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What You Need To Know About Hurricane Impact Glass

There is nothing quite as important as safety and peace of mind when it comes to your home or business. If weather or natural disaster should ever be a concern for your business or home, having a window installer put in hurricane impact glass can provide that safety and peace of mind you’re looking for. Whether it’s corporate window installation or St Petersburg residential window installation, hurricane impact glass can provide increased safety and protection as it is built to withstand a category 5 hurricane or 200 mph winds. 

Hurricane impact glass windows are made with multiple layers of glass and treated with a protective film of either polyvinyl butral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) to enhance the strength and safety of the window. This laminated glass along with a stronger and studier frame allows for protection against extreme elements and conditions. In a climate where extreme elements or natural disasters can happen, hurricane impact glass will be more cost effective in the long run and provide safety and peace of mind. 

Windows that are made with hurricane impact glass prevent not only from the windows themselves needing to be replaced but also from flooding to happen within a home or business. Additionally, they prevent the building from being structurally compromised. When windows become broken, buildings are more likely to collapse because it compromises the structural integrity of the building. When withstanding strong forces such as high winds, instead of shattering, the hurricane impact glass will form a spider web pattern.

Hurricane impact glass provides all the benefits of energy-efficient windows including cost efficiency, noise reduction, uv protection, and weather protection. They are financially beneficial in that they are strong in extreme weather conditions and prevent from needing to have them replaced while also being cost effective in that they are energy efficient. Providing improved insulation, hurricane impact glass prevents the heat from entering in the summer and leaving in the winter. Helping with this temperature control helps with heating and cooling costs which overall is financially beneficial. 

This type of glass can also increase safety by preventing break-ins. Not only can having a window installer put in hurricane impact glass protect a home or business from extreme weather it can also protect from breaking by other means as well. Breaking a window in order to gain entry is one of the most common ways burglars try to enter a home or business. Preventing anything unwanted from breaking a home or business’ windows provides priceless safety and peace of mind.