What Are Impact Windows?
If you live in an area that’s prone to severe weather, then you’ve likely been told to invest in impact windows to protect your home. But what are impact windows? Simply put, they are windows that are equipped with special features such as laminated glass, reinforced frames, and strong seals to withstand high-speed winds as well as windblown debris. They provide enhanced protection for your home all year-round but are especially helpful during hurricane season.
What Can Impact Windows Withstand?
The answer is in the name—impact windows can withstand serious impact from windblown debris. However, to understand exactly how impact windows work requires knowing a little bit about physics. What many people don’t realize is that one of the most dangerous aspects of a hurricane is high pressure. When a storm arrives, the atmospheric pressure outside begins to increase. The stronger the storm, the higher the pressure. Meanwhile, the atmospheric pressure inside your home stays the same, creating a difference between the pressure indoors and the pressure outdoors. This becomes dangerous when an object strikes one of your home’s windows, causing it to shatter. The high pressure from outside will then infiltrate your home in a massive rush that can cause serious damage. By staying intact after they’ve been struck, impact windows keep that high atmospheric pressure outside where it belongs.
Our Impact Windows
At Max Guard Hurricane Windows, all of our impact windows are High Velocity Hurricane Zone rated and adhere to the most stringent building codes. We offer the following types of windows, each with its own unique features:
- Vinyl impact windows – These windows are made with an incredibly strong seal to prevent the glass from separating from the frame, thus keeping high atmospheric pressure from entering your home. If the glass cracks from impact, the window’s interlayer will continue to keep the overall window intact.
- Aluminum impact windows – The robust aluminum frames of these windows are strong enough to withstand severe weather conditions while also flaunting a slim design that won’t diminish the home’s curb appeal.
- Hybrid impact windows – These windows are made with a combination of vinyl and aluminum and boast a Design Pressure rating of 100, meaning they are highly resistant to heavy winds and water.
Furthermore, all of our windows are installed by our team of factory-trained technicians to ensure a precise installation that is done right the first time. Additionally, our impact windows are available in a wide variety of colors and styles to complement the look of your home because great protection shouldn’t have to come at the expense of style.
Protect Your Home with Premium Impact Windows
At Max Guard Hurricane Windows, we work diligently to ensure our customers are provided durable hurricane windows that will keep their home protected during severe weather. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is just one of the reasons we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about our outstanding impact windows, contact the experts at Max Guard Hurricane Windows today.