How to Cover Up Unused Exterior Windows

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You may need to cover your exterior windows in the event of seasonal disuse, inclement weather such as hurricanes, or when you have an abandoned house.

Things You'll Need

  • Saw
  • Plywood
  • Measuring tape
  • Measure the height and width of the window you want to cover. Make sure you measure to the outside edges of the window frame.

  • Cut a window cover out of exterior-grade plywood.

  • Screw the plywood into the window frame.

  • Paint the plywood to protect it from the elements, especially if it will be in place for more than six months.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be careful when operating a saw.

References

  • "Home Improvement 1-2-3: Expert Advice from The Home Depot"; Home Depot; 2003
  • Photo Credit Don Farrall/Photodisc/Getty Images
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