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Hy-Lite: hurricane-ready decorative glass window

DecoGuard windows from Hy-Lite meet, says the US company, the stringent building code requirements for Gulf and coastal regions according to ‘wind zone 4’ specifications, offering re-modellers and builders both safe and stylish protection from the dangers associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.

The new DecoGuard™ from Hy-Lite®, represents, says the US block windows company, the industry’s first impact-resistant, decorative glass window that offers re-modellers and builders both safe and stylish protection from the dangers associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.<br>The Hy-Lite DecoGuard window meets the stringent building code requirements for Gulf and coastal regions according to ‘wind zone 4’ specifications.<br>Made from a heavy-duty vinyl frame and impact-resistant laminated insulated glass, the 48-inch square designer window has an elegant floral design pattern that is kiln-fired directly onto the interior glass for long lasting beauty and durability. Dramatic black lines and rich, frosted privacy glass compliment the new impact-resistant decorative glass window.<br>Available in four designer frame colours: white, tan, driftwood and bronze; the DecoGuard decorative glass window is especially ideal for homes in coastal markets where stronger, weather-resistant windows are required by strict building codes.<br>The new architectural window received a design pressure rating of 50 from Certified Testing Laboratories in Orlando, Florida, after meeting the AAMA 506-08 hurricane impact specification and the AAMA 101/I.S.2/A440-05 window standard.<br>To meet ‘wind zone 4’ specifications, the Hy-Lite DecoGuard window was tested to withstand penetration of an 8-foot, 2×4 stud shot out of an air cannon at 50 feet per second, twice. First, the projectile targeted the centre of the glass, after which a second projectile was directed at the window’s corner. Resistance to penetration was only the first part of the test. The second part of the test subjected the window – already struck twice by the wood projectile – to 9,000 cycles of a vacuum load – all designed to simulate destructive hurricane conditions and the resulting force and debris impact caused by severe weather.<br>DecoGuard vinyl windows are precision engineered to provide worry-free beauty and performance and offer a 5-year limited warranty.

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