- Boarding: worked well but I think I'm going to go with all functioning shutters. (For some reason my house has about 1/2 real shutters and about 1/2 faux which requires me to haul boards out. I'm getting kinda old for that but luckily my son is now old enough to help with the heavy stuff.
One thing I learned after looking at countless properties after Hurricane Katrina is that this seems all but a pointless exercise, in perhaps everything but the most severe of possible storms -- where, in a lot of situations it might even be more pointless, but in a few not so.
Basically, if a hurricane is so strong that it's going to blow out your windows, you will pretty much be completely fricked regardless of whether you board them up or not.
I have old, yest still operable, shutters on my front porch that I close as a matter of course if a storm is coming, for no other reason than it takes all of about 15 seconds to do so. Any other effort, I would think you are just spinning your wheels.