Constructing a new home involves literally hundreds of important aspects. Depending on where you’re planning on living, there are dozens of additional home construction aspects that you need to take into consideration. For instance, if you live in Florida and plan on having a new home built in the near future, there are even more essential items that you need to remember and be aware of.
You obviously want to make sure your home looks as nice as possible, but you should be focusing on safety first and foremost. Your number one priority as a homeowner should be to keep your property and your family safe. Though Florida is beautiful throughout most of the year, hurricane season can still wreak havoc across the entire state, completely destroying each and every housing structure in its path.
If your new home is going to be located near the coastline, you are actually required to have hurricane resistant windows installed in your home. The Florida Building Code (FBC) requires hurricane resistant windows inside your home if it’s located within one mile of the coast where the wind speed is 110 miles per hour or greater.
Even if you live a little more inland, you should still equip your home with hurricane impact doors and hurricane glass windows. Since these powerful storms can come with winds nearing 180 MPH for hours on end, your home needs to be able to withstand that power at all times. Hurricane resident windows and doors that have an impact-resistant glazing system of 105 / -130 can effectively withstand even the most powerful hurricane force winds.
Though the Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30 each year, hurricanes and other major storms can still strike at any time. Whether or not you plan on having a home constructed by the time the Atlantic hurricane season ends, you need to make sure your home will have high-quality impact windows and doors to protect from those dangerous winds.
If you want to learn more about keeping your home and family safe all year-round, or have hurricane resistant windows installed, contact some of the most experienced window manufacturers in Florida — give Engineering Glass Systems a call right away.