During a storm, the atmospheric pressure inside your home remains constant because the windows and doors remain closed. Outside, the pressure rises in relationship to the storm’s strength. The differential in pressure is what can become dangerous.
Any piece of flying debris can penetrate the window and when this happens (even with just one window) your entire residence is at risk for catastrophic damage.
This is why impact windows are constructed with laminated hurricane resistant glass; Impact windows and doors are designed to withstand flying debris.
Significant amount of water damage can occur even if a window or door remains intact during a bad storm. There are two ways this can occur: In a severe storm with high winds, the window frame and glass will bend and create small exposed openings where water can penetrate. With storms that have high winds sustained for several hours, a home can literally take on hundreds of gallons of water.
In addition to the safety and protection from hurricanes and other storms, impact windows and doors help homeowners in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Lighthouse Point in several other ways. Impact doors and windows are great for insulating noise. If you live near a busy street, park, or shopping center, impact windows and doors can drastically cut down on noise, including noise from storms, rain, and wind. Impact resistant doors and windows also add safety from break-ins. Our durable yet attractive doors and windows are a great deterrent against burglars. They won't be able to simply smash through a window or cut the glass to get inside.
Possibly one of the best reasons for purchasing impact windows and doors is the money you can save on your homeowners insurance. Between the added safety and protection of your home and the money you can save, impact doors and windows are the right fit for homeowners in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, and all areas throughout South Florida.