With areas on the East Coast reeling from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, it becomes more and more apparent that hurricane protection is becoming a national priority. The devastation to urban areas and sprawling cities hit by these tropical storms can take years to repair and storms of this magnitude are becoming a threat to U.S security—from a cost and resource perspective.
While much of the damage comes from the wind and water directly, there is a secondary (but just as deadly and dangerous) threat with these winds—glass implosion. The wind pressure of tropical storms like Hurricane Sandy can push windows to their breaking point, shattering windows and causing an extremely dangerous situation where flying glass shrapnel can seriously harm and even kill building occupants.
The aftermath of a hurricane can also be a dangerous situation. In buildings with imploded windows, water and debris can enter the building and cause further damage; the air pressure in the building can also change, creating a potential for roof lift-off. When windows are destroyed, it is also another set of added expenses—from replacing windows to repairing interior building features and equipment that were compromised from the exposure.
Building and business owners understand that with natural disasters becoming more prevalent and the cost of energy it is more critical than ever to use capital wisely but protect investments. That’s why business owners in the hospitality industry like Indigo Garden District Hotel in New Orleans turned to the Thermolite Hurricane Window System. This system is designed to withstand hurricane winds and protect the building, but it is much more than a hurricane window. This window system can provide an immediate cost savings of 25 to 35 percent on energy bills!
Protect your investment by discussing hurricane protection with the experts at Thermolite to discuss hurricane window systems and energy cost savings. Contact Thermolite today for financing options and see how a Thermolite Hurricane Window System can save you money and your building.