While most of the time the gulf coast climate is warm-to-hot with a brief, mild winter, homeowners are aware of their vulnerability to hurricanes, floods, thunderstorms and even tornadoes. New home construction in the region usually includes “hurricane windows,” but older structures may still have double-pane glass packs, or even single-pane, but neither is a match for flying debris. Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows are considered among the best choice of gulf coast window replacements to withstand the potential weather damage, but they have even more to offer:
Simonton StormBreaker Plus Windows are Energy-efficient
You may have decided on fortified window replacements to feel safe from the sometimes violent weather outside, but you’ll also benefit from the built-in energy efficiency on those beautiful, sunny days the Houston area is known for.
- Simonton windows are made with Low E glass and filled with Argon gas. This combination reduces temperature transfer which keeps energy costs down.
- The glass packages used in Simonton gulf coast window replacements meet Energy Star® standards for the gulf coast climate zone.
- The vinyl frame material they use is one of the least conductive materials available.
- The 1″ double-strength, annealed insulation glass pack and the U-channel design of the Intercept® spacer system reduce heat and cold transfers.
StormBreaker Plus Windows Keep the Sounds of the Fury as Well as the Sounds of the City on the Outside
Your new hurricane windows provide an extra layer of protection against the elements, but they also protect you from the assault of sound. The inclusion of an interlayer as part of the Stormbreaker Plus windows provides a 50 percent sound reduction resulting in a Sound Transmission Rating of 35.
Simonton Has Good Reason to Name This Series “StormBreaker”
These windows and doors are designed for coastal living and anything it has to offer including high winds and wind-driven debris.
- The laminated KeepSafe Maximum® glass features a durable interlayer that is extremely difficult to penetrate, increasing homeowner safety and security. Flying debris may break the exterior pane, but your home will be protected by the laminated glass which will remain in tact.
- They meet the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Assoc. (AAMA) standards for High Velocity Hurricane Zones including the Texas Department of Insurance evaluation for the Texas Coast.
- They offer the highest level of hurricane impact protection.
- AAMA Gold Certification ensures Simonton windows meet the highest performance standards for resistance to air and water infiltration, structural integrity, and forced entry.
- Wind and rain penetration are reduced by multiple points of weatherstripping.
- Fusion-welding provides durability and weather resistance.
The Final But Equally Important Consideration is the Installation of Your Hurricane Windows
When Houston Window Experts helps our customers choose replacement windows, we point out all of the options available from the many Brands we work with.
Our coastal living provides a wonderful way of life, but it also means we need to be prepared for storms that may come our way. We can explain the benefits of Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows, take accurate measurements, order the windows, and install them according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Houston Window Experts understands the benefits and the demands of living in the gulf coast region, because it’s our home too.