I still haven’t figured out the thing about plywood. They live in a storm center and every season, they have to buy more plywood. Wouldn’t workable shutters on these houses save hundreds of dollars a year?
Well storm shutters like that are big and ugly. It’s not like the small ones worked into the design of the window.
me neither, same goes for 'sandbagging' the same spots around the Miss river...why not just pour concrete over it after the water recedes ???
I can answer that. Storm shutters won't stand up to a steady wind of 65 mph. About the only thing that will is some good solid 3/4 inch plywood screwed into the window frame. Even nails will pull loose in a wind like that.
An average storm shutter will last 10 or 15 minutes in a gale force wind, but get much above that for very long and they're gone.
Around our house we've got pre-cut sheets of 3/4 inch stuff in the shed labelled with the windows they are sized for.
There's also a box of 2-1/2 deck screws to hold them in place in there.