As South Florida impact windows have become increasingly popular throughout the years, we’ve seen plenty of myths pop up. Whether it’s clients asking us about possible trends, or other companies making claims, it can muddy the waters on what’s true and isn’t surrounding impact windows. While we’re always more than happy to answer your questions and appease your mind on whether to get them installed in your home or not, there are a few questions that we tend to receive more often than not. Don’t fret, the Window Guys are here to help make impact windows as transparent as possible.

FACT: Impact Windows Are Designed For Improved Protection

Impact windows were designed to be the best option available for protecting your home against even the harshest of storms. Rated to withstand wind speeds over 150 miles per hour, impact windows stand to be the best protection option available above traditional options such as wood boards, accordion shutters, and tape on the windows. 

MYTH: Impact Windows Should Only Be Installed Before Hurricane Season

The fact of the matter is that drastically improved protection shouldn’t wait for anyone or anything. Hurricane season in South Florida lasts between June and November, or 50% of the entire year. While people tend to get South Florida impact windows installed right before the hurricane season rolls around in April & May, any time during the season is as good a time as any to get them installed. In fact, chances are you’re better off getting them installed now to avoid the long line of people looking to install them in the offseason. 

FACT: Impact Windows Protect Against More Than Just Hurricanes

Although most people have made impact windows synonymous with protection against heavy tropical storms and hurricanes, they were made with the sole purpose of protecting your home against any impact. Intruders can try as they might, but they’ll never be able to break in via bashing your windows. Additionally, impact windows offer substantially improved insulation via standard windows, protecting your home from both outside noise & traffic as well as heat entering your home and raising your energy bill.

MYTH: Impact Windows Are Far Too Expensive

While impact windows do typically cost more than standard windows, they truly aren’t that far out of reach. There’s this unspoken myth that having impact windows installed is so exorbitant in cost that there’s no point in even getting a quote for your home. That just isn’t the case.

When it comes to your windows, you get what you pay for. That’s why the added benefits and peace of mind that come with getting them installed in your home more than make up for the marginal difference in price point at the end of the day. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing you and your loved ones are safe from whatever comes your way. Additionally, we do offer financing through Ygrene to help you get impact windows installed in your home.

Seen another myth floating around impact windows that you need debunked? Contact The Window Guys today! Our team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have, simply reach out online or give us a call at (561) 598-6295.