If there’s one thing you can say about Florida, it’s the fact that this state has it all. It has beautiful weather year-round, hundreds of miles of pristine beaches, and the sun shines 250 to 260 days per year. Unfortunately, these positive factors are sometimes overshadowed by the fact that there are hurricanes and tropical storms to deal with as well. These weather events can be very destructive and damaging costing millions of dollars in homes and property.
Thus, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that many Floridians have chosen to install hurricane impact windows and doors to protect themselves and their homes. Most of us are familiar with their storm protection qualities and impact-resistant nature increasing your security against burglaries and home invasions. However, there are 3 aspects of impact-resistant doors and windows that you may not be aware of.
Improves energy efficiency – our A/C systems keep us cool in summer, a season that seems to be all year long in Florida. Unfortunately, many homeowners take advantage of this comfort and wind up paying more than they want each month on their utility bills as a result. One of the many features offered by impact windows and doors from V&V Windows is improved energy efficiency. By reducing the solar heat gain in summertime, you’ll save money on your monthly electric bill.
Increases UV protection – the sun’s harsh UV rays can damage artwork, carpeting, fabrics, and photographs. Many home interiors have suffered damage, discoloration, and fading after their repeated exposure to ultraviolet light. Because of the materials used in their multi-layer construction, impact-resistant doors and windows protect the interior of your home from the damaging UV rays of the sun. This is one of the best ways to protect your interiors while giving the home a double protection from the external elements.
Reduces noise exterior noise pollution – one of the most overlooked qualities of impact windows and doors is their ability to reduce the amount of exterior noise that may enter your home. If you live near a freeway or on a busy street, or if you have an inconsiderate neighbor that likes to mow their lawn at the crack of dawn, impact-resistant doors and windows are a smart investment to consider. So if you’re tired of these disruptions, these products will reduce that amount of exterior noise that you’re exposed to.
To learn more about the benefits of impact windows and doors or to have one of our professionals provide an estimate for your home for free, contact V&V Windows today. We’d be glad to help you choose the best for your budget and requirements.