04 Jun Hurricane Protection: Are you Prepared with Impact Windows and Doors?
Recently, the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University released a forecast for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, calling it an “above-normal” season with the potential to generate up to eight hurricanes, four of which are predicted to be major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or greater.
As residents of South Florida, we know how crucial hurricane protection is and how important it is to be prepared for whatever the season may bring us. While hurricane shutters are an economical solution to protect your home or business, impact windows and doors are a popular—and oftentimes better—alternative.
Why choose impact windows and doors?
They’re designed to protect. Unlike their traditional counterparts, impact windows and doors are constructed of heavy duty frames and hurricane-resistance glass, which is comprised of two glass panes bonded together and treated with a strong, clear glaze to keep it from shattering. Although high winds and blowing debris may crack impact windows or doors, their design keeps them intact, preventing destructive winds, rain, and objects from entering your home.
They make it stress-free to prepare for a hurricane. Hurricane protection is almost always synomomous with stress when storm shutters are involved. Unlike traditional windows and doors, which require the hassle of hurricane shutters, impact doors and windows can handle the toughest storms as soon as they are installed. You won’t need to risk injury hanging hurricane shutters, and you won’t have to spend extra money to have someone affix the shutters for you. The inconvenience of having to store hurricane shutters is also eliminated when you choose impact windows and doors.
They serve more than one purpose. Many impact windows and doors have high performance features, such as insulating capabilities and heat-reducing tints, which can help lower your energy bills. They also offer the benefit of protecting your furniture, window treatments, and artwork from fading. We offer a variety of energy-efficient impact windows and doors, including those with laminated glass and a special LoE coating for even higher energy savings.
They add value. Not only are impact windows and doors more aesthetically pleasing than hurricane shutters, they can actually add value to your property. Installing hurricane-resistant windows and doors provides an excellent return on your investment, often between 75 and 85 percent. In fact, window replacement is listed as a top ten home improvement project for increasing a home’s resale value. Installing impact windows and doors for hurricane protection during new construction and remodeling can also result in lower insurance rates.
At Neelz Contracting, we only install high quality impact windows and doors from trusted manufacturers that are designed to meet the toughest building code requirements. All our window installations are completed by trained, licensed, and insured construction professionals. To meet the wants and needs of each individual client, we also provide a wide selection of style options to choose from, with the option to choose custom-tailored designs.
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