Florida is a great place to live, with sandy beaches and plenty of sunny cloud-free days, but Florida also gets a lot of severe weather, particularly tropical storms and hurricanes. Because of this, homes need some added layers of protection. One of those layers should be impact windows.
There are many advantages and benefits to having impact windows, some of which have nothing to do with Florida storms. Here are just a few.
Unlike other hurricane or tropical storm measures like hurricane shutters, impact windows do not require application and removal at every storm. Instead, impact windows only have to be installed once. Once installed, these windows last for many decades.
One of the added perks of impact windows is that they will save you on energy costs. Impact windows reduce the amount of solar heat that penetrates your home during the warmer days, which can mean running your air conditioner much less frequently.
Hurricane shutters can look ghastly on a home when no tropical storm is in sight. Many people remove their hurricane shutters completely and only reinstall them when a storm is imminent. Impact windows look just like regular windows and do not detract from the appearance of your home. They also allow light into the home during storms.
Impact windows also have UV protection, which is important for preserving some of your more valuable items. UV rays can damage and fade fabrics, paints, artwork, and photographs. UV rays can also diminish the color of certain collectables.
One of the bonus perks of having impact windows is that they are noise-reducing. You will experience much less outdoor noise in your home because impact windows are so thick.
If you are interested in installing impact windows on your home or business, contact us today for more information.
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