Florida miami approved hurricane windows
Windows that are marketed as hurricane-resistant or storm-proof are constructed with impact-resistant glass treated with a layer of polyvinyl butral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). While this impact-resistant glass will probably still shatter upon strong impact from flying objects, it generally remains attached to the inner membrane and the window frame. When they break, these windows crack in a fine, spider-web pattern rather than sending out flying shards of glass.
In addition, ordinary windows can be made more resistant to shattering by adding a surface membrane that covers the window glass.This improves the shatter-resistant quality of the window, though not to the same degree found in genuine hurricane-resistant windows.
Like any standard window, frame construction on a hurricane-resistant, storm-proof window can use aluminum or steel, vinyl, or wood. Aluminum or steel frames are considered the strongest (and most expensive), but there is some maintenance associated with these. Hurricane-resistant windows are also available in a range of thermal options for use in different climates.
You might expect that the main advantage of non-breaking hurricane-resistant windows is that they prevent water from damaging the inside of your home, but the real advantage is structural. Studies have shown that total home destruction is often caused by the sudden pressure changes that occur when windows and doors blow out entirely. The increased air pressure entering the home can blow off roofs and cause walls to collapse. Keeping the windows and doors intact and preventing these air pressure changes can save a home from a devastating collapse.
If you're thinking about getting hurricane windows, the following advantages can help you make your decision.
No glass is entirely break-proof, but hurricane-resistant, storm-proof windows have the enormous advantage of breaking in a manner that cracks without sending out flying shards of glass. Some of the many benefits of impact-resistant windows are:
1) Will survive winds up to 200 mph without blowing out
2) No flying shards of glass
3) Available in different styles and sizes
4) Offer excellent insulation against sound
5) Blocks 99% of transmitted UV light
6) May reduce homeowners insurance costs by as much as 45 percent.
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Superhouse Hurricane Proof SolutionsIf you are considering using a hurricane window, the following advantages can help you make a decision. No glass is completely shatterproof, but a hurricane-resistant window has a remarkable feature: even if it breaks, it will not splash out glass fragments. Impact-resistant windows have many advantages, including:
- Withstand winds up to 200 mph
- Will not splash out fragments when broken
- Available in different styles and sizes
- Excellent sound insulation performance
- Block 99% of transmitted ultraviolet light
- Reduce the cost of homeowner insurance by up to 45%
What is a hurricane impact window?
The frame of the hurricane-resistant window is made of high-strength materials, such as aluminum or vinyl. In addition, the impact glass is a composite of glass and other transparent materials, which can withstand the impact of debris and pressure difference in a destructive storm with a continuous wind speed of 50m/s or more without being torn.
Is Tempered Glass the same as impact?
There is a difference between tempered glass and impact-resistant glass. Tempered glass is heat-treated glass. During manufacture, the glass is heated first, and then the surface is rapidly cooled. The impact-resistant glass is made by using safety glaze for laminated glass. This type of impact-resistant glass is made by bonding two or more pieces of glass together with a transparent film, and has good resistance to hurricanes.
Does Superhouse sell hurricane windows shipping to Florida?
If you live in Florida where high winds, hurricanes and other storms are common, consider impact windows from iSuperhouse.net. The windows will be delivered from Shanghai, China to Miami port, Florida, United States. Superhouse also get Florida approval, the Florida certificates are as below: FL30906, FL30922, FL30923, FL29092, FL29474, FL32506.
Are impact resistant windows forced by the government in Florida?
The Florida Building Code (FBC) requires windows to be impact-resistant or protected. If you need new construction or replacement windows, a building permit is required.
Does Florida use IBC?
The Florida Building Code is also based upon the International Building Code (IBC) used in the United States.