Harsh weather conditions like hurricanes and cyclones are common in Australia and the Pacific Islands, and their high winds can cause debris to become flying projectiles, which can damage outdoor glass. Cyclone-rated glass is specifically formulated to withstand these conditions remaining weathertight without a breach when damaged.
Glasshape® designs and manufactures a range of cyclone-rated glass solutions fit for varying extreme weather conditions. Our products are fully certified by independent authorities and undergo rigorous impact testing at our in-house facilities to ensure they are cyclone-resistant.
StormShield® consists of a range of cyclone-rated glass products, specifically designed to meet various region-specific conditions. It is manufactured with a specially formulated, ultra-high grade laminate that allows it to expand and contract up to five times its normal rate before breaking. As such, it is strong enough to resist the excessive wind speeds and penetration from flying debris that can be characteristic of inclement weather in these regions.
Even if a debris impact is forceful enough to break StormShield, the shattered glass will remain adhered to the laminate. This keeps the glass weathertight and prevents shards from spraying across the indoor space.
Most cyclone-rated glass is available in only one standard thickness, but StormShield stands out from its competitors because it is available in a wider variety of sizes and thicknesses. This makes it highly customisable and able to fit multiple projects and specifications.
Ezone Glass® cyclone-rated glass is a slightly modified version of StormShield. Ezone is specially made with invisible, embedded heat-reflecting materials to reduce solar heat gain, which allows light to enter but reflects much of the accompanying heat. This is ideal for hotter temperatures when you want to keep your window coverings open but don’t want your rooms to get too hot. Ezone glass can be reconfigured to retain heat inside the room while still letting light pass through, for cold environments.
Glasshape offers a range of customizable solutions, and our team of experts is trained to work with you to find the right solutions for your specific requirements. Contact us today to learn more about finding the right glass for your project.