Surprisingly, much of a hurricane’s initial damage is caused by flying debris such as foliage, street signs, housing materials and not the wind itself. Once debris breaks a window or door, the path for strong winds is now open. Your home is not designed to withstand such forces, which lift the roof and push out its walls. Even if the home is still standing after a hurricane, water damage from a broken window can leave the home uninhabitable and your belongings destroyed.
High-impact doors and windows are designed to exceed the most stringent of hurricane building codes. These products are manufactured and tested to resist 140mph winds and stand up to the impacts of heavy objects blown by these winds.