Whether your decision to install replacement windows stems from necessity or you plan to increase your home’s hurricane resistance, you’re making a wise choice. Replacing your windows with impact windows will benefit your family in more ways than you may realize.
We’d like to share them with you.
First and foremost, impact windows were specifically created to meet the call for added hurricane protection. In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew left a wide path of devastation in its wake prompting Miami-Dade officials to instill new building codes. The new codes required the use of hurricane resistant building materials. They’ve since been adopted statewide.
Manufacturers in the window industry stepped up to meet the call immediately. To be classified as hurricane resistant, windows must survive impact likened to that of debris carried by hurricane-force winds. In fact, a 9 pound, 6 foot long 2×4 strikes the window end on after being fired from a cannon to complete the large missile test. Thirty steel ball bearings, or sometimes gravel of like size and weight, shot simultaneously from said cannon are used for the small missile test.
The window glass can crack, even shatter, but must remain in place in order for the unit to proceed to the next phase of testing, namely, the wind and water-resistant tests.
Windows that don’t fly apart fortify your home’s structural integrity. This greatly increases the degree of your home’s hurricane protection. If your windows hold fast throughout the storm, odds are any damage will be sustainable.
The protection doesn’t stop there…
Impact windows stand at the ready 24/7, however, hurricanes are seasonal and sporadic.
The risk of home invasion isn’t.
The threat of a break-in may not be something we think of on a daily basis but the risk is there. Intruders consider windows the easiest point of entry. They may even risk a slow police response time to strike even if an alarm sensor is prominently displayed on the inside of your window.
Impact windows greatly reduce the risk that you will become a victim of a home invasion. Once the attempt to smash your window is foiled, it’s not likely the bad guys will be sticking around.
Impact windows are extremely energy efficient. Your comfort level will definitely increase after installing replacement windows. They deflect the transfer of air from inside and outside.
- Your going to be more comfortable.
- The a/c will actually shut off now and then.
- You’ll realize the satisfaction of lowered utility costs. Oh, and we have to mention that eventually, your windows will pay for themselves with those savings!
The sun’s rays sure cause the temperature to reach sweltering heights. Also, the damaging UV rays are notorious for fading everything we own if left unsheltered. Impact windows offer excellent UV protection. Your furniture, carpets, and wall decor will never be in danger of suffering that cruel fate again.
Lastly, impact replacement windows afford you the luxury of peace and quiet. They muffle or entirely eliminate outside noise. You may not realize how distracted you’ve been by outside noise until it’s gone!
Are replacement windows expensive?
Of course, you realize that the cost of installing replacement windows will vary depending on certain factors.
- Window style
- Window type
- Window size
- Number of windows to install
- Homes with multiple floors are more labor-intensive
A consultation with your window professional will help you figure out the final expense. Many manufacturers hire outside contractors, though. You may need to get in touch with them as well to determine installation costs.
There are many window styles available. Of course, the price ranges from the most common to more extravagant designs. You are sure to find windows that are both beautiful and within your budget.
The type of glass your windows contain will also be a factor in determining the final cost. For instance, windows with greater wind and impact resistance are more costly than those with a lesser rating.
Of course, your window expert needs to know if you are popping in the same size windows. Maybe your window replacement entails incorporating a new design. If the job requires additional labor, it affects the overall expense. The total number of windows greatly affects the cost, of course. In addition, whether or not your home has multiple stories affects the final dollar figure too.
A rough, and it’s really rough, mind you, estimate puts your actual cost in the range of $185 to $750 per window.
We know, the range is almost comical. Yet, it’s understandable. Bay windows, for example, add tremendous aesthetic value to your home, both inside and out. They are extremely large, though, so both the window and installation costs are more expensive. On the other hand, a more common window choice is bound to be much less expensive.
The overall value
Yeah, we’re a window company. Still, we have to tell you that we believe the added value that impact replacement windows afford you and your family far outweighs the cost.
We manufacture our replacement windows with the intention of them lasting our customers a lifetime. In fact, we offer a double Lifetime Guarantee to prove it.
We only make impact windows because we realize the added protection they bring you during a hurricane. We also understand the importance of protecting your home and family all day every day against the threat of experiencing the aftermath of a break-in.
Our windows meet or exceed EnergyStar guidelines and offer the added benefits of excellent UV protection and noise reduction.
Moreover, many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who install added storm protection. Check with your agent to see if you qualify!
In closing, the advantages you’ll gain by installing impact replacement windows are many. Yes, the cost can put a big dent in your budget. That’s why we offer installment plans. We work with you to establish a payment that works for you.
Next, we schedule your job for a day that’s convenient for you. We arrive on time and get to work. When the job’s complete, we gather up any debris leaving everything just as we found it.
No worries about contacting the contractor for added installation costs. We both manufacture and install your windows. We train our installers in-house to meet our exceptional standards. You can rest assured that the price we discuss is the price that you are going to pay.
Moreover, we include our workmanship in your double Lifetime Guarantee. Should you ever decide to sell your home, a transferable guarantee is a very attractive selling point.