Key Reasons To Invest In Impact Windows For Your Home


Especially for those homeowners who live in areas prone to significant instances of severe weather, impact windows are a popular topic of conversation. However, many homeowners don't understand the significance of investing in these windows. It's worth taking the time to understand the many benefits you'll enjoy from investing in impact glass for your windows. Here are a few of the many reasons why this is such a great investment for any home.

Muffles Sound Transfer

Traditional construction window glass features only a couple of panes of glass, up to three if you choose triple-pane glass windows. The glass panes are separated by a layer of gas that serves as an insulating layer, but so few glass panes will do little for blocking sound transfer. Especially when you live on a busy street or in a noisy neighborhood, this can be bothersome.

Impact windows, on the other hand, typically feature many panes of laminated, reinforced glass. Because there are so many layers of glass, and each one is coated with a safety laminate, you'll notice significant noise transfer reduction, both from the inside out and from the outside in.

Improves Energy Costs

Unlike a traditional window, an impact window actually provides a barrier against thermal transfer. The construction of the glass layers and laminate is crafted to stop impacts, so it's dense enough to help control temperature fluctuations due to outside temperature changes.

The insulating properties of impact windows will help to reduce your home's climate control and energy costs significantly over time. This can help you generate enough of a return on the investment to markedly reduce your total costs on the installation.

Reduced Home Insurance

In addition to saving money on your home energy costs, you may also find that the installation of impact windows reduces your home insurance costs as well. Many insurance companies offer safety discounts for these types of windows on a home. 

Impact glass provides added security against a breach, whether human or nature. As a result, it reduces the likelihood of claims being filed against your policy, which means premium savings for you.

Provides Added Home Security

Shattering a window is a common way for burglars and home intruders to gain access to your property. Traditional windows are fragile enough that many would-be intruders can easily break them to gain entry.

When you install impact glass, however, you create a barrier that is nearly impossible for a burglar to penetrate. These windows are intended to withstand storm-force wind debris, so a burglar doesn't stand a chance.

Ensures Storm Protections

When you live in a coastal area that's prone to hurricanes or another area that's susceptible to severe weather, you should consider impact windows for a storm barrier. You will enjoy added protection against storm damage because these windows are crafted specifically for this purpose. Even if the glass breaks, the laminate will prevent it from shattering completely. 


24 July 2020

Garage Renovation: Choosing a New Door

I liked everything about my newly-purchased home with the exception of the garage door. The old swing type door didn't work for me. It took too much time and effort to open, and the door was a little too heavy for some of the family members. That's when I decided to talk with a contractor. With his help, I chose a remote controlled rolling door. Once it was in place, it was easy to see how convenient this was for our family. There was no lifting and no getting out of the car in the rain to open the door. Since it came with a manual override mechanism when the power was out, it was perfect. If you are thinking about installing a new garage door, let's talk. I'll tell you what I learned along the way and why I chose an overhead door for my garage.