Severe Weather Exterior Shutters

Severe weather exterior shutters. Rolling shutters manufacturers. Drapery for arched windows.

Severe Weather Exterior Shutters

severe weather exterior shutters

    exterior shutters

  • Shutters constructed for use on the outside of a building or structure. Exterior shutters are generally built from materials that naturally withstand the outdoor environment.
  • Designed specifically for outdoor use.
  • Often decorative panels fitted to the exterior of a house

    severe weather

  • Severe weather refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life. Types of severe weather phenomena vary, depending on the latitude, altitude, topography, and atmospheric conditions.
  • Generally, any destructive weather event, but usually applies to localized storms, such as blizzards, intense thunderstorms, or tornadoes.
  • Any weather that requires special vigilance to ensure safety. It is generally used to describe weather events that are potentially destructive such as thunderstorms and hurricanes, but is also applied to flooding rain and to rain that is—or is predicted to be—of long duration.

severe weather exterior shutters – 16X71 Exterior

16X71 Exterior White Pine Louver Shutter Blinds [CAPITOL CITY LUMBER]
16X71 Exterior White Pine Louver Shutter Blinds [CAPITOL CITY LUMBER]
This item is for a quality solid white pine louver shutter pair. The use of heavy blind stiles reduce the chance of war page and provides more material at the assembly joints. Other styles and sizes are available. Please see our online store or call 919-832-6492 to inquire. ***** Please contact us at 1-800-244-6492 with any questions on this product or other products on our website. ***RETURN POLICY***: If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please return this product within 30 days of receiving and we will give you full credit of the product back. It is the customer’s responsibility to pay for the return postage of any products unless the product is damaged during original shipment. Please contact us at 1-800-244-6492 if you are making a return or have any questions regarding returns. Provide for us your name and order number to assist us with processing your request. ***ABOUT THE SELLER***: Capitol City Lumber Company is a unique lumber and hardware retail store. We cater to a wide array of customers from the do-it-yourselfers, homeowners, and remodelers to the small to large-size contractors. We specialize in having a vast array of lumber, building materials and hardware, often times the hard to find items. Our company was started in 1947 and we are still known as an ole timely lumber company by local customers. We believe in a policy of fair pricing, quality products and dependable service. Our store location is located at 4216 Beryl Road in Raleigh, North Carolina, near the NC State fairgrounds.

CHARTIST INSURRECTION AT NEWPORT | The Monmouthsire Merlin, 4 Nov 1839

CHARTIST INSURRECTION AT NEWPORT | The Monmouthsire Merlin, 4 Nov 1839
The Monmouthsire Merlin reported:

[1] Monmouthsire Merlin, 5th November, 1839 | Chartist Insurrection at Newport | Total Defeat of the Insurgents Upwards of 20 Killed and a Large Number Wounded

We have this day to perform the most melancholy duty that ever devolved upon us as journalists and we write with the most intense feelings of regret.

The mania of Chartism which has been produced and actively cherished in this country amongst the great body of the working classes by selfish designing and profligate demagogues has appallingly raged; and the blood of many infatuated wretches has been spilt in an insurrectionary struggle. We have elsewhere in the present number of the Merlin, as well as upon many former occasions, expressed our opinions on the monstrous delusion of what the plunderers of the people, enemies of social order artfully call the "Peoples Charter"; and we now proceed to the sad details of the fatal consequences which have resulted to some of the ill-fated insurgents who have been lured from honest industry and have harkened to the voice of their betrayers.

On Saturday and Sunday last reports had come that the Chartists of the Hills were preparing for an attack on Newport and that in the event of success they intended to march to Monmouth for the liberation of Vincent and the other Chartist prisoners confined in the jail of that town. From the frequency and vagueness of such reports for some weeks little importance (generally speaking) was attached to these rumours until Sunday when Thomas Philips Junior Esquire, Mayor of Newport obtained information to which some credence was attached that an insurrectionary movement had been determined on in the Chartist Lodges. Some well-informed from the manufacturing districts stated that the "Rise" was to have taken place on the preceding Tuesday but was deferred to Sunday night or early Monday morning; that the disaffected had been possessing themselves of arms and that they had sent scouts to Newport to ascertain the state of preparation in which the town would be placed by the authorities. The Mayor from the first moment of serious alarm adopted every precautionary measure which firmness, correct judgement and indefatigable exertion could accomplish in the time and under the circumstances. He swore in a large number of special constables from amongst all classes – and was in frequent communication with the detachment of the brave 45th Regiment stationed at the Poor House and appointed the Westgate Hotel as the headquarters of the little band elected for the defence of the town. At eight o’clock Lieutenant Grey of the 45th with two sergeants and thirty soldiers arrived at the Westgate Hotel from the barracks at the Poor House beyond Stow Hill. The gallant Lieutenant immediately placed himself and men under the direction of the Mayor and the brave determined fellows were judiciously posted through the premises. Business was entirely suspended, the shops were all shut, and a solemn stillness pervaded the town. The shutters of the Westgate Hotel windows were closed but the entrance was open and the passage occupied by several gentlemen with staves who acted as special constables, there being no appearance of military force from the exterior of the house. At about nine o’clock the cheering of many voices was heard in the distance from the direction of Stow Hill producing the utmost alarm as evidenced by the countenances of those inhabitants who appeared at their windows. A few minutes after the front ranks of the numerous body of men armed with guns, swords, pikes, bludgeons and a variety of rude weapons made their appearance and wheeled round the corner of the hotel from Stow Hill with more observance of regularity in movement than is usual for rioters to display; an observer who saw the movement down Stow Hill calculates this body of Chartists must have amounted to five thousand men.

When the head of the column arrived at the Westgate, the rear ranks were at the house of Mr. Sallows and they appeared to be almost twelve abreast. The leading ranks then formed in front of the house and a large body made an attempt to enter the yard leading to the stables but found the gates strongly secured against them. They then wheeled to the portico of the inn holding their guns and other weapons in a menacing manner and called out as t’was understood "Give us up the Prisoners" (those that had been captured during the previous night by the special constables). A volley was immediately discharged at the windows of the house which broke almost every pane of glass within the frames on the lower floor and they made a rush into the passage a dense crowd forcing the special constables to fly from the points of their pikes. At this critical moment the soldiers who were in the large lower room of the eastern wing fired over the shutters which were nearly mid-way up the window but it was supposed that the balls pass

Good Millwork: The History of Exterior Shutters

Good Millwork: The History of Exterior Shutters
History of Shutters! Interesting READ! Well, there is a history for everything. Why not these things? This is a comprehensive little piece of the puzzle that makes you go, "wow!"

Introduction
Exactly where and when the first window shutters were thought of or installed is lost in the mists of time. However, the common consensus is that they have their origin in Europe and even more specifically in ancient Greece.

The Origins of Shutters
It has been established that the ancient Greeks had louvered shutters made from marble. These were used to provide shade by window openings whilst they would also allow fresh and cool air to flow into a room or building. At the same time these shutters could also be used to control the amount of sunlight entering a room. In the evenings, or indeed at other times of the day, the louvered shutters could be closed and bolted; providing privacy and security for those inside. Being a Mediterranean country Greece is well known for its long hot and sunny days. However, it can also have severe thunderstorms, verging on tropical storms; and having shutters at the windows meant they could be closed across any window openings during heavy rain – preventing, or at least reducing, the ingress of wind and water into a building or room.

The Concept and Use of Shutters Spreads
The idea of protective shutters initially spread out from Greece to other countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Of course marble is not a building material found everywhere, nor is it the easiest of construction materials to work with. Since glass was yet to be widely accepted and established as a material for use within windows, the practicality of shutters as a means of providing home security as well as protection against inclement weather was becoming more widely accepted. So as their use spread further and further, especially to inland Europe, it wasn’t long before timber became the most commonly used shutter material. In their crudest form, timber weather proofing shutters were simply boards of timber that could be fitted into slots or catches on a window frame, either inside or outside of a building. The very poorest of people might alternatively use bundles of reeds or thatch to make mat-like shutters, if timber proved too expensive or was in short supply. However, anyone wishing to make a statement about their wealth or standing in the community would have louvered timber shutters that opened and closed on hinges, very similar to the types we’re used to seeing today.

Glass in the History of Shutters
Although the ancient Egyptians were one of the earliest civilizations to make glass, and the Roman civilization was known to have favored using glass in windows, it was in its developmental infancy and still considered a fragile and somewhat insecure product. It was around the 16th century that the research at the various glassblowing factories around Venice was gaining success and more international recognition. These Murano Glass artisans had been experimenting with adding and blending different chemicals to the silicon dioxide glass base. Their results had produced a clear breakthrough with the introduction of a more resilient quality of glass. With the stability of glass established, its introduction as the de facto material in window construction grew to become commonplace in Europe. So up until that time, for the vast majority of people, the only means of securing and weather-proofing a home or building with windows was to have shutters at them. Even then, following the increased use of glass, it was a relatively expensive material and so needed protecting, especially against any risks from debris being blown about in high winds or stormy weather. Subsequently, the use of shutters remained commonplace on buildings throughout Europe, not just those in hot and sunny climates.

Protective Shutters in the New World Colonies
Central America, the Caribbean and North America had been explored since the late 15th century by Europeans. However, it wasn’t until the 18th century that shutters started to appear on buildings in the ‘New World’. The British, Spanish and French can all be credited with this colonial development. Whilst in what was the Georgian period in Britain, having ornate shutters on a building was considered to be and valued for its architectural aesthetic; in both Spain and France they knew the practical significance of shutters in providing shade, cooling air and increased protection from bad weather. The combination of added protection and attractive features on buildings proved highly successful in the New World; resulting in the popularity to this very day of the various forms, be they called plantation shutters, colonial, Bahama or whatever. Throughout the Caribbean, and coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico, these shutters were also referred to as hurricane shutters; as they afforded extra prot

severe weather exterior shutters