Impact windows are important if you live in an area that is typically hit with hurricanes or tropical storms. The windows will make your home stronger against high winds, water damage and storm debris. Having impact windows may also save you money in insurance costs and also energy costs. If you are building a new home in an area that is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes, most of the time, building codes will state that the home must be equipped with hurricane resistant windows.
Other benefits of having impact resistant windows are:
#1 Protect Against Intruders
Impact resistant windows are mostly installed for storm protection, but they can also provide extra protection against intruders. 23% of intruders enter a home through first floor windows. When a potential intruder is unsuccessful at breaking a window on the first try, they will likely flee, leaving your home and personal belongings intact.
#2 Noise Reduction
These types of windows can also provide noise reduction because of the thick laminated glass used in the windows. They can also add value to your home and may help sell your house in the future for a higher selling price. Impact resistant windows can help reduce energy cost by helping keep your home sealed against hot and cold air that may have been escaping from the home through the old windows. This could save you 20%-50% on energy costs.
#3 Easy Storm Preparation
Another great thing about having these types of windows are while your neighbors are scrambling about trying to find plywood to buy, searching for their necessary tools and ladders, you and your family can make other storm preparation or even relax.
Even though the installation of these types of windows are higher in price compared to normal windows, the cost is worth not having to worry when a storm is approaching. Most of the time, the windows can be installed without any changes in the existing structure.
The friendly staff at Castle Impact Windows will be more than happy to come out to your home and discuss the different options that are available to you and also give you a free estimate of what it would cost to replace your existing windows with impact resistant windows. All windows come with a warranty, which will vary by each manufacturer.