For homeowners in the southeastern coastal regions, hurricanes are a familiar problem. In fact, during 2005, there were a record number of hurricanes and major storms, including Katrina and Rita. Certainly these affected many lives in a clear way. Adequate protection of one’s family and assets is of paramount concern during these unfortunate events.
During windstorms and hurricanes, windborne wreckage can impact windows, with gusting, pervasive winds to follow. To protect the inside of a home, windows must resist such penetration and remain in place and intact throughout the storm. Tests show that specially designed laminated glass products pass windborne debris impact tests, and when broken, the glass fragments tend to remain integral, adhering to the plastic interlayer, helping to preserve the stability of the building envelope.
On impact, the Sea-Storm glass unit remains in the frame, keeping damaging weather out of your home.
A shield of protection.
To maintain a comfortable home during calm times, add Cardinal’s LoĒ³ coatings to the glass. Though virtually invisible to the eye, this low solar gain layer reduces solar heat gain intake, thus reducing air conditioning costs and providing a balanced indoor glass surface temperature throughout the year.
FACTS ABOUT SEA-STORM
- LoĒ³ coatings and tinting available
- Monolithic or insulating glass options
- Custom sizes and shapes
- Can be used in windows that pass rigorous impact protocols