WEST PALM BEACH IMPACT WINDOW INSTALLATION
Living in a hurricane-prone area leads to conditions in which South Floridians tend to think about impact windows in West Palm Beach frequently. More stringent building code and standards, especially since Hurricane Andrew, also means that area residents need to be aware of impact doors and impact window installation in West Palm Beach to protect against destructive wind and rain.
A related but equally important benefit are the energy savings that are realized from impact windows and impact doors. Since they are generally manufactured to adhere to more rigid standards than conventional windows and doors, their value in energy savings and conservation becomes very clear.
Another benefit of impact windows in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas is the UV-resistant quality that they offer. The Florida sun is tough on furniture and interior furnishings, even when sunlight is indirect and residual. Usually, these windows and doors have a UV resistance.
What’s Special About Impact Windows in West Palm Beach?
Impact windows are typically manufactured from two sheets of tempered glass, with a layer of air trapped in between. The sheets are laminated to make them flexible enough to withstand blasts of hurricane or tropical storm force winds, as well as small debris carried by winds. When debris hits windows made of ordinary glass, the impact is enough to leave small cracks on the surface of the glass. Repeated impacts can shatter the glass along the cracks. When a hurricane is striking your home, shattered windows can offer obstruction-free entry and no resistance to the wind, creating a difference in atmospheric pressure between the inside and outside of your home which can actually blow the roof off.