If you live in a region affected by severe storms, your windows are vulnerable to damage by high-speed winds and debris. For this reason, it is advisable to install hurricane impact-resistant windows for better safety and protection.
Hurricane Impact Windows
These windows are made of specialized impact-resistant glass, treated with a layer of polyvinyl butyral or ethylene-vinyl acetate. Due to their protective coating, these windows can withstand winds blowing at 200 miles per hour, which is the wind speed of a category 5 storm.
In case of very strong winds or huge flying objects, even hurricane windows can break, but even if they crack, they are built to remain attached to the window frame.
Why Your Home Should Have Hurricane Windows
1. Protection From Hurricanes
If your region is prone to hurricanes, strong winds can cause a lot more damage than you think. They can break the windows, wind pressure can damage the objects inside, and in some cases, can also lift the roof.
The polymer coating on the hurricane impact glass makes it resistant to extreme wind pressure and debris. Even if they break, the glass will stay attached to the window frames due to the laminated layer.
2. They Minimize Noise
Hurricane-resistant windows can also minimize the outside noise entering your home. These windows are ideal for anyone who gets annoyed by the noises coming from the neighborhood. No more complaining about the dogs barking or the neighbors mowing their lawn.
3. Energy Efficient Windows
Hurricane windows are very energy efficient, as they are made up of more than two glass panels. They can help you save money on heating and cooling by maintaining the indoor temperature.
Impact-resistant windows are very hard to break and enter. For this reason, they help secure your house from intruders.
5. Save on Insurance Costs
Most insurance companies offer lower rates to homeowners who have hurricane windows installed. Check with your insurance company to save money.
6. Home Value
Hurricane windows can increase your home’s value to a potential buyer, as they provide security and safety to the home and lower the utility and insurance cost.
Planning to install new windows? Contact experts at EcoView to get a professional opinion and a free quote. We specialize in single-hung windows, energy-efficient windows, and fiberglass doors installation in Pensacola, FL, and Daphne, AL.