History of Plywood Alternative
The Plywood Alternative® brand grew out of our successful Storm Stoppers (www.stormstopper.com) company. Since our humble beginnings in 2004, we have grown Storm Stoppers direct-to-homeowner distribution in many states, including Hawaii and the Caribbean. In 2014, Storm Stoppers was featured on ABC Shark Tank’s special 100th Episode. This is the most re-aired episode in CNBC history, airing an average of once every month.
This year we decided to offer Plywood Alternative to lumberyards, hardware stores and other major distribution outlets in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina & North Carolina. Plywood Alternative features a 48 x 96” plastic panel that is 80% lighter than plywood, much stronger (has been ASTM Large Missile Tested, which plywood has failed), lets in light where plywood does not and is easy to cut with just a carpet knife and a straight edge. Many of our new Distributors tell us they will be offering installation services with Plywood Alternative, because of these many benefits.
Most plywood sold for boarding up windows is 15/32 thick and costs approximately $45 to $60 per sheet. After getting rained on by an approaching hurricane, plywood warps. In contrast, Plywood Alternative is reusable, 80% lighter, can be cut without any power tools and lets in lots of light. Plus, with plywood being scarce in 2021, there is great incentive for customers to look for an easier alternative…Plywood Alternative!
If your customer is spending $45 to $60 for a single-use sheet of plywood for the next hurricane or hailstorm, they will be VERY interested in spending less than twice that for our Plywood Alternative–a reusable, lighter, safer and stronger storm panel that lets lots of light into their boarded-up home or business. Click here for the 11 Business Principles Page!