Regardless of which part of the country you call home, some type of severe weather can impact your life. Be it from severe thunderstorms, hail, winds or extreme heat, it’s important to and keep your home safe and free from damage. Are you certain that your windows will help protect 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, including Pella’s HurricaneShield® replacement windows and patio doors, are made with exceptionally durable glass. A polymer interlayer between two sheets of glass helps to keep window panes together when one pane is broken, making it more difficult to break through the window completely. These windows can even resist damage from wind, water or hail and can even face the impact of a 2-by-4 traveling at 50 feet per second!*
HurricaneShield windows are tested using industrywide impact-resistance standards and are built to maintain your home’s structure and stability during intense weather. Impact-resistant windows like HurricaneShield also reduce 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 are away.
Performance Against More Than Storms
While impact-resistant glass helps to protect against high winds and flying debris, these windows also add protection against home intruders. The same resistant polymer interlayer between the two sheets of glass helps defend against forced entry in the same way it protects against high winds. It also provides improved noise reduction and peace from exterior noises such as traffic or lawn mowers.
While some areas of the country have to deal with the threat of extreme storms, others meet challenges from stifling heat and sunlight. Many lines of Pella windows include Low-E insulating glass options. Low-E glass is created to hold heat in your home during the winter and block outside heat from coming into your home during the summer to help keep things more comfortable.
For extremely hot areas, windows made with SunDefense Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon are a strong option. Featuring applied SunDefense Low-E protection and insulated with argon gas between the panes, these windows don’t just help bring 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 House
There are impact-resistant windows and doors available for almost any type of home, built from a variety of materials.
When purchasing products, remember these four simple steps:
- Pick your window style
- Select which material is best for your home
- Customize your features
- Plan installation
Whether you reside on the East Coast where hurricanes are more common or the blazing-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 significantly improve the overall energy efficiency and performance of your home by installing our impact-resistant glass? Find out 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 choose the window that protects best against the elements in your area. Give us a call at 508-413-3004 or plan 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.