Did you know that hurricane doors and windows offer protection against a wide array of perils? We all know the kinds of damage and devastation that hurricane-level storms can cause on homes and how critical preparation is. However, we often overlook the many benefits that high-impact windows and doors can provide to your home, other than protecting against hurricanes.
Protection Against Burglars
What if a burglar targets your home? Equipping storm impact windows and doors would provide you an extra layer of protection. It would slow down the person trying to break in, allowing you time to contact the authorities, thereby averting a dangerous and possibly lethal situation.
On average, burglaries occur quickly, often in under 10 minutes. It would take longer than that to break down a hurricane window. Since burglars tend to rely on speed and stealth, any resistance during the burglary will discourage and deter them from attempting to enter your home.
Protection Against Vandalism
Unfortunately, vandalism is a reality. The presence of impact windows and doors protecting the entry points of your property will make it less likely that vandals will be able to do any significant damage inside. This extra layer of fortification provides owners with peace of mind.
Other Accidents Can Happen Too
Malicious activity aside, accidents do happen, and when they do, your home should have protection. What if the kids down the street are playing baseball, and one of them sends a home run ball through your bedroom window? If you have hurricane-proof windows, the baseball will merely bounce off the window and into the grass. On the other hand, if you have a regular window, the baseball will shatter the window, sending glass everywhere, and possibly damaging another valuable item inside of the bedroom itself.
Not only do impact windows and doors protect against the forces of Mother Nature, but they practically pay for themselves. By providing energy efficiency, they lower your energy bills. Moreover, most insurance companies will award you a reduction in rates because your home is better protected and more secure.
Don’t Take a Chance
Living in South Florida, we are all so accustomed to hurricanes that when we think of impact windows, the first thing that comes to mind is protection against nature. Sometimes it doesn’t take damage from a hurricane to destroy a window. Impact windows and doors can protect you from a variety of hazards.
There is no reason to take a chance, especially since impact windows and doors pay for themselves in the long run. Between the insurance incentive and the energy savings, these doors and windows practically make you money while keeping you safe and preventing weather from coming inside.
ASP Windows and Doors has been helping South Florida families stay safe from hurricanes and other risks for decades. Call us at 786-870-4735 to get a quote on a custom set of impact windows and doors. Defend your home from the perils of the outside world today.