Are Hurricane Windows Required in Florida?
One of the many questions Florida residents have is whether hurricane windows are a requirement for their homes. After all, hurricane season is a yearly concern. However, the answer depends mostly on where you live in the Sunshine State. The Florida Building Code requires windows to be impact-resistant if they are within one mile of the coast, where wind speeds are 110 miles mph or greater. But that doesn’t mean other counties and regions may not have their own codes to follow.
Most building codes for homeowners who live inland and in Florida’s northern region do not require impact windows. In contrast, if you venture further south, inland or not, you’ll soon find that all building codes require some type of hurricane protection. If you’re unsure of where your home stands in terms of building codes, ask your local building official if your home must be equipped with impact-resistant hurricane windows.
Our Hurricane Windows
No matter where you live in Florida, it’s better to be safe than sorry. To ensure your home has the best protection from severe weather, consider installing impact windows from Max Guard Hurricane Windows. All of our hurricane windows are High Velocity Hurricane Zone rated to withstand impacts from windblown debris and high pressure.
Our windows also come with special features that make them energy efficient, such as long-lasting frames with an air-tight seal, low-E glass coating, and multiple glass panes with argon gas fills. These features prevent thermal transfer, keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer while lessening the strain on your HVAC, which could in turn lower energy costs.
Our hurricane windows are available in aluminum, vinyl, or hybrid materials, and all of our windows can be customized to complement the look of your home.
Service You Can Count On
To schedule your hurricane window installation, or to learn more about our products, contact Max Guard Hurricane Windows for a free consultation.