When it comes to securing your home – both from weather and break-ins – your windows are one of your home’s most vulnerable features. High-quality impact windows can protect your home.
How Are Impact Windows Different From Standard Windows?
Also called hurricane-proof or impact-resistant windows, these windows will not shatter on impact. Instead, a heavy enough impact will crack the glass and create a spider-web type pattern but the window will remain intact.
Impact windows get their strength from aluminum frames. Depending on the type, the glass is tempered, laminated, heat-treated, or tinted.
In addition to durability, impact windows can reduce energy costs and protect furniture from fading in sunny areas. Impact windows come in a huge range of options for energy efficiency. We will help you understand the often complicated terms associated with impact windows, such as low-e, solar heat gain coefficient, r-value and u-value.