tracks, clam shell, and studded sill, almost any type of opening is able to be protected by corrugated hurricane panels. There are also various attachment methods that allow for a variety of deployment techniques to be used with these panels.
Aluminum, galvanized, and clear are shaped the same to allow each type of panel to be used together. For example, a combined choice might include aluminum panels on all 2nd floor windows and 1 clear panel added to each to allow light in with galvanized panels on 1st floor openings to keep the cost low. APS only offers Florida Building Code approved storm panels for all our Florida customers.