Hurricane glass

Enhanced protection for high-risk coastal areas

Guardian offers laminated glass solutions to protect people and property in coastal areas prone to tropical storms and hurricanes. Specifically, Guardian offers solutions that contribute to meeting stringent Miami-Dade County building codes for both small-missile impact (like roof gravel) and large-missile impact (like tree limbs or garbage cans).

About hurricane glass

Coastal areas of North America have begun adopting codes to help prevent catastrophic building failure during hurricane conditions. Initial requirements enacted in Dade County, Florida, have been used as a model for areas like Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Seaboard. Codes vary regionally, so architects are encouraged to research local codes when starting new projects.

Guardian laminated glass can be used to withstand high winds, penetration from flying debris and weather-related impact. In the event of an impact, this glass tends to retain in in the window frame, which may reduce the risk of injury and structural damage.

Explore Guardian laminated glass solutions below, learn more about hurricane glass in our glossary , or contact your Guardian Glass sales representative for more information.