Front Entry Doors and Windows
Updated: Jul 5, 2022
Hurricane season is upon us. Every home in Florida should be prepared in case of a hurricane. Impact windows and doors give a homeowner value and peace of mind. Florida building code requires storm shutters or impact windows and doors for all openings. While consumers can expect to pay 40% more for impact glass the long-term savings and convenience are well worth it. No more storing bulky aluminum shutters as well as the benefit of visibility before, during and after the storm.
Wouldn't it be not having to decide whether or not to hang shutters based on the weather forecaster's predictions? Besides storm protection from flying debris, impact windows offer protection from burglars and break-ins. Impact glass is virtually impenetrable. An additional upside to impact glass is the energy efficiency these windows provide. Impact windows are impermeable to the outside temperature so you save on your electric bill. Windows are responsible for up to 25-30% of a home's heat gain and loss.
In Florida improperly sealed homes can account for an incredible 60% of all heating and cooling costs. There are also options for "sunscreen" for your windows which protects your family and your furnishings from the sun's rays. Noise pollution is also reduced and you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your home. The windows and doors are a noise barrier to traffic, lawn mowers, music, and even airplanes. Resale value is also significantly increased on a home updated with impact windows and doors.
Florida law requires homeowners insurance to offer discounts on premiums for homeowners who install wind-resistant features. Are you ready to make a worthy investment in your home?