How do you prep windows for a huricane?
Hubby and I are moving to a new house and also in an area that is prone to more hurricanes. Where we live now, our house is really well protected and we don't get that many hurricanes off shore in New England.
Anyway, I know that if the hurricane is coming, you're supposed to put plywood over the windows. My questions are:
1: How do you put it up? Long screws?
2: What do you do when you remove it? I would imagine you would have a hole in the house now, that you really need to fill in. Do you put a wood filler or caulk in it?
3: Is there any way to make a hole that you could use all the time? One that would be water proof and wouldn't become too stripped? Because even if we seal up the holes, I'd imagine that after a few years of hurricane prep, I'd end up with a lot of little filled in holes.
Any suggestions? What we're hoping to do is to buy and prep some wood, in advance, so that we won't have to go running to the hardware store the moment they predict a hurricane. I'd rather have the stuff we need.