When you live in Pinellas County, hurricanes might be your biggest fear. Otherwise, Clearwater is a lovely, sunny place to live. But since hurricanes come along from time to time, you have to take precautions to protect your home and family. Florida building codes want you to have shutters on your windows or impact resistant windows. If you are thinking of installing those impact resistant windows, but hesitate because of the cost, think twice. There are a lot of other benefits to impact resistant windows outside of hurricane protection. Even if we don’t get another hurricane for years (and we hope that’s the case!) impact resistant windows can be working in your favor. Here’s how.
If a hurricane force wind can’t get through impact resistant windows, do you really think an average intruder can? You are shielding yourself against crime when you have these windows in your home. Impact resistant windows have PVB interlayers sealed between the glass, making break-ins almost impossible. Many homeowners put this type of window in just to prevent break-ins!
When you have impact resistant windows on your Florida home, the insurance company recognizes it. They know it is an effective force against hurricanes and other storms. If you protect all of your home’s openings with these windows, you could get premium discounts from your insurance company. The savings can help pay you back for the initial investment.
These windows are also very energy efficient with their tight seal and effective materials. If hurricane winds can’t get through, neither can the everyday hot, humid air. That means you’ll start to see lower utility bills so you will be saving in that area as well.
The Florida sun can get mighty hot and when you are inside, you want a break from those rays. The impact resistant windows have UV blocking coatings on them to shield your possessions from the sun. You don’t have to worry about things fading because of the sun any longer. You can have the natural light you want without the damage it can cause.
Overall Peace of Mind
No matter why you choose the impact resistant windows in Pinellas County, the reality is, they will give you peace of mind when a storm rolls through. Whether it’s a hurricane or a bad thunderstorm, you won’t have to worry about your home nearly as much. If winds penetrate the home, they can create pressure and damage or remove the roof. That’s not ideal! Peace of mind during a storm is priceless, really.
If you are interested in impact-resistant windows for one or many reasons, call Clearwater Window & Door Inc at 727-559-7007. We have been serving area Florida residents since 1957. When it comes to protecting a home against storms and other Florida elements, we know what we’re doing! Stop by our showroom and see examples of the products we offer today at 2025 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765.