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Benefits of Impact Windows for Energy Efficiency

You probably know that hurricane impact windows can protect your home from the high winds and wind-borne debris thrown by a hurricane or a tropical storm. You probably also know that they are the only windows in Florida not required to be covered by hurricane shutters. You might also know that they can save you money on your monthly insurance premiums because of their extreme ability to keep your home free from damage and safe, both from hurricane-force winds and intruders who try to enter the home by breaking the windows. But did you know that they can also save you money on your heating and cooling bills?

The heavy duty aluminum framing of impact resistant windows or doors, along with the double layer of laminated glass sandwiched over a middle layer of yet more impact resistant material, makes them very energy efficient. You might not realize the amount of heat or cold that is transferred by standard windows – you both lose air from inside the home, and transfer heat or cold from outside the home when they are installed. Impact resistant windows keep this from happening; the air inside the home stays the temperature that you want it to be, and none of the heat or cold from outside the home is let in, because of their outstanding ability to block it. The money you save on heating and cooling bills could be substantial, and makes the hurricane impact windows pay for themselves in time. We all know the heat and humidity of a summer month in Florida; don’t you want your home to stay cool and dry during the wet season? If so, hurricane impact windows should definitely be on your list of additions to your home. After you install them, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do this sooner. The money you save is just one advantage – though it is a good one – being more comfortable in your own home is priceless.

The specially laminated glass also keeps ultraviolet light from entering your home and this protects your belongings. The 99% blocking of UV is standard for hurricane impact windows, and preventing UV light from entering your home keeps your belongings from fading and damage. While there will be no reduction in the light into your home, the damage done by sunlight will be minimized or stopped. No more faded carpets or curtains; no more fretting about pictures or paintings being damaged by the rays of the sun. Hurricane impact windows will keep your belongings safe.