It’s the dead of summer, and you’re sweating bullets as you haul plywood across the yard, preparing to cover your windows yet again. After all, you’ve got to get it all up before the looming hurricane reaches land.
Does this sound familiar?
If so, you might be ready to look for a more secure, cost-effective way to upgrade your home’s windows. And impact windows may be the perfect solution.
What are Impact Windows?
Impact windows are an increasingly popular home upgrade that offer superior protection and peace of mind.
“The primary purpose of impact-resistant windows is to increase the likelihood that the structure and its contents will have less damage,” the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) explains, “not that the windows will survive all storms without damage.”
Unlike traditional windows, impact windows are made of laminated glass, which is designed to hold together in the event of extreme weather conditions or forced entry attempts. The glass used in impact windows is also far thicker than ordinary glass; this provides additional benefits in terms of energy efficiency and noise reduction.
Finally, this type of window is also available in many different styles, meaning you can still find the perfect fit for your home, regardless of your aesthetic preferences.
Reducing the Impact of Hurricanes
Florida is affected by hurricanes annually thanks to the recurring hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th. In fact, the Sunshine State is one of the most vulnerable states when it comes to storm damage caused by hurricanes.
Thankfully, because of their strength, impact windows are much more difficult to break than conventional windows, making them an ideal choice for homes located in hurricane-prone areas.
They offer superior protection against strong winds, debris, and intruders during hurricanes. Their ability to hold strong even in the face of extreme weather conditions is due in part to their unique construction — a laminated glass pane sandwiched between two panes of glass with a shock absorber interlayer.
Thus, the window itself may shatter, but the shards will remain in place as opposed to bursting outward, scattering, and becoming a safety hazard.
Guard Your Windows With ArmorGuard Exteriors
Put simply, installing impact windows is an investment that many homeowners find to be well worth the cost. Not only do they offer superior protection and energy efficiency, but they also add aesthetic value to your home as well.
With the added protection and energy savings, it’s an investment that will pay off in the long run.
For example, ArmorGuard Exteriors of North Florida offers impact windows that…
- Are ENERGY STAR-rated to reduce heating and cooling costs
- Have enhanced security features
- Feature noise-reducing technology
- Can block damaging UV rays that bleach furniture, carpets, and artwork
- And more
So, are you ready to strengthen your home with optimized impact windows? If so, reach out to ArmorGuard Exteriors today by calling (904) 822-8450! We’re a family-owned and operated business that has been providing five-star service to homeowners for over 40 years.
We look forward to serving you!