Hurricane Resistant Glazing | IQ Glass International

For projects in any areas prone to hurricanes, hurricane resistant glazing solutions are essential

Hurricane-resistant glazing refers to windows and glass systems that have been specifically developed to endure the extreme wind loads, flying debris, and pressure variations that are typical of hurricanes and other severe storms. For buildings in hurricane-prone areas, these glazing solutions are essential to reducing damage and safeguarding residents.

When a tropical storm takes on a cyclonic form and the wind speed reaches 74mph or higher this is defined as a hurricane. For any glazing to be considered ‘hurricane resistant’ it must undergo intense testing with impact testing, extremely high wind loads and water pressure to mimic a hurricane. 

Hurricane Resistant Glass

By combining the appropriate glass specifications and glazing solutions with a combination of toughened and laminated glass panes, the majority of IQ’s glazing solutions may be specified as hurricane resistant glazing.

Impact-resistant glass is required for hurricane glazing so that, even in the event that fly debris breaks the glass, the broken pane will remain in place, acting as a safety barrier and preventing harm or damage.

Hurricane impact glass thickness varies based on additional parameters including whether the glass is bonded into a framing profile or if the glazing is frameless, like in a structural glass wall.

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Hurricane Resistant Glass Sliding Doors

The hurricane resistance of our triple glazed sliding doors has been approved by the cyclic wind pressure test in accordance with TAS 203. These doors can stand cyclic wind pressures of up to 3510 Pa.

All EN hurricane resistant glazing testing was carried out at the Rosenheim Institute in Germany with the Hurricane testing being undertaken at the Vinci Technology Centre in 2014.

Hurricane resistance sliding doors offer amazing performance and full hurricane safety. 

Hurricane Resistant Glass Walls

Most commonly, glass walls are designed in one of three ways. Firstly with structural glazing, secondly with oversized sliding glass doors and lastly a combination of the two. 

Using IQ’s in-house developed Inviso structural glazing system, this can be specified as a hurricane resistant glazing solution, as the triple glazed system allows for extra toughened and laminated glass panes. 

This means that any of these three glass wall types can be specified with hurricane resistant glazing. 

Our glazing technicians are available for online meetings or in-person, For more information contact the team today.

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