Made with aluminum or steel frames, highly-resilient glass made of special materials, and other remarkable features make impact windows one of the best investments you can make in your home if you live in a hurricane-prone area. The typical advantages of these windows are easy enough to see for the average homeowner.
You get a stronger overall structure for your house that is better capable of withstanding wind, windthrown objects, and even hail or sharp pelting rain. However, there are also many advantages that are not as recognized with impact windows. Take a look at some of the lesser-known advantages of installing impact windows in your home.
Impact windows are resilient to noise.
The extremely tight structure of an impact window is designed to naturally ward off flying objects and wind during a storm. However, this strong structural design is also capable of helping block out high levels of noise. During a storm, if you have impact windows installed, you are less likely to hear all of the commotion going on outside. Additionally, if you live in an urban area or an area that is prone to excessive noise, having impact windows installed will mean your house will be quieter overall.
Impact windows may fetch you savings on your homeowner's insurance.
In areas where hurricanes are common, homeowner's insurance can be a little high because your home is considered a risk to cover. Therefore, you will be looking to save money in any way that you can to get a decent policy. Installing impact windows in your home can actually help you get savings on homeowner's insurance. Because these windows are so capable of thwarting damage during a storm, insurance companies see your home as less of a risk simply if these windows are in place.
Impact windows will not shatter during a storm.
This advantage may sound like an obvious one, but it is something you may not consider. If something hurled at an impact window manages to break the glass, the glass will not shatter and go flying through the house. If you happen to be close to a regular window when something like this occurs, you can be in extreme danger of getting hurt. With impact windows in place, even if you were standing right next to the window, the glass in the frame would not shatter and come hurling at you. The glass can and will break, but it will not shatter like regular glass.Share
28 November 2018
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