What are high-velocity hurricane zones?

If you are a resident of Florida, you know that hurricane season is something you will have to prepare for. This is especially true if you live in a high velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ). These designated areas are concentrated on the coasts of the Sunshine State, particularly the southernmost point of the state. If this is where you live, your home will need to be able to endure these conditions, and your new windows must meet this criteria.

NewSouth offers windows which are HVHZ certified and are tested to withstand extreme weather conditions in these high velocity hurricane zones, which is an extremely difficult qualification to meet, and is also the highest rating available for hurricane windows. These windows are almost like “mini-bulletproof” structures, so you will not have to worry about flying debris penetrating into your home during a hurricane.

If you take a look at the rest of our blog, you will find tips and strategies you can employ in order to take the necessary steps to preventing the potential damage that accompanies hurricane season. 

Stay safe this hurricane season! Instead of having to worry about boarding up or otherwise securing your windows, you can have peace of mind that NewSouth will keep your home and your family as safe as possible. Spend time with your family to devise an emergency plan, gather up the necessary supplies and hunker down to ride out the storm.

NewSouth’s American-made, factory-direct windows and doors will make your home cool, eco-friendly and hurricane-resistant while keeping it in line with the Sunshine State’s new energy standards at the same time! We know Floridians best because we’re Made in Florida, For Florida Homes, By Florida Workers.

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