Requirements for Attaching Plywood for Window Protection
Wood structural panels with a minimum thickness of 7 / 16 inch (11.1 mm) and a maximum span of 44 inches (1118 mm) between lines of fasteners are permitted to protect openings for buildings with a average roof height of 33 feet or less.
Pinellas County requires panels to be pre-cut so that they can be attached to the framing surrounding the glazed opening. Panels should be pre-drilled as required for anchoring, and all necessary hardware should be provided. Each panel should also be labeled with the opening it meant to cover.
We require the panels to be pre-cut so that they can be attached to the area surrounding the glazed opening. The attachment hardware should be corrosion-resistant and the anchors should be permanently installed on the building. Each panel should also be labeled with the opening it is meant to cover.