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Written by Florida Engineered Glass Corp.

Keep Cost Down With Insulated Impact Windows

Living in Florida, especially Miami, it is almost insane to live in a home that is not equipped with hurricane proof windows. Insulated windows make sure that our homes and family are protected from outside debris and winds that can cause devastating damage. Are you aware that these windows also save you tons of money? Here at Florida Engineered Glass Corp., we are here to ensure you are fully protected and also your wallets are not harmed. We are the best option for impact window installation.


Are These Windows Effective?

Windows that are marketed as hurricane-resistant or storm-proof are constructed with impact-resistant glass treated with a layer of polyvinyl butral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). While this impact-resistant glass will probably still shatter upon strong impact from flying objects, it generally remains attached to the inner membrane and the window frame. When they break, these windows crack in a fine, spider-web pattern rather than sending out flying shards of glass.


With an ordinary window, it can be made more resistant to shattering by adding a surface membrane that covers the window glass. This will improve the shatter-resistant quality of the window. Although, it does not have the same effect that a genuine hurricane resistant window will have. Ask our professionals about impact window installation.


Insulated Windows are Cheaper

Hurricane-resistant windows can increase your overall construction cost, but they offer excellent protection during the storm season. It works out in the end. The investment may well pay for itself by preventing storm damage, and it can also allow you to qualify for discounted homeowner’s insurance rates.


A good hurricane window, including frame and glass, will cost between $40 and $55 per square foot of glass area. Some studies have shown that by installing hurricane windows, the construction cost is increased only by a few thousand dollars on a new home. As an average, a hurricane impact door size 60 x 80 inches can cost about $1,900 while a sliding window 72 X 80 inches is around $1950. An average single-hung window costs between $500 and $600, materials only.


What Are The Advantages?

In reality, no matter what anyone says, there is no glass that is entirely break-proof. However, hurricane-resistant and storm proof windows have an enormous advantage of breaking in a manner that cracks without sending out a flying shard of glass that can potentially injure anyone in its path. Here is a list of some of the advantages:

  • Will survive winds up to 200 mph without blowing out
  • No flying shards of glass
  • Available in different styles and sizes
  • Offer excellent insulation against sound
  • Blocks 99% of transmitted UV light
  • May reduce homeowners insurance costs by as much as 45 percent.


Contact Us

At Florida Engineered Glass Corp. we genuinely care about the safety of your home and family. We also want to ensure that you are familiar with how to properly weatherproof your home with insulated windows. We offer the best hurricane windows and doors Miami, Florida! Our variety of impact products will keep you satisfied and your house protected.  When it comes time to prepare for the next hurricane, get a step ahead of the game and call us for a free estimate on our impact window installation.

We look forward to protecting your home.