During a storm or hurricane, window glass is the weakest part of the home or business. This is considerably more true for sliding glass doors due to their size and visible situation. In short, how can one take care of sliding glass doors during a hurricane and prevent storm damage to the property? Read the tips to protect sliding glass doors during a hurricane.
Locking sliding glass doors
The moment one considers hurricane protection for glass, pictures of chipboard paneling or emergency paneling probably strike right away. Blocking sliding glass doors is a methodology one can use to protect glass before a storm or after it has been broken to prevent further storm damage. The purpose of covering glass with compressed wood is to protect the glass from wind damage and the effects of storm and jet debris. Assuming the glass is already broken, pressed wood sheets can help keep water out of the home or business. This prevents further, considerably more expensive, damage to the property.
Using Tempest boards, accordion screens, or roller blinds
Storm protection panels and hurricane screens are items explicitly intended to protect window glass, including sliding glass doors, from hurricanes and storm damage. One can imagine storm boards as the business option in contrast to compressed wood sheets. These are folded sheets of metal or plastic that one attach over the glass doors and windows to protect against wind damage and debris and shrapnel from flying storms. Like chipboard sheets, storm boards aren’t exactly a super-durable, common-sense answer to protecting sliding glass doors from hurricanes. That’s the reason many people select accordion or roll-down style hurricane screens. Accordion blinds attach to the side of the home near a sliding glass entryway. The moment a situation is unfolding, one physically slides them into place over the glass to protect it.
Adaptation of sliding glass doors with Uproar glass
An undeniably well-known technique for constructing sliding glass doors and windows is to retrofit them with an extraordinary type of overlapping safety glass. Our exclusive line of this type of glass is called Uproar Glass. Revolt Glass is composed of a thermoplastic interlayer fortified between two outer layers of glass. Its exceptional structure and the high resistance of the materials we use are several times stronger and several times more rigid than the different brands of safety glass available. Its high degree of impact resistance means that Uproar Glass can be used to protect the sliding glass doors and make them immune to hurricanes and storm damage.