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Based in Wilmington, NC and servicing areas from Myrtle Beach, SC to New Bern, NC. American Hurricane Shutters has provided quality storm protection for over two decades. Our products comply with Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina storm impact codes (ASTM 1886/1996).

All of our hurricane shutters are custom manufactured from impact resistant materials that protect against wind borne water and debris, and can also provide additional security for your home. We take pride in building, measuring, and installing our products resulting in the quickest and best service possible.

What We Offer

Hurricane Protection

Rated and Non-Rated Shutters

We provide storm shutters that are rated for impact resistance which can be installed over windows and doors.

We also offer decorative shutters which can increase the value and appeal of your home.

Commercial Solutions

Shutters for Contractors

American Hurricane has installed dozens of commercial projects.

Our installers are OSHA-compliant trained for  safety and we create site specific safety plans for every project.

A licensed general contractor, American Hurricane can provide storm solutions for your commercial project. 

Protect Yourself and Your Home from the Weather with Hurricane Shutters Close to New Bern, NC, Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC

The weather on the coast can get extreme, with hurricanes an inevitable aspect of life each year. Installing hurricane shutters on your home is the ultimate way to protect your family during these times, while offering peace of mind that your home is secure no matter how wild the weather gets. American Hurricane Shutters is your leading source of storm shutters from south of Myrtle Beach, SC and up past New Bern, NC.

We have installed thousands of shutters in cities such as Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, Emerald Isle, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, New Bern, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Surfside Beach, Cherry Grove, Pawley's Island, Holly Ridge, Hampstead, Figure Eight Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island, Southport, St. James, Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, Little River, Myrtle Beach, SC, and most surrounding areas.

We are committed to creating custom manufactured shutters at the highest quality of workmanship to ensure the safety of your home and loved ones.

What Options Do I Have for Hurricane Protection Near Me?

At American Hurricane Shutters, we strive to provide the most outstanding range of storm shutters in many regions.  Our range of options include Bermuda (also known as Bahama)Shutters, Colonial Shutters, Accordion Shutters, Hurricane Screens, Lexan XL-10, Clear and Aluminum Storm Panels, and both Manual and Electric Roll Down (or Pull Down) Shutters to protect homes of any size, style and shape.

With both residential and commercial options available, our customers benefit from our over two decades of experience in the industry. Our products and installation services are backed by our warranty for your ultimate peace of mind.

Our team

Matthew 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.

Michael Burns

Founder and Head of Sales

Michael has lived in the Wilmington area for over 20 years. Prior to starting American Hurricane Shutters, Michael worked as a top-level executive at multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is proud to bring an unparalleled level of craftsmanship and organization that is befitting of the Fortune 500 companies that he worked at in the past.

Casey Shaffer

Lead Hurricane Technician

Casey has been installing hurricane shutters in the Southeastern NC Area for over 15 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 us?

Quality Products

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.

20 Years of Experience

A licensed general contractor with over two decades of experience will personally ensure that you receive the highest quality  product and installation.


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.


  • AHS installed aluminum & clear storm panels on vulnerable windows of our home. Mike Burns was professional and pointed out our various options. His install team worked quickly and neatly. Both took the time to answer all my questions.

  • Mike put up our shutters on our home. It was a complex job since we had a metal frame building and required engineering and special attachments. There is no other business in NC or SC we would trust to do this complex job. Now the shutters are up, work amazingly, and the service was as prompt as possible. 5/5 all the way.

  • We have had shutters from AHS for other 6 years now. Mike is great to work with and is quick to return calls and answer questions.

  • Very professional, shutters came in a timely manner and installed fast and efficiently, we love our Hurricane shutters and hope we never use them but 4 Hurricanes in the past few years and the trouble of putting up boards or trying to find someone was near impossible. We now know when a hurricane does approach we can spend more time getting prepared to evacuate or stay knowing we now have reliable dependable Hurricane Shutters, two of our neighbors have installed them as well. Highly recommend American Hurricane Shutters. This gives us a great piece of mind.

  • American Hurricane Shutters was one of the best services I’ve ever worked with. Mike was great to communicate with, his crew was extremely professional, and the shutters seem very well built and installed. If you need hurricane shutters (we had Bahama shutters, panels, and folding shutters installed), I can’t recommend this company enough. The experience from beginning to end was exceptional.

  • Mike was excellent to work with. Two meetings were needed for measurements to make sure the project went as expected with no hiccups. Once with Mike for the initial measurements and a second time with the installation team to double check all measurements .The installation team was professional and did a great job. We have received many compliments on the shutters and the accordions on the sliders blend in so well our neighbors didn’t even know they were there. The shutters are so well made that even with the winds we get on the water they never rattle. A+++

  • American Shutters was one of the best experiences we have had in work done on our 5 year old home. Pleasant and friendly on the phone as well as very informative, it was very easy to schedule and receive an appointment. They were right on time and spent a lot of time with us, answering our questions and walking around and through our hose, explaining everything. We received an estimate in a few days. We have 17 windows ,a patio door and front door. The estimate was fair, and the workmen were friendly as well as equipped for any situation. Installation was flawless and we are very happy with the results. Mike followed up in a few days to make sure we were satisfied. Would recommend this company to anyone interested in accordion shutters.

  • AHS was prompt with the installation and I have had to put them up twice since then and putting them up took me less than an hour by myself. We opted for a mix of the clear with metal and the result is enough light inside for comfort. We have recommend AHS to all who ask.

  • Michael is the best communicator we have ever encountered when we hired someone for a project! He explained all the options and how they worked with detailed, customized cost projections. He also pointed out the considerable amount of time it takes from ordering to installing. All his employees worked diligently and carefully until the large project was done. The shutters are of high quality, and we were shown how to operate them as well. I would highly recommend this company if you are in need of hurricane shutters (we had colonial, roll downs and accordion shutters as well as Flexan panels installed).

  • Mike and his crew have been a joy to work with. They're professional, responsive, and honest about their products. They don't push the most expensive alternatives but share all the options and let the customer guide the choices. And when they say they will be there--they are! That's an all too uncommon experience with many service providers. I've recommended Mike to a number of friends and all have been pleased with the results.

  • Our property is right on the beach and we recommend this company without hesitation. Everyone is knowledgeable with the products and applications. The installation occurred as expected. They have continued to be available after the sale.
    The shutters performed admirably through Florence, Dorian and any number of cold and wind events.

  • Mike was a pleasure to work with. No hard sell. He was clear about the price, came to the house (on time) and his crew was quick and efficient.
    I did use the shutters during 2 bad storms (Not hurricanes) . The shutters were so easy to use! I could close them all within minutes, by myself. Peace of mind and good service rolled into one....Life is good!

  • We have a house at Wrightsville Beach but live a few hours away. We conducted to the entire transaction through email and phone, and it worked seamlessly. Mike was extremely communicative and responsive, and had great recommendations. The project was on time, the outcome was high quality, and the price was fair.

  • Matt was very helpful and knowledgeable. We have had to use the shutters during a couple hurricanes and they work great and are very easy to use. We highly recommend Matt for his expertise, the time he took to go over all our options and for simply being a "nice guy".

  • We recently added Bahama shutters to our home near the North Carolina coast. Mike Burns was very helpful in determining our needs and the job was completed in an efficient manner. I have recommended Mike to a number of people that have admired our shutters. They blend nicely with the architecture of our home.

  • Mike was very helpful and knowledgeable about the shutters we had replaced. He was always asccessible and returned the phone calls promptly. The job was well done. We are pleased with the work that was done for us. Thank you Mike. Mary

  • We have beeb customers for several years & Mike & his employees have installed high quality hurricane shutters on our beach properties. The protection allows us to have confidence that storm damage will be minimal. We appreciate their professional service at our rental property.

  • I added an electric-motor operated hurricane shutter following Hurricane Florence. It operates great. I wish I had the shutter a long time ago! Very positive experience with American Hurricane Shutters!

  • We are satisfied with the service and the product. It was a straightforward process from measuring to installation. Thank you!!

  • First class operation with first class products. I love my shutters!

  • Mike, I wanted to tell you how well your hurricane protection installation performed with Isaias.  We had dozens of three to five feet long pine branches, usually about 1-3 inches in diameter, hurled against the fabric panels.  Not only did nothing get through, no sun room glass was broken and the panels themselves were undamaged.  Now I know why I put the heat on you to get the installation done in June, which you went the extra mile to accommodate.  I also noticed a couple of subtle installation features that I realized were done because of the long experience of Casey and you knowing what is the best way to set up the systems.
    Our new next door neighbors asked who we recommended for storm protection for their front door, and I told them that  we recommended AHS unreservedly.
    Molla and I are glad we found you.

Our address

PO Box 443

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


PO BOX 8760

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577