Recommended Use and UV Disclosure
The recommended use of the Plywood Alternative storm panels is for hurricane & hail protection for windows and doors. You should put them up before an approaching storm and remove them after the storm has passed. Leaving them up continuously (such as the entire 6 month hurricane season) will shorten the useful life. It would be similar to lying in the sun for an extended period without sunscreen.
Plywood Alternative Plastic Panels Useful Life:
Plywood Alternative panels have almost three times the UV protection as outdoor signage. Our experience after 17 years in business has taught us that you can leave your panels continuously installed for up to 30 days at a time, such as when you go on vacation. However, leaving Plywood Alternative installed longer than 30 days at a time (such as all 6 months of the hurricane season) shortens their useful life.
Plywood Alternative is not a building material:
Plywood Alternative is not a building material and should not be used for flooring, roofing, as a replacement for drywall, nor as a replacement for plywood in building applications. Plywood Alternative should be solely used for hurricane, hail and tornado window and door protection. When you watch the ASTM Large Missile Test on the website, you will see our material absorbs the impact of the Large Missile 2 x 4’ upon impact. If you were to walk on the panels stretched over floor joists, for instance, the “give” in the impact absorption benefit could cause you to lose your balance. If you were on a roof at the time, this could be detrimental to your health!
If you have any questions about Plywood Alternative Storm/Hail/Hurricane Panels, please visit www.plywoodalternative.com or call our Orlando, Florida Offices at 407-423-5959 or Toll Free at 877-575-7788. Thank you.