Florida has a little bit of everything – gorgeous coastlines, plenty of sunshine and just every recreational activity you can think of. That being said, it also comes with some downsides, and a big one is the constant, ongoing threat of tropical storms and hurricanes.
As a homeowner, you’ll have to protect your home in these extreme weather events. One of the ways we do this is with impact windows. Like hurricane shutters, they’ll provide you with the protection you need, but is it truly the better option? Hurricane shutters are cheaper after all, right? Well, that’s the question we’re here to answer today. Here are some of the ways that impact windows can benefit your home. Let’s jump right in!
One time installation
When you install impact windows, you’re going to have to fully replace your windows. In addition, impact windows will need framing, so that’s going to be a cost, too. But after that – there’s quite literally nothing else you’ll need to do other than cleaning them from time to time. They’re about as low maintenance as a home feature can possibly be.
Now contrast that with hurricane shutters where you’ll need to engage them or put them up every time there’s a hurricane, then, well – you know that struggle is real. And living here in Florida, you know that not every hurricane will hit. So all that hassle can be for not. So if you and your budget are up for it up front, impact windows can save you a ton of time.
Impact glass stands up to hurricanes. Full stop. You won’t have to board your windows, you won’t have to install mechanical shutters, nothing. It’s called impact glass for a reason and you can rest assured knowing that your home is safe in the event of a major weather event.
An under-the-radar benefit to impact windows is that they dramatically improve your home’s energy efficiency. And while this might not be a big deal to some, when you realize how hot it gets down here and how much folks spend on cooling their homes, the savings can add up in a big way, believe it or not. Those savings add up so much, in fact, that they can reduce the overall cost of operating your home in the long haul, even though they might cost a decent amount up front.
Oh and speaking of hidden benefits – talk to your insurance company, too. Installing impact windows can mean that you can get a break on your monthly insurance premium so be sure that in the event you do install impact windows that you get on the phone with your insurer immediately!
Impact windows offer a whole range of benefits for homeowners. Yes, the price tag can seem a little daunting up front – but remember that you’re going to get what you pay for. If you’re interested in learning more about what impact windows can do for your home, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then, good luck!