Making Storm Shutters
Simple to build and more attractive than plywood, these shutters are also easy to secure when the big one is closing in.
Synopsis: A South Florida builder makes a case for traditional wood storm shutters in this short article. He shows a few construction details and lists manufacturers of shutters for those who don’t want to make them.
Not long after moving to Florida, I was caught by surprise when hurricane season arrived and storms began stacking up in the Atlantic like freighters waiting to get into the Port of Miami. Where I grew up in the Midwest, we had tornadoes, and there was no getting ready: You just ran for the basement and hoped for the best. With hurricanes, you have time to prepare.
When Hurricane Georges had moved to within 36 hours of South Florida, I decided that it was time to get ready. I had invested way too much sweat and money restoring my house not to protect it. So along with everyone else in the state of…