Ready to Purchase Hurricane Impact Windows? What You Need to Know First
If you live in an older home, chances are you have standard windows rather than the more modern hurricane impact windows. If you are thinking about upgrading to hurricane impact windows, one of their key benefits is that they can improve your quality of life every day, regardless of the weather. Following are some considerations to keep in mind as you decide if hurricane impact windows are right for you:
A more pleasant hurricane experience
Most types of hurricane shutters require you to hang them right before each storm. This can involve spending hours in the heat and/or high winds. If you have a multi-story house, you will be climbing ladders in these conditions as well. Even if you have motorized shutters, there is still the anxiety of what happens if one of the shutters is broken and a storm is approaching.
Once the shutters are locked in place, your previously light and cheery home will become completely dark and closed to the outside world. This can be especially uncomfortable if the power goes out during the storm. With hurricane impact windows, there is no last-minute scrambling to install shutters. During the storm, you don’t need to wonder what is going on. When you hear the wind or objects hitting your home, you can simply look out the window and see what is going on. Best of all, your home will continue to be bathed in natural light.
Reduced noise pollution in your home
Hurricane impact windows are constructed with multiple layers of glass and plastic sandwiched between shatter-resistant films. Because of this, they can reduce up to 95 percent of the noise from the outside that comes into your home . Noise from traffic, your neighbor’s barking dog, and the construction site down the road can seemingly disappear and allow your home to become the sanctuary it was meant to be.
Enhanced security of your home
When an object collides with hurricane impact windows, the glass may crack, but it will not shatter or separate. This makes breaking into your home much more difficult and improves the safety of your family and possessions.
Increased energy efficiency
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.” By replacing older windows with more energy-efficient hurricane impact windows, you could save significantly on your electricity bills while helping the environment.
Purchasing EnergyStar-approved hurricane impact windows may enable you to take advantage of the Residential Energy Credit on your taxes. This can equal 10 percent of the cost of the windows, up to $200. Hurricane impact windows improve homeowners’ quality of life regardless of the weather. If you are thinking about purchasing hurricane impact windows, contact CitiQuiet today. Our knowledgeable associates will come to your home to discuss your options and answer any questions you have. We offer an extensive selection of hurricane impact windows that fit all styles and budgets.
CitiQuiet Windows and Doors
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 910 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33487.
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