The initial cost of purchasing and installing of standard windows with storm panels may be less than that of impact windows. However, the cost comparison can change dramatically over time. Especially when you consider the time involved and the elevated stress levels you can experience whenever you need to put up your storm panels. Another consideration, instead of storm panels, if you combine accordion shutters or roll-up shutters with standard windows, those costs could well exceed the price of impact-resistant windows package.
Convenience – there is no need to rush back home if a storm is quickly approaching while you are away on vacation. You can feel safe in knowing that your home has non-stop protection from hurricanes and extreme weather, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Burglary Protection – With our large selection of windows and doors you not only obtain hurricane protection, but you also shield yourself and your family against home burglaries. Hurricane windows and doors are built with a PVB interlayer sealed in between two layers of glass which makes any attempted break-ins nearly impossible. This is why many of our customers have installed impact windows and doors for that reason alone.
Insurance Premium Discounts – Impact windows and doors are effective hurricane protection systems recognized by insurance companies, such as Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. If all of your home openings are protected with impact resistant windows and doors, as a policy-holder you could obtain up to 45% in premium discounts. In a very short period of time, these savings along with your reduction in electricity costs will effectively make up for the price difference between standard glass windows with shutters and impact glass windows.
UV Protection – Laminated glass provides 99% blockage of ultraviolet (UV) light and this shielding protects irreplaceable valuables inside your home. If you enjoy direct sunlight filling your home all year round, our wide selection of impact windows and doors will act like sun-glasses for your homes’ interior.
Tremendous Noise Reduction – For homeowners who live near busy intersections, highways or noisy neighbors, installing our impact windows and doors has proven to be a highly effective way to reduce disturbing, exterior noises.
Proven Energy Efficiency – Our hurricane windows and doors are constructed of heavy-duty aluminum frames with double glazing panes, which make them extremely energy efficient.
Proven Quality – Since the 1940’s, laminated glass has been used in the manufacture of front windshields for automobiles. No other impact product on the market today has had as much everyday wear-and-tear exposure. Approved by Miami-Dade County Building Code, our impact-resistant windows and doors are built to last and are designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions known to frequent Florida.