“Security is a big concern for homeowners today, and we wanted to offer security along with the beauty of a traditional window,” said Bill Haynes, the company’s president. “With the Ultra Security/Impact window, you will also be protected against the high winds that are associated with tornadoes.”
The security window can survive an extremely hard hit from a large object – such as a heavy tree limb flying around in a tornado. A series of tests were conducted against the window from a “large missile” – a 9 lb. wood 2x4 – calibrated at 50 ft. per second upon impact, directed at the glass. After the window passes the impact test, it is then subjected to positive and negative pressure testing, and then it is tested for air and water filtration. According to Haynes, “the window surpasses benchmarks for quality and endurance.”
“Other than a direct hit from a tornado, tree debris or trees fallen by wind generally cause the majority of the tornado-related damage to homes,” according to Nationwide insurance.
Flying debris during a tornado can easily break the glass in a traditional window. The Ultra/Security window features laminate glass, providing both safety and security. “Another feature of the laminate glass is that it absorbs sound, instead of transmitting it. It’s the same type of glass used in airports to drastically reduce ambient noise,” said Haynes. The window also features heavy-duty steel reinforcement inside the frames to enhance overall window strength. The “dead bolt” locking system at the sill helps the window absorb impact (either from home invasion or tornadic activity) without bending or collapsing. Low-E glass and argon gas is included with every window. This high-performance glass package is second to none.
Bill Haynes Company has been replacing windows in the Tulsa and surrounding area since 1975. They also offer their window, siding, coating and roofing products in the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, NW Arkansas and SE Kansas markets.
You can contact Bill Haynes Company at 918-663-4400 for a free, no obligation estimate for Ultra Security/Impact windows, or any of their other products. For additional information you can visit Ultrawindowsusa.com.