In 1973, I built a house with two large picture windows on either side of my upstairs bedroom. During my first hurricane in the house, I realized that should a tree branch hit and break a window, the horizontal rain of a large storm would come in, go down the stairs, and eventually flood both the upstairs and downstairs. There after, plywood was nailed over the windows, but the boards were huge on the second floor. This was something I could not put up myself, and finding a carpenter with a storm coming was not always easy.
I never answer ads, but I did just this once when I saw Shade & Shutter Systems. I installed shutters over the big windows, so now I need only press a light switch and down come the shutters protecting my glass. I also discovered that if I lower the shutters at night, the heat in my house goes up 10 degrees, so I am saving on my heating bill, as well as protecting my house my storms. Needless to say, I am delighted with the shutters, and bit by bit, I am putting them on all my windows.