Posts Tagged ‘ hurricane windows ’

Storm Damage Costs Push Builders Toward Resiliency

Oct 21st, 2019

The 2019 Hurricane season has taken a toll on southern areas of North America and the islands nearby. With several record-breaking storms and possibly one more named storm to come this season, according to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, the communities that were hit are feeling the effects to the tune of an estimated $22 […]

FEMA’s New Guideline Explains How to Assess Exterior Glazing for Wind Vulnerabilities

Oct 11th, 2019

As increasingly powerful hurricanes continue to make landfall in the U.S., resulting in extensive wind damage to critical facilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed FEMA P-2062: Guidelines for Wind Vulnerability Assessments of Existing Critical Facilities. The document provides design professionals with guidelines for assessing the vulnerability of critical facilities, including glass doors and […]

Hurricane Window Performance and IG Workshop is a Focus at Recent Conference

Oct 9th, 2019

Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) presented at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference on the effect hurricanes have on insulating glass (IG) unit performance, as well as how to wash and cut glass and how to conduct a frost point test. IGMA technical consultant Bill Lingnell led the presentation […]

IBHS Launches New Program to Create Hurricane-Resistant Homes

Jun 25th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) announced that it is launching a new program called Fortified HomeTM – Hurricane designed to help homeowners build safer, stronger new homes, and retrofit existing homes to make them more resistant to hurricanes. During the last few years, IBHS has conducted pilot projects using the new […]

Florida Supreme Court Ruling to Impact Contractors, Insurance Companies

Oct 15th, 2013

The Florida Supreme Court’s decision that says insurance companies must pay a general contractor’s overhead and profit when indemnifying a homeowner’s claim for replacement of damaged property could have long-reaching ramifications. With its July verdict of Amado Trinidad vs. Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, the state of Florida’s highest court ruled that homeowners are entitled to […]

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