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POLYCARBONATE HURRICANE PANEL INSTALLATION


hurricane preparedness panels




1 - Measure each opening ( window, door, etc. ) Add 8" to the height and width of the opening to arrive at the proper panel size. For example, a 24" x 36" window would require a 32" x 44" polycarbonate hurricane panel.

2 - Measure and cut the panel using a circular saw with a laminate or fine toothed saw blade. For radius cutting use a jigsaw with laminate blade. Sand the cut edges with 100 or 200 grit sandpaper. Mark the location and panel size on each panel, e.g. Master bedroom 32" x 44"

3 - Pre-drill 3/8" holes as shown in Figure "A" ( 48" x 96" panel ). Begin your holes 6" from the end of the panel on the 48" side and space them equally at 18" on center using a 1" reveal ( 1" from edge of panel ). Begin your holes 6" from the end of the panel on the 96" side and space them equally 14" on center. On the other size panels, start with your holes 6" from the corner and equally space them according to the maximum anchor spacing of 18" ( fluted sides ) and 14" ( non fluted sides ).

4 - End caps provide a support base as well as prevent water and debris intrusion.

5 - Center the panel on the window and mark the center of each hole around the panel. Remove hurricane protection panel, drill holes.

CBS Construction

6 - When attaching to concrete block, use a 3/16" masonry drill bit.

7 - When attaching to solid concrete, use a 7/32" masonry drill bit.

8 - Use the 3/16" hex drive socket to install the Tapcon SG™ into all holes.

9 - Place washer over each Tapcon SG™. Position panel on the Tapcons and secure using washered wing nuts.

10 - Place white cap over Tapcon SG™ when not in use. These caps can be painted to match the color of the building.

Wood Construction

11 - Installation of the hurricane protection panel must be into the structural members of the wood framed residence. The Tapcon SG™ must be anchored into the center of wood framing around the window.

12 - Measure and cut panel as described in step one and two.

13 - Determine the distance to the center of the wood framing from the edge of the opening. This will be the location of all Tapcon SG™ anchors.

14 - Because the overlap is 4" on all sides of panel, subtract the distance of step # 13 from 4". This will be the distance from the edge of the panel to where the holes are drilled.

Disclaimer

These polycarbonate hurricane panels comply with most municipal codes and regulations but may not comply with all requirements. Purchaser must determine that this product and it's installation comply with all codes and regulations for storm panels at the place of installation. Manufacturer/Seller disclaims any responsibility for determining compliance with codes and/or regulations applicable to the purchaser and makes no representations or warrants suitability in this regard.

Tools Needed

Drill - 3/16" or 7/32" masonry bit and 3/8" standard bit - Circular Saw if panel needs to be cut - Safety Glasses - Gloves - Sandpaper if panel needs to be cut - Level

Maintenance

1 - Remove panels after storm or storm season

2 - Rinse with clean water

3 - Wash with soap or mild detergent using a soft cloth or sponge - DO NOT use any abrasive cleaners

4 - Rinse with clean water

5 - Dry with a soft, non-abrasive cloth

6 - Store in a dry area out of direct sunlight