I live in FL and we were trying to cover our sliding glass doors with plywood
before the hurricane. We ran into problems - there is something across the top
that my husband says is a "lintelle" - it's made out of concrete probably
reinforced. The house was built in 1983. Anyway, we could not drill holes
into it. So please somebody, tell me how do you secure the plywood? There are
two sliding glass doors (4 single doors) side by side. We can drill into the
sides of the windows but not across the tops. We need to find out how to do
this - two more storms brewing down south.
By the way - it took a long time for us to do this. The wood had been precut
and we were using Tapcon screws. Holes allready drilled in wood and around
windows from last time - but still really time consuming. Any suggestions on
how to speed this up would be appreciated. We really can't afford the regular
hurricane shutters and neighbors who have them (the removeable kind) spend a
long time putting them up anyway.