Does taping windows help in a hurricane?

Answer Taping windows is not an adequate solution to prepare your home for a hurricane. Tape will not reinforce a window against hurricane-force winds and will not prevent glass shards from entering the r... Read More »

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How do I tape windows for a hurricane?

Placing Tape on WindowThough taping windows are not as effective as the use of hurricane shutters, it can help prevent the scattering of shattered glass, if shutters are not affordable. Put the tap... Read More »

How do I protect windows in a hurricane?

Make Plywood ShuttersNail exterior-grade plywood that is at least 5/8-inch thick over plate glass windows to protect against hurricane winds smashing the windows. Measure each window to cover, and ... Read More »

Hurricane-Resistant Windows and Doors?

After Hurricane Andrew ripped through Florida in 1992, it woke up legislators and municipal code enforcement officials to upgrade building codes to take into account a weather event that occurs fre... Read More »

How to Measure Plywood for Windows for a Hurricane?

There are two correct ways to measure plywood for window protection during a hurricane. One is considered a interior mount using Plylox clips. The second is an exterior mount using Tapcons or other... Read More »