Benefits of Impact Windows

Protecting your home from Florida’s severe weather and hurricanes can be exhausting, time-consuming, and expensive. As you look at ways of reducing your risk and the impact on your wallet, consider installing impact windows. This type of window is designed to withstand high winds and flying debris, making them a worthwhile investment for Florida homeowners. However, they offer more than just hurricane protection. Below, we'll highlight three benefits of installing impact windows in your home.

Hurricane Protection

Traditional windows are particularly vulnerable to damage, as they can shatter and allow wind and water to get into your home. Impact windows are different in that they are made of two layers of glass bonded together with a layer of clear, shatter-resistant film. This film holds the glass in place if it breaks, preventing it from breaking away from the frame and flying into your house. They provide continuous protection, even if one of the panes of glass is broken. Plus, if you’re looking to replace your home’s old windows already, impact windows can be most cost-efficient than adding hurricane shutters on top of new windows.

Energy Efficiency

Impact windows can also improve the energy efficiency of your home, especially if they are ENERGY STAR certified. They are designed to help reduce the heat entering your home in the summer, which can help lower your energy bill without reducing the visible light. Plus, ENERGY STAR certified windows have coatings that help to protect things inside your home that have exposure to sunlight, like your curtains and wood floors, from fading.

Noise Reduction

Impact windows can also reduce outside noise, making your home more peaceful and quieter. The shatter-resistant film in impact windows helps to absorb sound waves, reducing the amount of noise that enters your home. This can be particularly welcoming if you live near a busy road or in a noisy neighborhood.

Overall, impact windows offer a range of benefits for Florida homeowners including hurricane protection, improved energy efficiency, and noise reduction. If you’re ready to protect your home and improve its energy efficiency, consider investing in impact windows installed by Conner Exteriors & More.