As the mayhem Hurricane Isaac unleashed on parts of the south continues to mount, many building owners find themselves without power and worse–dealing with the damage to buildings–such as blown out windows, roof damage and interior damage from window glass projectiles.
According to NOLA.com, Jefferson Parish public school officials have announced that they have identified three schools damaged by Hurricane Isaac. The officials stated that Stella Worley Middle in Westwego, Lucile Cherbonnier Elementary in Waggaman and Phoebe Hearst Elementary in Metairie each suffered roof damage.
While roof damage can be directly attributed to powerful winds, many building owners aren’t aware of the other cause for roof lift–compromised windows. When windows implode from the pressure of hurricane winds, the air pressure changes in the building and can cause internal and structural damage, including roof lift-off. And when the roof has been affected and lifts off, the entire building structure is vulnerable to collapse and extensive damage.
One precaution that building owners or managers in areas prone to Hurricanes can take is implementing a hurricane window system that can withstand the impact of the winds, helping to fortify the building against dangerous glass debris, internal wind damage, roof lift and structural collapse. Hurricane window systems like the Thermolite Window System can help prevent window damage and subsequent damaging glass shards and loss of structural integrity. In addition, their ability to provide noise reduction and provide an energy savings make the Thermolite Window System an ideal product to fortify against dangerous hurricane winds.
For more information on the Thermolite Window System’s ability to protect against hurricane winds, contact Thermolite today.