STORM WINDOWS AND DOORS
Miami Dade County is subjected to some of the worst tropical storms in the entire world. Extreme weather conditions cause strong winds and flying debris that can easily damage the roof and windows of a property. For this reason, local codes require Miami residents to install replacement windows with hurricane-proof windows made with hurricane proof glass panes or “impact” glass to ensure their safety and security.
QUALITY HURRICANE IMPACT WINDOWS
Both commercial buildings and residential homes need storm-resistant windows and doors in Miami Fl. However, not all windows and doors offer the same level of quality and protection. ASP Windows and Doors specializes in providing the best hurricane impact windows at competitive prices that offer a solution customized to each homeowners property along with multiple financing options to make the renovation possible for anyone.
CHOICES FOR HURRICANE WINDOWS
As you begin to look for quality windows for your home for hurricane season, there are several basic considerations you can begin to consider. These considerations will affect the finished product pricing so it is important to decide what’s important to you as a consumer.
GLASS TYPE AND THICKNESS
A custom impact windows solution can consider energy efficiency in its design if required. This would include upgrading the PHC frames and insulated impact glass. However, while these types of energy-efficient impact windows will help a homeowner save on energy and provide storm protection, they can come at a 30-40% premium in up-front costs.
If the goal is security and safety, using a stronger material like aluminum with thick 7/16″ or even 9/16″ might make more sense. It is important to note however that, in many cases, 5/16″ glass is more than adequate to pass local codes. That means for those focused on the best prices, using the minimum required glass thickness might be acceptable if it means saving money on the renovation.