If you live in a hurricane-prone area, there are many things you can do to protect your home. One of these things is replacing your windows with impact windows. Using impact windows can be very beneficial for you as they can provide protection against strong winds. Impact windows are also called impact-resistant windows. These windows have a much heavy-duty frame when compared to standard windows. There are many benefits to choosing this type, two of which are listed below.

Breaks Differently

When standard windows break, the glass breaks into large pieces. This can easily cause injury if someone is standing near the window when a hurricane causes the glass to break. During a hurricane, the windows will break quickly which will cause the large pieces of glass to blow into your home quickly, which could not only cause injury or could cause death.

Impact windows are made to break into small shards of glass instead of large pieces. Even though glass will still blow into your home, the glass will be in very small pieces so they will not cause a lot of injury to someone standing near the window.

These windows are made with a special type of laminated glass that has a silicone glazing. This prevents the glass from breaking away from the window frame.

Saves You Money

Impact-resistant windows can save you money in many ways. First, because the glass breaks into small shards, you do not have to worry about a lot of damage inside your home if the window breaks. You can also save money on doctor bills as no one will be injured enough to warrant a doctor's visit.

Impact windows are also energy efficient. This is because the glass is so thick so less air can get into your home or escape out of your home. This can save you a lot of money on your monthly energy bills. This also saves you money with your HVAC unit because the unit would not have to run as much, which means the unit will last much longer than it normally would.

Contact your insurance company as they may lower your insurance premiums if you install impact windows. This is because impact windows cause less damage to your home. The insurance company will see this as less of a risk of damage happening.

The salesperson who you purchase your impact windows from can give you much more information about them.