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How to Protect Your High Rise Building from Hurricanes

high impact glassHave you ever seen people preparing for hurricane season or the mention of a storm by the ocean? They begin to board up all of their windows and doors to protect them from the raging winds and flying debris. Unfortunately, boards alone don’t do much to protect your building from hurricane-force winds. In fact, roughly 60% of the population in Barbuda was left homeless because of the damage created by hurricane Irma.

But could you imagine living in a building that is made to withstand the force of a hurricane?

High impact glass is made specifically to handle the force of a hurricane. Hurricane proof windows and hurricane proof sliding doors will hold in the midst of a storm making them the most viable option for anyone living in these areas. Avoiding the cost of replacing hundreds of windows and doors could be crucial to your business as a condo building owner.

Living beside the ocean is a dream for many people. The last thing they want to think about is what’s going to happen when a storm hits the building they are living in. When a hurricane hits it can destroy entire buildings by busting the glass and sending debris flying into the homes. Keep this dream a reality for people by installing high impact glass in your condominiums. Your building will stay in perfect shape if you take the precautions to install the safest glass available.

Developing a high rise building in a hurricane area is entirely possible and can be very profitable. Most places in hurricane zones are tourist destinations where people buy their retirement homes or summer homes. These people can feel safe in investing in a condo built with the proper high impact glass made to withstand the force of the weather systems that strike these places. Over the years hurricanes have destroyed entire towns High impact windows and doors can help prevent some of that damage.

Alongside hurricane damage, condos in these ocean lined destinations face salt corrosion and hot weather which also causes damage. High impact glass made by Engineered Glass Systems will hold up in any storm saving thousands of dollars in your development properties.

Although living in a coastal area comes with its perks, it also brings the constant threat of hurricanes. As a condo building owner, ensuring the safety and security of your property and residents during severe weather events is paramount. This is why one of the most effective ways to achieve this is by investing in High impact glass and hurricane proof sliding doors specifically designed to handle the force of a hurricane. This investment is not just a safety measure but also a wise choice for long-term property management. Some concrete benefits of investing in high-impact windows include:

Enhanced safety and security

High-impact glass is engineered to withstand the powerful forces unleashed during hurricanes, providing an additional layer of protection against flying debris and extreme weather conditions. Although the materials for hurricane-resistant windows vary by manufacturer, they share some similarities. At EGS our windows are made from the highest quality materials and also meet the toughest design standards mandated by the Florida building code product approval. This significantly reduces the risk of injury to residents and enhances the overall structural integrity of the building.

According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, properties with impact-resistant windows experienced up to 60% less damage compared to those without during hurricane-related events. This not only safeguards your residents but also minimizes the financial impact on condo owners by lowering the need for extensive repairs and replacements post-hurricane.

Improved energy efficiency, noise reduction, and UV protection

Beyond hurricane protection, high-impact glass often comes equipped with advanced features such as low-emissivity coatings and insulated layers. The glass helps regulate indoor temperatures, reducing the reliance on air conditioning and heating systems. This enhances energy efficiency, leading to lower utility bills for residents. The thickness and design of high-impact glass also contribute to noise reduction, creating a peaceful living environment for condo residents. This is particularly valuable in urban settings, where external noise can be a constant challenge.

Many high-impact glass products such as our Rampart Series 5500 Fixed windows include 99% UV ray protection, shielding interiors from harmful ultraviolet rays. This protection ensures the longevity of interior furnishings and flooring and reduces the need for frequent replacements, saving condo owners money in the long run. Our high-performance windows are guaranteed to provide uninterrupted shutterless views of your surroundings while offering protection from intruders and catastrophic weather events.

So, is it a wise investment to opt for high-impact windows and doors? The simple answer is yes. As a condo building owner, this investment not only ensures the safety of your residents but also offers long-term cost savings, energy efficiency, and an improved quality of living. It’s a strategic move that safeguards your investment and enhances the overall resilience of your property against the unpredictable forces of nature. Contact us today to get your building ready to face even the most intense storms.