The Panorama offers an impact option for customers in coastal or high wind regions with a DP-50 rating which is required in accordance with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s standard for air, water, and wind load testing. The doors are rigorously tested to provide outstanding performance during the toughest weather conditions to keep homeowners safely inside.
Panorama impact sliding glass doors feature high-performance, Solar Low-E laminated glass comprising a clear polymer layer sandwiched between two panes of glass to protect a home from storm debris, projectiles, and positive and negative design pressure.
Impact resistance is the ability to withstand high forces or shocks occurring over a short period of time. These forces and shocks can pose a danger, not just to a home’s windows and doors, but to the entire house itself. If severe design pressure shatters a window or door in the home, that same pressure can reach the walls and roof, and threaten the integrity of the entire structure.
During impact testing an 8-foot 2×4 is shot out of a computerized cannon at 50 feet per second, the equivalent of 34 mph. The strength of the interlayer in our laminated glass stops the 2×4 from penetrating the glass unit.
Impact windows use laminated glass and a heavy-duty, aluminum-reinforced sash to reduce damage from windborne debris. Their primary purpose is stability during severe weather, like
One of a home’s most important features is its windows. In addition to performing necessary roles like exits, sunlight, and ventilation, they also offer immense