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When it Comes to Hurricane Force Winds, the Right Windows Make a Difference

Storm-Rated WindowsTornados, hurricanes, tropical storms, and similar severe weather systems can devastate cities and downs, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Annually, such weather-related destruction accounts for close to $14 billion in damage throughout the United States, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“It’s important to understand how severe weather can affect structural integrity,” said Elizabeth Souders, director of product marketing for windows at JELD-WEN. “Specifying the right exterior products can help decrease the risk of major damage.”

When it Comes to Hurricane Force Winds, the Right Windows Make a Difference

JELD-WEN windows offer storm-rated options, such as JELD-WEN ImpactGard® protection. So what makes ImpactGard so special? Well, unlike regular windows, ImpactGard windows are manufactured with an interlayer – either SentryGlas Plus (SGP) or polyvinyl butyral (PVB) – sandwiched between two sheets of glass. This interlayer adds extra impact and shatter resistance. In fact, ImpactGard windows are 100 times more rigid than the industry standard, with five times the tear strength of other interlayer materials. These windows can withstand a nine-pound 2×4 board traveling at 34 miles per hour. Now that’s protection!

Additional benefits include:

  1. Increased security
  2. Meet the nation’s strictest building codes
  3. Resist impact from airborne debris
  4. Minimize structural damage
  5. Even if the glass breaks, fragments adhere to the interlayer
  6. 10-year warranty

Interested in JELD-WEN windows with ImpactGard® protection? If so, call Architectural Window Supply in Baltimore, Maryland. We are a proud JELD-WEN supplier. Our relationship with JELD-WEN makes it easy for us to get you the window you want!

If you have any further questions about our blog, “When it Comes to Hurricane Force Winds, the Right Windows Make a Difference,” or if you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Sources:

  1. Protecting Homes from Mother Nature JELD-WEN
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