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Friday, March 21, 2014

Where is Spring?

After a winter filled with record-breaking freezing temperatures and almost unbelievable snowfall totals, everyone is asking the question ... where is spring?

With April around the corner, weather patterns are changing and concerns shift to severe weather occurrences such as tornados and hurricanes. According to Jill Hasling, a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with the Weather Research Center in Houston, homeowners nationwide need to keep their guard up.

"Each year on average a 109 people are killed and over 27 million dollars of damage is caused by tornadoes in the United States," says Hasling. "The months with the highest number of reported tornadoes are April, May and June. However, tornadoes can occur in any month of the year."

Stressful weather conditions and predictions provide a unique opportunity for building industry professionals to recommend upgrading to impact-resistant laminate glass packages in windows. At Simonton, SafePoint glass is available nationwide to help ease homeowner security concerns while also helping to reduce energy bills and sound penetration.

Similar in design to impact-resistant glass packages found in code-driven coastal area homes, SafePoint glass offers no-effort protection for the home, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Engineered to deter intruders and resist high winds and flying debris during severe storms, impact-resistant SafePoint glass is designed to make a home a safe haven. The unique laminated SafePoint glass package offers proven peace-of-mind protection against forced entry which can help keep a home safe from intruders.

For more information on how to choose replacement windows, see Safety First --- with Simonton SafePoint Glass Packages.

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