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and security for your home and business
Lowcountry Hurricane Protection and Shutters is a locally owned business, native to the Charleston area. With the combined expertise of over 40 years of designing, installing, and servicing shutters Lowcountry has the knowledge to provide the most effective shutter systems for every home and commercial application.
Lowcountry manufactures all shutter styles in their Charleston facility and strives to offer competitive pricing without losing the integrity of the product. We know how much pride people take in the appearance of the outside of their homes and businesses. That is why Lowcountry proudly stands behind its work and aims to do the job right the first time. The job is not over until the customer is completely satisfied.
Proudly serving Charleston and surrounding areas since 2006.
Bahama shutters provide generous sun shading, privacy, and optional hurricane protection while also offering a beachy look. These shutters are hinged at the top and articulate out from the bottom. The shutter is held out with telescoping arms allowing you to adjust the shutter to your liking. Bahamas are available as both operable decorative shutters and as hurricane rated shutters. The Bahama shutters can also be locked and adjusted from inside or outside your home, eliminating the need for ladders.View More
Colonial shutters offer a more traditional look to a home. Colonials come in several different styles including Raised Panel, Board & Batten, and Louvered. While the Raised Panel style is available only in a composite non-impact rated material; the Board & Batten and Louvered styles are also available in a heavy-duty aluminum alloy component material. These shutters are hinged on both sides of the opening allowing them to swing freely. These shutters are held in the open position by shutter holdbacks - the most popular being the shutter dog or S-Hook. The aluminum colonials can also be locked closed from inside or outside your home, eliminating the need for ladders.View More
Roll Downs provide you with the ultimate protection and security for your home or business with ease. The manual roll down shutter system comes with a smooth, manual crank operator. Or it can be upgraded to a fully electric, motorized system that operates via remote control. All Roll Downs are made from the finest grade aluminum extrusions for maximum resistance and durability.View More
Storm panels are the most cost-effective storm protection. These panels offer the maximum amount of protection and come in .050 Aluminum and Lexan (polycarbonate). These lightweight panels require limited storage space until they are needed. They are inserted into mounted tracks that are painted to match the trim of the opening. Storm panels can be installed from either the inside or outside your home, eliminating the need for ladders.View More
Fabric shield is a great lightweight option for storm protection and meets all state building codes. Fabric shields are designed to be installed from the outside of the opening with direct mount fasteners which are permanently affixed to the trim.View More
Accordion shutters offer privacy, security, and hurricane protection. They are permanently anchored to your home or business and slice closed from each side of the window or door. Our accordion shutters can be configured to operate and lock from either outside or inside the opening, eliminating the need for ladders. Customers can choose between a thumb-turn or key lock system for their accordion shutters.View More
Have a Question?
We can help!
What are hurricane shutters?
Hurricane shutters are engineered products that are designed to limit damage to building openings (windows and doors) that may be caused by high winds and flying debris. They may be permanently attached to your home or removable.
Why should I purchase hurricane shutters?
The best reason to purchase hurricane shutters is to protect your loved one. Having the openings of our home protected significantly reduces the risk of injury during a storm. It is also great protection for your house itself and the contents inside. A great deal of hurricane-related damage results from the failure of windows and doors. These failures frequently lead to interior wall and roof failures.
How do I choose a hurricane shutter company I can trust?
First, make sure the company is licensed to install hurricane shutters. You should also check the company’s status at the Better Business Bureau. If you still don’t feel comfortable, get online and check the company’s references.
Should I only protect openings facing the water or storm winds?
No. Leaving any openings unprotected during a storm will leave your home vulnerable. If any opening implodes during a storm (from pressure or debris) it will cause an extreme pressure to change inside your house. This pressure will cause suction that will try to remove your roof.
What materials are used in hurricane shutters?
The most common material used in hurricane shutters today is aluminum. Aluminum is used to make most Accordions, Bahamas, Colonials and Storm Panels. The Storm Panels are also available in steel or Lexan (a polycarbonate material).
Payment and Job Specifications
- A deposit of 50% of the project subtotal is required upon signing the contract.
- The homeowner must be present at time of job completion in order to receive their free homeowner training.
- Your Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters representative will verify you, the customer, is 100% satisfied.
- Final payment must be received within five days of completion.
- A late payment will accrue interest of 5% of the total contract amount for every week payment has not been received.
- Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters will deliver, install, and provide any necessary hardware required for installation and operation.
- All applications will be determined by a Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters representative.
- All changes to the original contract that involve a change in price will be shown on an updated contract that must be signed by a Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters representative as well as the customer.
- Lead-time is strictly estimated.
While each shutter system we offer is unique in their manner of deployment in the event of a storm; the process we suggest is always the same. Be sure to give yourself enough time to deploy or attach your shutter systems to your home before a storm. Some require more effort, like our Storm Panels; and some simply require the push of a button, like our Electric Roll Downs.
Either way, you will need to allot adequate time before the storm to close everything down. If you need a refresher, you can visit our YouTube channel; find the link at the bottom of the page. Outside of hurricane season, stay prepared by frequently adjusting any shutters with moving parts and ensuring you have all necessary hardware to secure your hurricane shutters.
Doing this will ensure you're always prepared for a storm.
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