Do you have Fort Lauderdale impact windows on your house? If not, you might want to consider adding them when you need new windows. Why is that? Well, you probably already know that they help a house quite a bit in a hurricane situation. If your windows break, the pressure can change in your home from the wind that blows through. The wind will try to find a way out and push up on your roof. That can blow the roof completely off or, at the very least, cause serious structural damage. That’s what can happen from just one broken window. So you know impact windows are worth their weight in gold during a hurricane event, but what other impacts can they resist at other times of the year? Here are a few to consider:
Baseballs From Neighborhood Kids
If you have kids in your home or even on your street, there are going to be games that break out. Whether they’re playing catch, t-ball, kickball or something else, your window could very well end up getting in the way of a game. You don’t want to ruin their fun with a broken window and you really don’t want to have to clean up the mess and replace the window. Neither will be a problem if you have impact windows. You don’t have to worry about a thing.
Children trip over rugs, their own feet, and anything else that gets in the way. If you’re being honest, you’ve tripped and fallen a few times yourself. While accidents happen, they can become downright tragic if the occur around a window. Windows that break can add cuts and serious injuries to a minor trip and fall if someone were to fall into them. With impact windows, the glass can withstand the weight of a person toppling over into it. Instead of breaking through, the person will bounce off and hopefully land on the soft rug or couch.
Rocks From Thieves
It makes sense that your windows are the most vulnerable part of your home, even more so than your doors. And for normal windows, that’s certainly true. They can be broken with a simple rock. But impact windows? No way. Throw a rock at an impact window and any thief will be seriously disappointed. The noise it makes it’s shattering, like it is with other windows.
Protecting your home from hurricanes in Florida is of high importance, but what about other things that can hit the windows between big storms? Impact windows in Fort Lauderdale protect a house from a lot more than just storms. If you want that kind of protection on your house, contact High End Impact Windows & Doors by calling (954) 782-7100. We’d be happy to answer more questions about what impact windows can do for your home, both during hurricane storms and at other times of the year. Stop by and see some options in person at 1472 S Dixie Hwy E, Pompano, FL 33060 where we’re happy to show you choices in our showroom.