Details Every Buyer Should Know About Impact Windows and Doors

For many South Florida residents every year prior to hurricane season, we see people tediously prepping their homes for impending storms.  They duct tape their windows, gather sandbags, purchase flashlights and extra batteries, and so on.  You have to be thinking that there’s got to be a better way.  Indeed, there is.  It’s called impact-resistant windows and doors or simply impact windows and doors. There are many aspects to consider when you are buying impact windows.

Often referred to as hurricane or storm windows and doors, these components can protect your family and home, giving you one less thing to be worried about, and help provide you peace of mind in the process. We are the manufacturer and installers and are able to ensure that our impact windows and doors are properly installed.

How Do You Choose Impact-resistant Windows?

If you’ve never had any experience with impact windows, you’re probably wondering how to choose them and ensure that you, your family, and the contents of your home will be protected.  Here are 6 important factors you have to consider when you decide to purchase impact-resistant windows and doors for your home:

  • Building code compliant – purchasing impact-resistant windows and doors that comply with all local area building codes will keep you on the right side of the law.  When it comes to these types of windows and doors, there are federal and state laws that must be adhered to.
  • Buy local – rest assured, our manufactured impact windows and doors are all up to code and have been designed to withstand climatic and environmental conditions. Our products are built in the heart of Hialeah.
  • Corrosion resistance – this is a key factor considered as the salt water from the Atlantic or the Gulf can be very corrosive.  Impact windows and doors that are corrosion-resistant will last for years without being negatively impacted by salt water.
  • Durability – most buildings in Florida undergo an inspection (every 40 years) to determine if they are up to code standards.  So it’s important to ensure that your windows and doors have met these standards.
  • Hurricane resistance – if you’re shopping for impact-resistant windows and doors, this is a critical factor to be aware of.  Since different categories of hurricanes commonly occur, your best bet is to install impact-resistant glass windows and doors capable of withstanding category 5 hurricanes as these are the strongest.
  • Local pricing – buying locally significantly cuts stamp duty and tax expense.  It also eliminates or reduces transportation costs.  Be aware that premium impact-resistant glass usually comes at a premium price.  However, by paying slightly higher than the average market rate, you’re guaranteeing that you’re getting durable impact windows of the highest quality.

To learn more about impact-resistant windows, call V&V Windows at (305) 888-4151 today. Our business representatives will be happy to assist you with any specific requirements and measurements your home may need. Call now!

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