If you live in a community along the coast, you know that hurricane preparedness is a key part of your family’s safety. Because these areas are more prone to severe weather, your home needs the strength to stand up to the storm. That’s why hurricane windows (sometimes called impact windows or coastal windows) and doors should be a part of any coastal home.
Why are hurricane windows and doors so important?
Hurricane windows and doors have special glass that offers protection from the elements.
Hurricane windows are made with impact-resistance glass which is designed to help maintain your home’s structural integrity and add innovative protection for your home and family. When strong, hurricane winds enter a home through broken windows and doors and the increased pressure can lift off the roof and push out the structure. Adding plywood over your windows and doors will not solve the problem and will not ensure the safety of your family in case of a bad storm. Powerful winds can reach under those boards, rip them off, and then break through the windows anyway. Once a window is smashed, your entire house is at risk.
The hurricane windows glass feature a durable, laminated interlayer that acts as a sturdy and effective barrier against flying debris — so no matter what is going on outside, your family always feels safe.