Hurricane Zones

Impact-Rated Opening Glass Walls for Hurricane Prone Areas

The Atlantic coast is full of ideal locations for an indoor/outdoor lifestyle—but it’s a Hurricane Prone and Wind Borne Debris area. We engineer and manufacture impact-rated opening glass walls to keep inhabitants’ safe and builders compliant.

Built for a Beautiful and Resilient Coast

Put to the (Impact) Test

Systems are independently tested for impact-resistance. 

Florida Products Approved in HVHZ

Buildings in High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ) require impact-rated systems. Miami-Dade and Broward County are two HVHZ zones, but others exist along the Florida and Atlantic coast.

Florida Products Approved Not in HVHZ

To be used in the state of Florida, a building envelope product needs to be Florida Approved. Systems need to test and pass air infiltration, water penetration, and structural load tests.

Impact-Rated for Hurricane Prone Areas

The SL73 has been tested outside the lab—in real hurricanes. Customer affected by Superstorm Sandy tell stories of the sense of security SL73 brought. Some even told us they watched the storm from behind their NanaWall system.

Systems are independently tested for impact-resistance. Impact rated systems can be approved by the state of Florida. The impact test is intense—launching a 9-pound 2x4 lumber missile into different spots of a system at 50 feet per second.

Florida Approved NanaWall Systems

Florida Products Approved NanaWall System in High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ):

Folding Glass Walls - Aluminum: SL73 (Inswing FL20107.1, Outswing FL20107.2)

Florida Approved Products not in HVHZ Zones:

Folding Glass Walls - Aluminum: SL45 (FL37258) | SL60 (FL 37263) | SL70 (FL35025 | NW Aluminum 640 (FL38736) | NW Aluminum 840 (FL40273) | NW Reinforced 647 (FL41109) | NW Reinforced 847 (FL41110)

Folding Glass Walls - Wood Framed: NW Wood 540 (FL41107)

Folding Glass Walls - Aluminum Clad: NW Clad 740 (FL41108)

Sliding Glass Walls: HSW60 (FL37259)

Minimal Glass Walls: cero (cero II Standard - FL38028.1, cero II Reinforced - FL38028.2, cero III - FL35024.1)

Matching Windows: SL88 (FL37991)

Inspiration for Your Next Project

What our Customers Have to Say

Palm Island Residence

The modern architecture of this Palm Island residence is complemented by the clean lined, NanaWall SL73 Aluminum Framed Thermally Broken Hurricane Approved Folding System which is used within four openings on the façade.

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Tequesta Residence

The indoor /outdoor environment was exactly what the client and architects envisioned for the living area and guest bedrooms and the top-hung, hurricane approved systems allowed for a continuous flooring material both inside and out.

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“Using the NanaWall operable glass walls presented an opening to bring in the pool deck and an exterior view without any obstructions. I am very satisfied with the outcome.”

— Paul Louis Haberman, President, HKi Architects, Architect

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