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Hurricane Protection Myth:

Leaving your windows open or partially open will reduce the pressure of hurricane force winds on your home.


A MYTHBUSTERS episode showed that leaving windows open does not significantly reduce pressure in the home and allows water to penetrate.


Non-Hurricane Rated Colonial Shutters

OCS provides functional shutters from J&L that meet the standards of the historical building code requirements in the Low Country. Below is information provided from J&L's website.

The Permex Shutter was developed to offer all the historic and architectural advantages of wood shutters with the weathering advantages of today's synthetics. Permex shutters are completely unaffected by heat and moisture. Permex will never rot, swell, warp, or crack, all problems inherint with wood shutters.

In addition, all panels are custom manufactured and painted to your job specifications. A special acrylic based paint was developed by Sherwin Williams which prevents all cracking and chipping. Our booth sprayed shutters come with a 10 year paint warranty backed by Sherwin Williams and a lifetime material warranty backed by J&L Shutters.

Historic societies from Colonial-Williamsburg to Charleston, to Tampa/St. Pete have recognized Permex as a preferred historically correct shutter that is guaranteed to last.