What you see above is the impact testing for Hurricane Fabric. A ballistic test must test different forms of hurricane protection in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and many other areas. This test simulates wind-borne debris striking a window or product during a hurricane.
This procedure, as seen above, is done by a 2×4 15 lb. projectile at 50 mph at a predetermined location. This determines the resistance to airborne debris during a hurricane.
The rigorous impact testing showcased here underscores the commitment of West Shore Construction to providing hurricane protection solutions that go above and beyond industry standards. This dedication to testing and quality assurance translates into a reliable and effective hurricane protection solution for residents in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and beyond.
This commitment to exceeding industry standards in impact testing is a testament to West Shore Construction’s unwavering dedication to ensuring the utmost safety and reliability of its hurricane protection solutions. Residents in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and beyond can trust that the products offered by West Shore Construction have undergone rigorous testing, providing a robust defense against wind-borne debris during hurricanes.
The first test, as shown above, is plywood, which the majority of people feel is a safe and secure alternative to shutters. Unfortunately, as you have seen, the projectile flies right through the board protecting nothing and resulting in catastrophic damage to your home. This stark demonstration highlights the inadequacies of common alternatives like plywood when faced with the impact of severe weather. Plywood may seem like a readily available solution, but its lack of durability and protective capabilities becomes evident under rigorous testing. When it comes to safeguarding your home or property, investing in proven and reliable storm protection solutions, such as those offered by West Shore Construction, ensures a level of defense that stands up to the most challenging conditions, providing comprehensive protection and peace of mind.
Metal Panel Test
The next test is shown on metal panels. Metal panels look secure, and for the most part, they are, but the evidence doesn’t lie. Not only are they heavy and take up a lot of storage room, but they also crumble from the 2×4, forcing you to replace all the panels in that opening.
Hurricane Fabric Test
Lastly, as you can see with the hurricane fabric. When the projectile is launched into the fabric, the material almost resembles a trampoline and bounces the projectile backward. This causes little to no damage to your home while the panel is unscathed, leaving you and your family safe from the storm.