If you live in an area prone to high winds and storms, protecting your home is important. You have a choice between impact windows and storm shutters, but often the windows are the best choice.
1. Better Shatter Prevention
Although shutters cover a window, they don't necessarily prevent it from breaking. A large impact against the shutters can still cause the glass behind it to rattle in its frame and break. This is especially true if you have older windows behind the shutters. Impact windows, on the other hand, are rated to handle the impact and won't be jarred to the point of breakage from either a direct or indirect hit. You can use the windows alone or combine them with shutters for more extensive protection.
2. No-Hassle Usage
One issue with shutters is you must close them all before the storm arrives. This can be a challenge if you are not able to get to the home before conditions become dangerous. There are shutters that can be controlled remotely, but these can fail in the event of a power outage. With impact windows, your home is always protected, even if you can't get there in time to put on any additional window protection.
3. Improved Comfort
It can be scary to be inside your home while a storm ranges outside. Shutters can make it even more frightening since there will be little to no light inside in the event of a power outage. You also can't see how the storm is progressing, which can be disconcerting. Although you should never stand near even an impact window during a storm, at least it will still let in natural light and allow you to peek outside.
4. Increased Security
Impact windows don't just protect against storms—they also can keep your home more secure. Would-be intruders can't easily break through the window to gain access to your home when you are away. Although shutters can also increase security, they only do so when they are closed. Impact windows, on the other hand, are always on duty even when there is no storm nearby.
5. Higher Efficiency
Another side benefit of impact windows, which shutters can't provide, is better energy efficiency. Impact windows are made of several layers of glass and polyvinyls, and they are also well sealed into their frames. This thicker glass and extreme sealing are designed to protect against impacts but it also makes the windows quite energy efficient, which can save you money on heating and cooling costs.
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