When you live down here in Tampa, FL you’ll quickly learn that it’s got everything down here – beaches, sunshine and incredible weather all the time. That being said – with all the perks comes ONE small (ok, not so small) downside and that’s having to deal with the threat of hurricanes.
As such, you’ll need to be prepared and in our state that means you’ll either need hurricane windows or hurricane shutters. Today, we’re going to talk about hurricane windows and what the specific benefits are to having them. And the answer is yes – more than just hurricane protection. Let’s jump right in!
Protection from hurricanes
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way and that’s that hurricane windows protect your home from hurricane damage. If something get hurdled off the glass – it’ll hold up. They have specially crafted glass and frames that allow for this kind of resistance.
And best of all, once they’re installed – you’re all set to go. There’s nothing else you need to do. Other than the occasional maintenance, you’ll be good to go in the event of a storm. So simply in terms of speaking about convenience – hurricane windows are a big win.
Improved energy efficiency
Utility bills are no joke and here in the summer time in Florida, your air conditioning bill can skyrocket in the summer months. Keeping cool air in and hot air out is always a challenge but with impact windows, they’ll help reduce solar heat gain and better insulate your home so that you’re not losing cold air and therefore money. In many situations, hurricane windows can pay for themselves in savings over time with utility bills.
Hurricane windows also help in a variety of other ways – both from a functional standpoint and an aesthetic one. They help reduce noise which especially if you live in a noisier neighborhood or near a highway can be a huge benefit. They dramatically increase your home’s curb appeal – making it a more appealing asset when it comes time to put it on the market. And finally – you can rest assured knowing that your hurricane windows will give you an extra sense of security from burglars and intruders.
Insurance premium discounts
Where with hurricane shutters you have to unroll them and need to be closed and opened – hurricane windows are always in protection mode. Home insurance companies realize this and when you install hurricane windows you may be eligible for a whole host of premium discounts.
Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful and has made the choice between hurricane windows and shutters a little bit easier. If you’re looking for a Tampa window contractor, feel free to reach out to us today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!