Departments — 23 May 2013
Grace for impact: Storm doors, windows

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub

Hurricane Andrew changed the way we look at windows. Since that devastating storm in 1992, South Florida building codes have been revised to require hurricane shutters or storm-impact products whenever we change windows or exterior doors.

No worry. The designs can be very fashionable – and they are available in any style from contemporary to classic.

Impact-resistant glass is also a crime deterrent. “Burglars cannot break the glass,” says Hillary Bale, vice president of the Custom Door Shop in Delray Beach. “Even the fire department had to be trained to saw into the concrete around the door to open it.”

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