Hurricane Resistant Windows

Anyone who’s ever been through a hurricane knows that hurricane-force winds are powerful, but that the real danger comes in the form of flying debris and impacts. That means if you're designing or upgrading a building to withstand a hurricane, it needs to be able to stand up to flying debris as well.

LightWise® Architectural Systems Hurricane-Resistant Glass Block Windows are the perfect solution. They are ideal for use in commercial projects where beauty, light transmission, and protection against hurricane force winds and flying debris are critical. The use of our exclusive two piece aluminium framing system provides increased durability for many years of maintenance free use. These windows are also suitable for residential applications. They will provide daylighting to any building with soft, natural light.

Code Approvals

  • Meets large missile impact tests referenced in the International Building Code, in accordance with ASTM E-1886 and ASTM E-1996
  • Miami / Dade County Approval (Protocols TAS 201, 202, 203)
  • Texas Department of Insurance Approval
    • Win62 (Residential Hurricane Window)
    • Win63 (4" Hollow & 3" solid small missile mortared install)
  • State of Florida Approval 

Features and Benefits of Our Hurricane Impact Resistant Windows

  • Visually stunning, prefabricated panels that are easy to install
  • No need for shutters
  • Customizable to meet project needs
  • Guaranteed to meet your performance requirements
  • Useful for daylighting strategies 
  • Protects against flying debris and hurricane-force winds
  • Available with a range of visibility and privacy options
  • Graffiti-resistant, damage-resistant, and easy to clean
  • Greater security than conventional windows

Glass Block Patterns Available:

System Design Features

LightWise® Architectural Systems Hurricane-Resistant Glass Block windows consist of glass block assemblies framed by a 2-piece aluminum channel. Standard finish for aluminum framing  is clear anodized or choose from various powder-coated color options. LightWise® Architectural Systems Hurricane-Resistant glass block windows are shipped as pre-assembled windows for easy installation. Our hurricane-resistant windows can be ordered in custom sizes in 6” or 8” increments, with maximum panel size of 6’ x 8’ (with 80 PSF Design Pressure Rating). Smaller sizes are available with higher design pressure ratings.

Lightwise® Architectural Systems help protect your business, building, inhabitants and other assets from a number of threats. Lightwise® Architectural Systems are available for direct purchase. Seves Glass Block has a sales and technical support team that is ready to help you design, engineer and specify glass block solutions. Call 1-877-738-3711 for assistance.

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Nominal Sizes: Weight: Installed Weight: Pieces per Square Foot:
Heat Transmission U-Value (BTU/hr ft2 °F): Thermal Resistance R-value (hr ft2 °F/BTU): Winter night values. To calculate instantaneous heat gain through glass panels, see ASHRAE HANDBOOK OF FUNDAMENTALS, 2005, Section 31.3.
Privacy: Visible Light Transmission: Shading Coefficient: Sound Transmission S.T.C. (dB): Solar Heat Gain Coefficient:
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