Hurricane Impact-Resistant Windows & Tornadoes

How Hurricane Impact-Resistant Windows Protects Against Tornadoes

Statistics show that about 1,000 tornadoes occur in a year in the United States. Studies have also shown that a tornado storm is capable can attain wind speeds of about 318mph, which is about 512 kph.


These tornado storms have been reputed to hit large metropolitan areas, causing a huge number of casualties in the process. In times like this, you’ll need to take extra caution to limit the danger of an impending tornado storm.

Everyday innovations are occurring and society is seeing new ways that can increase security against storms. Impact windows technology has a long history. Due to the persistent tornadoes and other violent storms, South Florida residents are focusing on upgrading windows and doors to impact-resistant measures.

These building codes have helped to reduce the level of damage and destruction caused by tornadoes. Did you know that impact-resistant windows and doors are made to withstand winds reaching up to 200mph? Hurricane impact-resistant windows can help protect your home against tornadoes and all wind-based storms.

Laminated Glass

The technology of the impact-resistant windows dates back to the 20th century. It was first used with safe car shields and then used for home windows to help prevent against tornadoes and other powerful storms for destroying homes and lives. The shatter-resistant film windows, as well as the inner-membrane technology, are the two popular options of these windows.

What makes impact-resistant windows so powerful is the heavy-duty frames with laminated glass and a special silicone glazing to increase support. This material protects the glass from breaking away from its frame. The inlayer of clear polyvinyl butyral helps to keep the window intact although wind-borne debris or the tornado may cause a crack on the window. This helps in the prevention of destructive winds, like a tornado, from gaining entrance into your house.

Possess A Strong Frame 

The frame of the impact-resistant window deserves as much commendation as does the glass. Impact-resistant windows are unlikely to break during tornadoes because of their strength. Although the impact of the storm may cause them to bend, they, however, come with weather stripping. This weather stripping prevents the entry of water into your house even if the frames if the windows should bend.

Due to long term usage, impact-resistant windows could crack and cause water to enter your house. The presence of weather stripping helps to prevent water damages due to varying degrees of storms.

Increase Protection With Impact-Resistant Windows

Impact-resistant windows are very useful, especially for those that reside in places that are susceptible to tornadoes. At Gulfside Windows and Doors, our team of experts can support your window or door project by answering any question you may have about products or installation.

To get a free, no-obligation quote contact Gulfside Windows And Doors and schedule a free in-home consultation. Learn more about questions to ask when hiring a window company.

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