In the case of an imminent storm, not all properties are prepared equally.
While covering windows with plywood or shutters may be the most economical way to protect property, this protection often requires immediate action by property owners in the last moments before a storm.
Replacing non-impact windows with impact windows creates a stronger barrier against a storm preventing high winds from entering your property, and keeping your property secure and your loved ones safe.
There is no need to scramble in the last moments before a hurricane to coordinate (and pay for) installation of plywood or storm shutters or to try to apply these cumbersome products yourself.
Impact resistant windows and doors provide passive protection by safeguarding your property from hurricanes and extreme weather, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Hurricane Windows vs Hurricane Shutters
Many clients appreciate hurricane shutters for their affordability and reliability. These shutters can usually be installed easily, although they must be fastened properly to the building. You can even remove most types of hurricane shutters when they aren’t needed to avoid changing the look of your home.
Unfortunately, hurricane shutters don’t offer the best protection against debris and high winds. Shutters rely on the strength of your windows. If you have older or non-impact windows, high winds can still shatter your glass.