Living in South Florida, natural disasters such as hurricanes are a certainty for everyone. Be it in Coral Gables, Miami Lakes, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Pinecrest, or surrounding areas, chances are high that your home will eventually become a target. Here at FB Doors, our goal is to help provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind and to protect your home investment. In this article we will discuss some of the things you should know when obtaining impact doors and windows, as well as their benefits.
- What is the right choice for your home?
Building codes in Florida are strict, and so your home must meet the standards in regards to hurricane protection. Normal or standard-glass windows and doors will not suffice when a hurricane comes into town. The high-speed winds will easily shatter any window that is unprepared, and along with the huge difference in the air pressures inside and out of the home, the damage will be devastating. This is why Florida building codes are so strict and require the installation of storm panels in each window of the house.
As a homeowner, there are two choices for you:
- Standard windows along with hurricane shutters
- High impact-resistant windows and doors
These two options can help protect against hurricanes, but are several advantages and disadvantages to each, and here at FB Doors, we hope to be able to help you make the right choice!
Panels and shutters on regular glass windows will often seem as the more affordable option at first glance, because of the lower initial costs, but what some people fail to realize is that the cost comparison can greatly change over time. Even though the costs are initially lower than impact-resistant windows, regular glass windows with shutters will be subject to recurring installation and storage. Meanwhile, impact-resistant windows will passively protect your home year-round. In the long run, the costs of installing and removing shutters will likely be higher than impact windows.
Another advantage to impact-resistant windows is that they can help you avoid other expenses, because the laminated glass provides better UV protection than a standard glass. So let the natural sunlight brighten up your home receives all the while receiving protecting from harmful UV rays. Double-glazed panes provide proven energy efficiency, saving you in cooling and heating costs year-round.
- Time Factor
In the same manner that the costs can rack up when you install and uninstall your shutters, same thing can happen with your time. Each hurricane season consumes a considerable amount of time to prepare for, but with impact resistant glass, no more dragging the shutters out of storage, calling and scheduling installation or having to do the work on your own. We suggest you protect your home with our Impact-resistant windows, which in the long run will help you save on both costs and time.
It is most likely that you love the way your home looks without shutters all over the outside of your home. Impact-resistant windows and doors have built-in protection, which means that you won’t have to sacrifice your homes’ looks to keep it safe from storms or hurricanes. We have many different styles of impact-resistant doors and windows for you to choose from so that you can keep your home safe while keeping the great looks.
Convenience is sometimes considered to be a luxury, but with impact windows, it acts as an extra layer of security. While you’re enjoying a family trip away from home, you can be sure that your home will be safe no matter the weather conditions. Unlike traditional shutters, which will force you to end your vacation to come back home to beat the storm. Our impact-resistant doors and windows will provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your home will be protected at all times.
If you’re still on the fence, here are some things that may help you make a final choice for your South Florida home:
- Noise reduction: whether you live near a busy street or near a highway, our impact-resistant windows provide phenomenal noise reduction.
- Robbery protection: Window that can stop debris flying at high speeds during a hurricane will certainly have no problem protecting your home against thieves or break-ins! Impact-resistant windows are made up of two layers of tempered glass bonded to a middle layer of a shatterproof membrane that will foil anyone’s break-in attempt!
If you’re ready to take the next step towards protecting your beautiful home contact us today!
5743 NW 159th St.
Miami Lakes, FL 33014