Solutia and WinDoor Join Forces for Hurricane Protection

Orlando, Fla.-based WinDoor Inc., a manufacturer of sliding glass doors for homes and commercial buildings, has teamed up with Solutia Inc., of St. Louis, to offer code-approved hurricane protection products made with Solutia's KeepSafe Maximum laminated glass.

Windows and doors constructed with KeepSafe are designed to provide an effective means of protecting buildings during a hurricane. The products are certified, code-approved and have passed Florida's building code requirements, including AAMA standards and Miami-Dade protocols. According to a Solutia news release, the product also offers sound reduction and solar protection benefits.

"Left unprotected, standard windows and doors will typically be shattered by flying debris from a tropical storm or hurricane force winds," said Frank Lukens, president of WinDoor. "This, unfortunately, was the case this season with Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. WinDoor's door systems are made with KeepSafe Maximum's interlayer called StormGlass, by Oldcastle Glass, and are specifically designed to meet all code-required hurricane impact standards, and they can help reduce damage from windborne debris and the likelihood of a structural failure caused by sudden pressure equalization inside the home."

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