Living in Florida can be very nice, but you need to ensure that your home and your family are fully protected from hurricane damage. The Atlantic hurricane season officially lasts from June 1 until November 30 each year and Florida is hit by extremely powerful hurricanes more than any other U.S. state.
That’s why it’s imperative for Florida homeowners to equip their homes with hurricane proof windows.
Hurricane window systems that have an impact-resistant glazing system of 105/-130 can withstand hurricane force winds that can travel more than 100 miles per hour.
In addition to simply protecting from powerful winds, there are a few other benefits of having durable windows inside your home. Here are some of the main advantages of installing hurricane proof windows onto your Florida property:
- Minimize glass damage — Not only will these windows not shatter, unlike traditional windows, they will be able to withstand flying shards of broken glass. During hurricanes, glass is flown around all over the place and can cause all kinds of physical damage.
- Versatile — Windows aren’t all the exact same, so versatility is important. Hurricane windows come in all different shapes and sizes. You’ll be able to protect from hurricane force winds all over your home. Upgrade everything from bathroom windows to luxury sliding windows.
- Protect from UV damage — Hurricane windows main job are to protect from hurricane-related damage, but they can also help prevent dangerous damage from UV rays. In fact, hurricane winds can protect your home’s carpet and furniture items by blocking as much as 99% of UV rays.
- Save money — With the energy benefits that these windows provide, you’ll be able to protect your home and family while simultaneously saving money on certain residential expenses. You can even cut insurance rates by as much as 45%.
Similarly, in addition to impact windows, you should have hurricane proof doors installed, as well.
Never neglect your home’s protection — especially if you live in the path of major tropical storms. If you want to learn more about how hurricane proof windows can keep your home and family safe, or work with hurricane impact doors and impact window manufacturers in Florida, give Engineering Glass Systems a call right away.