Building codes are changing rapidly to encompass architectural structures in coastal areas. One major element that buildings in coastal regions must have is an envelope for protection from potential hurricanes. All components of the building shell must be able to resist the effects of windborne debris as well as sustained turbulent winds lasting several hours. Hurricane Resistant Glass / hurricane proof glass is a type of glass that is becoming increasingly popular for this requirement.
Modern Hurricane Proof Glass with P.E.T Films
Hurricane resistant glass with PET (polyethylene terephthalate) film is a superior alternative to conventional hurricane resistant methods. There is also another kind of hurricane resistant glass which has a combination of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, components which improve impact resistance, safety, retention, energy efficiency, sound attenuation and UV blocking. In addition, if the glass incorporates a Low-E coating on one of the surfaces, it enhances solar performance by 25% compared to an uncoated glass laminate.
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