No matter which area of the country you call home, some form of severe weather can impact your life. Be it from strong thunderstorms, hail, winds or extreme heat, it’s important to and keep your home protected and free from damage. Are you confident that your windows will help shield you from whatever severe weather comes your way? Pella offers a variety of options to help you and your home stay comfortable with whatever Mother Nature unleashes.
Products with impact-resistant glass, like Pella’s HurricaneShield® replacement windows and patio doors, are made with exceptionally resistant glass. A polymer interlayer between two sheets of glass helps to keep window panes together when one pane is damaged, making it more difficult to break through the window completely. These windows can even withstand damage from wind, water or hail and can even bear the impact of a 2-by-4 traveling at 50 feet per second!*
HurricaneShield windows are tested against industrywide impact-resistance standards and are designed to maintain your home’s structure and stability during severe weather. Impact-resistant windows like HurricaneShield also lessen the need for storm shutters. So not only will you be protected when the weather turns rough, but you’ll also gain peace of mind knowing your windows are more safe and secure even when you aren’t there.
Performance Against More Than Storms
While impact-resistant glass helps to defend against high winds and flying debris, these windows also bring protection against home intruders. The same resilient polymer interlayer between the two sheets of glass helps prevent forced entry in the same way it protects against high winds. It also provides increased noise reduction and peace from exterior noises such as traffic or lawn mowers.
While some parts of the country have to deal with the threat of extreme storms, others meet challenges from intense heat and sunlight. Many lines of Pella windows offer Low-E insulating glass options. Low-E glass is designed to keep heat in your home during the winter and block outside heat from coming into your home during the summer to help keep things temperate.
For severely hot climates, windows made with SunDefense Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon are a good option. With the application of SunDefense Low-E protection and insulated with argon gas between the panes, these windows don’t just help give comfort from the heat, they protect furniture and carpets from fading in sunlight. And SunDefense can help you reduce your cooling bill, thanks to increased energy efficiency.
There are also additional energy-efficient glass options available for patio doors.
Finding the Right Impact-Resistant Window for Your Home
There are impact-resistant windows and doors available for almost any type of home, built from a range of materials.
When buying products, consider these four simple steps:
- Pick your window style
- Decide which material is best for your home
- Customize the features
- Plan installation
Whether you live on the East Coast where hurricanes are more common or the scorching-hot Southwest, impact-resistant hurricane windows and Low-E glass with argon from Pella can help keep you and your home safe and comfortable.
Are you ready to considerably improve the overall energy efficiency and performance of your home by installing our impact-resistant glass? Discover more about HurricaneShield®, Low-E insulating glass and other features that Pella Windows and Doors offers for your home by visiting your local Pella Windows and Doors showroom.
Any of our professionals would be happy to help you find the window that protects best against the elements in your area. Give us a call at 518-414-5302 or book an in-home consultation using our online scheduler.
* Pella's impact-resistant glass in HurricaneShield® products is made up of a sheet of standard or tempered glass combined with a sheet of laminated glass, rated to ASTM E1996 missile D rating. For best performance, the laminated glass may be in the interior or exterior pane of the insulating glass, depending on the product.