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Hurricane Windows vs Shutters: Protect Your Home from Debris with ArmorGuard Exteriors

As a homeowner, worrying about the damage that a hurricane can bring to your home is nothing new. Along with strong winds and heavy rains comes debris that can cause significant destruction.

That’s why many homeowners look to hurricane shutters for protection. However, not all hurricane shutters are created equal.

At ArmorGuard Exteriors, we offer hurricane windows that provide better protection against debris.

The Ins-and-Outs of Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane shutters come in different forms, including storm panels, roll-ups, accordion shutters, and more. While each type has varying benefits, overall, they work to protect your home from debris by offering a barrier between the outside elements and the inside of your home.

When closed, hurricane shutters can prevent windborne debris, such as trees, branches, and even cars, from crashing into your home’s windows or doors. This is essential to keep your home and family safe from harm.

However, “it is oftentimes difficult or impossible to obtain the materials and to construct or install the shutters after a hurricane watch or warning is already in place,” according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Preparation is the Priority

Perhaps the most critical aspect of protecting your home from debris during a hurricane is preparation. And, as previously mentioned, hurricane shutters are often inconvenient under situations that involve high-pressure and little time.

As such, planning ahead and investing in hurricane windows before the storm arrives can give you peace of mind and avoid last-minute panic.

“Hurricane-proof windows are designed to help protect your windows during storms with winds up to 200 miles per hour. That’s about the wind speeds found in a Category 5 storm,” as explained by Forbes. “These windows are made with impact-resistant glass that’s treated with a protective layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA).”

Knowing that your home is safe from debris can also prevent additional stress and help you focus on preparing other aspects of your home and family for the storm.

Braving the Storm with ArmorGuard Exteriors

While traditional hurricane shutters work to keep debris out, they are not only inconvenient, but they are also not always the most visually pleasing option.

Thus, it would be more beneficial to install an attractive, year-round alternative.

Thankfully, at ArmorGuard Exteriors, our hurricane windows offer more protection against debris while still maintaining a beautiful aesthetic. Our windows provide peace of mind, knowing that they can withstand strong winds and heavy rains, along with flying debris.

Specifically, our windows are designed with durable vinyl frames and impact-resistant laminated glass. This means that, should debris hit the window, it may break but will not shatter; rather, all of the glass will stay intact, keeping both you and your loved ones safe.

Additionally, our windows are energy efficient, featuring…

  • Dual-pane glass
  • Argon gas filling
  • Low-E coatings
  • And more

All in all, choosing the right hurricane windows for your home depends on multiple factors, and our team at ArmorGuard Exteriors is here to assist you in making the best decision for your needs.

By planning ahead and being prepared before hurricane season arrives, you can ensure that your home and family stay protected and safe during the storm! If you have any questions about what kind of hurricane protection would work best for your home and family, contact the ArmorGuard Exteriors team today!

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