YKK AP® ProTek® Glazing Systems for Hurricane Resistance

Hurricane Protection
The massive destruction of property and buildings from hurricanes has tragically emphasized the importance of hurricane- resistant building methods and codes. Experience has shown that structures built to certain minimum wind-borne debris and impact standards can successfully withstand a strong hurricane, while structures not built to certain minimum requirements are often severely damaged. Combined with other structural safety measures, the use of impact resistant glazing systems is critical to a building remaining intact during a hurricane. There were numerous examples of hurricane-resistant glazing systems performing well following Hurricanes Charley of 2004, and Katrina, Rita and Wilma of 2005.

Our Dedication
YKK AP America Inc., the true industry leader in hurricane impact resistant glazing systems, is proud to offer a complete line of glazing systems that meet both Miami Dade County (NOA) and Florida product approval. All YKK AP ProTek® systems are engineered and tested in accordance with ASTM E 1886 and ASTM E 1996 as well as the South Florida “High Velocity Hurricane Zone” test requirements: TAS 201, TAS 202, and TAS 203. YKK AP ProTek® systems are designed to protect your building from flying debris, both large and small missile, and the fierce cyclical winds associated with hurricanes. We provide storefront systems for monolithic & insulated glazing applications. We now also have the first fully tested and approved thermally broken storefront system. Our 35H hurricane impact resistant door is available with a wide variety of hardware options and has been tested and approved in sizes up to 8’-0” X 8’-0”. Complete curtain wall systems are available for both monolithic and insulated glazing and may be glazed from either the exterior or the interior of the building. YKK AP also offers non-thermal and thermally broken operable window systems and sliding glass doors in many different configurations to meet your project requirements. Contact your local sales representative for additional information on the family of hurricane impact resistant systems and their available glass options from YKK AP America Inc.

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Category Wind Speed Result
One 74-95
Some damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery and trees. Also, some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.
Two 96-110
Some roofing material, door, and window damage to buildings. Considerable damage to vegetation, mobile homes, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape routes flood 2-4 hours before arrival of center.
Three 111-130
Some structural damage to small residences and buildings with a minor amount of wall failures. Mobile homes are destroyed.
Four 131-155
Some wall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residence. Major erosion of beach. Major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore.
Five 155 >
Some complete building failures with small buildings blown over or away are likely. Nearly all windows in high rise buildings will be dislodged and become airborne.