Do I Need Laminate Glass on My Windows?

Laminate glass windows provide hurricane-ready DP ratings and extra security

Have you ever wondered about the DP ratings on windows? This rating refers to the design pressure the windows can withstand.

The standard DP rating for a window is 30, which means the window can withstand wind gusts of 130 mph. But some situations call for windows with a higher DP of 50. We can build windows with this higher DP by using laminated glass.

Do you need windows with a higher DP? Here’s why you might.

Hurricane Areas

In coastal areas that can be affected by hurricanes, windows with a higher DP provide an extra level of protection for your home.

In South Carolina, building codes require windows with a DP of at least 50 within 2-5 miles of the coast. Taylors manufactures these windows for customers along the Charleston coast, and we offer them to other customers upon request.

If you’re looking for hurricane-rated windows, make sure to talk to your installer about shutters. The windows and shutters on your home should work together to provide maximum protection against big storms.

Extra Security

Laminated glass also provides extra security against break-ins because it doesn’t shatter when smashed.

If you’re trying to figure out whether you need laminated glass on your windows, a Taylors Window and Screen consultant is happy to help. Schedule a free in-home consultation and our expert will help you make the best decision to protect your home.

Sound Dampening

Laminated glass dampens exterior noise, making your home a quieter and more peaceful place to be.