Many homeowners do not understand exactly how hurricane windows work or how they can keep them safe. Joseph Shumaker of Morgan Exteriors explained, “Impact windows, also referred to as hurricane or coastal windows, are impact-resistant. So, what does that mean exactly?
“For example, Simonton Impact Windows contain laminated glass,” said Shumaker. “The lamination makes the glass virtually impenetrable. In addition to laminated glass, these windows have a reinforced frame. This combination helps these windows stand up to just about anything coming their way. Simonton constantly tests their windows to make sure they do.
“Simonton hurricane windows meet the hurricane zone requirements of Miami-Dade County, which has the strictest hurricane zone requirements in the country. They are tested and certified to meet the AAMA standards for High Velocity Hurricane Zones, and the Miami-Dade and Broward County specification for the Florida Building Commission.”
- Hurricane windows’ impact-resistant glass features a durable interlayer that protects the home from flying debris.
- Reinforced profiles add strength and durability.
- The sound-dampening interlayer provides a 50 percent sound reduction over standard glass and reduces unwanted outside noise.
- Impact glass is an effective barrier against forced entry.
- By filtering up to 99 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, glass with Low-E reduces damage and fading to your carpet, artwork and family photographs.
To explore options for making your home safe from storms and intruders, while also reducing your utility bills, contact Morgan Exteriors at or visit www.morganexteriorsinc.com/. Morgan Exteriors, Inc. is located at 15915 N Florida Ave. in Lutz.