What are the Benefits of Hurricane Windows?
Impact resistant windows are the perfect solution for protecting your home against storms and hurricanes. To learn more, call us today at (561) 276-7100 for a free consult!
Florida has year-round warm weather, however, living in this beautiful climate comes with some challenges. As hurricane season approaches, every homeowner should take the initiative to protect their property from severe weather. Usually, the two options are hurricane shutters or impact windows. Hurricane shutters are a fine option for Florida homeowners, but they do not offer nearly as many benefits as impact windows.
Impact windows guarantee year-round security because they do not need to be opened, closed, or removed during Florida’s off-season. Impact windows are a permanent solution, providing a lot more than just protection against strong winds and debris.
1.) Hurricane and Storm Protection
Impact windows have multiple layers of glass and materials which absorb impact when struck, preventing shattering and cracking. Flying objects could easily shatter a regular window but impact windows keep you safe by effectively sealing your home.
2.) Energy Efficient
Hurricane season begins in the summer, but in Florida, it’s warm year-round. Impact window help prevent the blazing heat from permeating into your home, while also confining the cold air in your home. In fact, heat gain and loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Overall, impact windows reduce your home’s energy usage and saves you more on your electric bill.
3.) Noise reduction
By adding a layer of protection to your home, impact windows also reduce outside noise. Whether you live next to noisy neighbors or a busy street, installing impact windows can help you achieve peace of mind.
Other than protecting your home from severe storms, impact windows can safeguard you from burglary or theft. With multiple layers, shattering impact windows are difficult. In the event that your window gets cracked, it will be small and not enough for intruders to enter.
5.) Insurance Premium Discounts
Many insurance companies recognize that impact windows will reduce the risk of damage to your home. As a one-time installation, homeowners will not be liable for upkeep. An insurance company may offer you premium discounts. If you’re not sure, give a call to your company and maybe your savings will allow you to have impact windows installed.
At Max Guard Hurricane Windows & Doors, our team of expert technicians brings years of industry experience to ensure our products stand the test of time and provide lasting protection for your home. Manufactured from the finest materials on the market, we offer homeowners a stress-free solution to hurricane window protection and window replacement.
They are designed to provide year-round security from home invasions, reduce outside noise, and offer UV ray protection. With impact windows, homeowners are eligible for tax credits and insurance benefits. Improving your home’s security adds to its property value, helping your home stand out in the housing market.