Embarking on a window replacement project?
Are you embarking on a window replacement project and are struggling to decide between impact-resistant hurricane windows and hurricane shutters? It can seem like a difficult choice seeing as they both offer protection against dangerous weather. At Max Guard Hurricane Windows, we believe that high impact windows offer several advantages over hurricane shutters.
Hurricane windows offer unparalleled protection. High impact windows provide year-round protection from heavy rain, hurricane-force winds, debris, and storm damage. In addition to protecting you from the elements, hurricane windows also protect you against home invasions and dangerous UV rays. Even when hurricane shutters are professionally installed, high winds can get under them causing the shutter to rip off and leaving your house vulnerable to damaging winds. Impact windows are extensively tested to ensure they withstand flying debris and do not break.
Window treatments account for a good percentage of your energy bill each month by letting cold air and heat escape your house. Impact windows reduce heating, cooling, and even lighting costs by reducing air leakage. Max Guard offers energy-efficient impact windows that meet Energy Star guidelines and can help you cut back on energy costs. Energy-efficient hurricane windows can remove 99% of UV rays and protect against solar heat gain. Impact windows also provide excellent noise reduction, blocking outside noise like lawn mowers and traffic.
Unlike shutters, hurricane windows provide year-round protection because they do not need to be opened, closed, or removed during the off-season. If a severe storm develops unexpectedly or you are out of town when a storm hits, with hurricane windows, you don’t have to worry about scrambling to protect your home. Hurricane shutters are only meant to stay on your windows during a storm; thus, you must put them up and remove them before and after every storm. In addition, when hurricane shutters are in place, they do not allow light to enter the home. With impact windows, you can monitor what is happening during a storm rather than being left in the dark.
Increase Home Value
Although impact-resistant windows are more expensive than hurricane shutters, homeowners are eligible for tax credits and insurance benefits with hurricane windows. In addition, the additional security that hurricane windows provide adds to your home’s property value, helping your house stand out in the market.
Protect Your Home with Max Guard
Max Guard Hurricane Windows is South Florida’s impact windows expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We offer Florida homeowners a safe and long-lasting solution for protecting their property. We offer replacement windows, window installation, impact windows and doors, and hurricane shutters. To find out more about our services or to request a quote, contact Max Guard today at 561-926-9727.