American Hurricane Shutters

Get the Best Storm Protection!

When you’re preparing for hurricane season, every little detail matters. Let American Hurricane Shutters handle storm protection for your home – we have won Best of the Cape Fear 2024 for a reason! Contact us at (910) 256-1288 now to schedule a free assessment and estimate for top-quality hurricane shutters that suit your style preferences and budget.

Based in Wilmington, NC, has been the leading provider of storm protection for over two decades. We cover a wide service area from Myrtle Beach, SC to New Bern, NC. Our hurricane shutters are engineered to meet the strictest storm impact and design pressure codes in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina (ASTM 1886E/1996E/e300 and/or TAS 201, 202, and 203).

We exclusively utilize top-quality, impact-resistant materials to tailor-make our shutters, guaranteeing defense against debris, wind, and most water. We then perform a custom design pressure analysis of each opening to be protected, to ensure they will hold up to the most violent hurricane winds. Along with storm protection, our shutters also offer enhanced security and energy-efficiency for your home. We take great pride in our skill and meticulousness, resulting in swift and efficient installation for our clients.

Why Should You Get Hurricane Shutters?


Natural Disasters

With climate change creating stronger and more frequent storms every day, Ttrue hurricane shutters will withstand impacts from storm borne debris, protect your windows from air pressure, and reduce wind driven rain.



Many of our shutters provide additional security features, which can deter or prevent home invasions and other safety concerns. This includes locks, hidden fasteners, heavy curtain weights, etc.



While there is an upfront cost with shutters, a typical insurance deductible is 10% of the insured value, and by installing rated shutters, you will save that cost and also not have to wait months to get back in your home after a storm.


Peace of Mind

Protecting your loved ones is our priority, and even small storms can cause massive damage. With shutters, you are fully protected from lesser storms when you stay- and will have a home to return to if evacuating.

Our Team


Matt Burns

Matthew is a graduate of Duke University. Having obtained degrees in both Economics and Political Science, he has now turned his attention toward AHS’s online and physical presence. Managing the entire order pipeline from estimate to installation, Matthew is proud to wear the American Hurricane Shutters name.

Founder and Head of Sales

Michael Burns

Michael has lived in the Wilmington area for over 30 years. Prior to starting American Hurricane, Mike worked as an executive at multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is proud to bring an unparalleled level of craftsmanship and organization that is befitting of his prior roles to American Hurricane.

Lead Installer

Casey Shaffer​

Casey has been installing hurricane shutters for over 25 years. In fact, the majority of installers in the Wilmington area were trained by Casey. Unlike many of our competitors, Casey and his team work exclusively for American Hurricane Shutters- allowing us to provide prompt service and superior installation.

Why Choose Us


A licensed general contractor with over two decades of experience will personally ensure that you receive the highest quality  product and installation. Furthermore, all of our installers work solely for American Hurricane and have been installing shutters for decades.


All of our products are factory built to our measurements and have the highest quality finish. Our products are installed using fasteners made of either #304 stainless steel or corrosion resistant coated carbon steel to outperform the hardest shear tests. These long screws- ranging from 3.25″ to over 7″ penetrate deep into the house framing to ensures that they meet and exceed Florida hurricane codes- unlike many of our local peers.


The products we offer and install come with a warranty that will be provided upon quotation for you to examine. We also will service any shutter we install, a service we do not offer to the public.  That ensures years of use and peace of mind with your investment.

When a shutter professional installs shutters on your home the first requirement is to determine the pressure applied to each window during a hurricane.

Design Pressure: Why It Matters

Commercial Work

American Hurricane has worked with many commercial contractors-ranging from the smallest local home builders to large multimillion dollar projects with international corporations.

We are one of the few hurricane shutter companies who has the correct certifications for safety with regards to OSHA, equipment certifications, site specific safety plans, and other mediation to ensure a smooth and quick installation.

As a licensed general contractor, we can also pull permits when necessary if the customer needs the work done after the initial phases.

Prior Jobs

Below is a small selection of our work.
Additional jobs may be found under the Projects tab in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Bluewater Restaurant Bar

Security Shutters

The facility was tired of using their employees to shutter the liquor in every night. A custom hurricane shutter enclosure ensures the can have the peace of mind the liquor is secure.

Large Figure Eight Home

Over 100 Rolldowns

This home desired security as well as storm protection at the click of a button. Our custom electric solution ensures he is protected within minutes and can deploy it from anywhere in the world.

Portside at Grande Dunes


This facility wanted decorative shutters for their large senior living facility. Coming in hundreds of custom powder coated colors, our aluminum bahamas and colonials proved a perfect fit.

Happy Clients

Check Out Our Informative Articles

Our posts are written to answer and explain some of the most pertinent questions and concerns you may have regarding hurricane shutters. While the FAQ may answer it in simple terms, many of our articles describe the (often unique) ways we work behind the scenes to ensure your shutters meet or exceed the design pressures required to stand up to the strongest storms!

Our Service Areas

North Carolina

  • Calabash
  • Carolina Shores
  • Sunset Beach
  • Ocean Isle Beach
  • Shallotte
  • Holden Beach
  • Supply
  • Oak Island
  • Caswell Beach
  • Southport
  • St. James
  • Boiling Springs Lake
  • Bolivia
  • Winnabow
  • Leland
  • Riegelwood
  • Lake Waccamaw
  • Kure Beach
  • Carolina Beach
  • Pleasure Island
  • Myrtle Grove
  • New Bern
  • Wilmington
  • Castle Hayne
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Hampstead
  • Rocky Point
  • Burgaw
  • Surf City
  • Topsail Beach
  • North Topsail Beach
  • Sneads Ferry
  • Holly Ridge
  • Camp Lejeune
  • Jacksonville
  • Hubert
  • Swansboro
  • Stella
  • Cape Carteret
  • Emerald Isle
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Morehead City
  • Newport
  • Havelock

South Carolina

  • Murrells Inlet
  • Garden City
  • Burgess
  • Surfside Beach
  • Woodland Park
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Socastee
  • Forestbrook
  • Carolina Forest
  • Pine Island
  • Arcadian Shores
  • Little River
  • North Myrtle Beach
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Conway
  • Adrien
  • Allen
  • Homewood
  • Red Hill
  • Glenn
  • Loris
  • Live Oak
  • Wampee
  • Longs
  • Cherry Grove

Get Started Now

To figure out if hurricane shutters are the right option for you, call or email us today to set up your free estimate.

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