Now that winter has officially come to an end, brace yourself for Hurricane season. John Smith, inventor of the Storm Stoppers, can help. He invented the “The Plywood Alternative” for temporary window and door protection during storms. They’re lightweight panels that can be attached and removed in under a minute per window.
Smith says the biggest advantage to using Storm Stoppers is being able to protect a window with one single piece of plywood (instead of stacks) and without scratching the window. No power tools needed. With Storm Stoppers all you need is a box cutter. One person can do it alone. Storm Stoppers are sold as a DIY kit – panels, fasteners, handles, labels and primer included. Storm Stoppers sells for around $5 per square foot in its 3/8-inch thickness, $7 for the 1/2-inch.