Making home improvements such as landscaping your property, painting the exterior and interior of your home, and remodeling the bathrooms and kitchen can all increase the resale value of your home. Yet so many homeowners view impact windows as functional updates that don’t add any resale value. This is a misconception at the very least. They’re an excellent way to allow more natural light in without sacrificing safety and security. Natural light not only enhances the appearance of your home, it creates a warm and inviting interior environment.
The problem with natural light is that it usually involves having to install larger windows. In turn, this generates a greater security risk and higher monthly utility bills. So what’s the solution? Impact windows and doors. They provide natural light without sacrificing anything. Not only do they keep you, your family, and your belongings safe and secure during severe storm events, they also keep the cool air in and the hot air out during the summer. This provides the added benefit of energy efficiency.
The average Florida home will lose up to 30% of its cooling and heating energy if there are air leaks around your windows. A recent study conducted by Energy Star revealed that switching to impact windows from single-pane windows could save you almost $500 annually. The rule of thumb is that you should replace your older single-pane windows about every 10 years. Conversely, if you install impact-resistant windows, they could potentially last even longer.
In an ideal scenario, the sounds of birds singing and children laughing would be the only exterior noises that you hear while inside your home. Unfortunately, there’s no such ideal scenario. Thus, you usually end up hearing loud cars driving by, a neighbor mowing their lawn, and traffic on a nearby busy street. Fortunately, impact windows and doors can significantly reduce noise pollution so your indoor environment remains peaceful despite those exterior noises.
About Impact Doors
Protection is key when it comes to safeguarding your family from crime and other elements. With impact windows and doors burglars are deterred from breaking and entering as it is much harder to break through impact glass vs. standard ones. Most south Florida residents know that Mother Nature is the main culprit where that is concerned. The best way to ensure that you’re prepared for hurricane season is by installing impact windows and doors. There are no mounting sheets of plywood or closing shutters. Impact windows and doors are a great investment and add value to your home.
To learn more, call V&V Windows today at (305) 888-4151. Our business representatives are here to help you with more information about impact windows. Call now.