|Storm Resistant Windows
If you live in an area that experiences hurricanes,
tornadoes, or typhoons, you should consider
installing storm resistant windows. High
winds and flying debris can shatter glass
windows and doors, and this can lead to water
and wind damage (wind entering a house through
broken windows can lift the roof off and
can push the walls outward). For this reason,
storm resistant windows can make the difference
between minimal damage and the immense destruction
that results in extensive rebuilding.
Storm resistant windows are made
glass, which consists of a tough
made of polyvinyl butyral bonded
between two panes of glass under
pressure. Once sealed together,
becomes a single unit that looks
window glass. Laminated glass
may crack when
hit by wind powered flying objects,
fragments and adheres to the
rather than flying into the building,
causing injury and leaving the
to the elements.
There are other benefits to storm
- They can eliminate the need to store and
install plywood panels or the additional
expense of storm shutters.
- They add increased security to any building.
Their construction can resist forced entry,
and they can also stand up to the impact
of bullets or small explosions.
- Storm resistant glass provides enhanced sound
proofing and prevents the penetration of
ultraviolet light that can damage interior
fabrics and furniture.
- Storm resistant glass is more energy efficient
than regular window glass, so it will reduce
Storm resistant windows are available from
specialty manufacturers and resellers. When
buying these windows, you should check with
seller or manufacturer to make sure that
they meet your local building codes.