Frequently Asked Questions
No. Impact windows and doors are subjected to rigorous laboratory testing that simulates the flying objects, wind pressures and excessive rain that is prevalent during a hurricane and if completed successfully, these products will eliminate the need for any additional hurricane shutter or protection systems.
Yes. If the right products are chosen and installed, not only will they provide protection from the dangers associated with hurricanes and break-ins, but will protect your home from the solar heat rays that are prevalent in the Florida climate and will keep the heat out and allow your ac system to work less thus reducing your electric bills.
Low E glass is a product that is designed to control the extreme temperatures from penetrating your windows making your home less comfortable and putting more strain on your air conditioning unit which in turn means higher electric bills. The most effective Low E glass is what is commonly referred to as a soft coat Low E and performs the best in the Florida climate and is a welcome and effective improvement to your home.
Most Likely. Most insurance companies will recognize impact windows and doors as hurricane protection systems and will offer significant reductions in your insurance premiums.
Yes. There are so many differences in products being offered. They are not all the same. Especially when dealing with impact rated products, there are so many different levels of hurricane protection offered, and features and benefits, and the wrong products will leave you unable to open and close the windows and doors.
Yes. If windows and doors are locked and closed properly, the new products contain a laminated entry resistant glass product that can take numerous hits and still remain intact and prevent intruders from entering making your home safer.