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Margaret Francis

Preparing Your Home for Natural Disasters

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 7:18 PM


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    I would dearly love for this blogger (and any other one who chooses to laud the usefulness, durability and safety of impact windows) to research online videos and see what happens to an impact window when it is subjected to a single large missile impact. Sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Veoh, etc. will all demonstrate the results of "hurricane impact window testing" on impact windows.

    The blogger states, "While standard windows easily shatter in these conditions, impact-resistant windows remain stable and secure." Granted, they perform "better" than regular windows, but the words "stable" or "secure" aren't words that come to a sensible person's mind after viewing these videos, are they?

    Relying upon impact windows as a first line of defense against impacts and water leaks during a tropical event can be both dangerous and costly.

    -- Posted by John Sortore on Sat, Mar 31, 2018, at 2:49 PM