Forum Title: Hurricane Protection over Vinyl Siding/Windows
I'm new to Houston and have never had to worry about hurricanes - now there's a remote possibility we've got one headed this way. Odds are that it will make land southwest of here but I guess I need to 'prepare' for the inevitable bad weather. The problem is that I recently had vinyl siding and double-pane, vinyl framed windows installed. So, how can I install window coverings without destroying my siding/window frames? Also, I know that damage is often done due to pressure differentials; how many windows need to be left open? How far (open)? How do you protect those windows and still allow pressure equalization - should you stand off the plywood from the open windows and by how much? Obviously some holes are going to be required, how do I handle those after the coverings come down? Thanks, Paul
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: Patrick J. Mosner (Rapid City, SD), 01/30/2019

You'll probably have to reset the hinge (probably the top one) a bit, so that the door stays open. Hard to say how much to reset (mortise out more on the door so the hinge sits tighter to the jamb), but thats usually the case. What I usually do is tighten all the hinges 1st..to see how the door as been adjusted by doing so.. then modify from there.

- TODD SANDERS (Flagstaff, AZ), 03/06/2019

Hurricane Protection over Vinyl Siding/Windows

- BILLY DIAZ (St. Louis Park, MN), 03/07/2019

Quote: Originally Posted by mango man http://www.snopes.com/science/hurricane.asp Thanks, that's good information and solves one problem. Quote: what is the construction under the vinyl ? Wood Frame on a slab.

- TYRONE MCCARTHY (Brooklyn Park, MN), 02/20/2019

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