Top 3 Common Impact Window Myths Debunked

When looking up replacement windows for your home, you’ve probably come across impact, or hurricane, windows and have read some of the misconceptions floating about them. Perhaps you’ve even started to believe them. But here’s the thing–impact windows come with excellent benefits that will always make them a worthy investment. Prestige Windows & Doors, your trusted residential and commercial window and door company, debunks three of the most popular myths about impact windows here.

  1. Impact Windows are Clunky and Unattractive. In the looks department, there’s actually not much difference between impact hurricane windows and their standard counterparts. They can be made into any window style, and may come with slim framing and expansive glass to maximize your home’s viewing area. What makes hurricane windows unique, however, is the glass included with them. While this particular window glass can still break when hit by flying debris, it does so in a fine, spider-web pattern. It won’t send flying shards of glass into your home, and will remain attached to the frame, making it a safer choice.
  2. Anyone Can Install an Impact Window. Nope–impact windows and doors ensure better, more worry-free performance when installed by a professional like Prestige Windows & Doors. We have more than 20 years of experience, providing only homeowners in the South Florida area with superior workmanship that allows for zero mistakes. When you choose us for the job, we’ll make sure your new impact windows or doors elevate your home’s aesthetics, security, and energy efficiency.
  3. Impact Windows Should Only Be Installed in Areas Facing to the Ocean. While it makes sense to have impact windows installed in those spots, a storm can suddenly change directions and subject other areas in your home to strong wind-driven rain. For this reason, take the necessary safety precautions and invest in impact windows. In coastal regions like Florida, in fact, there are even codes requiring them to be installed throughout the home for better protection against storm damage.

Just look up “impact windows and impact doors near me” online and Prestige Windows & Doors will be top of the list. When you’ve finally decided to invest in this exceptional option, just consult us and we’ll be more than happy to explain more of its advantages and clear up the other myths surrounding it. We proudly serve homeowners and commercial property managers in Miami Lakes and the surrounding South Florida areas. Call us today at (305) 820-5999 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.