“if your pass thru window passes the test, it’s about as strong as they make ’em”*
Batten down the hatches! Ready Access offers many hurricane rated transaction window solutions for coastal region building codes that carry a Miami Dade NOA and Florida Product Approval for either Non-Impact or Impact Hurricane Zones. This includes drive thru windows, concession windows, and exterior pass through windows.
TAS 201 is the impact standard for windows and shutters in Miami-Dade county, and if your transaction window passes the test, it’s about as strong as they make ’em.
To pass the Miami Dade NOA large impact test, a transaction window has to survive a hit with a nine-pound 2 x 4 flying at 34 mph (50 feet per second). It’s then forced to withstand 9,000 pressure cycles—as in, wind pummeling the outside of the house while pressure varies wildly inside.
Impact Zone – Hurricane Rated Windows
For IMPACT hurricane zones in the US and around the globe, choose a pass thru window from the selections above and specify “3/4” SMASH & GRAB” glazing. Smash & Grab Glazing is a 7-layer solid laminate/glass product (no air space). The transaction window can be customized to a smaller size and still be covered by the Miami Dade NOA. The glass cannot be tinted or otherwise altered from the test. To satisfy Florida building code with a pass thru window for IMPACT zones, this transaction window was tested with mounting in Wood, Concrete and Steel. Pair with an inside mount Fly Fan if needed (DTU Window Air Curtain).
Florida Product Approval – Impact Zones
Non-Impact Zone – Hurricane Rated Windows with Florida Product Approval
To satisfy Florida building code with a pass thru window for NON-IMPACT zones, choose a hurricane rated window and specify “3/4” Clear Insulated Tempered Glazing”. Insulated glass is a 2-layer product with air space in-between. The transaction window can be customized to a smaller size and still be covered by the Miami Dade NOA. Pair with an inside mount Fly Fan if needed (DTU Window Air Curtain).
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*Excerpt from How Windows Are Hurricane-Tested – Popular Mechanics