Hurricane-resistant glass, of course, is a type of safety glass commonly used in environments in which various threats from hurricanes are present. It’s a “catch all” term for many different glass types but for all intents and purposes, it means laminated glass. In some cases it may mean tempered glass.
Here in Florida one of the most common problems is hurricanes. People even speak of Hurricane-resistant glass as “Hurricane resistant” or “Hurricane” glass. The strong winds of a Florida hurricane, obviously, can damage the glass in a building or home. Hurricane impact glass is the answer: laminated glass with sufficient strength to withstand winds, and in the case of breakage to not break into dangerous shards.
Whether the threat is terrorism or “just” a hurricane, Hurricane-resistant glass is becoming a regulatory requirement.
Windows have become a particular focus of safety in the construction industry, as we have learned that many of the injuries sustained in a hurricane can arise as the result of flying glass. Standard window designs of monolithic glass will shatter in a hurricane situation, propelling thousands of razor sharp fragments into the occupied space, and they may cause serious injury or even death among the occupants at that time. These injuries can be minimized or even prevented with the use of laminated glass products or so-called “Hurricane resistant” glass.
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Hurricane-resistant glass (“laminated glass”) is made by bonding two pieces of glass together with a middle core made of plastic that is commonly polyvinyl butyral. The middle plastic prevents the glass from breaking or separating wehn shattered and thus increases the safety effect.
Here are some items you should look for when searching for a Hurricane-resistant glass supplier, whether here in Florida or elsewhere:
Quality. Our laminated glass is top quality, manufactured or sourced on demand to your specifications. We’re known as the goto company for Hurricane-resistant glass.
Customer Service. You want a laminated glass supplier who is responsive and gets how important your project is. Our customer service rep’s respond pro-actively and help you find the right kind of glass for your needs.
Technology. You want best-in-class technology from the manufacturer or at least glass distributor.
Local to Florida. You don’t want an out-of-state Hurricane-resistant glass supplier or manufacturer but rather a born and bred Florida glass supplier. That’ us.
With our Hurricane-resistant glass manufacturing center in Medley, Florida, our company is convenient to all of Miami-Dade county, and of course especially Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Port St. Lucie. We’re near to Hialeah of course, but we supply glass all over the state of Florida – including cities as far away as Jacksonville or Tallahassee.
Hurricane Glass: Factoid
Here’s a factoid about hurricanes. Until the early 1950s, tropical storms and hurricanes were tracked by year and the order in which they occurred during that year. Over time, it was learned that the use of short, easily remembered names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and reduces confusion when two or more tropical storms occur at the same time. In the past, confusion and false rumors resulted when storm advisories broadcast from radio stations were mistaken for warnings concerning an entirely different storm located hundreds of miles away.
In 1953, the United States began using female names for storms and, by 1978, both male and female names were used to identify Northern Pacific storms. This was then adopted in 1979 for storms in the Atlantic basin. Source: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/storm-names.html.
In summary, whether you’re in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, or up “North” in Tallahassee or Jacksonville, call us today for a quote on your “Hurricane resistant” glass needs. When the next hurricane comes, your customers will be safer due to the high quality hurricane glass we have manufactured for you.