Impact-Resistant Windows and
Doors provide your home with effortless, full-time protection
against flying debris and hurricane-force winds.
Now there’s no need for inconvenient,
unsightly panel, accordion or rolldown shutters plywood or
other hurricane protection devices. Even when you’re
away, Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors guard your home against
hurricanes and intruders with no effort, while reducing noise
and providing UV protection. Vinyl frames and standard insulated
glass also provides enhanced energy efficiency.
A special silicone glazing process keeps the glass from breaking
away from the frame. Although the glass may crack on impact, the
interlayer keeps the glass intact, preventing destructive wind from
entering your home.
Impact-resistant glass is comprised of two
glass panes bonded with a special interlayer of clear polyvinylbutyral.
Similar to auto windshields, but nine times stronger, it provides
amazing protection against flying debris.
When flying objects pierce windows and doors,
hurricane-force winds enter the home. Internal pressure causes
the roof to blow off, resulting in massive wind and water damage.
Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors pass stringent
Large and Small Missile Impact Tests. In the Large Missile Impact
Test, a window is subjected to two impacts by a nine-pound 2 x 4
beam traveling at a speed of 50 feet per second. Then this “impacted” window
is subjected to hurricane-force winds. The polyvinylbutyral interlayer
keeps the window intact and sealed against wind even if glass is
cracked by a flying object.