Marvin's Great Solutions for Hurricane Protection
By Marvin Windows
June 16, 2014
Hurricane season is officially here, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. If you live in America’s coastal areas, you probably don’t need a reminder.
But what you may not realize is how windows and doors act as crucial hurricane protection. The most severe hurricane damage occurs when the “envelope” of a building is breached. If a window or door gives way or blows out during a hurricane, the dramatic change in air pressure can lead to a cascade of damage, including losing the roof. And that’s not to mention the water damage that can occur via a broken window or door.
Marvin’s StormPlus windows and doors are a strong barrier against damage from hurricanes and other storms. They’re tested to withstand winds up to 140 mph and they’ll protect against wind-driven debris. The laminated glass of StormPlus windows and doors will withstand the equivalent of an 8-foot-long 2×4 piece of lumber traveling at 50 feet per second. And special, designed-in hardware adds extra strength without affecting the great looks of these windows and doors.
Visit your nearest Marvin dealer and find out more about these industry-leading products.