Forecasters are very good at predicting hurricanes today. They can tell you what the hurricane is doing out over the ocean, when it is going to hit land, where it might go, and how strong it might be. But they can’t predict exactly what the storm will do to your home. If you are considering shoring up your home with hurricane windows in Clearwater, FL, take a look at this comparison of homes after bad storms with regular windows and homes with hurricane windows:
The State Of The Windows
If you’ve ever seen a hurricane on TV or in person, you know the winds are crazy. Things you never imagined would blow around are being thrown through the air. After a storm leaves the area, if you have regular windows, they could very well be shattered. Something like a brick, a baseball a kid left out, or a number of other things could get thrown against the glass during a bad storm and that type of glass isn’t made to hold up against much. On the other hand, if you have hurricane windows, the glass will still be intact. The thick layers of tempered glass have plastic membranes between each layer and they are impact resistant to even something as strong as a missile.
The Interior Of The Home
The damage to the inside of your house will vary based on how strong the storm was, how many windows broke, and so on. But it won’t be pretty. Even if just one window gets hit and shatters, the rain and winds will have access to your home. They can blow debris in and start taking pictures off walls and statues off shelves. Things will be tossed around, broken, and wet. Plus, if the pressure in your home changes enough due to the encroaching winds, you could also see structural damage to the roof, walls, or both. If you have hurricane windows, however, the winds don’t get through so you don’t have to worry about any damage to the interior of your home. There’s going to be leaves, branches, and other debris laying around outside, but inside, things are safe, sound, and well protected.
These are just a few of the things to consider as you think about getting hurricane windows in Clearwater, FL. If you’ve ever been through a hurricane storm before, you know how bad they can get. You want your house to be able to withstand the storm and then some. Since you never know how strong they will be from year to year, it’s best to get new windows installed that can stand up to them, whenever they come through. Call the professionals at Clearwater Window & Door Inc at (727) 559-7007 and let’s start a conversation about what your house could get through with these windows in place. You can also visit our showroom for examples and more information at 2025 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765. Our website for more information, too, is at Clearwaterwindowanddoor.com.