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If you live in hurricane country, finding effective storm protection for your windows is crucial for minimizing damage to your home. There are many types of storm shutters on the market, from high-end motorized options to sturdy steel accordion panels. But if you’re looking for an inexpensive or DIY option, simple plywood shutters are just as effective for much less money.
While you’ll have to do a little heavy lifting, this is an easy project you can accomplish within a single day. Just follow these instructions.
According to the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, storm shutters should overlap the window frame by 4 inches on all sides. Make sure to measure and add carefully!