Designed for hurricane-prone regions
Pella HurricaneShield® products with impact-resistant glass provide a great option when designing in locations that endure hurricane-force winds or where additional security or noise reduction is desired.
- Impact-resistant insulating glass made from an advanced polymer layer sandwiched between two layers of glass.
- Clear, Low-E or Tinted glass.
- Offers protection from flying debris – while increasing a building's safety, security, ultraviolet protection and energy efficiency.
- Available in Architect Series® Reserve™ and Architect Series® Traditional wood or aluminum-clad wood casement, double-hung, awning and fixed windows – with similar exterior finish, interior finish, grilles and muntins, hardware and screen options as other Architect Series products.
- Available in Pella® 350 Series vinyl casement, single-hung, awning and fixed windows.
- Products require specific installation procedures to resist impacts from flying debris – Pella Commercial Services architectural consultants can provide the needed technical support.
11/16" Laminated Glass
1" Laminated Glass
Product-specific impact-resistant information
Detailed impact-resistant information for each window type can be found in the Architectural Design Manual.
- Most impact sizes and glass types are certified for wind zone 4, large missile rating D.1
- All Architect Series wood product with impact-resistant glass have Hallmark and State of Florida ratings and certifications.2
- All Pella 350 Series vinyl products with impact-resistant glass are available with Miami-Dade County NOA (Notice of Acceptance) certification.2
- Pella 350 Series vinyl windows and patio doors are some of the most durable and wind-resistant products on the market. Up to a Performance Grade (PG) 80 is available.3
- Pella windows and doors with HurricaneShield® impact-resistant glass resist water infiltration in winds up to 55 - 67 mph.
- Glass will resist wind speeds up to 184 mph.
- Pella's HurricaneShield® impact-resistant insulating glass is comprised of a sheet of laminated glass combined with tempered or annealed glass.4
- For best performance, the laminated glass may be the interior or exterior pane of insulating glass, depending on the product.
- Glass can withstand an impact equivalent to that of a two-by-four traveling at 50 feet per second.
1 Architect Series wood single-hung and double-hung windows and in-swing hinged patio doors are certified for wind zone 3.
2 See your local Pella representative for specific sizes available with FL Approval.
3 Performance rating may vary by product type and size.
4 Varies by product type. Please see your Pella Representative for more details.
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Designing for hurricane-prone areas is a unique challenge. Let the architectural consultants at Pella Commercial Services help you with solutions for impact-resistant windows that meet your area's specific code requirements.