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5 Reasons Hurricane Impact Resistant Windows and Doors are Right for your Boca Raton Home

Boca Raton Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors

Boca Raton, Florida is known as “Boca” by us locals. It is a city with beautiful beaches, golf courses; luxury hotels, fine art museums and so much more. Located in The Palm Beach in the heart of Florida’s Atlantic Ocean Coast, Boca Raton is a fabulous place to live and own a home. With the many benefits of home ownership in this lovely community, there are special concerns Boca residents must address. Hurricane preparedness is an important part of living in this beautiful place. And, although most residents use hurricane shutters for protection, we, at High End Impact Windows and Doors would like to present you several reasons why hurricane impact resistant windows are a wise addition to your Boca Raton home.

Reason 1 – Unsurpassed hurricane protection

Although shutters and other impact protection systems have been in use of over 200 years, the last 20 years has shown great advancement in testing and technology to protect homes from windborne debris and water.

Hurricane impact resistant windows are made of laminated glass, which consists of two or more panes that has clear plastic-like film between each pane and then it is all bonded together. The layering of materials and their thickness is what makes these windows withstand hurricane force winds and flying debris. Hurricane impact resistant windows can shatter however, they will not break completely. In the event of a broken window, the plastic interlayer holds the glass fragments in place and keeps them intact. This will prevent water, wind or flying debris from entering through the window and into a home or other structure. Any window labeled impact resistant must undergo testing on the glass, frame, attachment hardware, as well as the installation method. Hurricane impact resistant windows and doors are tested to determine their ability to resist the impact of large wind borne debris (missiles) by shooting 2x4s of specified lengths and weights against them at specific speeds. Several different groups have developed engineering standards that establish missile sizes, test methods and acceptance criteria for the tests. For houses, the typical large missile test for missile category D consists of a 9-pound 2×4 piece of lumber impacting the shutter or product end on at 50 feet per second.

Reason 2 – Energy Efficiency

Hurricane impact resistant windows and doors are energy efficient. They can be configured to have Low E glass. By using this Low E glass technology, homeowners can obtain high levels of year-round comfort while achieving important energy savings. The latest Low E glasses deliver the ideal balance between solar control and high visibility.

By filtering out 99% of UV rays, our hurricane impact resistant windows can shield your furniture, carpet, artwork and window treatments from the effects of fading caused by the sun. We also offer a variety of high-performance glass options that feature tints and Low-E coatings that help reduce solar heat gain, increase comfort and help you better manage energy costs. Energy Star rated hurricane impact resistant windows and doors have been proven to reduce energy consumption by up to 40%.

Reason 3 – Beauty

At High End Impact Windows and Doors, we offer a large selection of beautiful hurricane impact resistant windows and doors from premier manufacturers such as TM Florida’s Best, Windoor and Eurotech. All of our products are designed to meet or exceed Florida’s most stringent building codes. Our brands offer a range of standard colors and can also match custom color requests. Our manufacturers offer window and door styling that compliments all type of architecture. Whether it is Contemporary, Mediterranean or Modernism, we will have styles that suit your unique design vision.

Reason 4 – Noise Reduction

The installation of hurricane impact resistant windows and doors can help to reduce the effect of outside noise by up to 50%. Impact windows and doors can help make your home a more tranquil environment. This is especially beneficial in areas with heavy traffic or airport noise. In fact, the same type of glass is often used in airports and recording studios to significantly reduce ambient noise. Also, breaking a window is the most common means of entry for an intruder. With hurricane impact resistant windows the same effortless protection that guards against hurricane damage also deters intruders.

Reason 5 – Reduction in Insurance Premium

Having adequate insurance coverage for your home and its contents is extremely important. Insurance companies in Florida must now include a simple checklist on the front of all homeowner’s policies making it easier for you to discuss your coverage with your insurance agent, and determine whether you have enough coverage to rebuild after a catastrophe. Insurance providers also recognize the value of hurricane impact resistant windows and doors in protecting your home and belongings. Most companies will give you a discount on your premium if you install them. Be sure to consult with your insurance agent for the latest information on hurricane coverage in your area and to obtain all the available discounts.

Hurricane protection is an important part of living in Boca Raton. In fact, you can find additional information at www.myboca.us. For more information on hurricane impact resistant windows and doors, we invite you to experience the High End difference for yourself. Give us a call at (954)782-7100 or fill out the online contact form on our website. We would be happy to meet with you at our state of the art showroom at 1472 South Dixie Highway E Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Here you will be able to view our vast assortment of hurricane impact resistant windows and doors. Our knowledgeable staff can provide you with information and suggestions to help you understand more fully the reasons hurricane impact resistant are right for your Boca Raton home.