Re: Temporary Alternative to Boarding up Windows?
If you are going ot restore hte old windows, you could purchase some inexpensive storm windows. You may likely end up keeping them on there long term anyway.
The lexan isn't a bad idea. You could even make your own storm window using lexan and make a simple rectangular wood frame. You could probably just router out a groove for the lexan to sit in.
Lexan probably isn't much more expensive as plywood either and it's easy to cut. You could cut hte lexan to fit just in front of the blindstop of the window, then secure it by either drilling holes into the blind stop. It could even be air tight with some weather stripping. I'd oversize the holes in the lexan so it can expand and contract a little and only tighten it loosely. DRemeber... don't seal up the bottom of the panel or leave some weep holes so condensation can drain.
Maybe a strategy usign all 3. Plywood, storm windows and lexan panels.
Heck, this doens't soudn like a bad idead for some temporary storm windows in my house in a couple places where I don't need operable windows and it's on the back and side of the house. I may have to price out some lexan.
Last edited by motoguy128; 09-28-2011 at 10:40 AM.
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