Storm panels are a far supperior, more effective and affordable type of hurricane protection.
Fiberglass storm panels do not have the sharp edges that aluminum panels have so they are safer to install when a hurricane is approaching.
Fiberglass storm panels are also now stronger yet lighter than before and in the long run much more economical than using plywood.
Plywood that is cut and used for hurricane protection when stored can warp, rot and become infested by termites as well as many other type of wood eating bugs.
Also you put alot of holes into your houses exterior when screwing and nailing plywood onto your home.
Tracks that are pre-installed for fiberglass storm panels cover up the holes and are left on thus will not let bugs or weather in even after the panels are taken down.