Are you protected?
After Hurricane Andrew slammed into southern Florida in 1992, state officials created new building codes to provide a higher level of protection for residents along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Since then, the construction industry has invested heavily to develop the types of building products that meet those codes.
Hurricane Glass That's Tested Tough
One requirement of the stiffer codes is that hurricane-resistant glass and glazing must pass certain tests that measure impact and wind pressure. The Hurricane Test Protocol includes both the Large Missile Impact Test and Small Missile Impact Test, during which timber and metal is shot toward the glass at high speeds. In addition, the Cyclic Pressure Loading Test may be applied to determine how the glass withstands various wind pressures.
Lee & Cates’ hurricane-resistant glass systems meet the strict guidelines set forth by Dade County and the state, and they can be used in your home or office. If you’re building a new home or you’d like to retrofit your current home or building with hurricane glass, contact us by phone or email today, or visit one of many locations.
“They really care about customers' needs. When the insurance company didn’t call me in a certain [number] of days, Lee & Cates Glass called me and said they would find out what was going on and call me back. This is a good company.” - Claudia S. / Panama City