What to Know About Impact Resistant Windows

27 Mar 2018 14:22

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Now that spring is here, we can officially say goodbye to an extremely brutal winter. This past winter has been a rough one for New England. It seems we’ve spent the past few weeks digging ourselves out of a never-ending pile of snow. Nor’easter after Nor’easter pummeled a great portion of the East Coast. Downed trees as a result of high winds can be seen from New Jersey and New Hampshire.

In addition to the damage of the natural landscape, some homes also experienced broken windows as a result of the high winds from the multiple snow storms. Broken and damaged windows can become a huge security risk and can compromise the integrity of your home. A solution exists to help homeowners who are prone to such damage mitigate the experience of such damage to their homes. That solution is high impact windows.

What are High Impact Windows?
High-impact windows, also referred to as impact-resistant windows, are heavy duty framed windows that are designed to withstand high winds and windborne debris. They are created with impact-resistant laminated glass, similar, but typically stronger, than the glass used in car windshields. By keeping the exterior intake stable, windows have a greater chance of withstanding the strong winds from major storms.

Are there different styles?
High-impact windows come in a variety of designs, shapes, and colors to meet the right design solution for your home. Whether you need a high impact window placed into a historic wood window for a coastal historic building or simply for your own home or business, the right solution exists for your needs.

Are there other benefits to high impact windows?
Aside from the most important benefit of protecting your home when it’s most vulnerable, high-impact windows also help to reduce energy costs. Their construction makes it harder for air to escape or enter the home unnecessarily while also providing proper ventilation. These architectural windows can also help protect the occurrence of fading or sun damage to art work and home furnishings.

Even though winter is behind us, hurricane season is just a few short months away for coastal towns. If you’re considering high impact windows, now is the time.

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