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Old 08-28-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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This is my first hurricane season as a home owner and I am trying to save money on shutters by using plywood. What I would like to do is drill in the bolts that are pictured and leave them there until a storm comes and then put the precut pieces of plywood in the appropriate window.. They have a rubber cover so they wont rust too quickly. My problem is that I can't find anything solid when I try to put the bolts in. I can get through the siding and installation no problem but then its like I hit a metal sheet or something, the botl rotates but will not go in any deeper. Any advice or thoughts on this are very much appreciated. I will post pictures shortly.
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If you have it done professionally, and properly documented, and then submit to your insurance company, you may receive a discount.

You really should consult To Tall 2 on here.
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If you are in Escambia County you should also look at Rebuild Northwest Florida's program. They pay 75% of the total package to upgrade your home with a wind rating.
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If you are in Escambia County you should also look at Rebuild Northwest Florida's program. They pay 75% of the total package to upgrade your home with a wind rating.
Santa Rosa, so they give you a discount on the shutters?
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You should be hitting a pack on both sides. There are 2 studs on either side of a window, or suppose to be. Do your self a favor. Take any of those back that you have not used? Go to Threaded Fastener and get stainless. Same price, possibly cheaper. Those are called pannel mates. Pre drill, with a smaller bit, makes it much easier. They also have a rubber cap to cover the threads. Dab some vasoline in the caps before slidding them on will last 10 extra years. If ya need me to swing by for a few pointers send me ur address and will see if I will be in your area anytime soon. Heck I may have enough pannelmates and wingnuts to do all you need to?
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No your insurance company may give you a discount if you get a wind mitigation inspection form completed and to them. Too Tall would be able to give you more info as I have not installed them professionally for 3 years
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I did not notice but you may be hitting a strap? Make sure there are no waterlines in that are? A spigot or shower on the other side and try pre drilling with a 5/32 or 3/16. Assuming those are 1/4" shank mates?
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season is almost over...wait till next year!!!
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Yaker, PM me your info. and I can help you. FREE OF CHARGE to a point.

As in, if I am in your area and we can meet up, I will be more than happy to let you know the least expensive options that you have.
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