When looking for Palm Beach impact windows and selecting the right company, rest assured you are in good hands with The Florida Window Experts. Some Palm Beach Window Companies overcharge for the same brands we offer. The Window Experts give you an affordable price without taking away from the quality of work. Window installation is a messy time consuming job. Our installers are well trained professionals who have seen it all. We will be in and out of your Palm Beach home installing your desired impact windows quickly and successfully.
All hurricane impact window installations are permitted by the appropriate municipality and are completed to the strictest demands of the Florida Building Code – Coastal region (FBC) and the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ).
WHY IS HURRICANE PROTECTION IMPORTANT?
Our houses are designed and built to withstand tremendous wind pressure for the outside. There are both positive and negative wind pressures. Negative pressure is like the lift on an airplane’s wing allowing it to fly. The Wood Frame structure of your house will withstand all the pressures of a category 4 or 5 hurricane is no openings are breached. A Concrete Block and Stucco (CBS) house will withstand a category 5 hurricane as long as no openings are breached.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN DURING A PALM BEACH HURRICANE
If the building envelope is breached through a broken window or loose door, wind pressure will enter the building causing a very sudden and formidable increase in pressure. The positive pressure coming in adds to the stress on the structure where the negative is pulling at the structure. The sudden punch from all that additional air pressure, the sudden punch of positive force added to the existing negative force, will tear apart the weakest part of the building. On a Concrete Block Structured home, the weakest part is the roof. It gets torn apart piece by piece. This is also known as a CBS house. As the building is torn apart from the inside out the wind may push out other windows and walls. By the time the all clear is called, you may not have a habitable home in which to live.
Wood Frame building fare much poorer. Since we know the sudden punch of positive force added to the existing negative force will tear apart the weakest part of the building. Understand how Wood Frame houses are constructed. The roof may go but the walls will likely go first. Wood Frame houses tend to suffer total collapse once the building envelope is breached
MORE BENEFITS OF IMPACT WINDOWS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY
The biggest benefit of hurricane impact windows is the hurricane protection. Besides the added real estate value, added security and insurance & energy savings – the hurricane protection cannot be understated. Have you ever heard of the missile test? Well one of the biggest dangers during a Palm Beach hurricane are not just the hurricane for winds, but the ability for the storm to launch projectiles at or through your home! It sounds scary and it is! But it is also a realistic occurrence that happens quite often when these treacherous storms do make landfall in Palm Beach. We call it the missile test because hurricane have the ability to launch these large projectiles at over 175 mph. See the video below.
“You have saved me in terms of my financial status as this house ran over budget to an extraordinary degree, necessitating my taking out a mortgage just to continue living. Lastly, you have given me peace of mind in terms of being able to rely on the windows and doors you provided for my personal safety, security and integrity of my home.”
Melody - PhD • Boca Raton
“Your installers did a wonderful job. They were quiet and cleaned up behind themselves throughout the day. You told me this large house would take 5 days and you were all done in 4. The inspector said he can tell when installers know what they are doing. Your work passed inspection the very first time.”
Lynn & Allan • Palm Beach Gardens
“The doors and windows you installed are wonderful. The men had to deal with our very old construction and they did a great job. I love how they cleaned up so beautifully.
The door is so beautiful, all my neighbors and friends have asked about it. Expect some referral for us.”
Regina and Louis • Ft. Lauderdale
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