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Why Buy BSI Shutter Systems

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Why buy BSI Hurricane and Decorative Shutter Systems
 

Frequently asked questions: “How do my shutters compare to the others on the market” the following will give you an idea of the difference in construction, installation, and closing requirements

 

BSI started selling shutters in 2002, we offered a 1-Year Warranty. Today our Hurricane and Decorative Shutters have a 10-year Limited Warranty. Every shutter we have sold is covered by our extended warranty and we have never had a complaint or a repair; there is nothing that will wear out on our shutter systems

 

BSI Hurricane Shutters do not use-extruded slats that require additional lexan or aluminum backing (slotted or solid) to pass the large and small missile tests.  Our slats are 1/4” x 1” solid structural aluminum flat bar withstanding the impact tests without the added backing material, allowing you to see through the entire fixed slat opening between each slat (width, perpendicular opening between each fixed slat is 1/8”) with no obstructions.  The opening in-between each fixed slat at the 45-degree angle is 1/2"

 

BSI Hurricane Shutters do not require additional locking bars or clips for “Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved” BSI Hurricane Systems require only 2 - 1/4" thumbscrews per shutter leaf.  We do not use pop rivets or screws in the assembly of our shutter frames or Build Out Frames; Our Shutters are welded at each connection then sanded to a smooth finish.  All of the hardware remains with our shutter systems either in the open or closed, no off site storage

 

BSI Hinged, Bahama, Colonial, and Bahama over Colonial Hurricane and Decorative Hinged Shutter Systems close from the inside of the building with single hung, double hung, or horizontal sliding windows and in swing doors.  Outside closing for awning, casement, or fixed windows, and out swing doors

 

Comparing Briscoe Shutters Systems to the other shutters on the market is like comparing formica to granite counter tops, they both serve the same purpose.  If you want to save money and do not mind very little or no natural light through the closed shutter, pop rivets, screws, extruded framework, installing additional locking bars and clips from the outside to close the shutters, storing these additional items (parts) in your garage when the shutters are open, then Briscoe Shutters Systems are not for you

 

If you want the ease of operation (opening & closing), the beauty of a shutter that resembles a wood shutter, a Shutter that does not leave you in the dark when closed then we have the products for you.

 

Shutters are a big investment, do you’re due diligence, compare the products ask for the manufactures name, website, NOA Approvals, and/or FBC Certification and Drawings.  Search www.miamidade.gov/building - Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved or Florida Building Code at www.floridabuilding.org for approved products

 

We believe in “Truth in Advertising”, our web site displays all the information we have related to our products www.bsishutters.com, printable pdf – Why Buy BSI Shutter Systems

 
Products:
  Hurricane Shutters
    Bahama, Colonial, and Bahama over Colonial
 
   

Miami-Dade County, Florida, Notice of Acceptance
Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved

 
  Bahama & Bahama over Colonial Shutter
    BSI Approved Bahama NOA TAS 201, 202, 203 (click NOA to open file)
 
  Colonial & Bahama over Colonial Shutter
    BSI Approved Colonial NOA TAS 201, 202, 203 (click NOA to open file)
 
 
  Decorative Shutters
    Fixed Bahama, Fixed Colonial, Fixed Panels, Hinged Bahama, Hinged Colonial, and Shutter Combinations
 
  Color Selection
    Web sites for color charts
 
  Installation Guides
    Hurricane Shutters
    Decorative Shutters
 
  Insurance Savings
    Insurance policies on two homes and insurance savings summary
 
  Test Information
    Test results for 5-specimens
 
  NOA & FBC Approvals
    Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved
      Notice of Acceptance (NOA)
      TAS 201 – Impact Test Procedure
        TAS 202 – Uniform Static Test Procedure
        TAS 203 - Cyclic Test Procedure
 
    Florida Building Code (FBC)
      Decorative Shutters
  TAS 202 – FBC & Miami-Dade High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ)
  ASTM E330 – FBC Non-High Velocity Hurricane Zone (Non-HVHZ)
 

ASCE 7-10 Wind Loads – Components & Cladding

 
  Architectural Details
    Decorative & Hurricane Shutter Systems
 
  Architectural Specifications
    Decorative & Hurricane Shutter Systems
 
  Why Buy BSI Shutters
    Compare BSI shutters to others
 
  Measuring & Pricing
 
  Contact Us
 

Compare BSI Shutters to others @ www.miamidade.gov/building
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No storm bars or center clips required on BSI Shutters

Storm bars required

You get natural light through BSI Shutters

No natural light through

BSI Shutters close with one thumbscrew per leaf top and bottom

Competitor's product requires clips that bolt each shutter together at the center

BSI Shutters multiple leaf shutters close with one thumbscrew per leaf top and bottom

Competitors - multiple storm bars and center clips required for closing


When the shutter is in the open position screw the thumbscrew back into the Build out Frame for Storage if you misplace a thumbscrew, you can go to the local hardware store for a replacement thumbscrew or a 1/4" x 20 (thread count) bolt to close your shutters

Competitors - Storing the parts when open, storm bars, center clips, and fasteners can take up room in your garage. Consider the possibility of misplaced or lost parts, when you need them the most can you find replacement parts before the Hurricane.
BSI Shutters
Brand X
BSI Shutters are the only
"Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved"
Fixed Slat Hurricane Shutters available with
a 1/8” opening between each fixed slat
jamb to jamb and/or jamb to vertical mullion to jamb
on the market today

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