Stop Searching For A “Hurricane Window Installer Near Me”
The 2022 Hurricane is here, which means it’s time to defend your home against the raging potential of massive, dangerous storms from June 1st through November 30th. Many South Florida homeowners may feel that they’re perfectly safe with their accordion shutters or other form of hurricane defense—but that just simply isn’t the case. While any form of window defense is better than none, these forms of storm defense don’t hold nearly as well to the protective capabilities that hurricane windows in South Florida offer. If you’re looking to defend your home this hurricane season, it’s time to make the switch to hurricane windows.
Hurricane Windows Are Better Than….
When deciding what kind of hurricane defense you want for your home, it’s important to first lay out the different options that you may have heard of. These include:
Tape On Your Windows
The most infamous of hurricane defense options, putting tape on your windows in a “cross” or “X” pattern has always been discussed as a viable option for protecting your windows in the event of a major storm. The concept is that when the heavy winds and pressure of the hurricane inevitably break your windows, they’ll hold together due to the tape and shatter in a way that prevents them from blowing apart. That isn’t the case. Instead, you’re left with a glass that shatters in larger shards, becoming a danger to anyone in the general vicinity as the winds pick it up and throw it around. Avoid trusting in tape to protect your South Florida home during a storm at all costs.
A step up from taping your windows, wood panels have long been the go-to option for South Florida homeowners. Cheap and easy to source, wood panels completely enclose your windows, shielding them from thrown debris hitting and potentially destroying your windows. Unfortunately, wood panels can become loosened and torn off the walls depending on both installation and intensity of the storm itself. These large wood panels then become a danger as high wind speeds fling these panels around.
Accordion shutters are large aluminum sheets that have been designed to open and close when needed, completely enclosing your windows. A tremendous upgrade over the two aforementioned options, accordion shutters do a good job of blocking out dangerous storm conditions during a hurricane. With accordion shutters does come a few downsides. For one, their large frame is permanently affixed to the exterior of your home, which detracts from its overall aesthetic. Additionally, accordion shutters have to be manually closed one by one prior to a storm’s arrival. Depending on the amount of windows you have in your home, this can be an absolute nightmare as you also have to spend time sourcing supplies for you and your family. While all of these options are South Florida staples, none of them come close to the defensive capabilities offered by hurricane windows. Able to withstand wind speeds upwards of 160+ miles per hour, they’re ready to defend against the toughest of hurricanes Mother Nature can throw our way.
So, When Should I Get Hurricane Windows Installed?
One of the misconceptions with hurricane windows is that you need to get them installed during the hurricane offseason, or December 1st through May 31st each year. As such, there’s a rush for people to get them installed during that window only, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Impact windows can be installed all year long. We strongly advise against waiting till the end of hurricane season, as this leaves you without proper hurricane defense for half a year. Don’t sit idly by, and contact The Window Guys today to get a free no-obligation estimate for your home!
Why Choose The Window Guys?
As the leading hurricane window installer in South Florida, we’ve proudly serviced homes throughout the South Florida tri-county area for over 15 years. We offer our customers the widest selection of impact windows to choose including ESW, PGT, SIW, and much more. Once you’ve selected your impact windows, you don’t have to go and find a contractor to install them, as The Window Guys has its own installation division. Made up of impact widow experts, our team has the knowledge, experience, and technology necessary to be as minimally invasive in and around your home throughout the installation process. We’ll assist in procuring the necessary building permits so that we can streamline the process as much as possible. When you need hurricane windows you can count on, trust the team at The Window Guys. Stop searching endlessly for a “hurricane windows installer near me” and contact us today for a free estimate. Simply call us at (561) 598-6295 to speak with a Window Guys representative!