Why Florida Homes Need Impact Windows

Florida is one of the best places to live. The temperate climate, the stunning beaches, the affordable price of living, and more—residing in the sunshine state comes with several perks.

However, the sun isn’t always shining in Florida as its nickname suggests. Floridians are far too well aware of the inclement weather that living in the state can bring. The hurricane season is high on the list of top concerns for Florida homeowners. To ensure that their homes remain in tip-top condition during and after the rough weather conditions, Florida homeowners must take the appropriate protective measures.

One proactive way of protecting the structural integrity of your home is by installing impact windows and doors. And while impact windows may be more expensive, their benefits outweigh their cost. Here are some of the reasons why Floridians need impact windows.

1. They Are Energy Efficient

According to Energy.gov, windows account for up to 25-30% of a home’s heat loss or gain in cooling and heating energy usage. And according to a University of Florida study, improperly sealed windows are responsible for 60% of all cooling and heating costs in Florida.

These stats show why it’s vital to have energy-efficient windows. This means using windows that are not only ENERGY STAR-rated but also hurricane-safe.

Impact windows have dual glass, an insulator center, and heavy-duty framing to reduce air leakage. Most of them also have features like low U-values, low emissivity glass, high R-values, and high VT (visible transmittance), all of which help reduce your energy bill and prolong the life of your AC.

2. They Offer UV protection

UV rays can damage your health and your belongings when you have windows that don’t protect you adequately from UV rays. Unlike regular non-impact windows that can only block up to 60% of UV rays, impact windows provide superior UV light protection by blocking out up to 99% of UV light.

With impact windows, you’ll not only be protected from harmful UV rays, but so will your furniture, floor, and walls. The best part is that impact windows block out harmful UV rays without darkening your home in any way.

3. They Reduce the Chance of Damage or Theft

While hurricane protection is one of the main motivators for investing in impact windows in Florida, these windows have additional security benefits. Impact windows add an extra layer of protection against various things, from flying debris during a storm to keeping out burglars during their attempted break-ins. The extra protection provided by these windows gives you the peace of mind that your home is safe.

Without storm-resistant impact windows, many homeowners scramble at the last minute to board their windows. Being prepared with impact windows will save you money and the last-minute headache of trying to keep your home safe from a hurricane.

4. They Help with Noise Reduction

Do you reside in a noisy neighborhood characterized by neighbors always playing loud music or cars zooming and beeping incessantly? In such scenarios, the noise reduction feature of impact windows will make a whole lot of difference.

Impact windows are not only designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, but they can also significantly minimize the noise levels coming in from outside. This means they can help create a more relaxing mood in your home and ensure you get a sounder sleep.

Contact ARMORVUE Window & Door Today for a Free Quote

Are you interested in replacing your current windows with superior impact windows? Contact the Experts at ARMORVUE to learn more about Florida Impact Windows and Doors. We will schedule a free, in-home or showroom consultation to discuss your needs and help you determine which impact products are best suited to your home. We will provide a written estimate and also have smart financing options available to help make any replacement project fit your budget. Don’t wait. Call us today


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