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Impact resistant windows are built with a type of glass that is hurricane resistant and this impact glass is enclosed by a heavy duty frame. When installed, this frame is fastened securely to the envelope of your window. With this specialized construction and secure anchoring, high winds from hurricanes, as well as flying debris will not be able to enter your home. Hurricane proof windows look like traditional replacement windows, so don’t worry these window replacements won’t make your home look ugly, but the big difference is these hurricane resistant windows have multiple layers of glass and the frames are not only stronger but are heavier than standard window frames.
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Storm tight windows that are shatterproof for homes actually came from the automotive industry, where they have been using laminated glass for many years to protect drivers. Typically what you will find is that there are 2 popular types of storm resistant glazing or your home’s windows which are:
- Laminated glass that has 2 separate panes of glass that has an inner layer of a specialized shatter proof membrane in the middle of the 2 sheets of impact glass. These replacement windows are created to stand up to flying debris that is typically travelling in the air at high speeds during a hurricane, as well as they can stand up to being repeatedly struck from possible intruders. So not only will they keep hurricane winds and flying debris from entering your home, but they also will prevent thieves from gaining entrance.
- Then there is window film that can be applied to the surface of the glazing. Hurricane window film is shatter-resistant, so when it is installed over your window glass, it will help to keep the shards of glass together in the event the glass is ever broken. The durability of this film basically depends on how well this protective laminate and the glass stay within the window and frame assembly.
How Hurricane Windows can protect your home’s envelope?
Hurricane proof windows or doors will provide you with maximum protection against both water and wind damage that is normally associated with hurricanes. If any of your windows happen to get broken either by the strong winds or from airborne debris, then this can create an entry point for the wind and water from a hurricane to enter your home, the problem with wind entering your home is that it will increase the pressure within your house and then it will need a way to escape and normally that’s by lifting the roof of your house or business. The best way to prevent this from happening is to keep the wind out in the first place. Hurricane doors and windows can do this for you, by deflecting the wind and then driving it either around or above your house or commercial building. This is precisely why local building officials have enacted new building measures for homes and commercial building that are in a hurricane zone. Homeowners and business owners must either install hurricane shutters or impact doors and windows.
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It’s important to understand that you need the entire windows both glass and frame to be storm resistant, if not you won’t have durable storm windows that will protect your home and family. The frames that you will find on storm proof windows are typically constructed either from the following:
Impact Glass is missile tested to provide maximum security
- Or a combination
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In order for a window to be considered impact resistant, it must undergo certain testing standards, that are developed by ASTM or the American Society For Testing And Materials, these standards must be met or the window cannot be certified as storm resistant. The most stringent building code requirements actually come from South Florida, due the amount of damage and the frequency of tropical storms that have hit the area over the last few years.
According to the building code, new windows must be tested against both small and large missiles. For large missile testing, the windows must be tested against a 2 by 4 that is 6 feet long and that weighs 9 pounds that is travelling at a speed of 50 feet per second. The missile testing of hurricane impact doors and windows are conducted in a laboratory, where the piece of lumber is actually fired from a cannon into the window or door. In order for it to be considered hurricane resistant the window glazing must stay intact after the test.
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All the impact storm windows that we carry, will meet the most stringent building code requirements to stand up to wind-borne debris and hurricane force winds.
What are the benefits of High Impact Doors And Windows?
Why you should choose Impact Glass?
- You can get discounts on your homeowners insurance premiums
- Protects your flooring, curtains and furniture from fading up to 99% more than traditional windows.
- Outside noise reduction by as much as 50%.
- Qualify for an energy tax credit while available
- Drastically reduce your heating and cooling cost….Sorry FPL!
- Protect your home, family or commercial building during hurricane season and from burglaries.
- Increase the value of your home
Impact glass is made up of 2 separate panes of glass with a clear inter-layer of (PVB) or polyvinyl butyral. With vinyl frames and impact glass, you will have maximum protection from hurricane force winds and flying debris.
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We have a style to meet just about anyone’s style, some of the different window styles we carry are:
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- Single hung windows
- Double hung windows
- Horizontal windows
- Casement windows
- Picture windows
- Geometric windows
- Bay windows
- Bow windows
- Awning Windows
- Horizontal Sliding Windows
- Decorative windows
- Custom windows are also available
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The storm impact windows that we provide will help to minimize your monthly cooling and heating expenses. According to some industry studies over 40 percent of the annual energy consumed by your home is through your windows. We carry the latest window designs, because they are more energy efficient than South Florida Storm Doors and Windows manufactured just a few years ago.
Why you should choose hurricane glass windows over hurricane shutters or plywood?
Hurricane shutters such as accordion shutters and plywood are not only hard to install, but they are very unattractive. They can also fail wind borne debris test and they close off your view to the outside of your home. Accordion hurricane shutters and all storm shutters can possibly blow off of your house if they are not installed the right way and panel shutters and plywood can also take up a lot of storage space in your garage or backyard.
Hurricane resistant windows are like sunscreen for your house
Hurricane windows can filter out 99 percent of the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, so that your drapes, curtains, artwork, carpet, flooring and furniture is shielded and won’t fade, which typically happens if they are in direct sunlight. Some of our high performance residential windows have Low-E coatings and tints that are great for reducing the solar heat gain. This feature will make your home more comfortable and help to reduce your energy expenses.
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A Complete Selection of Hurricane Doors
- PGT Windows
- CGI Windows
- Andersen Windows
- Anderson Windows
- PGT Winguard
- Jeld Wen Windows
- Atrium Windows & Doors
- Therma Tru
- Marvin Windows & Doors
- SIW Impact Windows
- Castle Impact Windows
- PGT Windows And Doors
- SIW Windows And Doors
- ES Impact Windows
- PGT Winguard Windows
- Winguard Windows
- Pino Windows
Hurricane impact doors will help to keep the aesthetic appeal that you can’t get from storm panel doors, while at the same time giving you protection against vandalism, theft and severe weather. We offer our customers the best quality hurricane doors such as:
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- Hurricane front doors
- Impact resistant French doors
- Impact glass doors
- Impact entry doors
- Impact resistant sliding glass doors
- Hurricane sliding doors
- Hurricane glass doors
- Impact exterior doors
- Hurricane proof doors
- Impact resistant doors
Let one of our professional team members come and visit you at home or at your business. We will expertly measure your doors and windows, then provide some honest recommendations and assist you with making the right choice for your home or commercial building.
Providing service for the Miami area, including the following surrounding cities:
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, Coconut Grove Door Window Replacement
, Coral Gables Door Companies
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, Doral Casement Replacement Window
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, Homestead Bay Window
, Kendall Storm Window
, Key Biscayne Best Rated Windows
, Miami Beach Impact Glass
, Miami Gardens House Window
, Miami Lakes Windows & Doors
, Miami Shores Sliding Doors
, Miami Springs, North Bay Village Home Window reviews
, Opa Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest Window Dealers
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