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Anthony Hardt
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Location: Kitsap Peninsula, Washington
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We're gearing up for big windstorms but also want some sun-protection.  Looking for ideas/plans for storm shutters that can buffet 100 mph winds and can also be used for sun protection in 100F degree weather.  We'd like to keep it simple and use salvaged material if possible.  Any ideas about types of materials and installation techniques? 
 
Peter VanDerWal
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This is a safety issue and you REALLY don't want to mess with this unless you really, really know what you're doing.  I'm not trying to be a jerk, but if you really knew what you were doing, you wouldn't be asking about it here.

Do yourself a favor, if you really expect to see 100 mph winds, hire a professional.  I'd suggest you look elsewhere for ways to save money.
 
Anthony Hardt
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Thanks, Peter!  I appreciate your candor.  I should have worded my query differently--I intend to have this work done professionally.  I'm searching for ideas about how to best address installing combination storm shutters/solar shade panels.  Basically, I would like exterior roll-down shutters that can withstand 80-100 mph winds.  If anyone has thoughts, I am interested.
 
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