Posted by: glassblockblogger | December 17, 2014

Glass Window that Meets FEMA Safe Room Blast Resistant Guidelines

What windows meet the FEMA 361″Design and Construction Guidelines for Community Safe Rooms” and FEMA 320 “Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business”?

LightWise Hurricane and Tornado Resistant glass block windows from Eastern Glass Block not only meet FEMA 361 and FEMA 320 guidelines, but, are attractive and easy to install.

Having seen devastation from tornadoes and hurricanes to property and people’s lives, many are considering installing storm shelters. There are several types of storm shelters. Common examples are shelters built above ground or a safe room inside the home or garage.The Shelter should be attractive and provide practical application on the property. Windows are critical. With Glass Block, you get security with the advantages of having natural light.

LightWise Tornado Resistant Window

Tornado-Resistant Windows are the perfect choice for Safe Rooms, Community Shelters, Schools, Corporate Campuses and Government Facilities.

Pittsburgh Corning’s LightWise Architectural Tornado and Hurricane Resistant window from Eastern Glass Block has successfully passed the highest standards of performance for FEMA 361 “Design and Construction Guidance for Community Safe Rooms”, meet the large missile impact tests referenced in the International Building Code, and Dade County Approval Protocols.

  • Meets requirements for FEMA 361″Design and Construction Guidelines for Community Safe Rooms” and FEMA 320 “Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business”
  • Effective protection against air pressure and flying debris caused by tornado-force winds
  • Factory assembled window provides strength and durability of steel and laminated VISTABRIK® glass block
  • Enhanced security with vision and light transmission
  • Easy to install which means reduced on-site labor costs
  • Protection from damaging UV rays
  • Available in various sizes

Design Consultation

Planning residential or commercial construction of Storm Shelters? Contact us at Eastern Glass Block. We have over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential design. 800-635-1226

Tornado Resistant Window Impact Test Video


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