Last year, we saw 10 storms in a row that became hurricanes, which is a feat that hasn’t happened since the early 1890s. This year was filled with damaging storms and hurricanes, as well. Unfortunately, we can’t prevent these natural disasters no matter how much we try.
You can, however, do a few things to at least minimize the damage that affects your family and your actual home. Perhaps the best thing you can do in the wake of a major storm is to have high impact glass doors and windows installed on your home.
Here are some of the benefits of having high impact glass windows inside your home:
- Improved energy efficiency — High impact windows can not only keep your home safe during a hurricane or severe storm, but they can also save you a lot of money on your utility bills. During the summer in Florida, your energy bills can shoot up significantly if you’re not careful. With high impact glass, you’ll be able to actually reduce the solar heat gain throughout your home during the summer, subsequently saving a lot on your home’s energy expenses.
- Protect from physical damage — Impact glass doors and windows act as a 24/7 protective shield for your home so you, your family, and all your belongings can be safe during major storms. All impact-resistant windows and doors must undergo two series of tests in order to get a stamp of approval. First, ten projectiles are shot out of a cannon, followed by a nine-pound piece of lumber. The second test involves a machine to blow varying degrees of pressure against the glass.
- Reduce outside noise — Saving money and protecting from damage is the most advantageous benefits of impact windows and doors, but reducing annoying noise is pretty important for most families, too. No one wants to get out of bed angrily on a Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. because your neighbors are mowing their lawn. With high impact windows and doors, you will be able to sleep soundly and ignore all that outside noise.
If you want to learn more about keeping your home protected and want to work with professional hurricane glass doors and window manufacturers in Florida, give Engineering Glass Systems a call right away.