Building codes and insurance industry channels are driving the residential hurricane windows market.
Standards for hurricane windows increased in the wake of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. In addition to strong, gusting winds and torrential downpours, hurricanes are powerful enough to hurl objects into structures, and specifically windows. Miami-Dade County, Florida was hit particularly hard by Andrew, and imposed some of the toughest building codes in the country.
To design hurricane windows that comply with Miami-Dade County and other hurricane impact requirements, many factors must be taken into consideration, including the design of PVC profiles, glass specifications, methods by which the windows are anchored, and the methods of attaching the glass to the window sash.
EuroStar’s single-hung, double-hung and casement/awning hurricane windows are the few all-uPVC windows to have successfully withstood the merciless Miami-Dade County Large Missile impact and Cyclic Pressure Tests in compliance with the Miami-Dade/AAMA Association Window System Approval. Our hurricane windows will withstand winds beyond 225 kilometres an hour, and hold up to a two by four stud shot directly at the window multiple times at a speed of 55 kilometres an hour.
Our hurricane window profile system exceeds maximum rating standards and some of its features outclass those of all windows on the market. EuroStar’s windows are ideal for homes built on seacoasts, in humid regions, and in other areas subject to extreme weather conditions.
Finally, the look and style you are seeking comes in the best combination of protection and comfort a window can provide. Virtually maintenance-free! You’ll never have to paint or stain ever again.
Your hurricane windows will keep on looking great in every season, year after year.