ABOUT R&D ALUMINUM

Proudly Serving Broward County Since 1993

 

Hurricane shutter
Shutter in wall

Our Story

R&D Aluminum is a family-owned business serving the community of Broward County since 1993. Four generations of contractors have made us who we are today—providing high quality hurricane protection, screen enclosures, and aluminum patio roofs in the South Florida area.

Our reputation speaks for itself. We provide the quality workmanship our clients expect—at a price they can afford. And we don’t require any payment until the job is done.

Our Mission & Values

We offer a wide variety of products designed specifically to help protect your property from the damaging winds, torrential rains, and flying debris that occurs during a Florida hurricane. Our unique approach to customer service is what sets us apart—we proudly go above and beyond to provide our clients with the products and services they need to stay safe.

Our team is licensed, insured, and certified—and all of our work is done in line with Broward County building codes. We’re proud to be one of South Florida’s leading hurricane protection companies.

We bring a unique approach to our service in an effort to give our clients the protection they need, when they need it. We know that when a hurricane is coming, you need the work done NOW which is why we don’t require an upfront deposit. We show up when we say we will, and we get the job done right.

Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and runs until November 30th. September is the most common month for hurricanes to make landfall, with August following close behind. It’s important for property owners to be prepared and take steps to protect their home or business.

Before the Hurricane Arrives:

  • For Storm Panel Hurricane Shutters, make a map of where each shutter will go on your home. Practice hanging and taking down your shutters.
  • If you need help to hang your shutters, make sure you arrange for it ahead of time.
  • Hang or close your shutters early, so you’re not trying to do it during high winds.
  • For Accordion Shutters with locking handles, make sure you have the keys readily available as they Must Be Locked During a Hurricane.

Prior to Hurricane Season:

  • Trim trees and shrubs away from windows and doors. This will make it easier to access your shutters, and prevent and prevent them from banging into your shutters and possibly causing damage during the high winds of a hurricane.
  • Check and replace all hardware and make sure it’s in working order. Arrange for maintenance/repairs as needed.
  • If you have an aluminum porch/patio roof: clean your gutters periodically, and check for leaks—especially if there are overhanging trees or shrubs.
  • Cut back any trees to reduce the accumulation of debris in your gutters and reduce the risk of damage from branches.

For Current Information and Storm Tracking

Visit the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov for the most up-to-date information, including hurricane activity, downloadable tracking maps, hurricane preparedness tips, season summaries, and more. You can also monitor local weather reports at www.weather.com.

Additional Resources

Information on hurricane shutters from the NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/shutters/index1.html

The National Hurricane Center’s Tropical Storm Prediction Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration—their satellite browse server provides updated photos and weather links: http://www.noaa.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov

The Citizens Property Insurance Corporation—they serve the needs of homeowners in high-risk areas, including those who cannot find coverage in the open private insurance market: https://www.citizensfla.com/

The American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/keepsafe/hurricane.html

Awards & Recognition

R & D Aluminum Inc., Hurricane Shutters, Hollywood, FL

Testimonials

What People Are Saying

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“Job well done! Richard was able to repair my very large accordion shutter. He took it down intact, repaired the top and bottom track, replaced the wheels, and rehung it. Glenn and Dan were excellent in assisting Richard with the repairs. They worked very well together as a team! They showed up on time and were very professional. I have used them in the past and I highly recommend them.”

—Anthony T

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“After researching several companies, I found R&D Aluminum to be the best price. I’m so pleased with the outcome. Richard is certainly a man of his word. He took no money down and executed all of the paperwork in an extremely timely manner. Installation was stellar—my inspection went off without any issues. I can’t say enough about how great the shutters look. If you need hurricane shutters, this is definitely the company to use.”

—Martha G

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“Our neighbor recommended R&D Aluminum. Richard offered a free estimate and was very professional. The work was done in a timely manner. The payment was given at the completion of work and we never had to call and ask for more details. As soon as progress was made—whether acquiring the permit or filling out paperwork for our association—Richard made sure to communicate with us. We are very satisfied with the work that was done and highly recommend this company.”

—Sheneeza N

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“There is a reason why this company has so many five star reviews from their customers. They’re honest, they do what they say they are going to do, and they do not rip you off. This is an accurate description of R&D Aluminum. Richard and his team are very down-to-earth and straightforward. Last year, they came in and replaced all of the screening on my patio and repaired the roof as it was leaking terribly. They did their job, charged a good price, and left the place exactly as they had found it—neat and tidy. I would (and have) wholeheartedly recommend these guys.”

—L

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