130 mph rated windows don't do well with 100 mph wind driven debris blowing against it... small tree limbs, twigs, branches all sound like machine gun straff hitting your windows, even in tropical storm force winds.... so, its the debris you better worry about hitting your windows, not just straight line winds.. and once they break, then all hell breaks loose...
as a general rule of thumb, I board up all south facing windows for 75 mph winds... but after Bill this summer, we had some 50-60 mph winds that made me wish I had boarded up... so, depending on the side of the storm I am on, I will start boarding up anytime the winds exceed 50-60 mph out of the south in my area... and all other windows on the east and west side of my house for 75 mph... I never board up the north windows because that part of my house is sheltered for the most part
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