Impact windows are vitally important to Florida homes. Our hurricane season lasts from June through November, and during that time you will experience some hard storms and heavy winds. With impact windows you’ll be able to protect your home and family, but there are actually other benefits to impact windows. Here are a few.
Energy Cost Savings
You will save a ton of money on utilities when you invest in impact windows. These windows are among the best insulated windows you can buy. The added insulation prevents heat and cold from entering your home or keeps it from escaping as you heat and cool your home. This can make your furnace and air conditioner work less, which will show a big improvement on your utility bill. The energy cost savings are worth much more than the cost of the impact windows.
You’re also going to save a lot of money on your homeowners’ insurance if you install impact windows. Impact windows decrease the likelihood of damage to your home, and they reduce the risk of an insurance payout. The more you decrease these risks, the more you decrease your premiums.
Impact windows don’t just keep radiant heat from entering your home, it also prevents the sun’s harmful UV rays from coming into your home. UV light damages photos, fabrics, upholstery, and wood. Investing in impact windows lengthens the life of these items, which can be worth the upfront cost by itself.
The same insulation features that keep heat and cold out of your home will also dampen outdoor sounds. You will be much less likely to hear traffic noise, the neighbor down the street mowing, or the kids riding their bikes down the street while roughhousing. If you value your peace and quiet, impact windows are well worth the investment.
If you are ready to have impact windows installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an estimate.