Boca Raton has long and colorful history. At least a millennium ago, the area’s oceanfront had attracted the Tequesta people. By the sixteenth century, Spanish colonizers had arrived—and their placenames and cultural influences remain. Despite the popular translation of the town’s name as “rat’s mouth,” the nineteenth-century Spanish Maritime Dictionary suggests that the town’s original name, “Boca de Ratones,” may refer to an inlet with craggy land.
The early twentieth-century transformation of Boca Raton from a small farming community into a resort town was largely the work of Addison Mizner, who wanted to bring the elegant luxury of Palm Beach to Boca. Mizner was named the official Town Planner in 1924, and his influence on the town’s architecture continues to this day.
Boca Raton offers attractions and activities for Floridians of all ages. Nascent scientists can join the Science Squad at the Explorium in accessible Sugar Sand Park. Tailgate in the Rat’s Mouth when you attend a Florida Atlantic Owls game. From the Festival of the Arts each spring to the Brazilian Beat Festival every autumn, opportunities for art and music appreciation abound. The annual Saint Mark Greek Festival combines both. Held in late January, this huge gathering on Yamato Road features food, dancing, carnival rides, crafts, and spirited bouzouki music.
Storm Shutters to Block Boca Raton’s Hurricane Winds
Life can be carefree in Boca Raton—but hurricane season changes that in a hurry. Don’t let the storm winds get a foothold in your Sandalfoot Cove home or drive you out of Boca Chase. Protect your home in Century Village for many years to come with storm shutters from Phoenix Windows & Doors.
For the most effective storm shutters to safeguard our customers’ homes against hurricane damage, our company chooses Genesis brand accordion shutters. Accordion shutters are customized to your home, snugly fitting bay windows or patio doors. They can be easily slid into place by hand, allowing one person to get an average-sized house storm-ready in half an hour or less—even if the power goes out, as often happens during a violent storm.
The accordion shutters installed by Phoenix Windows & Doors have an exceptional space-saving design: When folded up for storage, they blend right in to your décor…yet they’re strong enough to stand up to the worst winds of the season.
Forget about hauling heavy plywood panels out of a storage shed every time a storm comes. With Genesis accordion shutters from Phoenix Windows & Doors, you simply slide your storm protection into place.
Storm Windows & Doors: A Clear Choice for Hurricane Protection in Boca Raton
In addition to the finest-quality accordion shutters, Phoenix Windows & Doors furnishes customers with an alternative: Hurricane-proof windows from Assura. Made to resist high-pressure winds, these storm windows and doors effectively protect your home through the most tenacious tempest. Once we have installed these impact-resistant panes, you will enjoy continuous hurricane protection that doesn’t obstruct your view.
Whether you choose hurricane shutters or storm windows, Phoenix Windows & Doors’ skilled staff will ensure that your home has premium protection from the worst of Florida’s weather. Call us today at 954-876-1787 for a quick quote!