Monthly Archives: November 2010

Manufacturing and Cutting Impact-Resistant Glass

Impact-resistant glass, or laminated glass, can be manufactured in three different ways.

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Making the Choice Between Standard and Impact-Resistant Windows

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, such as Florida, impact-resistant windows may be necessary in order to comply with building codes.  see List of Florida Hurricanes.

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Safety Benefits of Impact-Resistant Glass

The most important benefit of impact-resistant glass is its strength. Because it is created by layering pieces of glass and an interlayer made of polyvinyl butyral, or PVB, the glass remains bonded, even when broken. Instead of shattering into tiny … Continue reading »

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Laminated Glass Used for Impact Windows and Doors

PVB interlayer is fabricated by Dupont and PGT under the registered brand Butacite. This interlayer helps by retaining glass shards in case of breakage. Dupont offers this interlayer in clear, translucent white and other solid tints. In Florida, the translucent … Continue reading »

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House Passes Home Star Energy Retrofit Act

By a vote of 246 to 161, the US House of Representative passed the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act (H.R. 5019). The legislation provides rebates to homeowners who’ve renovated their homes with energy-efficient windows, doors and skylights. Before the Bill … Continue reading »

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Impact Windows and Vinyl Frames

How can I find out the list of approved products? To obtain information about which impact-resistant products are valid for each area, our readers can check different resources.

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