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Dec 06, 2019

With the 2019 hurricane season coming to a close

The 2019 hurricane season is currently in progress, and many South Florida residents are prepped with their emergency supply kits, evacuation routes and plywood for boarding up vulnerable windows and openings. But is plywood always the best option? While plywood is easy to put up and affordable, in most cases, impact resistant windows can offer you a better value. From increasing your home’s property value, to providing a truly strong barrier during powerful storms, impact resistant windows offer many advantages that plywood simply can not.

Below are three reasons we consider impact resistant a long-term investment for your family and home.

A Long-Term Value

The main reason homeowners opt to buy impact-resistant windows? Long-term value. Purchasing impact-resistant windows adds value to your home’s resale value, and it’s a longer term investment than a material like plywood. While there are costs up-front, you can expect your impact-resistant windows to last for years to come, which may in turn save you money on repurchasing plywood each year. For folks who live in the path of a hurricane-prone area, it may be worth it to make the initial investment.

Finally, in terms of value – hurricane resistant windows offer protection outside of hurricane winds. They protect residents from intruders, reduce noise and even reduce ultraviolet rays from entering your home. The decision to upgrade to impact-resistant windows is clearly a smart, longer-term choice.

A Strong Barrier During Storms

As we mentioned above, your windows are a vulnerable location. They are a weak opening and in the fact of extreme weather, can easily be damaged. Once damaged, your windows let in a host of high winds and debris, further damaging your home and putting pressure on your roof structure. Impact-resistant windows ensure that during a powerful storm, your home is safe, secure and your loved ones are too.

Year-Round Protection:

The last reason we believe impact-resistant windows are superior to plywood is the ease, convenience and year-long protection. While plywood or shutters may be the most economical choice up-front, they don’t offer year-round protection and they are often a hassle to install each hurricane season. With impact-resistant windows, there’s no need to scramble before a hurricane to install them, or spend the extra money on someone to install them. You can enjoy year-round, passive protection from not only hurricane force winds but also UV rays, attempted break-ins, and sound protection.

Prepare The Next Storm With Max Guard

Here in Florida, the next storm is not a matter of if but when. Max Guard Hurricane offers a complete line of hurricane impact windows and impact resistant doors to protect your home year-round. Our professionals are here to help you when you’re looking to install powerful hurricane protection. To learn more and receive a free quote, contact us today and call at (561) 926-9727.

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They did a great job consulting and working with us on the design of our new hurricane door; and their installation team was quick, clean and courteous.
Sabrina Meyers
They did an excellent job and went the extra mile to ensure that the results were perfect.
Thomas Willis
Greg the salesman was honest and provided us with a ton of insight. The team was hard working and friendly and did an awesome job.
Michael Adams
Very impressed! Windows are so beautiful, couldn't be more satisfied. They do a great job communicating with their customers, highly recommend!
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Flexible Financing Solutions

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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