Today’s homeowners are searching for viable building solutions that protect their family from nature’s fiercest storms. Plastics of all kinds can provide a method for improving security while still maintaining a cost-effective and aesthetically-pleasing home environment.
In areas that are prone to severe weather—particularly storms involving windblown debris, such as tornadoes and hurricanes—glass-clad polycarbonate glazing or acrylic glazing can provide protection and visual clarity at a lower cost and lighter unit weight than traditional laminated glass. Protection can be provided at the highest UL level available. In addition, recently developed technologies allow the on-site application of polymer sheets to double-glazed windows in residential applications, which provides bullet resistance for renovation projects, as well as new construction.