After a record year for hurricanes that is considered the most costly in recorded history, Sierra Pacific Windows announced at the 2018 International Builders Show that it will debut more FeelSafe hurricane-ready products in 2018 than ever before. The new products will not only be impact-resistant, to withstand Zone III or IV hurricane-force wind and water damage, but they will also bring a new level of design sophistication previously unseen in this category.
“Forecasts for 2018 are for another year of rampant hurricane devastation, potentially matching that of last year,“ said Vice President of Business Development Bob Taylor. “In anticipation, Sierra Pacific Windows is introducing an expanded line of FeelSafe hurricane solutions that offers both superior protection and never-before-seen design aesthetics.”
New this year will be the FeelSafe Bi-fold Door (available in spring 2018), which is ideal for large, expansive openings; along with the FeelSafe Push Out Casement, that will be available later this year, and the FeelSafe Aspen Casement, which is currently in development. Each of these products provide the brute strength of high-impact products, while pushing the design limits with more sophisticated options for hurricane markets.
The storm-tested H3 FeelSafe take Sierra Pacific Windows award-winning H3 platform and combines it with the “workhorse strength” of the FeelSafe impact line. The game changing solution of H3 FeelSafe is that it brings all the advantages of the H3 with the beauty of a wood window to the large Zone III impact-sensitive market. “People don’t have to step up to more expensive Zone IV rated products, and they also don’t have to step down to vinyl impact products,” Taylor explained.
H3 FeelSafe Casement & Double Hung features include:
- PG +50/–60 Zone III rating
- Continuous head and sill, certified with mulls and stacks up to 3-wide and 2-high
- Double hung size options up to 48” wide x 84” high
- Casement size options up to 36″ wide x 84″ high
- Wide selection of insulated FeelSafe impact glazing
- Full range of design options – colors, hardware finishes, SDL bars, and more
- Standard AAMA 2604 powder coat finish with optional AAMA 2605 powder coat finish
At the core of the H3 line is Sierra Pacific’s patented Fusion TechnologyTM, which integrates extruded aluminum, vinyl and solid wood into one aesthetically and structurally ideal window. This unique fusion results in improved energy efficiency and performance, noticeably enhanced aesthetics, an extreme seal, and easier installation. Its rigid nailing fin makes it one of the easiest windows to install, virtually eliminating racking problems. Its innovative snap-lock design means no unsightly screws or fasteners on its interior. With the addition of FeelSafe glazing, the H3 window is even more effective at weathering storms.
For more information on the H3 FeelSafe line, go to www.sierrapacificwindows.com or call 800-824-7744.
ABOUT SIERRA PACIFIC WINDOWS
Sierra Pacific Windows is a division of Sierra Pacific Industries, a family-owned forest products company. Based in Red Bluff, California, Sierra Pacific Windows is one of the largest manufacturers of superior quality, custom wood and vinyl windows and doors in the world. It is the only fully vertically-integrated window and door company, in which the company owns the forestland and manages the entire manufacturing and distribution process. Sierra Pacific Windows has a combined manufacturing production space of one million square feet in California and Wisconsin. Its windows and doors are distributed via more than 600 dealers, distributors and company-owned locations.
ABOUT SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES
Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The company owns and manages more than 1.9 million acres of timberland in California and Washington, and is one of the largest lumber companies and largest manufacturer of millwork in the United States. Sierra Pacific Industries is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment while providing quality wood products and renewable power for consumers. The company’s forests are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. Sierra Pacific Windows utilizes nearly 100 percent of every piece of wood brought to its 18 mills and seven biomass-fueled cogeneration power plants.