What Is Your Code?
As a result of many severe hurricanes that have ravaged many southern states, many state and local authorities have enacted stringent building codes to provide added protection for the people and property in areas subject to such violent storms.
Due to variances from state to state, and even county to county, you should check with your local building authorities for the most recent and up-to-date standard and guidelines in your area prior to building a new structure, or remodeling an existing one.
At SafeHarbor®, we've gone to great lengths to ensure that our impact-resistant windows are hurricane-ready, and in compliance with as many building codes as possible.
Additionally, check with your contractors to ensure they are fully-licensed to construct hurricane-code compliant properties. This is not necessarily applicable in all states, but is a requirement of many local governments of coastal communities, especially in Florida.
Our Code Is Safety First!
Every SafeHarbor® Impact-Resistant Window features a laminated glass system with a .090" thick interlayer.
This membrane provides the impact resistance that many building codes demand.
Other Key Features Include:
- More durable locks, which also offer great theft protection.
- More rigid frames for durability and longer life.
- Lower noise infiltration for even greater peace of mind.
In independent lab testing, SafeHarbor® windows were impacted with an 9 foot long
2 x 4 fired from an air cannon at speeds up to 50 feet per second (35 mph). Then they were buffeted for 5 hours by combined positive and negative pressure simulating hurricane force winds. Not only did the glass remain in its frames throughout this process, but the windows still operated after testing was completed.