Skip to Content

Impact-Resistant Glass

Protect your home with impact-resistant glass. When strong hurricane winds enter a home through broken windows or doors, the increased pressure can lift off the roof and harm the structural integrity of your home. While completely hurricane-proof windows, doors and homes don’t exist, our impact-resistant products provide added safety and security.

Superior Protection from the Elements

How It Works

An exceptionally strong polymer layer located between two panes of glass provides reinforcement and holds the glass together even if it shatters. This helps prevent damage and injury caused by wind, water and debris. For the best performance, the laminated glass may be located on either the interior or exterior pane of insulating glass, depending on the product.

Added Safety and Security

Pella’s impact-resistant glass helps prevent forced entry. The interlayer cannot be easily penetrated, even if the glass shatters. This provides added protection from intruders and storms, meaning storm shutters are no longer necessary.

Tested to Meet Stringent Building Codes23

We believe in going beyond the ordinary to deliver products you can trust. To test the laminated glass rated to an ASTM E1996 missile D rating, we fire a 2'x4' at 50 feet per second at the window. The window and laminate need to remain intact to prevent a large rush of air and debris from entering the home. After impact, we subject the window to 9,000 cycles of hurricane pressures to help ensure the window will remain intact.

Unwavering Hurricane Protection

See our hurricane testing in action. We fire a two-by-four at 50 feet per second at the window to test the laminated glass. The window and laminate need to remain intact to prevent a large rush of air and debris from entering the home, which could create enough pressure to lift the roof off causing the walls to blow over.

Watch the Video

00:52

Year-Round Benefits

Enjoy year-round benefits and explore how our outstanding impact-resistant glass can provide excellent protection for your home.

Dramatic noise reduction

Laminated glass helps reduce outside noise like traffic and lawn mowers, so you’ll enjoy more peace and quiet.

Superior fade protection

Impact-resistant Low-E insulating glass blocks out nearly 100% of harmful UV rays. This helps protect furniture, carpet and window treatments from fading.

Valuable financial benefits

These windows and doors may add equity to your home and could reduce insurance premiums.25

Improved safety and security

Pella’s impact-resistant glass helps prevent forced entry – the interlayer cannot be easily penetrated, even if the glass is shattered.

Performance from Pella

Learn More About

When we say our windows and doors performs well, we're talking about more than just energy efficiency. Dive deeper into sound control, weather resistance and impact performance.

Window & Door Replacement

Enhance your home’s comfort

Enhance curb appeal, improve energy efficiency and reduce outside noises with replacement windows and doors. 

Explore the Pella Difference

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest warranties in the business.

Learn more about Pella warranties