Do I Need to Replace All of My Windows with Hurricane Impact Windows?
Many of us were recently walloped by Hurricane Ian. If you need to rebuild or repair your home and want to make it more storm-resistant for the next hurricane season, consider hurricane impact windows. Alternatively, if you were lucky enough to emerge unscathed from Ian’s wrath, but want to upgrade your home’s storm resistance for your own peace of mind, hurricane impact windows may be right for you as well.
Hurricane impact windows are made from several layers of tempered and laminated glass. This glass is designed to be extra-strong and withstand projectiles. In fact, the glass must be able to withstand a 2X4 hitting it at 35 mph to simulate hurricane conditions. If hit, the glass may spiderweb, but will not break, keeping your home water- and air-tight during the storm. Not only does this help prevent debris and water from entering your home, but it maintains the proper air pressure in your home. If debris shatters one of your windows during a storm, the air pressure can rise, eventually causing the roof to blow off, compounding the damage from the broken windows and pounding rain.
In addition to protecting your home better than regular windows, hurricane impact windows make the entire hurricane process easier. No more running around the house to hang the hurricane shutters before a storm, or worry if you discover at the last minute that one of the shutters is damaged. During the storm itself, natural light can enter your home and you can look out the windows to see what is going on – no more being shrouded in cave-like darkness wondering what is going on in the outside world as you hear the storm pounding on your home.
In addition to protecting your home during a hurricane, hurricane impact windows also offer built-in intruder protection. Someone trying to break into your home could hit the windows with a baseball bat or sledgehammer and they still would not be able to shatter the window to enter your home.
You may be interested in hurricane impact windows but worried about the cost of upgrading all of your windows. While in an ideal circumstance, you would upgrade all the windows at once, that is not at all necessary. Some home owners upgrade one or two windows a year and complete the upgrade over several years. Others decide to upgrade their windows one room at a time. Still others upgrade the windows in the front of their house one year, the back another year, and the sides in a third year. The choice is completely up to you. Every window you upgrade makes your house that much safer and easier to prep for and live in during a hurricane.
CitiQuiet Windows and Doors works with all budget ranges and will partner with you to develop an affordable solution to upgrade as many or as few windows as you would like. Call us today at 561-241-9463 to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert team members.
Since 2012, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors has been engineering and installing high-quality impact windows, doors, and shutters for residential and commercial buildings throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Based in Boca Raton, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors offers a turnkey service to clients including initial design, engineering, and permitting, installation and finish work. From elegant French doors to hurricane impact-resistant windows and sliding glass doors, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors has your solution.
At CitiQuiet Windows and Doors, we carry only the highest-quality products from the nation’s top manufacturers – and we stand behind everything we sell. For a free estimate, contact CitiQuiet Windows and Doors at 561-241-9463, visit us at citiquiethurricanewindows.com, or stop by the showroom today at 6530 West Rogers Circle, Suite 29, Boca Raton, FL 33487.
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