The Value of Impact Glass Windows in your Home
Impact Glass Windows are not only a valuable but a beneficial investment in your new home. Unlike standard windows that will break with minimal force, Impact Glass Windows are shatter resistant glass that is secured in a heavy duty frame. These windows are made up of two layers of glass bonded by a layer of polyvinyl butaryl. This means even if your window takes a blow and cracks, it will still be intact and therefore your home will not be exposed to hurricane winds, water, theft or anything that may have cause the contact.
Typically Impact Glass Windows can withstand winds in excess of 135mph. This is favorable, especially in coastal areas where hurricanes are a common occurrence. In the event there’s a hurricane and you have standard windows, there are a few options for you, though they are not the most convenient or attractive routes. You would need to purchase a ladder, purchase sheets of plywood, prep the wood with numbers and drill holes in them, and be ready to put them over your standard windows in messy weather or hire someone to do it for you. Keep in mind you will also need to find a place to store the plywood when not in use.
The other option would be to install hurricane shutters on your home which are not only costly but they tend to block natural light inside and are also not the most attractive look for the exterior of your home.
Impact Glass Windows have the appearance of a standard window with low maintenance and all the benefits. Overall, the initial cost of Impact Glass is more (approximately 60%) yet with them you have peace of mind when a storm hits with no additional effort on your part. You may also quality to receive a discount on your insurance premiums, and your home looks beautiful all the time.
Here at Moore Development, Craig promotes the use of Impact Glass Windows because he knows that good quality materials yield a good quality built home.