Storm-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 Storm-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. Storm 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. Of course you can also have tornadoes in Florida, so whether the high wind is from a hurricane or a tornado, the reality is that you need storm-resistant glass in your building.
Whether the threat is terrorism or “just” a hurricane, Storm-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 “Storm resistant” glass.
As the #1 Storm-resistant glass manufacturer, we receive many calls for it, from Miami to Jacksonville, Tampa to Orlando and everywhere in between.
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Our prices are second-to-none, and whether we’re “near you” or not is immaterial, as we ship and supply hurricane glass throughout Florida.
Storm-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 storm-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 Storm-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 Storm-resistant glass supplier or manufacturer but rather a born and bred Florida glass supplier. That’ us.
With our storm-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. We’re known as the #1 storm glass manufacturer in Florida.
Storm Glass: Factoid
Here’s a factoid about hurricanes. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center does not control the naming of tropical storms. Instead, there is a strict procedure established by the World Meteorological Organization. For Atlantic hurricanes, there is a list of male and female names which are used on a six-year rotation. The only time that there is a change is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate. In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in a season, any additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet. 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 “storm 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.