Weather Hurricane Season With Florida Impact Windows
Floridians are no strangers to hurricane warnings, stocking up storm prep essentials, and the eventual clean up afterward. Following Hurricane Andrew’s visit to Florida—which left debris and a number of damages in its wake—Miami-Dade requested stricter building codes. The rest of the state adopted the Florida Building Code standards in 2001, which applied American Society of Civil Engineers guidelines to new construction projects. These protocols have since encouraged the development of Florida impact windows that can withstand strong winds, flying debris, and anything else hurricanes like Andrew throw at us.
So What Are Impact Windows?
Inspired by windows created for the automotive industry, impact windows are designed to absorb the impact of any destructive debris. Also referred to as “hurricane windows,” impact windows include a shatterproof layer of glass that’s placed between layers of tempered glass. When the window is hit, the shattered glass sticks to the window’s inner membrane, creating a spiderweb-like cracked pattern that keeps the glass from flying away.
By keeping doors and windows intact during a hurricane, you can avoid an increase in air pressure throughout your home. Often, that increase in air pressure causes walls to collapse, roofs to blow, and other structural damages. Thankfully, that damage can all be avoided with the right preparation.
Benefits of Florida Impact Windows
In case you weren’t convinced, here are a few additional benefits to installing Florida impact windows throughout your home:
- Withstands winds up to 200 mph (Category 5)
- Reduces noise
- Resistant to intruders
- Blocks UV rays
- Increases safety
- Improves peace of mind
- Adds value to your home
- Weathers any storm
Florida Impact Windows For Your Home
By installing impact windows throughout your home, you’ll be prepared for anything hurricane season throws your way. We also offer energy efficient storm doors to further help your home survive any storm. Contact us today to discuss how our team of home improvement professionals can help prepare your home for hurricane season!
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