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Old 09-06-2017, 03:07 PM
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Spaghettimodels.com has everything you could ever want to know about storms.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:12 PM
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Spaghettimodels.com has everything you could ever want to know about storms.
Probably too much. Like opening up somebody's chest cavity and then handing the scalpel to a pre-med student.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:52 PM
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Spaghettimodels.com has everything you could ever want to know about storms.
OMG........everything you want to know and some you don't.


If you need any help Flycoon let me know.
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I did the hurricane windows a couple of years ago and had clips and straps installed when I replaced the roof.

Saved $2,800 a year on my insurance. The roof was well worth the additional cost (hundreds of dollars to add the straps). Not so much on the windows. But it sure is nice not to have to worry about boarding up the house.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:11 PM
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I had the spray foam installed on the underside of my roof. It ties the roof to the house structure. Added benefit I found out when USAA came and inspected the house was that the foam is between the roof's plywood sheet edges and thus even if I lose shingles the house will stay dry.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:12 PM
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I did the hurricane windows a couple of years ago and had clips and straps installed when I replaced the roof.

Saved $2,800 a year on my insurance. The roof was well worth the additional cost (hundreds of dollars to add the straps). Not so much on the windows. But it sure is nice not to have to worry about boarding up the house.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:31 PM
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I did the hurricane windows a couple of years ago and had clips and straps installed when I replaced the roof.

Saved $2,800 a year on my insurance. The roof was well worth the additional cost (hundreds of dollars to add the straps). Not so much on the windows. But it sure is nice not to have to worry about boarding up the house.
They rip you on older homes. Mine is 1200 per year; 3300 sq ft two story built in 2013.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:09 AM
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There is still no plywood to be found anywhere. I'm going to get some afterwards anyway as it's probably good to have. I'd get new windows but we're hoping to move & don't want to put too much more into this place.

Looks like we'll miss the worst of it here on the west coast of FL. Wishing good luck to our friends on the east coast.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:25 AM
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There is still no plywood to be found anywhere. I'm going to get some afterwards anyway as it's probably good to have. I'd get new windows but we're hoping to move & don't want to put too much more into this place.

Looks like we'll miss the worst of it here on the west coast of FL. Wishing good luck to our friends on the east coast.

Flycoon can correct me if wrong but you should be able to get the hurricane window clips (in the future) at Lowes or Home Depot and pre-install them on your windows and when a storm comes all you have to do is put up the boards and snap them in place.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:18 AM
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When I lived in Florida I installed these which work well.
Put panel in place, drill one hole right thru the plywood and fasten panel in place.
Drill the rest of the holes right thru the plywood.
Now that the concrete is marked, remove plywood, finish installing studs.
Dont forget to mark the panels to which window they go to and the orientation (up arrow) as if you don't its a game of which panel on which window.

http://www.windstormproducts.com/panelmate-pro-anchors/
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