Florida homeowners have a lot on their plate. Sure, the real estate market is strong, and home values are steady, but there are hurricanes and tropical storms to worry about. There are also all the worries that go along with tropical storms – damaged homes, losing power (and AC!), denied insurance claims, flood insurance premiums, and more. It’s safe to say that homeowners in the Sunshine State could use some help. That’s where double pane hurricane windows enter the picture.
You might not have hurricane windows. You might have them, but you’re protecting your house with old, outdated impact glass. Whatever your situation, it’s always a smart idea to upgrade to new impact windows. Find out the top three reasons why below!
New Impact Windows are Cost-Effective
Reason number one for getting new impact glass is that it’s cost-effective. This might sound counterintuitive – spending money to save money. There are so many financial benefits to double pane hurricane windows. You can expect to see
- Lower energy bills
- Lower insurance premiums
- Increased protection from storm damage (which means significant savings)
Finally, the Property Assessed Clean Energy Programs (PACE) may even help you defer some of the upfront cost.
New impact windows also increase your home’s value. All of the money-saving features mentioned above mean that your home is more attractive to buyers. Looking for a reason to get new impact windows? Cost-effectiveness tops the list!
Double Pane Hurricane Glass = Superior Protection
The major benefit of double pane hurricane glass (which is just another name for impact glass) is the superior protection it offers. Windows are the most vulnerable part of any house. Installing impact glass reinforces them like nothing else. Double panes of thick glass tempered with strengthening agents like polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and a buffer layer between the panes simply can’t be beaten. Your home will be storm safe.
New impact windows don’t only protect your home from wind, rain, and flying debris – they offer an unrivaled level of burglary and break-in protection. Most break-ins occur in the middle of the day when you and your family are likely to be at work, school, or running errands. Impact glass can easily withstand any burglar’s attempts to smash it. Remember, it can withstand wind speeds of 150+ mph.
Older impact windows will still protect your home, but new impact glass offers the highest level of protection. That means peace of mind for you and your entire family.
You’ll Rest Easy for Years to Come
You’ll have peace of mind when you install double pane hurricane glass, and you can expect it to last for years. The exact lifespan on impact glass varies depending on a number of factors (where your home is located, weather patterns, and so on), but ASP Windows offers industry-leading guarantees. These vary from three years, all the way to thirty years (for vinyl products).