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Hurricane Proof Windows in Miami and Boca Raton


In areas of South Florida, like Miami and Boca Raton, wind penetration and water leaks from hurricane and tropical storms accounts for a large percentage of property damage. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Hurricane Proof Windows in Miami and Boca Raton

Hurricane Proof Windows in Miami and Boca Raton
  • There are three options to protect your property
    that the Miami-Dade building code allows you to
    choose from
  • Storm Shutters
  • Plywood panels
  • Impact resistant windows

Storm shutters
  • Effective but are unattractive
  • expensive structural damage down the road
  • Eat away at the stucco and trickle down
  • Standing water, even in small amounts, can cause
    severe damage
  • Compromise the structural integrity of the
  • Expensive and time-consuming repairs are

Plywood panels
  • Protect your property from wind penetration, are
    durable material
  • fairly easy to install
  • Each panel is more susceptible to water damage
  • Expansion from moisture than other types of
  • They are unattractive to the eye
  • A hassle to take off after a storm

Impact resistant windows
  • Protect your home or business from wind
    penetration and water damage
  • Hurricane proof windows, also known as hurricane
    windows, storm windows, impact resistant windows
  • Elegantly designed windows constructed
  • Heavy-duty aluminum frames and two sheets of
    laminated glass
  • An SGP or PVB interlayer
  • Variety of shapes and sizes
  • Customized to match any style or personal taste

Hurricane windows in Miami and Boca Raton
  • Miamis stringent building code requirements
  • Extensive wind and pressure testing
  • The performance grade and design pressure are two
  • Hurricane windows will hold up against the
    changing air temperatures
  • High-speed winds of hurricanes

Five performance grade categories
  • Residential
  • Light Commercial
  • Commercial
  • Heavy Commercial
  • Architectural

Residential performance grade
  • Residential performance grade which has a minimum
    recommended design pressure of 15 psf. Impact
    windows at this rating are tested to withstand
    sustained wind pressure of approximately 95-mph
    on both sides of the glass panel, recreating the
    negative and positive pressures.
  • To provide the maximum range of safety, the test
    pressure is always 150 of the rated design
    pressure. Each window must also pass a water
    pressure test that simulates continued rainfall
    at speeds of 34 mph. These are just minimal
    requirements, and in areas like Miami and Boca
    Raton, the impact window used depends on the
    building type and location.

Hurricane proof windows
  • When you purchase hurricane proof windows, make
    sure that the products that youre considering
    are approved by Miami-Dade County. Impact window
    in Boca Raton are not all created equal. Conduct
    thorough product research to make sure the
    product youre interested in meets the most
    recent building code requirements.

Contact Us
  • Patco Windows, Inc.
  • 1512 S.W. 13th Court
  • Pompano Beach, FL 33069
  • Tel 754.444.8459
  • Fax 954.522.1270
  • Website http//