Hurricane impact windows are superior to standard glass windows for many reasons. Not only do they protect your home from storm winds, but you’re also safe from intruders and looters who may be tempted to take a crowbar to your windows.
But how are these windows so effective? Before you decide to invest in hurricane windows, it’s important to know what exactly you’re buying. How are impact windows made? Read on to find out.
First, let’s talk about the different types of hurricane impact windows. At Max Guard Hurricane Windows, we offer aluminum, vinyl, and hybrid windows. Regardless of which window you choose, your window will be eco-friendly and Energy Star-rated.
Our windows are made in the U.S. using materials from top-of-the-line manufacturers with stringent production standards. Not only can they withstand hurricane-force winds––these windows are also graded to serve as an anti-terrorism measure and can protect property from bomb blasts.
Hurricane impact windows are made with multiple layers of laminated glass, while a regular, non-impact window will have only one or two panes of glass. The laminated glass used in impact windows has an interlocker that holds the window together even when facing intense winds or pressure.
After a hurricane impact window is produced, it is tested to make sure it meets stringent code. Most windows undergo both a small- and large-missile test where missiles are hurled at the window to make sure it can withstand the impact. Impact windows are also designed to withstand extreme heat and humidity, which is why they last for years on end.
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The experts at Max Guard Hurricane Windows have over 30 years of industry experience when it comes to high-quality impact windows and doors, and we install all over Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin and Broward counties. Call us today at 561-276-7100 for more information, or click here for a free quote.