Understanding Storm Protection Panels

Storm panels are specially designed barriers designed to offer a robust defense against the destructive forces of hurricanes and tornadoes. These hurricane storm panels are becoming essential in areas that are prone to extreme weather. By developing tornado protection shelters, occupants can be confident they have a safe place to reside during a storm. There are several types of storm panels available, each able to meet specific needs and withstand different levels of impact.

ArmorCore bullet-resistant panels which are used for these tornado protection shelters are crafted from high-quality fiberglass to provide an optimal balance between strength and weight. This makes the storm panels durable and easy to handle and install. Investing in hurricane storm panels is a proactive stride towards mitigating the risks associated with extreme weather, offering the chance to safeguard lives.

Features of ArmorCore Storm Protection Panels

Our UL752 Level 1 storm protection panels are rigorously tested and certified to meet the highest standards in the industry. These panels have successfully passed the following tests:

  • TAS 201: Impact Test Procedures
  • TAS 202: Criteria for Testing Impact and Non-Impact Resistant Building Envelope Components Using Uniform Static Air Pressure
  • TAS 203: Criteria for Testing Products Subject to Cyclic Wind Pressure Loading
  • ASTM E330: Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
  • ASTM E1886: Standard Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Storm Shutters Impacted by Missiles and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials
  • ASTM E1996: Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes

Given our lightest and thinnest panel (Level 1) has passed these rigorous tests; we are fully confident that all eight levels of ArmorCore storm panels will meet and exceed the stringent requirements of these Florida Building Codes: Section 1626, Section 1625, and Section 1620.

Our eight levels of hurricane storm panels offer varying degrees of protection. This enables you to find the perfect fit for your needs or the severity of storms in your area. No matter which level you choose, our commitment to excellence can assure you that you are receiving the highest quality in storm and tornado protection.

Compliance and Certifications

Our hurricane storm panels are certified by both UL and Miami-Dade. These certifications ensure all storm panels produced reach the highest standards of safety and performance and ultimately reflect the rigorous testing and quality control process we put each panel through.

  • UL Certification:

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certifies that ArmorCore panels meet stringent safety and performance standards. The UL 752 standard is globally recognized for bullet-resistant materials and has been widely adopted for storm panels. The UL testing process includes extreme conditions, such as exposure to temperatures ranging from -25°F to 120°F and impact testing to ensure the storm panels can withstand severe weather events​​​​.

  • Miami-Dade Certification:

This certification confirms that ArmorCore panels are suitable for high-velocity hurricane zones (HVHZ). The Miami-Dade County Product Control approval is a prestigious certification that requires products to pass rigorous large missile impact tests and cyclic wind pressure loading tests, simulating the conditions experienced during hurricanes​​​​. You can view our Miami-Dade Test Report here [insert link].

  • Florida Building Codes Compliance:

ArmorCore panels meet or exceed the requirements of Florida Building Codes Section 1626 (Impact Tests for Wind-Borne Debris), Section 1625 (Load Test), and Section 1620 (Wind Loads). Section 1626 ensures that storm panels can withstand impacts from wind-borne debris, a critical requirement for high-velocity hurricane zones​​. Section 1625 evaluates the panels’ ability to handle structural loads, while Section 1620 focuses on their capacity to endure high wind pressures.

With these certifications and compliance in place, ArmorCore delivers unparalleled storm protection, providing you peace of mind knowing your property is secure.

Benefits of Using ArmorCore Storm Panels

When it comes to protecting your property from hurricanes and tornadoes, ArmorCore storm panels offer numerous benefits:

  • Hurricane Protection: Our storm panels are meticulously designed to withstand the extreme forces of hurricane winds and debris. They provide a powerful barrier that prevents structural damage to ensure you remain safe inside your shelter.
  • Tornado Protection: ArmorCore panels also offer superb protection against tornadoes. Your shelter will remain intact even in the face of the most violent storms. The shear strength and durability of our storm panels make them excellent for tornado-prone regions.
  • Durability and Strength: As our storm panels are made from high-quality fiberglass, they are incredibly durable and capable of being able to withstand significant impact. With this durability, they offer long-lasting protection and reduce the need for frequent replacement.


Why Choose ArmorCore?

Choosing ArmorCore for your storm and tornado protection requirements offers a number of advantages. We deliver the same precision and commitment to quality in manufacturing our storm panels as we do with our renowned ballistic panels. By utilizing high-quality materials and our team’s expertise in every stage of the production process, we can guarantee durable and reliable storm panels.

Our manufacturing process includes cutting-edge hydraulic presses, Flow Mach 100 and 200 waterjets, and industrial sanders, that combine to produce superior products that meet the rigorous standards set. We continuously test our products to guarantee they maintain the highest levels of integrity and performance so that you can have peace of mind when the next storm is incoming.

We offer exceptional customer support, allowing you to receive personalized service and assistance so that we find the right storm panels for your needs. Our team is dedicated to helping you pick the best custom storm protection solution for you to navigate extreme weather events.

Why Choose Armorcore?

Contact Us Today For Superior Tornado Protection

If you have any questions or would like to speak with our team of experts, please contact us or request a quote to begin your journey toward hurricane and tornado protection. Our team is on hand to help with any queries and help you find the optimum solution.

Don’t wait until it’s too late—secure your property with ArmorCore today and experience the peace of mind that comes with superior storm protection.