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Home Safety and How Impact Windows & Doors Can Help

You may already know that impact windows and doors offer added protection against damage from hurricanes and tropical storms.  But did you know that they can protect you and your family from home-related crimes such as burglaries and home invasions? When a burglar or intruder breaks into your home, they typically break a window or kick in a door.  These types of forced entry methods are quick and simple and permit an intruder to enter your home in a matter of seconds.

As the name implies, impact-resistant windows and doors are designed to withstand the impact of wind-borne debris during a hurricane.  However, they can also spoil break-in attempts by a burglar or other intruder.  Unlike regular glass that shatters on impact, the glass used in impact windows and doors is constructed with an inner layer of resin that is sandwiched between two layers of glass.  As a result, these windows and doors will splinter, but they won’t break.

Consequently, breaking through impact-resistant windows and doors can prove to be too difficult and tedious for any criminal to deal with.  Burglars and intruders typically depend on covertness and speed to lower their chances of getting caught in the act.  However, with impact windows and doors, you’ll decrease their ability to enter your home quietly and quickly.  Needless to say, you’ll enjoy the added layer of security that these products provide.

In addition to protecting your family and your home from hurricanes and wind-borne debris as well as criminals, these products provide additional benefits such as:


  • Discounts on homeowner’s insurance premiums
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Increasing the value of your home
  • Providing UV protection
  • Reducing noise pollution


Impact-resistant windows and doors can also protect against accidents.  For example, here’s a scenario to illustrate this point.  Imagine the local neighborhood children are playing baseball in the street and one of them bats a ball at your window.  If you have regular glass windows, that batted ball is going to break through and possibly damage something inside.  However, if you’ve installed impact windows and doors, the glass will only splinter and not shatter. And that helps to prevent accidents. When it is about hurricane season, you are sure your home and family are protected. 

While traditional glass windows can easily be broken by flying debris during a hurricane, impact-resistant windows and doors are sturdier due to their multi-layer construction.  When you consider the many benefits that these products provide, it’s easy to see how they pay for themselves in the long run.  For more information about these products, call V&V Windows at (305) 888-4151 today.


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