Measuring

Hurricane panels have 3 keyholes on the top and bottom.  The keyholes are 6" apart and the panels overlap at the beginning and ending keyhole.  Each aluminum hurricane panels covers 12".  The center of the keyhole is located 1" from the edge of the panel.
 
Terms
  6" on center Distance of six inches apart.
  12" on center Distance of twelve inches apart.
  Build-track Track used to extend the hurricane panel off the wall.
  Direct Mount Installing anchors into the without using any hurricane tracks
  h-header Upper hurricane panel track which is used to mount to the wall.
  Horizontal mount When anchors or tracks are installed on each side of the opening, the hurricane panels are mounted horizontally.
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  Keyhole The eye shaped hole on the bottom of the hurricane panel.
  Opening All windows, doors, sliding glass doors, French doors, garage door or glass block structures..
  Trapped When an opening has an obstruction on the top and/or bottom in which a full panel will not fit.
  Trapped in height  An obstruction on either the the top or bottom of opening.
  Trapped in width An obstruction on either the left or right side of opening.
  U-header Upper hurricane panel track which is used to mount to the ceiling.
     
  Vertical mount When anchors or tracks are installed above and below the opening, the hurricane panels are mounted vertically.
     
Tips
  Get a tape measure, pencil and paper.  A ladder may be required
  Drawing a diagram of the house or structure maybe helpful.
  Measure all opening from the outside.
  Measure the width first and then the height and round to the nearest inch if opening is not trapped.
  Note any obstructions such as decorative stucco molding, window sills, electrical boxes, meters, counter tops, tapped openings and door bells etc.  On sliding glass doors check if doors or steps maybe in the way.  Is there a deco pool drain on the floor surface?
  On sliding glass doors or French doors determine if you plan to mount to the floor or space below the door.
  What is the mounting structure?  Concrete, CBS Block, solid wood or hollow wall.
  If you are going to install the panels using a horizontal mount, the width become the height and the height becomes the width.
  From you measurements, you will have to determine how many panels per each opening and the length of each panel.
  Having a problem with a particular opening?  Take a digital pictures and email us.
  Double check all measurements.
  If the lengths of the hurricane panels are within 1" - 2" and have no special requirements, order the panels the same length.  Having panels common sizes makes easier when putting up the hurricane panels.
  Do not hesitate to give us a call.  During hurricane season we have extended evening hours.
   
   
Frequently Answered Questions
  Yes, Hurricane Depot will sell you tracks without purchasing our panels.  We want your business.  Not all hurricane panels will fit our tracks.  Please read about the 2" header profile and the holes being 6" and 12" on center.  If your hurricane panels have a 2" profile but the holes are 12.5" apart our upper header panels will work but we will have to cut them a little longer.
  Yes, we highly recommend the aluminum panels over the any of galvanized steel panels.  More on this subject to be found in the Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ Page).
  No, we do not able to come out and measure your openings.
  No, the width (14.5") of the panels is not important at all.  Consider each panel will provide 12" of coverage.  Full hurricane panels can be overlapped to form a half panel (6" of coverage).
  No, we can not cut the a track for 3 panels @ 36" and still be able to get 3 hurricane depot panels on the track.
   
     
 
Hurricane Panel Coverage Chart
Panels Coverage Opening Width Track Width WingNuts Mounting 12" Mounting 6"
1 13" 6" - 12" 15" 3 4 6
2 25" 13" - 24" 27" 5 6 10
3 37" 25" - 36" 39" 7 8 14
4 49" 37" - 48" 51" 9 10 18
5 61" 49" - 60" 63" 11 12 22
6 73" 61" - 72" 75" 13 14 26
7 85" 73" - 84" 88" 15 16 30
8 97" 85" - 96" 99" 17 18 34
9 109" 97" - 108" 111" 19 20 38
10 121" 109" - 120" 123" 21 22 42
11 133" 121" - 132" 135" 23 24 46
12 145" 133" - 144" 147" 25 26 52
13 157" 145" - 156" 159" 27 28 56
14 169" 157" - 168" 171" 29 30 60
15 181" 169" - 180" 183" 31 32 64
16 193" 181" - 192" 195" 33 34 68
17 205" 193" - 204" 207" 35 36 72
18 217" 205" - 216" 219" 37 38 76
19 229" 217" - 228" 231" 39 40 80
20 241" 229" - 240" 243" 41 42 84
 
 

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