Getting Your Windows Ready for the Hurricane Season

We can help you. We’ve been in the glass block industry for over 30 years. For more information on our Hurricane Windows: GBA Hurricane-Resistant Windows

One of the most significant preparations you can have for a hurricane is your windows. The frustrating part of hurricanes is the inability to just put in protection when you know a severe storm is coming. Planning your hurricane window installation requires prepping in advance, even if you don’t know when they’ll strike. Hurricane-resistant windows act as an insurance policy.

Hurricane Windows Code Approval:

According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, to be classified as a hurricane, winds must reach up to 74 mph. The higher the category of winds, the more strength you’ll need in your window.

To test the strength of a hurricane window, they must pass the code of:

  • Meeting the standards of large missile impact tests referenced in the International Building Code (IBC), in accordance with ASTM E-1886 and ASTM E-1996.
  • Meeting the Florida and Dade County Approval protocols (TAS 201,202,203).

Besides wind, your window should be able to withstand the impact of rain and debris. Whether its from physically breaking through, or if it is from seeping through cracks around the glass block; they all cause damage to the interior of your home. With hurricane windows, you have the full comfort of total protection.

Facts for your Hurricane Window Installation

Hurricane-Resistant Glass Block windows are made up of glass block 2-piece aluminum channel. The aluminum channel is mill finished, bronze or anodized clear. Powder coating is also available. Seves LightWise Architectural Systems Hurricane-Resistant Glass Block Windows are pre-assembled, and built for easy installation. They can be ordered in custom sizes increments up to 4′ x 8′ or 6′ x 6′.

Contact GBA Architectural Products + Services for Hurricane Resistant Glass Block Windows

GBA Architectural Products + Services proudly works with some of the world’s top rated architectural glass manufacturers. GBA supplies many glass block products, as well as hurricane and tornado windows. GBA can put in the installations that’ll bring you comfort with your building.

Visit the GBA Architectural Products + Services website to learn more about the favorable contribution glass products are making to the world of architecture. Request product information on the GBA website by filling out the online form.

Reach out to GBA Architectural Products + Services for more info about our windows.

For questions, call our experts here at GBA at:

East Coast: (212) 255—5787

Midwest: (877) 280-7700

West Coast: (213) 634-7050

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Window Installation Infographic

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