Hurricane Impact Windows
FAS Windows and Doors offers some of the safest, most reliable yet aesthetically beautiful 'weather safe' hurricane windows and doors, building code rated for the Southeast's storm-prone weather.
Hurricane Andrew, which caused such massive damage to Florida in 1992, not to mention the following year's storms, taught residents that violent winds alone are not the major cause of window failure. The real cause is flying objects. As a result, codes for hurricane protection now focus on protection for windows and doors, not just wind velocity.
Hurricane & Storm windows resistant for both Florida and Miami-Dade county building codes (some of the strongest in the nation) Windows are exposed to wind speeds up to 155 MPH Temperature ranges from -20F to 180F Energy efficient windows with vinyl frames and heavy-duty multi-chambered frames and standard laminated insulating glass provides energy savings from standard single pane glass Intruder Safety the same impact resistant glass and construction in the hurricane windows provides a strong deterrent to intruders Noise Reduction - enjoy peace and quiet inside, even in the middle of noisy outdoor activities with FAS's hurricane windows Sun Protection with UV protection filtering out up to 99% of harmful rays
The uglier the weather, the more beautiful the windows with Andersen's Stormwatch , Simonton's StormBreaker Plus, or PGT WinGuard hurricane windows.
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Andersen window products with Stormwatch protection eliminate the need for shutters or plywood over your windows, and they look great doing it. With structural upgrades, impact-resistant glass and Perma-Shield exteriors, these hurricane windows are not only designed to stand up to building codes from Maine to Miami, they can stand up to Mother Nature even when she throws a tantrum.
Stormwatch™ hurricane windows and other Andersen windows are put through testing in the lab and the field that few other windows endure. Their windows are exposed to wind speeds up to 155 MPH! Other Andersen windows face sudden temperature changes from -20F to 180F.
Impact resistant glass in Andersen hurricane windows helps combat high wind and windborne debris Andersen windows PermaShield vinyl cladding resists the effects of salt water and sea air far better than aluminum Frame, sash and panel reinforcements add stability during pressure shifts Stainless steel hinges and handles are anchored with extra fasteners that are corrosion resistant
Simonton StormBreaker Plus hurricane windows provide safety and security for families from both storms and intruders. In addition, these hurricane windows offer increased sound and solar control. The power of the double-strength glass with the laminate interlayer actually reduces the amount of exterior noise and ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, which can penetrate the home. When struck by a blunt object, like blowing debris or a crowbar, the glass in the windows may crack but the pieces do not fly out of the window frame they adhere to the heavy polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer.
PGT is the largest manufacturer of windows in the Southeast and has a full line of hurricane window products that meet the toughest wind-borne debris requirements in the nation Florida's Miami-Dade County codes with their WinGuard line.
Miami-Dade County has the strictest protocols in the country for wind-borne hurricane debris, air and water tests. The Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA) for impact-resistant products is the best way to be sure that a window has been tested and meets all the requirements for hurricane protection in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties). The Florida Building Commission recognizes Miami-Dade NOAs as approved products.
FAS Windows & Doors proudly carries all of the following hurricane impact window product lines:
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