Impact-resistant products help protect homes, businesses in hurricanes
Pella® HurricaneShield® Windows & Doors with impact-resistant glass
Release date:Jun 12, 2012
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PELLA, Iowa — June 12, 2012 — Is your home or business in a hurricane-prone zone? Rather than racing out into the storm to plaster your windows with plywood or frantically trying to find shutters, there’s an easier way to help protect your home or business year-round. Pella Windows and Doors with impact-resistant glass, called HurricaneShield, help protect your home and belongings, whether you are home or away.
As a laminated glass with a polymer interlayer that helps stop flying debris from breaking completely through it, HurricaneShield products help keep a building intact, even in fierce winds. In fact, Pella windows and doors with HurricaneShield impact-resistant glass are so strong that they can withstand impact equivalent to that of a 2-by-4 traveling at 50 feet per second. Plus, these durable products meet the stringent Dade County, Florida code.
“Pella HurricaneShield windows and doors with impact-resistant glass help protect your family and valuables in your home in the event of a strong storm. They also help reduce outside noise, for a more peaceful home environment, no matter where you live,” said Product Marketing Specialist Jodi Solomon.
Solomon encourages home and business owners to consult with their insurance agents to review coverage for buildings and their contents.
“If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, ask if your insurance coverage provides discounts if you replace your existing windows and doors with impact-resistant products,” she said. “A reduction in insurance premiums can go a long way towards the cost of window or door replacement and add to your peace of mind by taking action to prepare before a storm strikes,” Solomon said.
Two lines offer optional impact-resistant glass
Pella offers two window and door lines with HurricaneShield impact-resistant glass: Architect Series® wood windows and patio doors and Pella® 350 Series vinyl patio doors.
Wood design options, powerful protection
Pella Architect Series wood windows and doors with impact-resistant HurricaneShield glass offer many other sought-after features including seacoast-worthy, low maintenance EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors that help protect the window or door from the elements. Stainless-steel operating hardware — a standard feature on Pella casement windows — resists rust and corrosion even in demanding coastal environments.
Pella’s design eliminates the need for unsightly brace clips and other visible reinforcement, enabling you to enjoy the beauty of the natural wood interiors in the Architect Series collection, Solomon said.
Durable, low-maintenance vinyl patio doors
With a distinctive design, durable frame, high-quality hardware, Pella 350 Series vinyl sliding patio doors feature energy-efficient options that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® in all 50 states.
Pella 350 Series vinyl patio doors include premium options:
- 2-, 3- or 4-panel doors let in more natural light and expand your view
- Multiple design possibilities with choice of sidelights and transoms, and factory-installed grilles-between-the-glass
- Shades- or blinds-between-the-glass that stay clean, and provide light control and increased privacy. Plus the cordless design is safer for homes with children and pets.
- Triple-pane Low-E glass and foam-insulated panels for increased energy efficiency
Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.
As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 87-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.
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