Windows and Doors

Protection of window and door openings is one of the important and affordable defenses against hurricanes. Not only does this protect  the interior against wind and rain, window/door protection may make the critical difference between keeping or losing your roof from upload pressures.

There are two primary methods of protection; impact windows/doors or hurricane shutters. This decision is made more difficult due to the wide variety of window, door and shutter options. Hurricane Proof provides a complete range of all alternatives.

Impact windows/doors offer the advantage of full time hurricane protection (no deployment or storage is required), increased security protection, superior insulation quality (for both energy & sound) and enhanced appearance.  This contributes to higher property value.

Doors

If a door is broken open by wind, unless shuttered with a non-porous system, it will almost always result in pressurization of the interior of the home. Impact resistant doors from Hurricane Proof are offered in numerous types, styles and finishes from top manufacturers:

     

 

Fiberglass doors:

  • corrosive resistant PVC frames
  • stainless steel hardware
  • solid or glass (plus sidelights)
  • smooth or woodgrain finishes
  • paint free, paintable, or stainable options

     

 

Metal doors:

  • steel or aluminum
  • corrosive resistant bottom rail
  • solid or glass options (incl. HVHZ)
  • transoms and sidelights
  • fire rated options

 


Patio doors:

  • sliding glass doors
  • swinging French doors
  • sliding French door option
  • aluminum and vinyl options
  • LowE energy glass options
  • LoE-366 (tax credits)
 

 

Windows

Impact-resistant glass provides protection against penetration by windborne debris. It consists of two panes of glass laminated together with a polymer interlayer, which continues to protect the opening even if the glass is broken. Impact windows are typically 2 times more expensive than standard windows and are expensive to repair should the glass break. However, there are several advantages of impact windows:

Hurricane Proof offers several impact glass options including a range of glass thicknesses, various tint colors, and energy saving LoE choices.  We also provide all types of frame options, though aluminum and vinyl are most popular. Aluminum frames have long provided the benefits of strength and low maintenance. Vinyl windows have higher insulating properties and are therefore better suited for obtaining low energy ratings and associated tax credits. There are now more energy-efficient aluminum frames with thermal breaks that prevent the transfer of temperature through the frame. Both vinyl and aluminum windows come in a variety of colors and finishes including simulated woodgrain. Below are some of our window styles:

Single hung windows:
Single hung windows open and close by moving the lower panel or sash of the window. Thus, only half of the window area can be opened for ventilation. This is the most traditional-looking style of window and one of the lower priced options.

   
 
 

Double hung windows:
Double hung windows are virtually the same as single hung windows except that both the upper and lower sashes can be moved. The advantage is that you can adjust the sashes so that warmer air escapes at the top of the window opening while cooler air enters from the bottom. Many double hungs also offer the advantage of tilt-in panels for each of cleaning.

Horizontal roller windows:
Horizontal roller windows are like a single or double hung window turned on its side. One or both of the sashes move sideways on rollers to open the window. Horizontal roller windows can be an economical choice for larger openings.

   

 

Casement windows:
Casement windows open and close using a crank or lever. They open up the entire window area to the breeze and their design actually helps to capture wind traveling down the side of the building. In addition, casement windows seal very tightly against drafts and moisture. They also provide easy egress in case of emergency. Casements tend to be one of the more expensive window options.

Awning windows:
Awning windows can be compared to a casement window turned on its side. One or more sashes open from the bottom by means of a crank. Like casements, awning windows capture wind traveling upwards on a building.

 

 

Architectural/picture windows:
Fixed lite windows do not open at all, but are designed to provide light and architectural interest where ventilation is not needed. They range from the familiar rectangular window style to ovals, circles, octagons, trapezoids and a variety of other shapes, in virtually any size.

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