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Hurricane Frequently asked Questions...

11/28/2017 (Permalink)

The destruction of homes and businesses caused by hurricanes, as well as the disruption cause to daily lives of the residents, affects all of Florida citizens. Impact fenestration products are tested and comply with current industry standards and code requirements for repelling and dispersing water under defined performance conditions. The impact-resistant glass used in windows, sliding glass doors, and terrace doors is tested to ensure that it will resist direct impacts from wind-borne debris and high pressure caused by hurricane-force winds.

While these products perform as intended under specified conditions, windows and doors are not designed to be leak proof. As with other building components, the forces imposed on windows and doors by extraordinary events such as hurricanes can exceed their ability to keep out water, and water infiltration around the frames may occur when exposed to these conditions.

The following common questions and answers below regarding the performance of impact-resistant and non-impact-resistant windows and doors should help explain the overall performance of these products.

Hurricane-Related Frequently asked Questions

Q: If something hits my impact-resistant glass, will it break?

A: If struck, the impact-resistant glass can break, but it is designed to remain in the frame. This prohibits wind, water, or other debris from entering the structure and causing further - sometimes catastrophic - damage.

Q: Will windows and doors leak in a hurricane?

A: Not necessarily; however, wind speed, duration, direction, rain volume, and other natural phenomena that accompany a storm all contribute to and increase the possibility of leaks.

By: George Hanus, Marketing Manager for windoor Inc. For more information visit WinDoorInc.com

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