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Written by Florida Engineered Glass Corp.

Proper Impact Window installation

The windows in your home are not designed to protect your house from storms. Even though we are at the end of hurricane season, this does not mean that you should not prepare for next Summer. If your window gets struck by any debris in the air and shatters, the interior of your house, as well as the individuals inside, will be at risk. Hurricane impact windows are a necessity, especially in Miami. At Florida Engineered Glass, we are here to ensure your home and family is protected. We will make you an expert too, on impact window installation. Contact us today!


The Calm Before The Storm

Hurricane winds deliver force to buildings that are extremely damaging. Most of this is due to the debris the winds pick up. It can be anything from tree branches to pieces of other homes. Imagine any of this flying through your window and into the interior of your house. Roof sheathing, roof tiles, or garbage can instantly become missiles that are hurled toward your loved ones. The secret weapon in keeping everything protected is impacted windows. Windows are the critical point of entry for storms, so it is essential that they resist the damaged, forced winds.


Hurricane Impact Windows Installation

20 years ago, impact-resistant windows were very limited. Since then there has been lots of research and technology that led to the development in creating windows that are caught up with stricter building codes. You are bound to find one that is perfect for you. Windows with impact-resistant designs now include fixed-pane, awning, casement, horizontal roller, and single-hung and double-hung models. Skylights, door glass, and patio doors are also available in impact-resistant formats.


Impact Window Installation can sometimes get tricky. Or maybe you just don’t feel like doing it yourself. That is okay.  We are here to do all the hard work for you. When installing these windows, you want to ensure that it gets done correctly? Who know the windows you purchased better than the company who sold them to you? Trust us. We know how to keep your house hurricane free.


A key factor when installing impact-resistant windows is a watertight caulk seal. This keeps water out. Often, the closer the home is to the coastline, the more stringent the requirement for fasteners. Homes on the beach typically require stainless steel screws to stand up to the salt spray. Those further inland may need galvanized screws. Screws rather than nails are specified because nails are less resistant to pull-out when a lateral force is applied to the window and surrounding wall. Screws pull material together and won’t pull out. Confused yet? Don’t worry. We are here for you.


Visit Us Today

At Florida Engineered Glass Corp. we genuinely care about the safety of your home and family. We offer the best hurricane impact windows and expertise on impact window installation in Miami, Florida. Our variety of impact products will keep you satisfied and your house happy.  When it comes time to prepare for the next hurricane, get a step ahead of the game and call us for a free estimate. Contact us today!

We look forward to protecting your home.