impact windows: Impact windows - 10/08/08 03:51 AM
 
Looking into Impact Rated Windows
          In new construction and renovation projects, growing numbers of builders and homeowners are electing to install impact rated windows.  High quality impact windows eliminate the need for storm shutters, serve as a noise barrier, prevent criminal break-ins, and may increase energy efficiency.  
Unfortunately, people throw around the term impact rated without truly understanding it.  To make sure you are getting the real McCoy from manufacturers or builders, read on.
Impact-rated windows are like the front windshield of your car; they are comprised of two layers of glass bonded together with a thin, clear interlayer … (0 comments)

impact windows: Impact Windows - 09/04/08 07:47 PM
Impact windows are high tech, can be expensive, but will avoid the cost of shutters, plus they are great sound proofing, and they prevent breakins.
Every impact window sold should come with a certificate or a special label indicating it was tested and certified to meet Florida Building Code (FBC) for either large, or small missile testing.
Typciall each impact window unit will have a small etching in the corner with 4 lines of data.  That alone however, does NOT confirm compliance with the FBC.
 
 
 
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