Hurricane impact windows are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Many people cite that they are not ready to invest in high impact windows when the cheaper alternative of metal shutters can do the trick for protecting your home from hurricane-force winds and projectiles. However, what is often not considered by homeowners is that investing in high impact windows can save money in principally 3 ways.
1 – Your Homeowner Insurance Premiums Will Be Lower
Florida Statute 627.0629 states that insurers must provide savings to consumers who install or implement windstorm damage mitigation techniques. In other words, one of the ways homeowners who choose to install hurricane impact windows can enjoy the benefits of lowered premiums.
There are no shortage of articles from Florida news media stations that have covered the at times staggering rate increases for homeowner’s insurance throughout the past decade—especially in the past 5 years. Every little thing that can help cut costs on these expensive windstorm premiums is worth it in the long run.
2 – Hurricane Impact Windows Increase the Resale Value of your Home
Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida. The Atlantic Hurricane season is always a time that is fraught with quick storm development and many near-misses. One of the most enticing renovations to a Florida home are impact windows. While you may not be intending to sell your home at any point, it is nice to know that you are increasing the value of the home through upgrading to storm proof windows.
Additionally, you get to enjoy the benefits of the upgrade every hurricane season when other homeowners must take time out of their day to put shutters up.
3 – Energy Efficient Windows Save on Your Bill
Worldwide efforts to limit wasteful electricity usage for eco-sustainability purposes have led to a myriad of changes in many different aspects of how buildings are created and operated. Your home is no exception, from lightbulbs, to best practices, and even to the windows, you can help reduce your environmental footprint through getting our energy-efficient windows installed in your home.
The benefits don’t stop at environmental awareness, you can cut costs on your electricity bill due to the windows providing excellent insulation, keeping your ideal temperature in, and the outside environment out. Florida is hot for most of the year, and during the summer months, AC is arguably a non-negotiable utility cost. With temperatures easily reaching 95 degrees on a daily basis during the hottest months (also the months when Hurricanes are most likely to form and strike), having windows that can help you keep AC costs affordable are critical to your comfort.
4 – Impact Windows are a Preventative Measure Against Burglary
Many petty criminals burglarize homes through breaking and entering from a window. Impact windows are substantially safer when it comes to deterring home burglary attempts as forcible entry by moving or damaging a window screen is the most common method of forcible entry according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Hurricane Impact Window Installation Boca Raton
The best way to protect your home and family from hurricanes is to install storm-resistant windows. You should have a professional, accredited company handle the installation of your windows to make ensure the job is done properly.
Florida Window Experts are proud to have served Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Boynton Beach, Delray, and many other cities in the tri-county area of Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade County.
Contact us today at (561)-933-8724 if you have any questions about our windows or installation. We hope to hear from you soon!