Storms Checked at the Door

Sorry, no hurricanes allowed in here. We spent all of one afternoon installing these here hurricane shutters on the entrances so you should probably take a hint, mister hurricane. What we have here is a solution to the aches and pains one must go through to install hurricane shutters on doors and windows when the season arrives. These are made of Lexan, which is normally a hurt to drill through – with Sachin Mistry’s shutters, the shutters stay fresh, minty, and un-screwed!

What’s that you say: un-screwed? The kind of un-screwed that means there was never a screw in the first place? Triflin wits! How is such a thing done! With sleeves, of course!

The brackets are sold as individual units and four units are required to hold a 40″ wide lexan storm panel in place. Each bracket unit measures at H:7 3/4″ x D:3 1/2″ x W: 24″. The brackets are made using Verton, which is fiberglass filled ABS to withstand the elements. Also, the brackets can be trimmed to size depending on the job.

So they’re good to go! This is basically plug-n-play storm shutters. Gotta love anything this simple to construct that also works fabulously.

Designer: Sachin Mistry with Fitch


  • Pretty dang nice, workable and don’t look bad at all, well done.

  • BKS says:

    Yes, this looks like a worthy product; it’s easy to install & use. But, the advertisement is a bit mis-leading. residents of Miami-Dade County are NOT required to install hurricane panels during the six month hurricane season. The Florida Building Code does require opening protection on all new construction. (this includes renovation work)

    Also, the installation of the brackets, actually the system as a whole, must have a Miami-Dade County “Notice of Acceptance.” (NOA) During a high wind situation, you need to be sure that the vertical Lexan panels stay in the brackets, and that the attachment of the brackets to the wall will withstand the high wind. based on the pictures above, this does not appear to be the case.


    • M.S.W. says:

      The design would probably pass with the MDC-NOA if instead of using fiberglass filled ABS to go with powder coated steel brackets. Also instead of using the wimpy looking screws in the render to go with longer high strength lag bolts, or some of those high strength hammered/screwed in socket inserts (like the ones used in modular furniture)so that the panels/brackets can be removeable for repair/replacement.

  • TJ says:

    Great, makes such a necessity become a selling feature rather than an eyesore. I like it a lot.

  • Sachin says:

    Thanks for the compliments! It was a very interesting project to work on.

  • Looks good. How much would this cost in case you sell it in the market?

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