Not on the Coast? Impact-Resistant Windows Will Still Provide Smooth Sailing - Renewal by Andersen of Florida

Not on the Coast? Impact-Resistant Windows Will Still Provide Smooth Sailing

Not on the Coast? Impact-Resistant Windows Will Still Provide Smooth Sailing

The 2022 hurricane season has been eerily quiet thus far. But don’t let it lull you into a false sense of security.

Particularly if you live away from the coasts and closer to the central, inland cities of the Sunshine State, it’s easy to assume that hurricane damage won’t be as much of a concern for you. After all, you don’t have to worry about coastal flooding and all, right?

Well, not quite — especially when it comes to hurricane-force winds.

Understanding a Hurricane’s Reach

Even if you don’t live on one of Florida’s coasts — the likes of which are many — that doesn’t mean you’re safe from the hazardous reach of hurricanes.

For example, “storm surges have been known to go 25 miles inland, submerging cars and flooding houses in its path,” as reported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

That being said, regardless of where you live in the Sunshine State, you’ll always have to be prepared for windborne debris and damage.

“As a storm moves inland, winds rapidly decrease, but hurricane force winds can be felt as far as 150 miles inland,” the National Weather Service (NWS) explains. “The stronger and faster the storm is moving, the further inland hurricane force winds will be felt.”

When Wind Hits Your Windows

All in all, as an inland resident, you are still vulnerable to savage winds that can devastate your home. As such, it is imperative that you understand how to fortify your property and protect your family.

Specifically, we recommend that you invest in impact-resistant windows, which are “the only window systems that are designed and certified to protect your building from both wind pressure and windborne debris without any additional exterior protection system such as shutters,” according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IIBHS).

In other words, impact windows are designed to remain shatter-proof. Even if the glass breaks or cracks during a hurricane, the pane will remain in place, thereby maintaining a barrier while preventing a flurry of shards.

Impact Windows Make an Impact

If you’re ready to strengthen your Florida home but don’t know where to start, Renewal by Andersen of Florida® wants to make it a breeze for you.

That’s why we now offer industry-leading Impact Windows, which have received certification through the Florida Product Approval program for High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ)!

But these windows are not only resistant to high impact. They are also…

  • Energy-efficient
  • Resistant to temperature-induced shrinking and expanding
  • Resistant to salt water
  • Resistant to water intrusion
  • And more!

Don’t wait until the next hurricane season blows its way in. Instead, learn more about Impact Windows by reaching out to our team! When you call, we’ll even schedule your FREE consultation. Dial (855) 830-2420 today!

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