Have you ever heard of design pressure ratings? When you shop for new windows or doors, this is something to pay attention to and find out…before you buy. The design pressure rating is a measure of the overall strength of the door or window. It indicates the door or window’s ability to resist air penetration, water intrusion, and other forces of nature, as well as forced entry by burglars.
According to this post at DWM (Door and Window Market) Magazine on crash test ratings for doors and windows, suppliers should make this information known to potential customers so they can truly compare and make the best decision for their home. Keep in mind, more expensive windows tend to have a higher design pressure rating, since they are more costly to fabricate.
So, as you research new doors and windows, always remember to check their design pressure rating. They are an investment with not only aesthetic value, but also value in the way that they keep your home secure and protected from intruders and natural hazards.
Learn more about design pressure ratings in the full article here.