How to Choose Hurricane Window Protection | Ask This Old House
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How to Choose Hurricane Window Protection | Ask This Old House

General contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner several ways to protect windows during a storm. (See below for steps.) SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse Steps for How to Choose Hurricane Window Protection: 1. A layer of 5/8-inch-thick plywood can protect windows from a 2x4 traveling at 34 miles per hour. An identical layer of oriented-strand board (OSB) can't. 2. Covering windows with resin-treated ballistic nylon will prevent the 2x4 from shooting into the house, but it won't keep the window from breaking. 3. Metal storm shutters are permanently mounted to the house. If struck in the right place, the shutters can bend inward and crack the window. 4. A window with impact-resistant glass will shatter when struck, but the window won't break apart or crack open. About Ask This Old House TV: Homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions for us on smaller projects, and we're ready to answer. Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by our viewers—and we make house calls! Ask This Old House features some familiar faces from This Old House, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHouseFB Twitter: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHouseTwitter http://bit.ly/AskTOHTwitter Pinterest: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHousePinterest Instagram: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHouseIG http://bit.ly/AskTOHIG Tumblr: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHouseTumblr For more on This Old House and Ask This Old House, visit us at: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHouseWebsite How to Choose Hurricane Window Protection | Ask This Old House https://www.youtube.com/user/thisoldhouse/