Hurricane Impact Windows
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Whether you prefer a specific material or have a budget constraint, we have all the solutions available to fulfil all your hurricane impact windows requirements.
We have partnered with some of the leading manufacturers of hurricane resistant windows serving the Miami, FL region to bring you nothing less than the best of hurricane protection.
Our hurricane windows installers in Miami have the skills and experience to install hurricane windows that guarantee protection of your home and family when the next storm hits.
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Do hurricane windows break when they are hit by flying objects or do they have shatterproof glass?
A standard window with standard glass will break into pieces when struck hard enough. Hurricane proof windows have a shatter resistant quality that helps them to remain intact under high wind speeds even after they have been struck hard and cracked. Laminated glass units in storm windows will continue to protect against tropical storms even after they get cracked because the glass pieces remain stuck together forming what resembles a spider web.
Do impact resistant windows lower insurance costs?
For many homeowners in Miami or surrounding areas without an existing form of wind mitigation (like impact windows or shutters), upgrading their home’s windows will lower their monthly insurance bill. Consult with your carrier about these potentially significant savings that could lower the high cost of insurance.
What does HS or PVB mean with regards to hurricane glass?
PVB refers to polyvinyl butyral and it is the center part of a laminated glass unit. It is layered on both sides with standard glass panes that are then heated, fusing the materials together (heat strengthened or HS). This process proves an effective way of strengthening the hurricane glass and greatly reduces stress cracks allowing for manufacturers to provide more extended warranties.
Is buying windows that are impact resistant really necessary to protect my home from hurricanes?
While it is possible for your home to survive a storm with standard glass windows, the downside of a direct hit can be catastrophic. Strong winds can enter through a broken window and create internal pressure that builds up rapidly. This pressure can blow your roof off from the inside which then results in the potential collapse of the walls, completely destroying the house. For this reason, new construction homes in Miami are required to have impact windows or shutters. In addition, insurance companies in Florida charge inflated premiums or refuse coverage of homes without proper wind mitigation in order to manage their risk.
What in an impact window frame made of?
The standard window frame materials for hurricane resistant windows are aluminum, vinyl, steel and wood. Aluminum is the most common choice due to its strength and anti-corrosive properties. Vinyl is also a good choice for the Florida climate due to its poor heat conductance and resistance to scratches and mold. Steel can be used but it rusts easily with rust clearly visible when the paint is scratched. Wood is generally a poor choice as the moist Florida climate causes rotting and fading of the external window frame.