Hurricane Prep: Secure Windows with Plywood Panels

Prepping for a hurricane? Here's how to secure your windows with plywood panels:

If you don’t have storm panel frames, you must secure plywood directly to the window frames.

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  1. Cut the plywood to fit at least six inches around the window frame.
  2. Make sure there are at least two inches from the edge of the window pane to the outer edge of the exterior wall to prevent damaging the window when the plywood is installed.
  3. Special clips that fasten to the window frame or brick veneer can be used to secure the plywood to the exterior wall.
  4. Secure the plywood using clips or by drilling screws 18 inches apart around the plywood perimeter.

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