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Behind The Cost Of Impact Windows

You may have heard the “hype” around hurricane impact windows by now. It’s no secret the price point for them tends to be a bit higher than your traditional home window. Learn what is behind the cost of impact windows.

Behind The Cost Of Impact Windows

Don't let surface numbers fool you

Even though you may pay a little more upfront for impact windows, outside of the assured protection of your family, you actually save money, month to month, in the long run. So, don’t let the surface numbers fool you! But, just in case they do, we will outline what actually drives the cost behind impact windows, allowing you to make a proper decision on getting them installed in your home.

Driving factor #1: Size of the opening

The larger the window or door, the thicker and stronger the glass needs to be to perform when tested for impact resistance. Think of it as a beam. The longer the span the bigger the beam needs to be to hold the same load.

Driving Factor #2: Type of window

Fixed windows, casements and awnings are often the most expensive type of window because one piece of glass covers the entire window. Single hungs and horizontal rollers have two or more pieces of glass in each window that allow the glass to be less strong to cover the same size opening.

Driving Factor #3: Customizations

Custom grid patterns can move the needle on cost quite a bit due to the manual process required to create the template and prep assembly. Custom colors are often very costly due to the downtime required to prep assembly and run the order through the production line.

Functionality also plays into the cost.

Even though the dimension are the same, casement & awnings have more moving parts/hardware so they are more expensive than fixed windows. The same for double hung relative to a single hung.

Behind The Cost Of Impact Windows

Consider your ceiling height.

Those homes with high ceilings and large openings will see their average window cost tend be higher.

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Helpful Things To Know

Impact Windows have an average cost of $1435, with 70% of prices falling between $800-$2445. Sliding glass doors have an average cost of $6140, with 70% of prices falling between $4200-$8230. These price ranges assume white, vinyl frames with no grids, which is the most common configuration in Florida’s hurricane prone regions. They also include materials and labor.

It’s gravely important to have a knowledgeable professional who can find a viable solution that is cost-effective and serves your needs. The same opening can be filled with different windows at a very different cost. Consider what you really want out of your windows and doors and work with your professional to find solutions that give you the functionality without unnecessary cost (e.g. big picture window for view, double hung window to allow cleaning on second story). Honesty goes a LONG way when choosing a professional to make your impact window installation work for you, your home, and your pockets. Despite how it may seem, there are window installation professionals out there who actually care about being upfront, honest, and operating with integrity.

We simply know impact windows! With A 4.8 out of 5.0 star rating average across Facebook, Google, Angie’s List, and Home Advisor, we have proven our commitment to giving homeowners the best hurricane protection and customer experience they can find in greater Sarasota. From start to finish, we bring customer service to the front of your home, all while offering the most durable, efficient, and reasonably priced product lines for impact windows on the market. We provide truth and transparency about every aspect of purchasing impact windows to assure you the chance of making the best decision possible. No snakey sales tactics. No bull. No fluff.

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