As a homeowner, you want to give your house the best potential protection during disasters. One of the best ways you can do that is by installing hurricane impact windows. Here are all the benefits you’ll enjoy from hurricane impact windows.
Impact Windows Reduce Noise
Storms can get noisy, which is not only disrupting but also alarming for children and pets. If you’re looking for a way to block out exterior noise during hurricane season, then hurricane windows are a great solution. You’ll be able to reduce unwanted sound with the powerful noise barrier created from thickly layered glass and a tightly sealed frame.
Better Security with Hurricane Windows
Hurricane season only lasts about half the year, but impact windows have other uses as well. Did you know they can help reduce break-ins and theft? Protect your home against both intruders and theft at one of its most vulnerable points!
24/7 Hurricane & Storm Protection
Storms and hurricanes don’t start when they’re convenient for you. If you’re looking for an around-the-clock storm protection solution, then you’ve met your match. Whether a storm starts at 3 AM when you’re sleeping or at 1 PM when you’re away on vacation, you can feel confident that your home is prepared.
No Setup Required
When you install hurricane windows, it’s a one-time installation that requires no setup thereafter. This is one of the reasons that people love this option when they live in hurricane-affected areas. Other than regular cleaning and maintenance you’d have with normal windows, hurricane impact windows are the most convenient option for hurricane protection.
Hurricane Accordion Shutters are a cost-effective solution that provides some of the benefits such as convenience and quality of protection that hurricane impact windows provide at a lower price. Hurricane Impact Windows are a no-hassle solution with a better curb appeal. Both hurricane impact windows, and hurricane accordion shutters will protect your home just as well in the event of a hurricane.
Hurricane Windows Provide Better Lighting & View
Some people are resistant to changing their current windows because they’re afraid it’ll impact the lighting in their home. Fortunately, impact windows still allow light in your home (both normally and during a storm). So, you won’t have to worry about it impacting the interior feel of your home. This is also a huge bonus for those who are sick of sitting in the dark or using candlelight and flashlights when the power goes out during the worst storms.
Impact Windows Provide Better UV Protection
Impact windows block 99% of ultra-violet rays; which helps protect the furniture, curtains, artwork, and other items in your home that can be discolored from exposure to the sun.
Better Energy Efficiency with Hurricane Windows
Impact windows by default are roughly 50% more energy efficient than standard windows. Depending on the options you choose, your impact windows can be even more energy efficient. For example;
- Adding bronze or gray tint to your impact windows will add an additional 10% energy efficiency.
- Adding Low-E with gray or bronze tint will add an additional 20% energy efficiency, for a total of 70%+ energy efficiency when compared to traditional windows.
Hurricane Windows with Argon gas are highly insulated and tightly sealed. They are specifically designed to reduce the solar heat gain coefficient (the amount of solar radiation admitted through a window) during the summer months and retain heat in your home on the one week out of the year where the temperature dips below 50° F. Ultimately, you’ll see greater energy efficiency in your home, which translates to long-term savings on your electric bill.
How To Make Hurricane Impact Windows More Affordable
Impact windows with accordion shutters are an affordable, convenient option that makes preparing for storms accessible to everyone. If you want an easy option that you need to install once, hurricane impact windows are the way to go. All you have to do to prepare for a storm is close them!
Our customers typically use hurricane windows in combination with accordion shutters to save money. Some of the ways that our customers combine accordion shutters and hurricane windows are;
- Hurricane windows on the front of the home to improve curb appeal
- Hurricane windows on the second floor of the home, on windows that do not open, or otherwise make it difficult to close the accordion shutter (Such as a fixed window, or a very wide window)
This is not an exhaustive list of all of the benefits of hurricane windows, and truthfully, doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the possible configurations we can provide.
We can help you put together a plan that is right for your needs, budget, and home. We offer hundreds of different configurations for styles, color, manufacturers, and additional options. One of our hurricane protection consultants will help you pick the right options for your needs within your budget.