Boarding up windows during high winds

Cynthia Donahey cdonahey at
Wed Oct 30 17:23:35 EST 1996

What is the most effective way to cover windows and doors during a hurricane.
How effective are layers of say carpeting or carpet padding, which may or
may not be polyurethane foam?  Is water proofing with plastic sheeting
a good idea  or would that create a vacuum inside. How do they compare
with boards, plexiglass or other more standard construction materials. 
This would be from the viewpoint of minimizing damage both to the building

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