Hurricane-resistant Laminated Glass
July 1, 2005
Wasco Products, Sanford, Maine, announced the availability of Wasco® SkyWindows® in hurricane-resistant laminated glass, providing superior safety and security that meets Dade County, IBC/IRC and other stringent state building codes for skylights installed in Wind Zone 3 coastal applications. Available for fixed E-Class, GS and Architectural Series SkyWindow models, hurricane-resistant glass appears to be ordinary glass, but shields against damage from wind-borne debris, accidental impacts, forced entry and even unwanted noise. The company uses hurricane-resistant insulating glass made of heat-strengthened low-E lites permanently bonded with one or more layers of PET film and durable PVB (polyvinyl butyral) resin sheeting.