Lighthouse Point is a city in Broward County, Florida. There’s a lighthouse, of course – the city was named because of the nearby Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, on Hillsboro Beach. There are more than 5,000,000 people living in the Florida metropolitan area, where Lighthouse Point is located. It’s a beautiful place to live – Florida sunshine, lots of activities, and great opportunities. But living in Florida isn’t all sweet and light – as with any community, there are things you should be aware of.
And in Lighthouse Point, like all of Florida, that thing is hurricane season. Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th, and at any point in that time period, you could be hit by a hurricane. The most active month of the year is August. What does this mean for you? It means you must have a plan, and you must be protected in the event of a storm.
People sometimes think that tropical storms or lower category hurricanes are nothing to be concerned about, but they would be wrong: a tropical storm can be just one mile an hour of wind speed away from being a hurricane, and even a Category One hurricane can do major damage to your home or property. The state of Florida, in fact, recommends that you have a plan for imminent hurricanes, and one of the things that they recommend is preparing and safeguarding your home.
One of the best things you can do for your home is to install impact hurricane windows. There is no better protection against flying debris and high winds – in fact, they are the only type of window not required by Florida law to be covered by hurricane shutters in order to be covered by insurance. They are considered enough protection on their own, without further protection.
This is partly because of the special coating that they receive – it’s impact resistant, just like a car windshield, and that means it is strong. It also means that it doesn’t shatter and stays in the frame if it cracks. But not only is the window strong – it is a double layer of glass, with a strong inner liner between the two layers, which means wind or debris or rain must go through three layers before it ever enters your house.
Impact hurricane windows are the best type of window to install on your Lighthouse Point home; they keep you safe from the storm, and they meet and exceed all Florida building codes. They will protect you and your family when a storm is on the way.