Florida Impact Windows
Impact-Resistant Windows Help to Protect
your Home from Storms
Have peace of mind with the added benefits of:
When investing in hurricane impact windows in Florida, you’re putting money into a modern installation that guarantees protection from flying debris and inclement weather. For homes in Central Florida, having storm windows is a major step in the direction of long-term safety for your home and family.
The impact-resistant windows are tested before they’re installed onto a Florida home. These high-quality impact-resistant windows in Orlando and Central Florida will protect your home from high-velocity flying objects in the event of a hurricane or any other severe storm. Add strength, security, and safety to your new construction or next window replacement project with our hurricane impact windows in Orlando, Melbourne, Cocoa, and Daytona.
STORM DAMAGE PREVENTION
Hurricanes and other coastal storms constantly plague Florida, but impact-resistant windows are one of the best defenses your home has against these natural disasters. When you have specialty windows installed, your home stands a better chance against strong weather conditions, including hurricanes and hail. Other coastal storms pose no threat against storm windows in Florida. After installing impact-resistant windows onto your Florida home, you no longer need to rely on using storm shutters or panels. Even in the most intense hurricane-prone areas, a home’s interior remains standing.
Even if your storm window gets a direct hit from wind-blown debris, a specially designed laminate layer within the panes keeps shattered glass pieces together, preventing damage and injury. The impact windows we install onto Florida home can protect a homeowner from debris, dirt, and other extremities storms brew in from other places.
FUNCTIONALITY AND DURABILITY
Before impact-resistant windows in Florida can be made, they need to first go through an inspection to ensure the materials meet standards. The glass you see right now needs to have layers to block out debris while also preventing shattering. The hurricane windows on Florida homes go through a rigorous inspection to determine strength, and if they pass this inspection, they can be installed.
Before approving Florida impact-resistant windows, each homeowner needs to ensure that the glass grade meets the requirements in their hurricane zone. We actually do that ahead of time, so you’re not left wondering if the impact-resistant windows meet your town’s requirements, including Orlando and the rest of Central Florida. Hurricane windows are ideal for your Florida home because they are made from durable materials with proven strength against high-winds and other parts of a hurricane. Even while the storm windows stand up against Florida weather, they are still attractive, functional, and easy to maintain. The laminated impact-resistant glass panes are specially manufactured to stand up to the toughest of weather challenges.
What is Impact Glass or an Impact Window?
Impact glass is a type of sheet that’s heavy-duty, meaning that it’s manufactured with multiple layers of glass and a clear plastic-like film. The film used in the production of impact windows in Florida is a bonding agent that manufacturers use to infuse multiple layers of glass together. This hybrid laminated glass is energy efficient and can be tinted, just like a traditional glass window, for added sun protection. It is installed within a durable and reinforced frame that can be used in a variety of designs of windows and doors. These hurricane-reinforced windows will be able to stand up to the force of a high-velocity projectile impact.
How do Impact-Resistant Windows Protect my Home?
Traditional glass windows break and sharp fragments fly everywhere when storm debris hits your home. Water, more flying debris and wind can enter your home causing further damage. Even storm shutters and panels can blow off in high winds, exposing vulnerable glass windows to damage and leaving your precious home defenseless. What does the laminate layer of hurricane windows do to your Florida home besides make it look sleek and aesthetically pleasing? Well, the lamination used in creating impact windows in Florida adds additional protection by making the glass harder to shatter. It holds the glass in place if it shatters from the impact of an object, which minimizes further damage from water, debris or wind. These impact-resistant windows in Orlando and the rest of Central Florida also provide a higher level of security after the storm is over, since they remain intact even if the glass is broken.
After the storm, there is still a lot of air pressure, resulting in more windows being broken. The windows break from a vacuum created by the air pressure. When you install hurricane windows onto your Florida home, you avoid shattered glass completely because of the multiple layers that are inside of the window. It’s a myth that opening your windows during a severe storm or hurricane can prevent this air pressure build-up. Impact glass bends and flexes with wind and air pressure changes. Advanced engineering allows your windows to flex several inches in or out as the air pressure fluctuates during a storm. This prevent parts of your home, including the roof, from being pulled off and blown away.
Why have Impact-Resistant Windows Installed in your Florida Home?
Florida Building Code requires hurricane windows.
Do you live in a high velocity hurricane zone? The Florida Building Code (FBC) requires that homeowners within one mile of the coast have hurricane windows installed in their home. Wind speeds can reach 150 mph or greater in these areas which necessitates the protection provided by the laminated impact glass used in our windows. Even outside of the mandated area, the FBC recommends hurricane window installation for homes where severe weather frequently occurs. Impact windows add value to any home, and they may even lower insurance premiums in certain areas. We have been providing Central Florida—including Orlando—with impact-resistant window installation for many years and can attest to the difference it has made in not only minimizing storm damage but avoiding it altogether. Why should you install storm windows onto your Florida home? Alongside the other reasons above, they could also protect your home from unwanted guests. Prepare your home for more than just storms with impact-resistant windows that are hard to break and even more impossible to unlock with added security features.
Burglar-proof your home.
Impact-resistant windows aren’t only for preventing outdoor elements from storms; they’re also for preventing intruders. The unique characteristics of impact windows increase security and safety in Florida homes by supplying an unbreakable surface that’s high quality and free of breaks. Hurricane force strength means that a burglar can’t break in through a window with a rock or other heavy object either. Keep your family safe and your home secure by installing these windows throughout your entire house along with our impact doors.
Thieves attempted to break into this home with a metal gate post but were thwarted by our Burglar-Proof windows!
Why buy Impact Windows from us?
Our high-quality specialized windows are available in a wide range of sizes and can be customized to fit your home’s needs. They are suitable for new construction or replacement. Our windows come with a warranty and are from a trusted and reliable Andersen brand. You won’t need to sacrifice aesthetics for high-impact protection, because we have a variety of window and door designs available for your home. For homeowners in Central Florida, impact windows make all the difference in making sure your home weathers even the most severe coastal storms. Allow our window experts to set the groundwork for an all-out defense against the worst Mother Nature has to offer.
Why pick us? We’re among the best window replacement companies around central Florida, and we focus the most on quality. We want to ensure your Florida home has the best-quality impact windows possible. Reach out by contacting us at (321) 203-4336 or via email through our contact page here.
Florida Window & Door Solutions
500 Plumosa Ave. | Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
We serve the Greater Central Florida area.
This includes: All of Seminole, Orange, and Volusia Counties, the Northern part of Osceola, Eastern Lake, Southern Flagler, and most of Brevard.