Posts Tagged ‘ hurricanes ’

Hurricane-Prone Florida Among States Lauded for Strengthened Building Codes

Sep 27th, 2013

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Tammy Solomon doesn’t think the statute that requires wind- and impact-resistant glass for exterior glass doors and windows throughout most of Florida should be a one-size-fits-all mandate. Solomon, the purchaser/buyer at Jacksonville-based First Coast Glass and Repair, says flying debris is hardly the primary worry for her many clients who live on or near a [...]

Common Tornado Myth Involve Windows and Glass

May 22nd, 2013

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The tornados that struck Moore, Okla., earlier this week brought to the forefront a myth that involves glass and fenestration products. According to Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, some people believe you should open the windows if you hear a tornado because it will equalize air pressure, potentially saving a [...]