Regardless of which area of the country you call home, some form of severe weather can impact your life. Be it from heavy 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 defend you from whatever severe weather comes your way? Pella offers a selection of options to help you and your home stay comfortable with whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
Products with impact-resistant glass, including 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 shattered, making it harder to break through the window completely. These windows can even withstand 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 strong weather. Impact-resistant windows like HurricaneShield also decrease 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 guard against high winds and flying debris, these windows also bring protection against home intruders. The same strong 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 outside noises such as traffic or lawn mowers.
While some regions of the country have to deal with the threat of extreme storms, others suffer challenges from strong heat and sunlight. Many lines of Pella windows include Low-E insulating glass options. Low-E glass is designed to maintain 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 extremely hot climates, windows made with SunDefense Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon are a helpful option. Coated with SunDefense Low-E protection and insulated with argon gas between the panes, these windows don’t just help bring comfort from the heat, they defend furniture and carpets from fading in sunlight. And SunDefense can help you lower your cooling bill, thanks to increased energy efficiency.
There are also additional energy-efficient glass choices available for patio doors.
Finding the Right Impact-Resistant Window for Your House
There are impact-resistant windows and doors available for nearly any style of home, built from a range of materials.
When purchasing products, remember these four simple steps:
- Identify your window style
- Select which material is best for your home
- Customize the features
- Plan installation
Whether your home is on the East Coast where hurricanes happen more often or the scorching-hot Southwest, impact-resistant hurricane windows and Low-E glass with argon from Pella can help keep you and your family safe and comfortable.
Are you ready to considerably improve the overall energy efficiency and performance of your home by installing our impact-resistant glass? Learn 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 determine the window that works best against the elements in your area. Give us a call at 401-314-0814 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.