Frequently Asked Questions about Impact-Resistant Windows
Taking care of your home means making the right choices both today and for the future. In areas like South Florida that are prone to high winds and hurricanes, this requires proper attention to vulnerable areas like doors and windows.
Learn more about our impact-resistant windows with our FAQs and explore what we have to offer.
What is a hurricane impact window?
A hurricane impact window is any window designed to withstand the impact of a hurricane, including heavy rain, high winds, and blowing debris. These windows are specially built using heavy-duty extruded aluminum and laminated impact-resistant glass to stand up to extreme demands to keep your property and family safe.
What is the main difference between a standard glass (single glazed) window and a hurricane impact-resistant window?
The main difference between impact windows and standard glass windows involves the production and construction process. Also the glass on Impact –resistant windows is thicker because is composed of more than one layer. These types of glass can be laminated or insulated glass. While standard windows are required to stand up to normal pressure, they are not suitable for severe weather events and will break easily, creating vulnerabilities on your property. Impact-resistant windows are far stronger and more durable than other forms of windows.
What are the benefits of installing impact windows?
Impact-resistant windows can offer many benefits, including added protection for your family, a reduced risk of property damage, the diminished likelihood of breaking when struck, noise reduction, and a lessened likelihood of intruders.
Why are high-impact windows so important to maintaining the structural integrity of the roof of a property?
Windows play a large part in maintaining the frame of a property. Broken windows can easily lead to instability in a challenging climate, and further wind or debris damage can quickly cause issues with your roof as a result of changing pressure within the building. High-impact windows are less likely to break, reducing the likelihood of significant home damage during a hurricane.
Do impact-resistant windows provide UV protection?
Yes, some impact-resistant windows protect against UV light rays. Gray and bronze windows offer 100% UV protection, blocking all potentially damaging rays. Be sure to verify the level of UV protection available with your window vendor prior to purchase.
Can impact windows improve energy efficiency?
Yes! Due to the nature of impact windows, installing them in your home can increase energy efficiency and keep air conditioning bills lower throughout the year. The likelihood of energy savings is improved when used in conjunction with high-impact doors.
How should I choose a hurricane window contractor?
If you’re considering impact windows, it’s important to choose a contractor who is experienced in both production and installation. Also, consider variety and pricing to ensure you find the right fit for both your home and budget. Any contractor you choose should be licensed and insured accordingly to prevent against any liability.