With hurricane season on the way, Rod McDee and the Rod Squad are in peak preparation mode. In their own homes and around the CGI® offices*, the crew can be found stocking emergency kits, finalizing safety plans, and periodically yelling, “It’s go time!”
“When you live in hurricane-prone areas, you have to be ready for extreme weather,” says Rod (many times a day). “That means always having supplies on hand and making sure your home is protected 24/7.”
Instant peace of mind
The Rod Squad’s number one tip for hardening your home during hurricane season and beyond is investing in impact-resistant windows, and the Sentinel by CGI® window and door collection is definitely a favorite. As Squad co-founder Penny puts it, “You can’t beat the quality of protection that Sentinel windows and doors provide. I felt a huge relief and instant peace of mind once my impact windows were installed.”
Sentinel by CGI® products are preferred by professional builders, architects, and homeowners because they offer reliable protection and style options to upgrade the security and look of your home. A complete line of aluminum impact-resistant products, they’re built strong to protect against even the most extreme coastal weather conditions.
Put to the most rigorous test
What the Squad loves most about Sentinel is the rigorous testing these impact products are regularly put through. They’re always all present for the cannon test, where we shoot a 2X4 wood plank out of a cannon at 50 feet per second (watch the video). While the glass might shatter, it stays affixed to the frame and leaves no gaps for elements to infiltrate.
Every Sentinel product has earned Miami-Dade certification, which is far above industry standard. The test requires multiple shots to ensure that the impact glass is strong enough to withstand flying debris, like lawn furniture and other large objects, even after hours of harsh rains and wind.
The strength and quality of Sentinel also provides everyday protection:
- Deters break-ins
- Quiets outdoor noise by up to 63%**
- Shields against 99% of UV rays
Replacing older windows with Sentinel products can also potentially increase the resale value of your property. And with options for tints, insulated glass, and Low-E coatings, choosing impact-resistant windows from CGI® can also lower your energy bills year round.
Is your home ready for hurricane season? Find a CGI® dealer expert in your area today.
*Rod McDee and the Rod Squad are fictional characters and are not CGI employees. All actions are for entertainment purposes and do not represent actual certification tests and quality assurance.
**Sound reduction percentage is based upon the Sentinel Aluminum Picture Window’s (PW130) OITC rating compared to a single-pane window with an OITC rating of 19. Actual results may vary.