How Well Do Impact Windows Weather the Storm? - Renewal by Andersen of Florida

How Well Do Impact Windows Weather the Storm?

How Well Do Impact Windows Weather the Storm?

The hurricane season may be crawling to a close, but it’s not over yet. What’s more, there’s always another season on its heels, necessitating new preparations and precautions.

So why not invest in an industry-leading safety solution with Renewal by Andersen® of Florida?

Specifically, why not look at impact-resistant windows?

The Danger of Weak Windows

First and foremost, we cannot overstate the importance of durable windows. After all, if your windows break, shatter, and leave an opening into your home, the results could be disastrous.

“Windows should be tightly shut to prevent any of the wind from entering the home,” Snopes explains. “What does enter will seek to exit, in the process blowing out a roof or ceiling, collapsing a gable end or a garage door.”

In other words, one window problem may ultimately lead to multiple problems that cost thousands of dollars to fix.

Of course, you can’t control whether or not debris will fly your way. What you can control, however, is how your window breaks. And that’s where impact resistance comes into play.

Impact Windows Really Do Make an Impact

“Windows that have been tested for impact resistance are typically made of glass with an interlayer of a resilient material that will hold the glass in place when it is broken,” according to the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “This glass may be treated so that when it breaks, small pieces of glass are formed which may be less likely to have sharp edges that could tear the interlayer material.”

In other words, impact-resistant windows may crack or shatter but will still stay in one piece even during intense storms, thereby maintaining the barrier that is your window. This is why impact-resistant windows are also sometimes marketed as “shatter-proof” windows.

And remember: never fall for the myth that you should crack a window during a hurricane.

After all, “even impact rated windows will not protect your property if they are left open during a storm,” the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) warns.

Reliable Results with Renewal by Andersen

Before you scour the market for the perfect window, call us to introduce you to our revolutionary  Coastal Impact Windows! Certified by the Florida Product Approval program for High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ), these impact-resistant windows will do more than just weather the storm.

They will…

  • Provide you with energy-efficiency
  • Minimize temperature-induced shrinking and expanding
  • Remain salt-water resistant
  • Prevent water intrusion
  • Prove both durable and beautiful thanks to our Fibrex® framing materials
  • And more

To learn more about our Coastal Impact Windows — as well as our other window replacement options — reach out to our team today! We look forward to helping you weather the storm with confidence after your FREE consultation with the Renewal by Andersen® of Florida.

Get started today by calling (855) 830-2420.

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