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Learn the Benefits of Hurricane Impact Resistant Windows for Your Oakland Park Home at High End Impact Windows and Doors

Oakland Park Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors

Window protection is a key aspect of hurricane preparedness. Beyond the look of windows or glass doors, important considerations in hurricane-prone regions such as Oakland Park are the pressure rating of windows and how they will be protected from windborne debris. There are many products and systems available that provide windborne debris impact protection for windows. However, impact rated windows are the only window systems that are designed and certified to protect your home from both wind pressure and windborne debris without any additional exterior protection system such as shutters. Although building codes for Oakland Park only require hurricane shutters we, at High End Impact Windows and Doors, would like help familiarize you with hurricane impact resistant windows and doors and the benefits they can provide your home.

A key advantage of hurricane impact resistant windows is that they are passive protection systems that are in place 24/7. They do not need to be activated when you are busy with other storm preparations and they also provide protection against unexpected weather events. Hurricane impact resistant windows are laminated glass windows that consist of two pieces of glass that sandwich a sheet of clear polyvinyl butaryl (PVB) plastic laminate. Although the glass layers may break if subjected to significant force, they remain bonded to the laminate and are less likely to shatter. Laminated glass alone is not rated to provide protection against windborne debris that may occur during a hurricane. Hurricane impact resistant window systems are a combination of laminated glass and reinforced window frames. They are the only window systems that are tested and designed to protect against wind pressure AND windborne debris. It is important to know that all hurricane impact resistant windows are laminated glass systems, but not all laminated glass systems are impact rated. Simply because a product is labeled “laminated” does mean it has passed the required missile impact tests necessary for an impact rating.

At High End Impact Windows and Doors, we offer a large selection of 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 large variety of architectural styles in a range of designer colors. Our manufacturers offer variety of custom colors and wood grain finishes to suit your unique needs. You can even get a two tone option that has a different color inside and out. Hurricane impact resistant windows and doors can be configured to have Low E glass to significantly improve energy efficiency. With the current 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%.

The laminated glass in hurricane impact resistant windows and doors also provide excellent sound reduction properties. The use of laminated instead of annealed glass can result in an additional noise reduction of approximately 30% for a standard mixture of aircraft, railroad and vehicular traffic noise. 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.

Additionally, breaking a window is the most common means of entry for an intruder. With hurricane impact resistant windows the same strong protection that guards against hurricane damage also deters intruders.

Many insurance companies recognize the protection that hurricane impact resistant windows and doors provide and offer discounts on premiums. In order to obtain the discounts or credits, all the openings in the home must be protected. Homeowners with questions should contact their insurance agents to make sure they are receiving proper credit for any steps taken to strength their home.

High End Impact Windows and Doors are the area’s leading experts in high quality hurricane impact resistant windows and doors. We specialize in hurricane impact resistant windows, doors, shutters, and commercial entry doors. We are expertly trained with decades of experience. We are dedicated to delivering only the highest quality craftsmanship at affordable pricing. We work hard to meet or beat any competitor’s price. At High End Impact Windows and Doors, we focus on educating our clients and we work hard to build a trusted and professional relationship with them. We believe this ultimately leads to greater customer satisfaction. We believe our happy customers are why we are rewarded with many new business referrals. We are A-rated by the Better Business Bureau and are a MySafeFloridaHome.com participating contractor.

We want you to experience the High Impact difference for yourself. We invite you to visit us at our state-of-the-art showroom. Give us a call at (954)782-7100 or fill out the online contact form on our website. We are located at 1472 South Dixie Highway E Pompano Beach, FL 33060. You will be able to view our wide assortment of hurricane impact resistant windows and patio doors. Our knowledgeable staff can provide you with information and suggestions to help you learn more about our products and how they can benefit your Oakland Park home.