WINDOW AND DOOR RATINGS
It is so very important to understand when researching and shopping for impact windows or doors is that all products do not have the same tested and certified level of protection.
While some products, when placed side by side, may appear to be similar, one may be significantly stronger and possess higher levels of protection against the dangers associated with a hurricane.
Not only are the parts and pieces of the window stronger and will last longer, but the tested and certified rating it has achieved through rigorous laboratory testing far exceed the inferior product that may look similar.
The single most important thing to look for when shopping for impact windows or doors that will be protecting your family, home and valuables is a product's tested and certified DESIGN PRESSURE.
Design Pressures are a numerical value, in pounds per square foot that determine the strength of a window or door product. It is the only true way to determine which product will provide you the higher level of protection during a hurricane. Simply put, the higher the design pressure rating a window has the stronger it is and the safer your family, home and valuables will be during
Whenever possible, select products that have the highest design pressures within your budgets so you assure yourself the best results and protection during a storm and protect yourself from building code changes that may require higher design pressures in the future.
Affordable Window Systems offers an extensive selection of products with design pressures that range from meeting the bare minimum that is required by building codes all the way up to products that significantly exceed these bare minimums and protect you from category 5+ hurricane force winds.
Call us today at (239)936-2900 and let us educate you on the differences between products before you make any decisions that you may regret in the future.