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What Exactly is an Impact Resistant Window?

Impact resistant windows are constructed by bonding a tough interlayer between two pieces of glass.

Do impact windows reduce outside noise pollution?

Due to their airtight seal and considerably thicker construction, our hurricane impact windows help reduce outside noise, adding much more peace and quiet to your home.

How much UV protection does Low-E Glass provide?

Our impact-resistant windows with Low-E glass can block 95% - 99% of UVA and UVB radiation without significantly reducing the amount of natural light that enters your home.

Can hurricane impact windows improve energy efficiency?

Yes! Our hurricane impact windows are custom fit to provide a perfect seal, which prevents both hot from entering your home and cold air from escaping, thereby reducing your energy costs.

Can impact-resistant windows protect against burglars?

The main concept behind our impact windows is shatter-resistant glass that is both properly fitted and secured. The same thing that makes them hurricane resistant also makes them an excellent deterrent for burglars.

Will I also have to replace the window sills currently in my house?

It all depends on the condition of your current window sills and how your existing windows were originally installed.

What are wind load calculations?

Wind load refers to the pressure exerted by wind on various structures such as windows and doors.

What are the benefits of impact-resistant windows?

Apart from the ability to withstand hurricanes, impact-resistant windows have many other benefits including security and energy efficiency.

Are impact-resistant windows more expensive than other alternatives?

Impact-resistant windows are much less expensive than their traditional glass counterparts.

What is the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of impact-resistant windows?

The SHGC refers to the amount of heat finding its way into your house. Lower numbers mean less heat permeating your indoor spaces; while a higher number is a clear indication that your interior spaces get warmer easily.

What is egress and what does it mean for my impact windows?

Egress is a way of escape out of a building when an emergency strikes. When designing and installing windows, we also keep in mind the possibility of an emergency that would require you to escape the house through them.

How do I choose the best window contractor for my house?

Choosing a good window contractor may be complex, but there are several key factors to look for starting any impact resistant window installation.

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