To perform in areas where the basic wind speed reaches up to 140 mph, our impact-resistant windows and doors require even more stringent testing that out other vinyl and aluminum products. Every StormArmor-enhanced product exceeds the standards set forth in the ASTM E1996 test method. To comply with ASTM E1996, three samples must pass the testing procedures.
ASTM E1996 impact-resistant testing includes:
- Firing an eight-foot, nine-pound 2x4 from a cannon into the window
- Positive and negative pressure cycling at 20-100% of the product's design pressure
- 9,000 pressure cycles (4,500 positive and 4,500 negative)
Our engineering team also conducts several additional tests that go beyond what's required for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) certifications, including sealant, vinyl impact, cold-weather performance, and more. The result is a superior product that you'll enjoy for years to come.