When you hear about hurricane windows in St. Petersburg, FL, it’s hard not to think about the hurricane storms that rage through the area during certain seasons of the year. While these windows were designed to combat hurricane winds and bad storms (and they do a great job at it), they also are very handy to have on the off seasons for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the things they do all year long, even when hurricanes are not a threat.
Increase Home Security
You feel safer at home during hurricanes, but you should also feel safer when hurricanes are no longer in season. Your home security is safe all year long when you have hurricane windows. Windows are the most vulnerable part of any home, but windows that won’t break? Not so much. If hurricanes can throw a brick at a window and it won’t break, an intruder won’t be able to get through, either. Neither will a badly thrown ball or a poorly hit golf ball.
Better Energy Bills
You know that replacement windows of any kind will likely lower your energy bills, but hurricane windows will do an even better job at keeping energy within the home. You can have bills even lower than you expected all year long. That helps you to pay yourself back for the initial investment or to start saving up for some other home improvement, a vacation, or whatever else you want.
UV Ray Protection
Some sun feels great after a cool day, but the Florida sun can be very intense. You expect it when you are outside, but when you go inside, you want protection from the sun. Your items can easily fade if the UV rays get in, but with hurricane windows, you won’t have to worry about it. They come with low-E coatings which bounces heat back out of your home so you don’t have to worry about the excess sun’s heat or about fading from UV rays on anything inside.
These are just a few ways in which hurricane windows work well for your home all year long. You might think they would be large, clunky windows, but they look very similar to normal windows. In fact, you may not even be able to tell the difference just by looking. They cost a bit more than replacement windows, but they bring so many benefits, before, during, and after hurricanes, that it’s hard to put a price tag on their value.
If you’re still deciding between regular and hurricane windows in St. Petersburg, FL, contact the experts at Clearwater Window & Door Inc. You can ask questions by phone at (727) 559-7007 or you can set up a time to visit our showroom so we can give you a tour. We’re located at 2025 Gulf to Bay Blvd Clearwater, FL 33765 and our consultations are completely free. You’re at no obligation to order anything from us after a consultation, either. We’re just here to help you get the information you need.