Corpus Christi, also called Corpus, is a large coastal city in the South Texas region. By location, the city is 130 miles southeast of San Antonio on the Texas Gulf Coast. Although it is the county seat of Nueces County, the city also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties.
The city’s population was estimated to be 320,434 in 2014, making it the eighth-most populous city in Texas, with metropolitan area estimated population of 442,600. The Port of Corpus Christi is the fifth-largest in the United States.
Corpus Christi Interesting Facts
The city’s name means “Body of Christ” in Latin. Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda christened the name back in 1519, as he discovered the lush semitropical bay on the Catholic feast day of Corpus Christi. The nickname of the city is “Sparkling City by the Sea”, particularly featured in tourist literature, referring to the sparkling ocean waters and glittering lights.
Corpus Christi is home to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi providing 6,200 civilian jobs to the local economy, making it the single largest employer in the city. Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Museum District, Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Refuge, Padre Island, Mustang Island, Padre Island National Seashore, King Ranch and Midget Ocean Racing Fleet are some of the best attractions. 9 major motion pictures were made in and around Corpus Christi including Selena, Pearl Harbor, The Open Road the Giant.
Corpus Christi Weather
The city has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and very short, mild winters. There are 223 sunny days per year in Corpus Christi. July is the hottest month with high temperature around 92 degrees; January is the coldest month, hitting lows of 48 degrees. Sperling’s comfort index for Corpus Christi is a 79 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. Corpus Christi gets 32 inches of rain per year on average. Corpus Christi is very windy, with wind speeds often reaching to 25 miles per hour with gusts reaching more than 35 miles per hour.
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport city as a dangerous Category 4 storm. The storm caused significant damage to homes and commercial buildings. Every structure in Corpus Christi area needs Rolling Hurricane Shutters for extreme storm and security protection.
Here are our recommended storm shutters for Corpus Christi residents.
Corpus Christi Rolling Shutters
- Protects against extreme weather
- Easy to use – remote and manual
- Protects against strong winds
- Even 200+ miles an hour
- Energy savings
- Helps protect against extreme temperature
Corpus Christi Accordion Shutters
- Great storm protection
- Hurricane-approved metal shutters
- For Gulf Coast Corpus Christi, Rockport
- Able to cover large areas
- Ideal for windows and balconies
- Clear views
- Interlocking system fold shutters away
- Perfect for curved areas – follows radius
Corpus Christi Bahama Shutters
- Powerful storm protection
- Provide privacy / shade – even when closed
- Easy to operate from inside or outside
- Energy savings – protects against extreme temperature whether cold or hot
Corpus Christi Steel Screens
- Extreme weather protection
- Prevents storm damage
- Prevents burglaries
- Screens cannot be cut with razor or crowbar
- Panic bar – allows for emergency escape
- Custom fit – can fit most shapes and sizes
- Hurricane/impact approved
Corpus Christi Colonial Shutters
- Excellent protection
- Look great – metal shutters have the appearance of wood
- Clear views – when open, shutters are clear of window
- Easy to operate – bi-fold or tri-fold hinges
See our gallery of Alutech shutters and StormSafe shutters here
Hurricane Rated Rolling Shutters
Hurricane shutters come in all shapes and sizes. Texas Storm Shutters offers a better version of the hurricane roll shutter, called Barracuda. Barracuda advanced shutter system will give you code compliant hurricane protection in small housings. The patented technology provides a smooth, quiet operation, very small housing sizes combined with all the hurricane protection you need. The Barracuda meets and exceeds the toughest standards: TDI, IBC/FBC, and Dade County.
We are #1 for Hurricane Storm Shutters
Texas Storm Shutters is the #1 place for Hurricane Shutters, Rolling Shutters, Bahama Shutters, Bermuda Shutters, Colonial Shutters and Security Shutters. We also provide the best Hurricane Screens and Storm Screens and Shades. Proudly serving Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi areas in Texas Gulf Coast.
What To Look For In Rolling Storm Shutters
- Do they protect against extreme weather?
- Are they hurricane-approved?
- Are they easy to use – both with remote and manual?
- Do they protect against strong winds?
- Can they withstand 200+ miles an hour?
- Do they also provide energy savings?
- Can they help protect against extreme temperature?
- Are they able to cover large areas?
- Can they work for windows and balconies?
- Do they offer clear views?
- Are they enhanced with interlocking system for folding?
- Can they work in curved areas?
- Are they easy to operate from inside or outside?
- Are they aesthetically pleasing?