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Best permanent female-thread anchor in block construction?

I'm helping a friend install hurricane panels over the windows in their house. These panels are 5/8"-thick extruded clear(ish) plastic sheets, dimensionally similar to 5/8" plywood. These ...
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What can I do to make my galvanized steel shed stronger?

Here are my specs so far for the shed I am getting made. I plan to use it as a shed for my very large tools. It is 40 ft × 24 ft, with 11 ft high walls. It is made from galvanized steel while the ...
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Boarding windows without storm shutters

I bought a house a 5 years ago that has the pegs for storm shutters, but no shutters. See below. My previous house was all brick and we used plylocks. How should I go about boarding this up for a ...
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What type of hurricane protection offers the best ease of deployment?

Seeking lesson-learned from seasoned hurricane survivors: I would like to install hurricane protection for windows / sliding glass doors for multiple properties. The primary consideration is the ease ...
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What are the best practices for taping a window for hurricane protection?

When working with glass windows that have no hurricane protection, I understand it is advisable to tape windows to prevent them from blowing into too many pieces. What are the best practices for ...
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Nets to protect windows from typhoon damage

I'm building a house in a part of Asia where typhoons are common. The houses (including mine) are all built from reinforced concrete. When a typhoon comes, people typically hang nets in front of any ...
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Using extra plywood as stringer for window boards?

Trying to size out some window boards for a hurricane. It's actually two questions but the stringer is the main one. I have a section of windows that is roughly 14' x 4'6". Given a sheet of plywood ...
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Can hurricane shutters be installed horizontally?

Looking at the photos at this site, it appears that they are able to be installed horizontally. Do you have to use a track or can you drill into the shutters and then Tapcon them to the masonry? I ...
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Choosing Hurricane Shutters

In Florida, it is now officially hurricane season. I am in the market for aluminum hurricane shutters. However, I do have some questions. Home Depot offers aluminum shutters that are either 48 inches ...
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