Flat Plastic Panels
These are a relatively new alternative to one of the oldest protection devices, plywood sheets. Lightweight and strong, the panels are made from polycarbonate sheets cut to size for each opening, typically windows and doors. Flat panels are attractive because their architectural impact is also limited to the fastening system, which are usually small stainless steel anchors, which are easily capped to help minimize their appearance.
Flat panels can also be mounted with special track. The panels are typically cut to match the shape of the opening and there are aluminum connectors to marry adjacent panels together for large openings. Flat plastic panels are transparent, but the view is highly distorted. These temporary panels must be stored, but can last for decades.
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