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What Are Hurricane Impact Windows And Doors

January 3, 2023
A clients Impact doors and windows in South Florida

Hurricane-impact windows and doors are designed to help protect your home against the elements. A hurricane can cause significant damage to your home, including blowing out windows and doors. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you must consider investing in impact-resistant windows and doors. By using this type of window or door on your residence, you will be better prepared for any future storms that may come through the area.

What Are Hurricane Impact Windows?

Hurricane impact windows are designed to withstand the high winds, flying debris, and pressure caused by a hurricane. They can help protect your home from storm damage and keep you safe during a storm.

Hurricane-impact doors are similar to windows but are usually larger than hurricane-impact windows. They offer more protection than standard doors because they are made of thicker materials that have been reinforced.

How Hurricane Impact Windows Work

Hurricane-impact windows and doors are made of a strong material designed to withstand hurricane-force winds. The windows and doors are installed on the exterior of your home, so they can be easily replaced if strong winds damage them.

In addition to being able to withstand high winds, these products are also highly durable and long-lasting. They will not warp or crack like traditional wood shutters, or other types of storm protection walls do when exposed to extreme weather conditions for an extended period.

This type of storm protection is ideal for both new construction and existing homes since it does not require any structural modifications before installation can begin (such as adding custom attachments).

Benefits of Using Hurricane Impact Windows in Florida Homes

  • Protect your home and family from hurricanes

Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida, and they can cause a lot of damage if you don’t prepare your home before the storm hits. Hurricane impact windows will help protect your property and keep your family safe during a hurricane. Remember that they will also protect your home from intruders as well!

  • Save money on energy bills.

If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, there will likely be plenty of days when high winds make it difficult for air conditioners to keep up with the demand for cooling in homes. Impact windows prevent more airflow than other types of window covering while still protecting against strong winds that could otherwise damage them or force them open—keeping both air conditioning costs down and making homes more comfortable throughout the year!

Hurricane-impact windows and doors make your home safer, more energy-efficient, and aesthetically pleasing.

Hurricane-impact windows and doors make your home safer, more energy-efficient, and aesthetically pleasing. These new high-performance products offer homeowners a great way to protect their homes from hurricane damage.

When it comes to hurricane protection, you can never be too prepared. Impact windows and doors are designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 150 mph (or more). They are made with the latest technology in materials science, including tempered glass that’s much stronger than standard glass. Some products are made of heat-strengthened glass. This makes them more robust than the standard window or door—and if they’re hit by debris during a storm, they won’t shatter into pieces like regular windows could do. They also feature thicker frames than standard windows, so they can withstand more force without being damaged over time, as well as being able to sustain impacts without breaking apart as traditional panes would under stress from large waves crashing against them during a storm surge event!


Weathering the storm is essential; hurricane-impact windows and doors can help you do it. Whether you’re trying to protect your home from hurricanes, tornadoes, or other natural disasters, these products are worth looking into. They’re durable and energy-efficient so they will save you money in the long run—and if disaster does strike, they could save lives!

Jason Southard
Jason Southard
VP Sales & Marketing at Wrights Impact Window & Door LLC | Website

Jason joined Wrights in 2018, and leverages decades of experience as a business leader in both B2C and B2B markets, with a wealth of experience in marketing, management, and technology. Before joining Wrights, Jason had significant Client, Consulting, and Agency experience from blue chips to start-ups – working across national and global roles. Originally from the UK, Jason has executive education from the London School of Economics and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

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