Many clients come to use needing hurricane resistant windows, and they all come for different reasons:
- Windows are old and need replacing (Note: the cost of regular windows combined with hurricane protection such as panels and shutters, exceeds the price of impact windows).
- They travel a lot and wish to leave their home protected while they are away.
- They are tired of having to put up storm panels every time there is a hurricane threat.
- Outside noise complaints is another popular reason for choosing to buy hurricane windows.
INSURANCE PREMIUM DISCOUNTS
Impact windows and doors are effective windstorm protective systems recognized by insurance companies such as Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. If all of the house openings are protected with these types of windows or doors, policyholders can obtain up to 45% premium discounts, reducing the effective price or cost of installing the windows.
Today, homeowners prefer large panoramic openings that can provide uninterrupted views. However, this architectural trend comes at an increased utility bill due to the greater sun exposures.
Please see the video below filmed at one of our completed projects in Miami. Construction crew was working outside this house when we were supervising the end of the window installation. You can notice the significant noise reduction accomplished with a casement windows.
Aluminum vs. Vinyl Impact Windows
Aluminum and Vinyl Frames both have their advantages and it is up to the homeowner to decide which best suits their needs. Below are the advantages of both types.
Aluminum Hurricane Windows:
Narrower Frame Profile
Special Colors Available
Vinyl Hurricane Windows:
Heavier Frame Profile
Good Moisture Resistance