Hurricane preparation is second nature in South Florida. When summertime rolls around, the shutters come out and the water jugs and canned goods come in. But what if you could significantly reduce the amount of work you do at the beginning and end of every hurricane season?
It’s definitely possible if you install impact windows. A one-time installation ensures that you can go through each day knowing your home is safe from anything that might come its way. But that’s not all—the benefits of impact windows go way beyond that. Read on to find out some of the lesser-known benefits of hurricane-proofing your home.
Impact windows are designed to withstand any hurricane-force conditions, including high winds and debris. Made from either vinyl or aluminum, impact windows can even protect your home from burglars and break-ins. Almost 25% of burglars enter through the window, and since impact windows are durable and much harder to break into they can give your home extra protection.
Not only do impact windows protect your home from burglars, but they also protect your home from UV rays. The coating and materials that the glass consists of filters out around 90% of UV rays. This significantly reduces the heat that enters your home, keeping your electricity bill low.
The cost of installing impact windows varies depending on the size, amount, and type of impact glass you want. The upfront cost might seem off-putting, but the long-term financial savings are substantial. To start, storm windows can increase your home value long-term. On average, investing in storm windows can give you an 85% return on investment.
But the impact window benefits don’t stop there. Many insurance companies offer premium discounts to customers who install impact windows. The added protection matched with the increase in home value is appealing to home insurance companies. While every insurance company is different, all offering their own varying discounts, they all highly encourage installing impact windows.
Shutters might be the wrong size, and you can run the risk of purchasing fake, non-authentic ones that pose a threat in windy conditions. Not only that, but you or a family member might install the shutters improperly which also is risky. And on top of all that, shutters are an unsightly fire hazard.
If you choose to install impact windows there is a quality assurance guarantee. A one-time installation from our family owned and operated team at ASP Windows has had years of experience perfecting the craft. You can rest assured that installing impact windows are done correctly.
Less work during hurricane season is just one of the many lesser-known benefits of installing impact windows. Each hurricane season is different, and you can guarantee that your storm windows will make it through even the worst of them. With offices in both Doral and Miami, we can craft and install the impact windows that are right for your home. For a free quote to install impact windows, contact us today at (844) 311-7767.