Windows and Doors

Often the toughest decision for hurricane protection is whether to use 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. 

There are several advantages (and benefits) of impact windows/doors:

Doors

If a door is broken open by wind, unless shuttered with a non-porous system, it will almost always result in some water infiltration and 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:

  • solid or glass
  • sidelight options
  • corrosive resistant PVC frames
  • stainless steel hardware
  • smooth or woodgrain finishes
  • paint free, paintable, or stainable options
  • lowE & insulated glass options
  • decorative glass options
  • fire-rated options

 
 
 

 

Metal doors:

  • solid or glass
  • steel or aluminum
  • corrosive resistant bottom rail
  • transoms and sidelights
  • lowE & insulated glass options
  • decorative glass options
  • fire-rated options

 





Patio doors:

  • sliding glass doors
  • swinging French doors
  • sliding French door option
  • aluminum and vinyl options
  • lowE energy glass options
  • insulated glass options
  • tint & turtle-tint glass options
 
 
 
 

 

 Mahogany Doors:

  •  single and double
  •  deco glass options
  •  handle options
  •  closer options

 




 

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. There are several glass tinting options that help deflect solar rays and lowE energy-saving glass options, which are done with treatments to the interlayer. Insulated glass adds a third pane of glass with a sealed air pocket in between that is often Argon gas filled.

Hurricane Proof offers 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. There are also 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 window types.  It is also the most popular window option.

   



 
 

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. Double hung windows are more popular in the vinyl frames.




Horizontal roller (or slider) windows:
Horizontal roller windows are like the window version of a sliding glass door. One or both of the sashes move sideways on sliders or rollers to open the window. Horizontal roller windows can be combined with fixed windows to cover larger openings.  They are also the most economical operable window choice.

   




 

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 a larger opening for egress in case of emergency. Casements are the most expensive window option, but provide exceptional safety, view and ventilation benefits.




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 (fixed) windows:
Fixed lite or picture indows 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 and sizes.




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