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Your Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Impact Windows and Doors

Your Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Impact Windows and Doors

When Mother Nature blows stern, homeowners have only one thing to worry about:

To somehow stop the relentless winds and the being carried along from entering their home.

Because the potential of damage these elements carry is huge. At times, it can be devastating and earth flattening.

Quick…Nail the plywood!

And even though nailing plywood across windows and doors does help to an extent (stopping wind and windborne debris from entering the house), it’s not a sure-safe method.

Hurricanes produce winds of 119 kilometers per hour. Multiply this with the mass of the windborne debris (it could be anything), and what you get is the impact force with which the object is likely to hit your boards of plywood.

It’s going to shatter them. Very likely.

However, there’s another solution to this problem; a more durable, better way of stopping hurricane winds and windborne debris from entering your home…

Enter hurricane impact windows and doors.

What are hurricane impact windows and doors?

Hurricane impact windows and doors, or simplyimpact windows and doors, are reinforced constructions that combine high performing, heavy-duty frames with impact-resistant glass. The glass is further held by a special silicone glazing to make sure it does not break away from its frame in event of an impact.hurricane impact windows and doors

Usually, two types of glass are used in the construction of impact windows and doors: tempered glass, or laminated glass.

Laminated glass provides much stronger protection than tempered glass, while the latter is more economical in terms of deployment.

As for the frame, typically wood is used for its construction. However, this is not just any type of wood. It does not splinter, split or crack. It can withstand the harshest of weather conditions. Some manufacturers also use steel in the construction of frames, but mostly wood is preferred.

Both impact windows and doors are available in different designs and colors, which make them architecturally aesthetic. This may come as a surprise to many given the function that these windows and doors serve.

Besides providing protection to homes in hurricane prone areas, impact windows and doors can also be used in a variety of other settings, thanks to their unique features.

  • For instance, you can use them to improve the safety of your home. Impact windows and doors are strong and they can’t be smashed easily.
  • You can also use them in settings where you want to achieve noise attenuation. Impact windows and doors have great noise reduction capability and they keep your home and office buildings disturbance free.
  • Lastly, impact windows and doors can also serve as energy efficient deployments and help reduce your air conditioning and heating bills.

Looking for high quality impact windows and doors for your home or office?

Oridow has the solution for you.

We are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of hurricane impact windows and doors. Our products are manufactured to the highest quality of standards and are designed keeping functionality and looks in mind. We are located in China, but we provide shipment all over the world.

Reach out to discuss your impact doors and windows needs today.

A BONUS read: Testing Strength of Hurricane Windows – How to Know If They Can Withstand Impact?

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