Impact windows west palm beach is gaining traction in many areas around the beachfront of America. Many of our customers are curious as to why they should use Impact windows west palm beach instead of the regular, standard window. ‘What makes it different?’, they ask. Here’s your answer.
Your standard window Vs Impact Window
Your standard window is not particularly made to withstand impact. You see, there are many different types of glass out there, ranging from standard glass to impact glass. Standard glass is more fragile, breaks apart upon a strong enough impact and is more lightweight. This glass is typically more cost-effective than more heavy-duty glass and can be found at your everyday store and in the majority of homes across the world.
Impact windows West Palm Beach, on the other hand, are made to be durable. Made from shatter-resistant glass, these windows are fastened to a built-in aluminum frame for extra support. There is impact-resistant glazing added as well. This consists of two layers of annealed or tempered glass bonded to an intermediate layer of a shatter-proof membrane. The membrane is typically made of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB), a plastic film which varies from .015 to .090 inches in thickness.
All this means that should an impact window West Palm Beach shatter, it does not break apart. When compared to normal, standard float glass, which breaks into large fragments, it is much safer and durable.
What else do they do?
While float glass is mainly just decoration and to let sunlight in, it makes for a weak spot. Standard windows are easily broken and are usually the main entry point for thieves. They are also the first to fail during a storm, due either to extreme winds or debris crashing into it. While they are standard, making them cheaper, it does mean that extra security should be made if one wants to be absolutely sure of safety.
Impact window West Palm Beach, on the other hand, is not so weak. Made to survive hurricanes, they are extremely durable and safe. They will not break easily so rest assured that if a break-in does occur, they won’t get close to breaking through your windows. As such, homes that have impact window West Palm Beach are less likely to be broken into. They also act as sound dampeners so if your neighbor is being loud or unruly, they’re less likely to bother you. Homes with impact windows also get frequent insurance discounts as they are considered less risky an investment, saving you money in the long run.
Interested in impact window West Palm Beach? Contact us today or leave your details online and we’ll contact you! Get a free quote and if you’re in the area, we’ll send out a specialist absolutely free to give you an onsite quote and cost analysis and assist you in making the best decision for your home and safety!