Where does all that plywood go???? We don't get it.

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Where does all that plywood go???? We don't get it.

Bignuf Bignuf
Tropical storm/Hurricain Issac is threatening Florida and the Gulf Coast. We seen LINES and LINES of people at the Home Depot's and Lowes buying sheet lumber for windows.

WE DON'T GET IT????

We understand "boarding up", but EVERY year these areas get threatened...there are big lines and people buy lumber. Once you own the stuff, you would think MOST people would NOT need to "buy it again". It would be stored in their garage, behind their homes..whatever. We "boarded up" ten years ago, and STILL have all the lumber fitted to each individual window. Why would we NOT???

SO...who are all these people "in line"???? Other then buying a new home (and if we did, the owners of THIS house would get our pre-cut lumber included), WHO IS BUYING THIS?

WHERE has all the lumber gone???? Is it being carted away by aliens? Being eaten by termites? Being used as a biofuel? WHAT? Any ideas?
08/26/2012
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I live in Louisiana so we're in a hurricane zone. From what I've seen, most people throw away the plywood after hurricane season. Maybe it takes up too much room or something. Not sure. We've never used it to block up windows. I'm in an area that flooded to the roofs during Katrina. After that I figure plywood won't do much anyhow.
08/26/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My area keeps it, so the lumber supply stores aren't any busier than usual. A good number of people also have hurricane shutters.

There hasn't been much of any prep on the east coast, but we'll still see some weather over the next few days. It won't be any worse than some of the recent storms we've been having anyway.
08/26/2012
mikeysPlace mikeysPlace
I agree. WTH?!

We boarded our windows for Katrina. Nothing happened in our area. We still had all the plywood for Hurricane Ike but didnt even bother. I do still have the plywood. It's stored in the garage attic.
08/26/2012
Gracie Gracie
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Tropical storm/Hurricain Issac is threatening Florida and the Gulf Coast. We seen LINES and LINES of people at the Home Depot's and Lowes buying sheet lumber for windows.

WE DON'T GET IT????

We understand "boarding ...
I have asked this same question many times myself. I'm not a boarder up person though. I do put tape on the windows incase they break. But I have lived on the coast all my life and only seen one window get cracked.
08/26/2012
FallFire FallFire
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Tropical storm/Hurricain Issac is threatening Florida and the Gulf Coast. We seen LINES and LINES of people at the Home Depot's and Lowes buying sheet lumber for windows.

WE DON'T GET IT????

We understand "boarding ...
Maybe when they've used it one year, they use it for other projects around the house (???)

Perhaps it's easier to buy new wood each hurricane season than try to store it for who knows how long.

IDK. Your guess is as good as mine :p
08/26/2012
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