Hurricane Resistant Glass

Hurricane-resistant Glass, also known as Hurricane-proof glass, hurricane impact glass, or impact-resistant glass, is designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and windborne debris. It's made from two or three panels of glass, often a combination of tempered glass and laminated glass.

What is Hurricane Impact Resistant Glass

designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and windborne debris.

The stringent code requirements of Florida and other coastal regions require maintaining the building envelope during a hurricane. All elements of the building shell must resist the effects of windborne debris and sustained turbulent winds lasting several hours. Following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, extensive research showed that a breach of the envelope led to internal pressurization of the building. This effectively doubled the forces on major structural elements such as walls and roofs, leading to catastrophic failure. AJJ offers hurricane-resistant glass that answers these problems.

Hurricane-resistant glass is made of two or more pieces of glass permanently bonded together with one or more interlayers. It provides high resistance to hurricanes and other bad weather that may occur in coastal areas. Extreme weather in recent years has led some coastal regions to enforce new standards to increase building resistance to high wind loads and the impacts of wind-borne projectiles.

* Although no product can offer itself a complete protection against hurricanes and other storms, AJJ Hurricane-resistant glass can withstand extreme weather when installed in a system designed for this purpose.

Hurricane-Resistant Glass

Hurricane-resistant Glass Technical Specifications

Applications, Production Capacity & Considerations

  • Can withstand high wind loads for several hours
  • Provides increased protection against wind-blown projectile impacts
  • Maintains the integrity of the building envelope during storms

  • Coastal areas where regulations require hurricane-resistant doors and window
  • Doors and windows for commercial and residential buildings
  • Curtain walls, atrium, and skylights


  • 6mm to 100mm  


  • Clear, ultraclear(low-iron), tinted
  • Low-e, reflective


PVB, ionoplast(SGP)

  • Minimum Size: 300 x 300mm
  • Maximum Size: 3660 x 18000mm

AJJ Hurricane-resistant glass Meets or Exceeds the Following Standards:

  • UL 972 – Burglary-Resistant Glazing
  • ASTM F1233 Class 1 – Standard Test Method for Security Glazing
  • CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat II – Safety Glazing
  • ANSI Z 97.1 – Safety Glazing
  • ASTM E1886 – Impact and Cyclic Pressures
  • Miami-Dade Protocols - TAS 201, TAS 202, TAS 203
  • Miami-Dade NOA No.13-0814.01 - Expiration Date December 11, 2018

*To meet these standards, the entire window—the glass sealed in its frame—must be tested.

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