The minimum requirement to meet with hurricane protection is impact-resistant glass, but there other glass packages available including impact-resistant with insulated glass, impact-resistant with low-E coated glass, and impact-resistant with insulated glass and low-E coated glass (see Energy codes for an understanding of the differences).
In some applications and some municipalities “Energy glass” must be used. In other applications this is a value-added selection by the owner. Check in with us to be sure of your selection.
Body tinted glass products are produced by small additions of metal oxides to the float or rolled glass composition. These small additions color the glass bronze, green, blue or grey but do not affect the basic properties of the glass except for changes in the solar energy transmission.
Do not get confused with Window film. Window film is a thin film or laminate that can be installed to the interior of glass surfaces. Its purpose is to reduce down the amount of heat transferring through the glass but many impact-resistant glass manufacturers’ do not warranty the glass with this addition.