At Renaissance Windows & Doors, we know what a difference Impact Windows and Doors in protecting your home against weather and provide added security from vandals and burglars. We bring the best quality to our customers by offering two great brands, Hurd and Showcase®, to meet your design and budget needs.
The Hurd FeelSafe windows and patio doors are engineered and built to withstand the rigors of hurricanes, other severe storms and even the most determined burglar. They feature high-strength, shatter-resistant, laminated glass that stands up to fierce winds, pounding rain, wind-borne debris and rapid pressure changes that could implode your home or literally blow off the roof.
All components of FeelSafe windows are specifically designed and constructed to achieve superior levels of impact resistance, water repellency, safety and security. As a result, FeelSafe windows meet or exceed the toughest structural codes you can find in the coastal regions.
FeelSafe windows and patio doors give you the following additional advantages:
Another cost-effective option is our Showcase® Custom Vinyl Windows and Doors. They are manufactured here in Houston so they know what brutal and seasonal elements you are up against, and craft their products accordingly.
Go ahead, give our products a close inspection. What you will find is exacting and scrupulous attention to detail, painstaking manufacturing processes, the finest materials, and a fit and finish second to none. We take justifiable pride in the extraordinary reputation of our products and craftsmanship, and back these up with world-class service and warranty. So, do yourself a favor: select Showcase® Custom Vinyl Protector SeriesTM, with KeepSafe Maximum® for your window and door needs, and enjoy some peace of mind.
If you’re building a new home in a coastal area, you already know about hurricanes. You certainly don’t need to look at a map to learn whether you’re at risk. Instead, what you need to know is what’s the best way to protect your family, your keepsakes and your investment.
The answer is Hurd FeelSafe windows and patio doors.
While traditional glass will shatter into thousands of pieces on impact, FeelSafe laminated glass remains intact. This very significantly reduces the risk of injury to you and your family, while it also protects everything inside your home from severe wind and water damage.
Yet there’s another danger that’s even worse. In a hurricane, the atmospheric pressure outside your home varies dramatically from the pressure inside. If one window bursts, the outside pressure rushes in— potentially blowing the roof off your home or taking it all down. However, since FeelSafe laminated glass remains intact, it keeps the storm outside and preserves the building envelope.
Certainly, the most important component of every FeelSafe window is the high-strength, impact-resistant, laminated glass. Ours is the best available. It’s perfectly strong, perfectly clear, and meets all ASTM E1300 requirements. But it’s just the beginning of what makes FeelSafe products so superior.
FeelSafe windows and patio doors are specially engineered inside and out to meet some of the highest air, water and structural performance ratings of any window or door in the United States.
We use only structural sealants; not standard silicone. We require special installation with additional anchorage. We use corrosion- resistant, 300 series stainless steel hardware and, wherever needed, upgrade to longer, stronger stainless steel screws. Hurd’s 0.050” extruded aluminum cladding is at least twice as thick as competitors’ roll-form cladding. This results in greater durability and dent resistance.
But still, that’s just the beginning of Hurd’s superiority.
Showcase Custom Vinyl delivers proven resistance to penetration from flying debris. Standardized missile testing shows our windows resist repeated blows by a 9 pound, 10 Ft, 2x4 beam traveling at34 mph. They have resisted wind velocities of 171.5 mph. No need for ungainly plywood, or telltale metal shutters. Meets CPSC, CFR 1201 and ANSI Z97.1 safety glazing standards.
Greatly reduced sound transmission: Acoustic studies show reductions of up to 50% in the transmission of outside noise, compared to ordinary glass. This makes for a more peaceful and restful home, regardless of location.
Shielding from ultraviolet rays: 99% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are deflected by the KeepSafe Maximum® PVB interlayer, up to 300 nanometers. Less glare. Less fading. Longer lasting upholstery, carpet, flooring, furniture or drapes.
Protection from break-ins by vandals, burglars and weather: Repeated blows from bats, crowbars, hammers or bricks may cause the glass itself to crack. The PVB interlayer holds the glass together and the pane within the frame, making access to the house interior difficult. In a hurricane, the integrity of the window is not compromised. Meets ASTM F-1223 (class 1) forced entry standard.
Hurd is the only premium wood window manufacturer that puts the strongest, laminated glass on the outside of your window, where it won’t get broken by a stray golf ball or sea gull. Other brands put the laminated glass inside and give you only easily- shattered annealed glass on the outside. One errant stone from the lawn mower, and our competitors’ windows could need replacement. That’s a difference that would be very costly to you.
Here’s a key Hurd advantage. Our wood is protected to the core against moisture, rot and termites by CoreGuardTM wood treatment. It’s the best wood protection in the window industry, and only Hurd has it.
CoreGuard is patent-pending and naturally organic, so it’s environmentally friendly. Since CoreGuard repels water, Hurd FeelSafe windows are less likely to warp or swell and have superior dimensional stability.
Hurd’s FeelSafe coastal windows feature high-strength, shatter-resistant, laminated FeelSafe glass. It’s built to withstand the rigors of hurricane conditions. Hurd FeelSafe glass meets or exceeds the toughest structural codes, and gives you greater protection from intruders as well as wind-borne debris. They feature natural wood interiors and aluminum clad exteriors.
Remodel with maintenance- free FeelSafe, and say goodbye to painting your windows.
When you remodel or replace your old windows and patio doors with FeelSafe, you’re not just adding incredible storm protection. You’re also reenergizing your home with technologically advanced, energy efficient windows and doors. Insulated FeelSafe windows are six times more efficient than old-fashioned single-pane windows.
FeelSafe products are the perfect replacements. With their multiple methods of installation, they actually allow you to adapt to what you find inside the original opening when you tear out the old windows. As a result, they can often be installed without even touching interior walls, trim or casing.
Just like a home security system, FeelSafe windows and patio doors will actually result in lower rates for your homeowner’s insurance at least 33% lower for most homes, and, in some instances, even more dramatic reductions.
Hurd is the only company with the confidence to offer lifetime protection on its windows and doors. This fact alone speaks volumes about the solid durability and long-term dependability of our FeelSafe products.