Brands of Hurricane Compliant Windows
When selecting hurricane-compliant windows, look for windows that can withstand not just the hurricane winds but also the debris and heavy rains. Each vendor boasts resilient laminated glass, strong frames and powerful sealants. All offer doors and windows that, while hurricane compliant, provide your home with the beauty and elegance you deserve. Building codes in many areas now require that windows and doors are hurricane resistant.
For nearly 40 years, Florida's Best has been producing windows and doors that can withstand category 5 hurricane conditions. Its windows can stand up not only to wind and rain but also to wind-blown projectiles. Its products use a special laminated glass. In a category 5 storm the glass might break, but the lamination protects against the projectile penetrating it. Additional benefits of these impact windows are the noise reduction and the resale value.
Florida's Best/TM Window & Door 601 Nw 12th Ave Pompano Beach, FL 33069-2011 954-781-4430 floridasbestwindow.com
PGT WinGuard offers windows that can withstand hurricane-force winds. Its website boasts that the company has installed over two million windows and have not had a single report of an impact failure. In addition to protection from hurricane damage, the windows also protect homeowners against break-ins, outside noise pollution and harmful ultraviolet light. Windows are offered in either aluminum or an aluminum/vinyl mix and are sold to both residential and commercial customers.
PGT WinGuard N. Venice, FL 941-480-1600 pgtindustries.com
CGI Windows & Doors
CGI Windows & Doors provides quality aluminum hurricane-resistant windows. It also offers French doors and sliding glass doors that are hurricane resistant. Its products use heavy commercial-grade aluminum and impact-resistant laminated glass. Its products were the first to meet Miami-Dade County impact resistant protocols with its PVB laminated glass.
CGI Windows & Doors 10100 NW 25th Street Miami, FL 33172 800.442.9042 cgiwindows.com
E.T.I. (Eurotech Windows & Doors)
ETI offers a variety of styles of hurricane-resistant doors and windows. The majority of them have a design pressure of +75. The simple French door, however, has a design pressure of +100. In addition, the windows and doors also protect homeowners against break-ins, outside noise pollution and harmful ultraviolet rays.
ETI 4201 NE 12th Terrace Oakland Park, Florida 33334 954.630.9967 etiwindows.com
Peachtree Stay-Safe Windows & Doors
Peachtree doors and windows meet industry standards for impact resistance and wind pressure. The doors and windows have been tested successfully against winds in the range of 180 to 200 miles per hour. Their products can also be treated with Low-E2 insulated glass with argon gas, which satisfies energy codes in the northeastern states. Peachtree products protect against unwanted noise pollution, risk of burglary and ultraviolet rays. Peachtree offers six different wood types as well as a variety of decorative grilles.
Peachtree Stay-Safe Windows & Doors 880 Southview Drive Mosinee, WI 54455 800-732-2499 peachtreedoor.com