Choose the right opening protection for your home or business.
Keeping out wind and water is critical to the survival of your home
or business during severe weather. Therefore, protective barriers such
as shutters and impact-rated windows and doors should be installed well
in advance of a storm. Plywood should only be used as a last-minute
alternative, and if used, must be properly fastened. Lastly, do not tape
windows. It is a myth that this will prevent them from breaking when
impacted by windborne debris. This method provides no protection and
wastes valuable time that should be used for other storm preparation
This guide provides information to help you choose the right
protection for your home or business, including a detailed matrix that
compares important variables of win-dow protection options such as pros
and cons, advance deployment time needed, costs associated with
do-it-yourself versus professional installation, and more.