Installing impact windows is just about the smartest thing you can do as a South Florida homeowner. Want to know why? Here are the five biggest benefits of impact glass.
The Highest Level of Protection
There are few benefits of impact glass that are as important as protection. Sure, the rest of this list is great (who doesn’t want to save money on their energy bill?), but the number one reason people upgrade to impact windows is their protection.
Florida is ground zero for devastating storms. From house-leveling hurricanes to the summer’s “normal” heavy rains, our weather isn’t exactly homeowner friendly. So, you want to protect your house with everything you can. That’s exactly what impact windows do.
Hurricane windows are made of impact resistant glass, which can withstand 200 mph winds, and insulated with multiple layers. They’re double paned and have fillers like argon gas between the glass layers. You simply won’t find better protection for your home’s most vulnerable area than impact windows.
This is one of the more unrecognized impact window benefits, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Impact windows look great! They’re custom built for your unique home. This means considering your protection needs, but it also means considering your house’s construction and style.
Have a Spanish style home? Your impact glass windows will match. Have an ultra-modern home with floor to ceiling windows? You can make them impact glass.
Take a look at some of the seriously stylish projects we’ve completed recently!
Impact glass gets its name because it’s virtually unbreakable. This means protection from hurricanes, but it also means protection from burglary and break-ins of all kinds. This is one of the most underrated benefits of impact glass. Want peace of mind knowing your home is safe, even when you’re on vacation? Then it’s time to invest in impact doors and windows.
Energy efficient impact windows help keep your energy bills down. As their name implies, energy efficient impact windows help block ultraviolet (UV) rays and heat from entering your home. This makes your home cooler, reducing the need for around the clock air conditioning. It also means you can keep your AC above the classic Florida setting of 70 degrees. Impact windows also keep cold air from escaping. The result is a lower energy bill and a happier family!
All Kinds of Reduction
We mentioned how energy efficient impact windows help block UV rays, but did you know they reduce a lot more than just heat? Another benefit of impact glass is its superior noise reduction. It isn’t going to make your house soundproof, but you can expect significantly less noise thanks to something called STC (sound transmission class). Impact windows have an STC of 45 or higher, while your average window clocks in around 25.