Hurricane Andrew taught South Florida
a big lesson about hurricane damage -- that winds alone are not the major cause of damage and window/door failure. It is the impact of flying objects. This information changed hurricane codes forever. The codes currently focus more on impact protection in addition to the ability to withstand high wind intensity.Gulfstream
offers a full line of impact replacement windows and doors
using many different manufacturers. Impact products consist of heavy-duty aluminum frames with impact resistant laminated glass. The glass consists of two (2) panes of glass bonded with a special laminated interlayer that keeps the glass intact, which prevents the damaging winds from entering your home. Although the glass might crack, it will not allow any flying object to penetrate. The impact glass also absorbs sound which helps the noise from outside coming in. The same effortless protection for hurricanes also provides protection from intruders keeping your family safe 24/7 and 365 days a year. Gulfstream also installs non-impact windows and doors with approved shutters required by current Florida building codes.