Frequently Asked Questions
Impact windows and doors are specially designed and manufactured to withstand high winds and flying debris, typically caused by hurricanes or other severe weather conditions. They are made with a layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) between two layers of glass which makes them highly resistant to shattering.
Impact windows and doors provide superior protection against severe weather, intruders, and even noise. They can also improve energy efficiency, potentially reducing your heating and cooling costs. Additionally, they may increase the value of your home and could lead to savings on your homeowner’s insurance premiums.
Installation of impact windows and doors should be carried out by a professional to ensure they function as intended. The process involves removing the existing window or door, preparing the opening, installing the new impact window or door, and then sealing it to prevent water and air infiltration.
Yes, you can replace your existing windows and doors with impact-resistant ones. The process involves removing your current windows or doors and installing the new impact-resistant ones. This can be a significant investment, but it can provide substantial benefits in terms of safety, energy efficiency, and potential insurance savings.
The lifespan of impact windows and doors can vary based on several factors, including the quality of the product, the quality of the installation, and the environmental conditions where you live. However, with proper maintenance, they can last for 20 years or more.