Illustrative video about how the laminated glass shutters on impact windows and doors.
For those looking for an easy explanation (with clear illustrations) of how hurricane-driven forces and wind-borne debris can significantly damage a house, the Federal Alliance for Same Homes (FLASH) organization has put together a series of great videos covering this topic. The video embedded below highlights how vulnerable window and door components are in the event of a hurricane. With great video simulations, it shows how the building envelope can be breached if window and door openings are not properly protected against the enhanced wind pressures and wind-borne debris.
The video recommends to always use products which have been tested and approved by the following standards, evaluation reports or approval systems:
ASTM E 1886
ASTM E 1996
TAS 201, TAS 202, TAS 203
You can find additional information about hurricane protection and impact windows at www.flash.org. FLASH has more educational videos, in addition to a variety of written reports.
For additional information about this topic, you can call us at 1-305-328-3198.