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Impact-Resistant Windows a Defense Against Hurricanes

At the upcoming International Builders’ Show (IBS), Silver Line Windows (Booth W1471) will feature its new line of SafeGuard™ Impact-Resistant Windows, which have been designed to endure punishment under the most demanding weather conditions, guarding the home from wind, rain and airborne debris.

“SafeGuard windows are designed to endure the impact from wind-blown debris to keep the home sealed from wind pressure that can weaken the entire structure in severe cases,” said Peter Thornton, the company’s director of engineering.

The windows meet ASTM testing standards for impact and wind pressure cycling and Miami/Dade County codes.

One of the best lines of defense in the SafeGuard line is a patented safety glass from Dupont that contains a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) layer, according to the manufacturer. This keeps the window sealed even after impact, so window pressure doesn’t enter the home and build up, compromising the roof and walls.

In addition, the SafeGuard windows contain steel and aluminum reinforcement and a newly engineered tilt latch that secures the sash to the window frame when the sashes are in the closed and locked position for added strength.

Love at First Pour

Another innovative product being featured at Silver Line Windows’ IBS booth is the Series 400 Poured Basement Window System, which has been designed to take the guesswork out of forming basement windows during the concrete pour, virtually eliminating distortion.

The two-part system includes a vinyl Poured Insert Frame that is reinforced with wood to hold it firmly in place during the pour.

The second part of the system provides the option of a Hopper or Sliding Window style. These windows are air- and water-tight, providing protection from the elements and never needing to be painted.

The insert frames and windows are shipped separately, so that the windows can be conveniently stored until the builder is ready to pop them into place.

Once the foundation has dried, the wood reinforcements are removed and the windows can be accurately inserted into the frame. A snap-in retaining bead secures the window in place, and installation can be completed in just minutes.

The basement window designs have the options of clear insulated glass of LoE-squared insulated glass (with screens included), full-perimeter weather-stripping and completely removable sashes for easy cleaning.

The basement windows have a limited lifetime warranty and are available as Energy Star-qualified with the appropriate glazing.

Based in North Brunswick, N.J., the Silver Line Building Products Corporation is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.

This feature is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing on this page should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the featured product or the product manufacturer. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained on this page.

 
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