If you have not started to plan for hurricane season and you live in South Florida, then you really need to get started, as we are in the middle of hurricane season at the moment. You need to have a plan in place just in case of an emergency and you need to consider some upgrades for your house or commercial building.
Unfortunately, with the beauty of living in the tropics, also comes the yearly possibility of dealing with tropical storms. When you decide to make your home or business hurricane proof, the first place to start is with your windows and rightfully so, because windows represent the majority of the openings in your home. And if flying debris is going to hit your home, there is a good chance that it will hit one of your windows.
So how are you protecting your windows and can they stand up to wind borne debris?
Impact windows manufactured and then undergo several different tests to see how they stand up to tropical storm conditions. With impact resistant windows there are multiple layers of impact glass and then a middle layer that his shatter resistant to further increase the strength of these hurricane windows. Then to make things even better the manufacturers use a heavy duty reinforced frames to attach the windows securely on your home.
The contractors that you use to do the installation will use a high quality silicone adhesive which will not only help to keep your windows in place but it will also help with insulating your home. It’s not uncommon for hurricane winds and flying projectiles to remove windows from the window opening.
In addition to providing hurricane protection, there are a few other benefits that you will get from these hurricane proof windows, such as making your home energy efficient and sound proof. So definitely get prepared for this hurricane season and in doing so consider upgrading your standard windows to storm tight windows.
Visit www.impactwindowsfortlauderdale.org/ to learn more.