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Apr 18, 2022

Can Impact Doors Break?

Hurricane Impact Entry Door

When considering new exterior doors, many homeowners are drawn to the enhanced durability and performance of impact doors. However, many people are unfamiliar with what makes an impact door an impact door and whether these doors can break like a traditional exterior door. Here, we’ll discuss the basics of impact doors so you can know what to expect performance-wise.

What Makes an Impact Door an Impact Door?

Impact doors are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including high winds and wind-swept debris. They are made of durable materials and have reinforced hinges and sturdier door frames that offer better protection against the weather. If the door is designed with decorative glass, impact doors will replace traditional glass panels with impact glass to ensure that every component can withstand high winds and sudden impact. This is especially important for French and sliding glass patio doors, as a large portion of these doors is made of glass.

Additional Benefits of Impact-Resistant Hurricane Doors

The durable design of impact doors offers a variety of benefits in addition to protection against inclement weather. These doors are generally more energy efficient than a traditional exterior door, helping to reduce noise pollution from outside and contributing to a more comfortable indoor environment. Impact doors can also increase your home’s value, and your insurance company may offer a discount for having an impact door in place.

How Will an Impact Door Hold Up During a Storm?

Impact doors are designed to withstand high winds and harsh weather conditions. Unlike standard doors that can shatter upon sudden impact, impact-resistant doors have to go through rigorous testing to ensure their durability. These doors offer the highest level of protection to your home by preventing harsh elements from breaking through the door and exposing the interior to the storm. Whether it is an impact-resistant fiberglass front door or a set of patio doors with impact-rated glass, they can still experience damage in the harshest weather conditions. However, these doors are less likely to shatter during the storm, which can prevent the worst potential damage to your home.

Investing in Impact Doors and Windows for Your Home

At Max Guard Hurricane Windows, we offer and install a wide range of impact-resistant doors and windows for homeowners throughout Florida. In this area, we’re no stranger to the damage that can occur from hurricane-force winds and any debris that gets swept up during these storms, and impact doors can provide essential protection for you and your home. Contact Max Guard Hurricane today to learn more about the hurricane-resistant front entry doors, patio doors, and French doors we offer and install for homeowners throughout the region.

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At Max Guard, we make getting hurricane impact windows and doors on the market as affordable as possible. We offer flexible financing options and are proud to be an approved PACE lender, enabling us to provide low-cost, long-term funding for our energy-efficient products.

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