Do you board up windows on your rentals when a hurricane is near
. I'd let the tenants leave first
@Brian Van Pelt that’s what I’ve done in the past
Yes. I would imagine you should see what is recommended for your area based on the hurricane warning.
By the time I wait to see if it going to hit my area it’s too late to board up 16 doors
@Adam Skay well then board them up! We don't have a lot of hurricanes like FL but when Cat 4 was predicted for our area we nailed up plywood. I think in FL you would have more situations where you are in the zone and then not. If you have 16 doors that is a heck of a house! (but I think you meant doors and windows). I know my neighbor updated her house and as part of the approval for no hurricane windows they had to have pre-labeled plywood for the windows.
It’s 13 houses and one triplex not sure how many windows that is
@Adam Skay I see, and this is the first time you are dealing with it or you just wondering if you should keep it up? None of them have hurricane shutters or windows? I wish some Florida people would jump in. I can tell you Some people up here don't board all windows they only do the big ones or ocean facing. We have only had a couple houses at risk. your title doesn't include in a hurricane, you might get more input if you put florida and hurricane in the title.
There is also a Florida forum but not super active. If people are following it they may respond
That’s a good idea. I ran out of letters it wouldn’t let me add hurricane
I have never boarded up windows (Tampa or Ocala, FL) - that's what insurance is for....and most of my damage has been from falling trees not flying debris.
I don't typically board up anything I own. Not sure what the property managers are doing here or recommending but I don't see many houses that are boarded up around Ocala. Being inland and central, we don't usually get the worst of the hurricanes, which is one of the reasons I like it for rentals.