Protecting Your Home With Storm Impact Windows

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Protecting Your Home With Storm Impact Windows

11 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Storm impact windows are an important and effective upgrade to make to a home. As a homeowner is considering and undertaking this upgrade, there are many factors and issues that will have to be reviewed. Otherwise, you might not get the type of performance and protection that you are wanting for your house.

Consider The Impact Rating For The Windows

There are many different types and styles of storm windows that you will be able to choose for your property. However, it is important to be mindful of the fact that these windows can be rated for different strength impacts. For this reason, it is important to review this attribute of any potential windows to make it easier to balance your needs between the strength, aesthetics, and your budget.

Review Other Storm Safety Upgrades You May Want To Include

In addition to the installation of storm windows, there are other storm safety upgrades that can be made. For example, it can be beneficial to also add storm shutters to the windows and impact doors. Prior to finalizing your plans for this upgrade, you should have a comprehensive storm safety assessment done for your home. This will help you to identify the windows and doors that will benefit the most from these upgrades as well as any other upgrades that may mitigate the risks of your home suffering major storm damage. These assessments can be completed within a couple of hours, and the information they provide can be invaluable for maximizing the results from this upgrade.

Appreciate The Importance Of Proper Installation For Storm Windows

While storm windows can drastically reduce the chances of your property sustaining major damage during weather events, the protection that they offer can be greatly reduced if they are not properly installed. While the glass may not be any more likely to shatter from improper installation, the force of these impacts can dislodge the frame. Properly anchoring these windows can be surprisingly difficult, and homeowners should avoid attempting to install their impact windows themselves. Professional installation services are an affordable and convenient option for making sure that this installation is properly completed.

Without storm impact windows, your home could be at a much greater risk of damage. When a homeowner is fully aware of the need to choose impact windows with the strongest impact ratings, the benefits of having the windows professionally installed, as well as the availability of other storm mitigation upgrades, their ability to protect their home will be enhanced.