There are many types of windows that provide different features. Impact
windows are one of the best choices for homeowners to protect their homes
from hurricane winds and home invaders. Continue reading for
a brief guide to impact windows.
They are manufactured with multiple layers.
Impact windows are manufactured with high-impact materials and innovative
techniques. Two strong pieces of glass are sealed together with a sheet
of polyvinyl butyral, also known as PRB, in the middle. Some impact windows
may also be constructed with laminated glass and glass-clad polycarbonate.
Both of these impact windows can withstand multiple impacts from debris
and rocks that might hit a home’s window during a hurricane.
They can withstand hurricane-force winds.
A hurricane’s winds can reach over 150 mph. These speeds are strong
enough to rip off vinyl siding, snap or uproot trees, and throw debris
at incredible speeds. If a window or door incurs damage from impact, then
the house could experience a rapid change in air pressure. This change
can cause significant damage to other areas of the house, such as the
roof and other window installations. Impact windows can withstand the
intense winds and prevent damage to the rest of the house by resisting
They have cost-saving benefits.
Impact windows are constructed and installed in a way that provides more
energy efficiency to a home. Windows are one of the leakiest areas of
a home, which can cost homeowners hundreds of dollars a year in lost energy.
Impact windows provide a stronger seal and insulated window glass to prevent
air from escaping or entering a home. This can save homeowners a lot in
Learn more about impact window installations near Orlando with the experienced
team at Window World. We offer free, in-home estimates to help our customers
types of windows should be installed in their homes. Please call us at (407) 734-2996 to
schedule a free estimate.