Fogged or broken windows are a common problem on the Emerald Coast
Fogged Insulated Glass (IG) panels are a common problem, especially with older and beach-side windows or doors. This generally occurs when the seal between the two layers of glass goes bad or fails as we call it.
Foggy Window Replacement is generally straight-forward and involves us coming to your location to get an exact measurement, and then installing your new IG. Let the experts at Destin Glass replace window glass for you!
Replacing a failed panel will bring back the original beauty of the window and allow you to enjoy a clear view of the Emerald Coast.
Interior muntins in the panel in your window replacement glass are also no problem to your substitution framework, we can replace most styles of IG’s with them. Your window replacement will look great in your home or business!
Broken glass panels are also a common problem, whether it’s caused by an object striking the glass or storm damage, we can fix it! Just like replacing a failed IG, we start by measuring the opening where the glass had broken so that your new glass window replacement framework windowpane will fit perfectly.
Hurricane Impact Resistant Windows
We offer the most complete line of impact-resistant window replacement framework products that fulfill our customer’s needs and that comply with all the local building codes.
Our products are installed in strict compliance with the product’s Notices of Acceptance (NOA) and the manufacturer’s published installation instructions using the best installation materials in the industry. This guarantees a perfect installation assuring the beauty, performance, and protection that these glazing assemblies offer.
Hurricane Impact Windows
Many methods of protecting a home against hurricanes exist. None are fool-proof, but they include plywood, window film, shutters, and hurricane windows. The current gold-standard in testing is the Miami-Dade County hurricane impact test. Be clear that products that meet or exceed this test are appropriate for all areas that may be impacted by hurricanes, tornados, or other high wind situations. Remember, it is your life and your property. Essentially all of Florida and all the coastal regions of the United States should prepare for possible wind speeds of 110 mph or greater.
The impact tests do not guarantee the windows will survive a hurricane, but they do test specific conditions that they should survive. Impact survivability certainly helps home survivability. If you can maintain the structural shell of your house or business, you are significantly more likely to save the structure. Once wind enters a building, it becomes much more likely that the structure will be significantly damaged. Therefore it becomes imperative to protect all the openings in your building.
The Impact Missile Test
The Miami-Dade Building Code requires that every exterior opening – residential or commercial – be provided with protection against wind-borne debris caused by hurricanes. Such protection could either be shutters or impact-resistant products. There are two types of impact-resistant products: large-missile resistant and small-missile resistant.
A product is tested as large-missile resistant after it has been exposed to various impacts with a piece of lumber weighing approximately 9 pounds, measuring 2″ x 4″ x 6’ (no more than 8′) in size, traveling at a speed of 50 feet per second (34 mph). Then the product must pass positive and negative wind loads for 9,000 cycles, with impact creating no hole larger than 1/16 x 5″ in the interlayer of the glass. If you live in a building where doors and windows are located 30 feet or less above grade (e.g. above ground level) then the products must pass the large-missile test. If the doors and windows are more than 30 feet from the ground then they must be either large or small missile compliant.
Small-missile resistant Window Replacement
A product is declared small-missile resistant after it has been exposed to various impacts with 10 ball bearings traveling at a speed of 80 feet per second (50 mph). The product is then subjected to wind loads for 9,000 cycles.
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