Be Prepared with WINCO’s Hurricane Rated Windows

Recent FEMA updates clarify storm shelter requirements and the differences between building code tests for hurricanes and tornadoes. The key difference is the weight of the 2x4 used in testing and the results of the impact. 

Testing protocol focuses on impact-protective systems and covers procedures for conducting impact, static and cyclic pressure testing of components of the storm shelter envelope. For any type of storm, the emergency shelter must withstand up to 250 mph winds.

WINCO Window Company provides hurricane rated windows that meet the standards for FEMA P-361, the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency’s third edition of Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes, as well as for ICC 500 – 2014 certification, the third edition of the ICC, and national Storm Shelter Association(NSSA) joint project to design facilities for use as emergency shelters.

Specific tests for storm types.Different results. Both followed to ensure that building materials such asWINCO’s hurricane-rated windows are designed to stand up to the test and provide occupant safety when the real storm hits.

 

 

For hurricanes, a 9-pound 2x4 is shot at up to 34 mph. This equals 350 ft-lbs. of impact energy.

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For hurricanes, a 9-pound 2x4 is shot at up to 34 mph. This equals 350 ft-lbs. of impact energy.