Viwinco OceanView Impact Resistant Windows

Viwinco OceanView Windows in Bronze

After witnessing the wide-spread destruction caused by hurricanes, we set out to discover a better way to protect your home. We worked with product engineers and invested heavily into manufacturing processes such as a glass laminating line, tempering oven and autoclave to monitor and enhance the quality of our impact-resistant product. After extensive product testing on our certified test wall we developed our OceanView product line, next generation impact-resistant windows. Impact-resistant, thermally efficient and ready to withstand some of nature’s toughest storms.

The Next Generation of Impact Resistant Windows

The Viwinco OceanView product line is engineered to protect and built to impress. Our impact products include a 15/16 Insulated Glass Unit comprised of a tempered exterior lite, a laminated interior lite and an argon gas fill all closed off by a super energy efficient Duralite spacer system by Quanex. The IGU is then housed in a robust, chambered vinyl frame reinforced with aluminum rods resulting in a sleek, durable and highly efficient window system.

When it comes to customization on impact products, there are very few windows and doors on the market that can compare to the OceanView line. Available in a variety of colors, and offering stylistic choices such as trim casing and jamb extensions, the OceanView product line makes it easy to create the look you want.

Quality and consistency go hand-in-hand. We made the decision many years ago to bring a tempering oven, laminating line and autoclave in house which allow us to easily monitor product quality and drastically shorten lead times. In 2019 we purchased an automated, high-speed vertical insulated glass line to reduce variability in production, and to assist our employees when handling the heavy impact-resistant glass units. We also transitioned our spacer system to Duralite by Quanex for superior durability and enhanced performance. The Duralite is a warm-edge spacer built with a unique no-metal, composite laminating technology. It consists of multiple layers that contribute to its impressive insulation properties.

How do Impact Resistant Windows Protect Your Home?

Hurricanes are synonymous with extremely powerful winds and excessive rainfall. During a hurricane, the strong winds can turn loose debris into windborne projectiles, which have serious potential to wreak havoc on your home. Impact-resistant windows—and doors— are designed to protect the building envelope from being compromised by windborne debris. 

Why is it Important to Maintain the Building Envelope During a Hurricane?

Maintaining the building envelope during a hurricane is important because the strong winds have the potential to destroy your home. In the event that you don’t have impact-resistant products and your building envelope is breached by windborne debris, the powerful winds can funnel into your home, building extreme pressure and causing a collapse.

Viwinco OceanView Features

  • 15/16″ Double-Strength Insulated Glass Unit
  • Laminated and Tempered Glass Lites
  • Argon Gas Fill
  • Low-E Glass
  • Duralite High Performance Spacer
  • Patented Tilt-n-Lock Technology (Single- Double-Hung Windows)
  • 3/4″ Stainless Steel Balance System
  • Similar Design to Cambridge & S-Series

OceanView Window Customization

  • Available in White/ Tan/ Clay Solid Extrusions
  • Available in Midnight Black/ Bronze Exterior Laminate
  • Colored Glass Options
  • Grids Between Glass
  • Simulated Divided Lites (SDLs)
  • Extruded Screen Standard
  • Trim Casing Options
  • Jamb Extensions Available
  • Integral J-Channel
  • Pocket Filler
  • Florida Flange

OceanView Product Line Styles

The OceanView impact-resistant product line contains product styles for both new construction and replacement applications. Regardless of your project needs, OceanView has you covered.

Double-Hung

Viwinco OceanView double-hung windows feature two operable sashes, one on top the other on the bottom. OceanView double-hungs provide maximum ventilation and are easily maintained. These units are among the most versatile styles in our product offering and work well as the only style in a home or as a complement to other styles. Viwinco double-hungs are also available in oriel and reverse oriel configurations for additional personalization.

Our OceanView double-hung windows come standard with Viwinco patented Tilt-n-Lock technology for single-handed operation and the cleanest sight lines in the industry. The Tilt-n-Lock does away with traditional tilt latches in favor of an easy to use one-handed system. The Tilt-n-Lock provides unobstructed views by housing the tilt latches and reinforcement inside the meeting rail. At the 0-degree position the sash is securely locked and the tilt latches are housed in the jambs for added security. At the 150-degree position, the hidden tilt latches are engaged but the sashes are unlocked allowing the sashes to be lifted. At the 180-degree position, the hidden tilt latches are disengaged from the jambs allowing the windows to be tilted inward for easy maintenance.

OceanView Double-Hung Features

  • 15/16″ Double-strength insulated glass package with an argon gas fill and thermally efficient Duralite spacer
  • Tempered Low-E exterior sacrificial lite
  • Interior laminated glass lite
  • Viwinco patented Tilt-n-Lock technology for single-handed operation and clean sight lines
  • 3/4″ stainless steel constant force balance system eliminates sash drift and never needs adjustment
  • Chambered profiles for enhanced thermal efficiency and added structural integrity
  • Fully fusion-welded frame and sash for enhanced strength
  • 1-1/4″ Integral, pre-punched nailing fin to contribute to a trouble-free installation on new-construction applications
  • Sash interlock for added security, thermal efficiency and energy conservation
  • 5-Degree true sloped sill to direct water and debris from the house
  • Fully welded sill dam with a mortised-in, replaceable weatherstripped leg to increase strength and performance while providing a clean aesthetically appealing look. OceanView Plus upgrade provides a higher sill dam and meets DP70
  • Dual nite vents to limit sash travel
  • Integral J-channel to save time on exterior finishing
  • Snap-in accessory groove expands j-channel to 1-1/4″ to receive a greater range of cladding thickness
  • Equally sized glass in both sashes for a balanced design
  • Screen track to secure screen and to better block insects and debris

Single-Hung

Viwinco OceanView single-hung windows come equipped with a fixed top sash and an operable bottom sash. OceanView single-hungs are economical, thermally efficient, easily serviceable and allow for a simple installation. These units are engineered with two sashes to ensure that there are even sight lines and match the look of our double-hung windows. OceanView single-hungs are also available in oriel and reverse oriel configurations for additional personalization. Though the top sash is fixed, it can be removed from the frame using two brackets if needed to aid in installation.

Our OceanView double-hung windows come standard with Viwinco patented Tilt-n-Lock technology for single-handed operation and the cleanest sight lines in the industry. The Tilt-n-Lock does away with traditional tilt latches in favor of an easy to use one-handed system. The Tilt-n-Lock provides unobstructed views by housing the tilt latches and reinforcement inside the meeting rail. At the 0-degree position, the sash is securely locked and the tilt latches are housed in the jambs for added security. At the 150-degree position, the hidden tilt latches are engaged but the sashes are unlocked allowing the sashes to be lifted. At the 180-degree position, the hidden tilt latches are disengaged from the jambs allowing the windows to be tilted inward for easy maintenance.

OceanView Single-Hung Features

  • 15/16″ Double-strength insulated glass package with an argon gas fill and thermally efficient Duralite spacer
  • Tempered Low-E exterior sacrificial lite
  • Interior laminated glass lite
  • Viwinco patented Tilt-n-Lock technology for single-handed operation and clean sight lines
  • 3/4″ Stainless steel constant force balance system eliminates sash drift and never needs adjustment
  • Chambered profiles for enhanced thermal efficiency and added structural integrity
  • Fully fusion-welded frame and sash for enhanced strength
  • 1-1/4″ Integral, pre-punched nailing fin to contribute to a trouble-free installation on new-construction applications
  • Sash interlock for added security, thermal efficiency and energy conservation
  • 5-Degree true sloped sill to direct water and debris from the house
  • Fully welded sill dam with a mortised-in, replaceable weatherstripped leg to increase strength and performance while providing a clean aesthetically appealing look. OceanView Plus upgrade provides a higher sill dam and meets DP70
  • Dual nite vents to limit sash travel
  • Integral J-channel to save time on exterior finishing
  • Snap-in accessory groove expands j-channel to 1-1/4″ to receive a greater range of cladding thickness
  • Equally sized glass in both sashes for a balanced design
  • Screen track to secure screen and to better block insects and debris

Casements and Awnings

Viwinco OceanView casement windows are hinged at the side and swing outward to the left or right with the use of a hand crank. Since the entire sash opens, casements provide ample ventilation for any space. These highly customizable windows can be easily matched with existing styles, or mulled together in spacious window walls to create a truly unique look. One popular style is our colonial casement, which matches the look of a hung window, with the added egress features of a casement window! Fixed casements (also referred to as casement picture windows) are available as well.

Awning windows function similar to casement windows, however, they are hinged at the top and open outwards. Awnings provide a lot of ventilation, even during rainy days. These are commonly used above or below picture windows, or stacked on top of each other.

OceanView Casement and Awning Features

  • 15/16″ Double-strength insulated glass package with an argon gas fill and thermally efficient Duralite spacer
  • Tempered Low-E exterior sacrificial lite
  • Interior laminated glass lite
  • Stainless steel hardware standard
  • Operating hinges that open 90 degrees, allowing for easy cleaning. Optional egress hardware available
  • Multipoint lock for added security and snug sash closure
  • A folding handle design that tucks away for a clean, streamlined look
  • Hardware attachment points that are reinforced for a lifetime of operation
  • Triple weatherstripping for a tight seal against wind, water, sound, and airborne debris as well as top thermal performance
  • Aluminum reinforcement in sash and frame for added structural integrity
  • Fully fusion-welded vinyl frame and sash for enhanced strength, durability, and low-maintenance

Sliding

Viwinco OceanView sliding windows are designed with functionality and space in mind. Ideal for openings that are wider than they are tall, sliding windows open horizontally and do not require the lifting force of hung units. Viwinco OceanView sliding windows are available in 2-lite configurations.

OceanView Sliding Window Features

  • 15/16″ Double-strength insulated glass unit with an argon gas fill and a thermally efficient Duralite spacer
  • Tempered Low-E exterior sacrificial lite
  • Interior laminated glass lite
  • Cam-style lock with the adjustable keeper for reliable alignment and positive locking.
  • Sash track with monorail-design slider pad provides a smooth glide operation
  • Extruded designer pull rails (on both sashes) make sash operation easy and comfortable
  • Sash interlock for added security, thermal efficiency, and energy conservation
  • Fully fusion-welded frame and sash for structural integrity
  • Chambered profiles for thermal efficiency and structural strength

Geometric

The Viwinco geometric window department has the ability to create almost any shape you can think of, from gothic windows to octagons. If you can dream it, we can make it! Geometric windows are similar to picture windows, in the sense that they have a fixed sash and do not open. Geos are commonly paired with additional fixed or operable windows in a mulled unit, or used as accent windows to create a truly unique style.

OceanView Geometric Window Features

  • 15/16″ Double-strength insulated glass unit with argon gas fill and thermally efficient Duralite spacer
  • Tempered Low-E exterior sacrificial lite
  • Exterior laminated glass lite
  • Chambered vinyl profiles for enhanced thermal efficiency and structural strength
  • Fully fusion-welded sash and frame for strength, durability, and low-maintenance
  • Integral J-channel to save time on exterior finishing
  • Snap-in accessory expands J-channel to 1-1/4″ to receive a greater range of cladding thickness
  • 1-1/4″ integral, pre-punched nailing fin contributes to a trouble-free installation
  • Interior colonial casing is available in 2-1/4″ or 3-1/4″. Only available in a white finish, but it is paintable.
  • 4″ and 6″ AZEK trim availability

Pictures and Transoms

Viwinco picture windows act as a frame for your outside views and let natural light pour into a room. These fixed windows are one of the most practical windows you could choose as they provide the highest energy efficiency to homeowners. Commonly used as a standalone window or paired with different styles—or additional picture windows— these windows allow for homeowners to achieve a distinctive look and add atmosphere to any room. With a sleek modern profile, these windows can accommodate large glass units that allow you to focus on the views that matter most to you!

A transom is a structural term that refers to a horizontal beam above a window or door that separates it from a window above it. Transom windows are picture units that are placed in the space above the transom. These are often used to provide privacy while allowing natural light to flood into the room. 

OceanView Picture and Transom Features

  • 15/16″ Double-strength insulated glass unit with an argon gas fill and thermally efficient Duralite spacer
  • Tempered Low-E exterior sacrificial lite
  • Exterior laminated glass lite
  • Extruded glazing bead is mitered in the corners for a hand-crafted look
  • Fully fusion-welded frame for enhanced strength, durability, and low-maintenance
  • 1-1/4″ Integral, pre-punched nailing fin contributing to a trouble-free installation

Bays and Bows

Bay and Bow windows are some of the most transformative products that you can add to your home. They project outward from the building envelope and provide full 180-degree views of the outside. These seated windows create a sense of space and openness to any room, making it seem larger and more inviting.

Viwinco bay windows come in a variety of different degrees in which they extrude from the exterior of a house. Available in 10-30-45-degrees, bay windows provide ample depth to any room and come with a large seat board, perfect for creating a window seat! In a bay window, only the flanker units (side units) are angles and the center will be parallel to the exterior of the house. 

Viwinco bow windows are similar to bay windows in the sense they protrude from the house exterior, however, they are always angled at 10-degrees. Bow windows generally have a more-rounded appearance than bay units. These units also come with a large seat board that could be used as a window seat or as a decorative shelf! In contrast to a bay window, all units in a bow are angled at 10-degrees, including the center units.

OceanView Bay and Bow Features

  • 15/16″ high performance insulated glass unit with argon gas fill and thermally efficient Duralite spacer
  • Tempered Low-E exterior sacrificial lite
  • Interior laminated glass lite
  • The chain suspension system attaches directly to the frame of the house for a structurally sound installation
  • Tie rods uniting headboard  and seat board to provide stability
  • The headboard and seat board are manufactured using insulated marine-grade plywood with a birch veneer. they are paintable and stainable to match your decor (Oak veneer headboard and seat board are available as an upgrade)
  • Available in all of our color offerings
  • Fully fusion-welded vinyl frame and sash for enhanced strength, durability, and low-maintenance