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.

  • Hurricane windows and doors have reinforced window frames.

Reinforced window frames add strength and durability to your windows to help withstand hurricane-force winds.

  • Hurricane windows such as the StormBreaker windows offered by Simonton meet the toughest HVHZ specifications in the industry.

StormBreaker Plus windows by Simonton Windows & Doors are industry tested and certified to meet certain standards to ensure the utmost hurricane preparedness for your home. Tested and approved by AAMA standards for High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ), the Texas Department of Insurance evaluation for the Texas coast, and most importantly, the Miami-Dade and Broward County specifications for the Florida Building Commission — the toughest HVHZ specification in the industry — you can rest assured StormBreaker Plus windows can weather the storm.

  • Hurricane windows are energy efficient

By filtering up to 99% of the Sun’s UV Rays, this glass reduces damage to things inside of your home including art, carpet and photos. Because this glass filters much of the Sun’s UV Rays it also helps keep your home cool, saving you money on your energy bills.

Featured hurricane line of windows and doors

For coastal living, StormBreaker Plus 300VL windows and doors offered by Simonton are designed to help withstand high winds and wind-driven debris without the use of shutter systems. They feature an attractive beveled frame design, reinforced profiles for added strength and provide impressive energy efficiency.

  • KeepSafe Maximum® laminated glass provides safety and security, and reduces unwanted sound
  • Advanced glass packages are available for maximum energy efficiency
  • A full line of styles is available, including a Patio Door and Garden Door
  • Choose from white, tan and exterior bronze and a host of glass and grid options
  • Tested and certified to meet the AAMA standards for High Velocity Hurricane Zones, Miami-Dade and Broward County specifications for the Florida Building Commission and the Texas Department of Insurance evaluation for the Texas Coast

Features & options are not available on all styles.
Series may not be available in all areas of the country.

Window & Door Styles Available in the 300VL Series

Double-Lifetime Limited Warranty

We know buying windows and patio doors is a big investment. An investment you want protected. That’s why we back all Simonton StormBreaker Plus®windows and doors with a Double-Lifetime Limited Warranty covering vinyl, hardware, screens and insulating glass units.


Simonton windows and doors can be ordered to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for any region of the country. So, now matter where you live, you can get energy-efficient windows and patio doors. All of which helps reduce your heating and cooling costs and meet guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.

AAMA Gold Certification

Thanks to AAMA Gold Certification, you can be sure Simonton windows and doors meet the highest performance standards for air and water infiltration resistance, structural integrity and forced entry.

Storm, Safety, Sound, Sun

  • Impact-resistant KeepSafe Maximum® glass features a durable interlayer that protects the home from flying debris. During a hurricane, flying debris may break the exterior pane of glass but the laminated glass will stay intact to protect the home.
  • The sound-dampening interlayer provides a 50% sound reduction over standard glass and reduces unwanted outside noise with a STC Rating of 34.
  • An effective barrier against forced entry, KeepSafe Maximum glass is extremely difficult to penetrate—deterring would-be intruders.
  • By significantly reducing the sun’s ultraviolet rays, KeepSafe Maximum glass reduces damage and fading to your carpet, artwork and family photographs.

Built to Weather Life

  • Fusion-welded construction provides durability and weather-resistance
  • Multiple points of weather stripping inhibit wind and rain penetration

Beauty that Endures

  • Premium vinyl will maintain beauty in any climate, including coastal regions
  • Beveled exterior coordinates with the architecture of your home
  • Color-matched hardware blends seamlessly with the window

Energy Efficiency

  • Vinyl is one of the least conductive materials available to help maintain consistent temperatures in your home
  • 1” double-strength, annealed insulating glass unit set deep into the sash reduces temperature transfer and condensation.
  • The U-channel design of the Intercept® spacer system reduces transfer of heat and cold and flexes with temperature fluctuations to maintain an effective seal.

No Hassles

  • Designed to lift, slide or crank with minimal effort
  • Grids between-the-glass provide a smooth easy to clean glass surface
  • Vinyl construction will never require sanding, painting and scraping

A Breath of Fresh Air

  • With an attractive streamlined appearance, the durable extruded frame offers a concealed weep system and integrated lift handles.
  • Fiberglass mesh screen is crease resistant and durable

Maximum Efficiency

  • ProSolar® Low E glass with Argon gas reduces temperature transfer to help lower energy costs and keep your home comfortable all year long.
  • ProSolar® Shade is our most advanced spectrally selective Low E glass that helps provide maximum solar heat control, fade protection, visibility and energy savings.
  • Regionally specific ENERGY STAR® glass packages for the Southern, South-Central, North-Central, North climate zones

Screen Options

  • Aluminum screen mesh offers increased durability and is insect resistant
  • Full screen on select styles

The elegance of simplicity.

Choose from a selection of color, grid and style options to accomplish the look you want. Standard vinyl colors are molded throughout the vinyl for long-lasting beauty.

Make your home as close to hurricane proof as you can with Everest Siding and Windows.