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Impact Resistant Windows Versus Hurricane Shutters

Lamp mounted on the top of the entry door with windows with shutters to the side of itNo matter where you live, protecting your home from damage is a huge priority. This is especially true for homeowners who live in areas where hurricanes can occur. If you’re interested in getting impact-resistant windows for your home, you’ve come to the right place. At MaxHome, we offer durable and stylish windows that are designed to withstand the elements. However, you might wonder if hurricane shutters can get the job done just as effectively. Let’s break it down:

Impact-Resistant Windows

Impact-resistant windows are made from unique materials that utilize a strong laminate interlayer between two pieces of glass to absorb impacts. There are many benefits to getting impact-resistant windows installed at your home, including:

  • Durability – When regular glass is hit by flying projectiles during a storm, it can shatter. With impact-resistant glass, the pieces remain attached to an inner membrane along the window frame.
  • Security – In addition to protecting against projectiles, impact-resistant windows can also enhance your home’s security.
  • Energy efficiency – Due to the additional laminate layer and extra pane of glass, you can count on your impact-resistant windows to reduce heat transfer in and out of your home.
  • Noise reduction – Also, due to their glass layers, impact-resistant windows can help reduce outside noise.

Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane shutters are installed over a window to protect the glass underneath. While they are generally affordable and easy to operate, they have some drawbacks as well. For example, when a hurricane shutter is closed up for a storm, visibility will be limited or non-existent, but with an impact-resistant window, you can see through it. What’s more, hurricane shutters are an addition to your windows rather than part of them, so if you don’t like the shutter look, there’s not much you can do to disguise them.

Impact-Resistant Windows Reign Supreme

When push comes to shove, impact-resistant windows are worth the investment. They offer a variety of benefits beyond just protecting your home from a storm, and they can actually increase the value of your home if you decide to sell down the line. Deciding on impact-resistant windows, however, is only half the battle. The other half is finding the perfect company to install them quickly and effectively. Fortunately, you can count on MaxHome to get the job done. We offer a variety of window styles to choose from so you can be sure they match your home’s unique style. Plus, all of our technicians are thoroughly trained and experienced, so you can be confident in the work they do.

Contact Us Today

There’s a reason why MaxHome has accumulated over 20,000 happy customers since our founding in 2003. We strive to use the best materials on the market to give our customers quality products they can use and be proud to show off for many years to come. We’re even happy to schedule a free consultation with you at your home, so we can discuss our impact-resistant windows and top-of-the-line services in person. It’s just what we do! For more information, contact us today.

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