Testing and Development

You can gain peace of mind by knowing that Simonton Windows® operates its own Product Development Center (PDC). Home to some of the most advanced equipment and technology in our industry, Simonton’s PDC includes certified test labs that enable us to perform thorough on-site impact, structural, condensation and thermal testing.

Simonton’s state-of-the-art laboratories replicate severe weather conditions that would otherwise be found only in hazardous, real-life applications. Much of our testing (including air-cannon tests done to simulate flying debris driven by strong winds) helps our Simonton engineers create impact-resistant windows and doors that are ideally suited for coastal environments.

The Right Choice For The Ultimate Coastal Protection.

impact-windows2Simonton understands that residents of coastal areas want the best impact protection available against strong storms and high winds. That’s why Simonton StormBreaker Plus® windows and patio doors are designed to be extremely strong. Plus, they’re constructed of premium vinyl to achieve excellent thermal efficiency. And they provide years of beauty with almost no maintenance.

Simonton StormBreaker Plus® vinyl windows and doors lead the way in proven impact performance. Their durability starts with double-strength glass that’s laminated so it is able to withstand high winds and flying debris without the need for plywood or shutters. Profiles made of remarkably sturdy premium vinyl are then reinforced with steel. The result is a line of impact-resistant windows and doors so impressive they can even survive stringent building codes.

Simonton StormBreaker Plus® vinyl windows and doors are different. Their premium vinyl is inherently an excellent insulator. Unlike other materials, such as aluminum, which conduct energy easily, vinyl does not. When combined with a double-strength, laminated insulating glass unit, our vinyl windows and doors are truly superior in helping a home retain cooled air, regardless of outside temperatures. In fact, StormBreaker Plus® products are so thermally efficient, they can be ordered to meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines—even in harsh climates.

Simonton StormBreaker Plus® windows are available in a variety of styles, along with coordinating Patio and Garden Doors. All products are available with an assortment of glass and grid options typically associated with traditional windows. Their attractive vinyl profiles are designed to complement virtually every architectural style, with classic lines and a rich appearance that reveal little of their formidable strength. And their beauty will not fade, even in harsh conditions. Unlike aluminum, premium vinyl will never pit, peel or flake. Best of all, they require virtually no maintenance.