Sometimes you have to sacrifice beauty in order to keep your home energy-efficient and safe. 

For those of us who live in states where hurricanes cost hundreds of millions of dollars in damage each year, we can’t afford to put form over function. 

Thankfully, you don’t have to choose functionality over aesthetics when selecting the best windows for your home from American Window Products. 

SOFT-LITE Barcelona hurricane windows provide excellent protection against all kinds of inclement weather— including hurricanes — yet are beautiful in their design, making them one of the most desirable options on the market today. 

Impressive Durability

The Barcelona window’s elegant design belies its toughness. These windows are beautiful and rugged.

Barcelona windows are impact-resistant and engineered especially to withstand violent weather to keep your home and your family safe all year round. 

Designed with long-lasting Dura-Sill frames and shatter-resistant laminated glass, these windows are extra tough. 

Passing All of The Tests

They successfully passed ASTM Large Missile Impact Level D tests, and are “HVHZ” (High-Velocity Hurricane Zone) certified, which means they are specifically tested for safety in high-velocity winds produced by hurricanes and other destructive weather systems. 

One test includes firing a nine-pound 2×4 directly at the center and sides of a window at a speed of 50 feet per second. Another involves shooting small pellet-sized missiles into the window at 80 feet per second. 

Barcelona SOFT-LITE vinyl windows are approved by Miami-Dade county, meaning they can withstand wind speeds of up to 140 miles per hour, and gusts up to 212 miles per hour. 

And if these windows can survive those treacherous conditions, think how they must protect your home against intruders!

The Best Features

Some of the most popular and impressive features of the Barcelona window include:

Multiple internal chambers with all corners of the window fused together at extremely high temperatures to create an optimal seal.
Vinyl with a clean, smooth surface which makes them easy to maintain, and the easy-pull tilt latches allow you to ‘tilt in’ the sashes to easily wash away dirt and grime.
Wet window glaze means they maintain their tight seal even during strong winds.
Installation includes an insulating foam wrap to keep drafts away.
No preparation is needed when violent weather approaches--- just close and lock them and still enjoy natural light (which can be especially helpful during power outages).
Sturdy heavy-duty locking hardware that protects against rotting and wear-and-tear.
Variety of color coating finishes and decorative grid options.

Energy-Efficient, Cost-Effective

It’s easier than ever to save money and make an environmentally friendly selection when it comes to updating your home. 

Maker of these windows, SOFT-LITE, was given the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award in 2019 and is recognized as an ENERGY STAR most-efficient product. 

Built with low-emissivity glass, this product meets ENERGY STAR requirements in all 50 states. 

And in states like Florida, where summers can be brutally hot and humid, keeping your air conditioner running during the inevitable heat waves is a given. 

Barcelona windows are carefully constructed and— when properly installed — can decrease air loss and solar heat gain during the sweltering summer months. (Solar heat gain represents the amount of solar radiation admitted through a window which is transmitted directly and/or absorbed and is then released as heat inside the home.)

With state-of-the-art technology, SOFT-LITE Barcelona multi-chambered windows and their special premium-grade weather stripping frames keep the outside air out and the inside air in, lowering your energy bills and creating big savings. 

Go Green, Save Green, and Protect Your Home

Barcelona windows are beautiful to look at and are as durable as they are attractive.

Plus, you can feel good about purchasing a product that both saves you money and protects our climate, too.

If you’re considering installing Barcelona windows or want to learn more about their benefits, the team at American Window Products can walk you through your options, answer your questions, and install your windows, all with the highest level of expertise and customer service. 

Reach out to our team today to schedule your free estimate!