When the country's first national museum dedicated to weather opened its doors in 2006, they did so with the confidence that their facility could withstand any storm.
Located in downtown Houston, just 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the John C. Freeman Weather Museum is housed in a 5,000-square foot structure that was constructed in the 1930s. During the building's renovation, 68 Simonton StormBreaker Plus vinyl-framed windows were installed to help provide safety and security to the new museum.
"These impact-resistant windows have brought a great peace-of-mind to everyone connected to the museum and the Weather Research Center," says Jill Hasling, CCM, executive director of the Weather Research Center. "The StormBreaker Plus windows add to the safety and security of the Weather Museum while illustrating the importance of hurricane-resistant products to our visitors.
"These windows help protect us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter how bad the weather gets outside. And, the StormBreaker Plus windows have helped reduce our utility bills. We're trying to cool an older building and these windows have made a huge difference in keeping out the Houston heat."
For additional information on impact-resistant windows from Simonton, visit Dr. Frank Takes Swing at Simonton StormBreaker Plus Windows.