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Impact Test Videos

MetalTech maintains its own state-of-the-art research and development facilities. It uses an air cannon, which meets all of the specifications of those in certified testing laboratories, to shoot 9 ft. - 9 lb. 2 x 4's at hurricane panels, impacting them at up to 80 ft. per second.

In addition, MetalTech products undergo literally hundreds of hours of "large object testing" at independent, certified test facilities. These tests have proven the ability of Maximum Impact hurricane panels to protect windows and doors from the impact of flying debris that may be experienced during even the most severe hurricanes.

Maximum Impact products are repeatedly tested, re-designed and re-tested under simulated "worst case hurricane conditions" to deliver the maximum protection at the lowest possible cost. As a result, MetalTech has earned its reputation as the manufacturer with the best performing hurricane products on the market today.

Below you can click and view videos of some of our tests.

Missile speed at 50 feet per second creates energy of 350 ft-lbs.

View movie at 50 ft. per second


View movie at 80 ft. per second