Hurricane Resistant Windows

Hurricane Resistant Windows South Florida

HURRICANE INFORMATION

Concerning the four major hurricanes in 2004 and the five in 2005 that hit the southeast, there were no reported home failures due to the failure of impact windows and doors. However, there were a great many failures associated with plywood protection, and a number of homes failed that had shutters protecting the windows, primarily due to faulty installation.

Ineffective Options

HURRICANE PROTECTION OPTIONS

Plywood

  • Unattractive
  • Heavy and difficult to install
  • Working on ladders can be dangerous
  • Offers protection only when installed
  • Seals home with no view
  • Must utilize valuable storage space
Storm Shutters

  • Expensive
  • Difficult to install
  • Working on ladders can be dangerous
  • Offers protection only when installed
  • Seals home with no view
  • Must utilize valuable storage space

Return on Investment

Save up to 40% on your cooling costs
Save 10%on your home owners insurance policy
Historic resale values of 125% to 163%
Peacce of Mind that your home and family is protected 24/7

FHA Missile Test

Product testing was performed by an independent testing firm in Pennsylvania using air cannons. In the tests, a two-by-four piece of lumber, nine-feet long, weighing nine pounds, was shot at specific and varying parts of units at a rate of 50-feet per second. After the impacts, the units were then subjected to 9,000 cycles of combined positive and negative pressure. To pass the test, each unit subjected to these conditions needed to continue to function. The glass must stay intact in the sash, and Double Hung and Casement windows must be operable.

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