Wind Damage >> Water Removal

Tell your local Water Removal construction supply retailer the size and number of openings you require to cover to decide how many sheets to buy. To place plywood shutters you will require bolts, wooden or mason anchors, bigger washers, and 5/8 - inch outside-graded plywood. For windows that are 3 feet by 4 feet or smaller placed on a wooden framed house, use 1/4 -inch lag bolts and plastic-coated permanent anchors.

  1. The lag bolts shall penetrate the edge and frame surrounding the windows at least 1 1/2 inches. For bigger windows, utilize 3/8 –inch lag bolts that penetrate the edge and frame surrounding the Water Removal windows at least 2 1/2 inches. For windows 3 feet by 4 feet or littler placed on a mason house, use 1/4-inch expansion bolts and coated permanent expansion anchors. The expansion bolt shall penetrate the edge at the least 1 1/2 inches. For bigger windows, utilize 3/8 –inch expansion bolts that penetrate the edge at the least 1 ½ inches.
  2. The tools you will require are a circular or hand saw, a drill with the appropriately sized bits, hammers, and wrenches to fit the bolts. To be secure, use eye protections and labor gloves. Cut all of the Water Removal plywood to the measurements for every opening. Drill holes 2 1/2 inches from the outside edge of the plywood at every corner and at 12-inch intervals. Drill four holes in the middle vicinity of the plywood to relieve pressure during a typhoon. Spot the plywood over the opening and mark every orifice position on the outside edge. Drill holes with the appropriate size and type of bit for the anchors.
  3. Place the anchors, the Water Removal plywood, and the bolts to make certain they fit right. On wooden-framed houses, make sure that the anchors are secured into the solid wood that frames the door or window and not into the siding or the trim. Mark every Water Removal shutter so you will know where it is to be placed and store them and the bolts in an accessible spot. If the opening is bigger than one sheet of plywood, you will require making shutters with 2x4 bracing. This bracing could be two 2x4s at the middle and bottom of the two sheets of plywood, evenly spaced, with the 2-inch side attached to the inside of the storm shutter.
  4. Attach the 2x4s to the outside of the storm shutter with 2-inch, 10-gauge wooden screws before placing the shutter. The recommendations in this article are not intended to change local building law requirements or to serve as the only options for protecting your house from typhoon wind damage. For more information on protecting your house from typhoon wind damage, contact your local Water Removal construction officials; your local construction supply retailer; or a construction professional, such as an engineer, architect, or experienced contractors.

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