Western Reflections severe weather glass is designed for hurricane-rated doors, especially for homes in hurricane or high wind zones. Our laminated severe weather door lites are certified to meet Texas and Florida building codes and wind-borne requirements, and DP±66 wind and missile impact code requirements.
Choose from decorative, clear, and blinds-between-glass options to suit your style and functional needs. Each is designed to provide protection from damaging wind and water infiltration and eliminate the need for hurricane shutters.
Severe weather glass (or 'hurricane glass') also reduces sound infiltration. Sound Transmission Class (STC) testing shows that laminated glass provides up to 30% more suppression of outside noise than standard doorglass, when used in a properly fitted and installed door system.
Use the Western Reflections Doorglass Selector to browse through severe weather doorglass designs.
With its classic frame profile, our sturdy aluminum extrusion adds strength while maintaining an attractive shape. The natural contours provide traditional architectural style, while the white powder coat surface provides a polished finish.
Severe weather doorglass is subjected to rigorous testing. The missile impact test fires a 9 pound 2"x4" at 50 feet per second at designated spots. The door must remain intact through 9,000 pressure cycles and also pass water infiltration, structural loading, and forced air infiltration tests. Western Reflections severe weather doorglass also meets Department of Defense minimum anti-terrorist blasts standards.
Thousands of marine turtles nest in U.S. coastal areas, and state and local ordinances protect hatchling turtles by limiting the brightness of inside-to-outside visible light transmittance. Western Reflections' severe weather/impact product line includes tinted gray glass, and blinds between glass that meets these code requirements.
Window Blinds : : Blink Blinds + Glass