How Strong Are Impact Windows?

Google's Answer:

Ultimately, hurricane-resistant windows are capable of withstanding winds of up to 200 miles per hour. If flying debris does hit a window, the added protection will keep the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces.”

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Mister Window's Answer:

The real question is “how strong are impact windows?” 

I get asked this almost five times a day every day, whether it’s at a family barbecue or sitting with a customer. People are really curious about this technology because we are taught from a young age that glass is very fragile and dangerous. That is the image a lot of people have of old school glass and how dangerous it is — and so do I! 

When you think of glass being able to be so strong it prevents a break in it’s difficult to understand because it contradicts everything we’ve grown up knowing, experiencing and understanding.

So, can impact windows break? Kind of. It is a tricky question. They will break, but they will not compromise the integrity of inside the home. I mean that the elements from outside are not going to come in simply because the window breaks, similarly to a windshield. This is because of the laminate layer inside the glass. Whether the window is considered bullet proof, hurricane proof, or can withstand other intense elements, it is all due to the density and thickness of the glass, the stability of the frame that supports it, and the installation of the windows and doors.

If you tune in to us on social media, you’ll see something called Smash City where we test our windows against many different elements. It can be tough to comprehend or understand what impact glass does, so our videos show how tough our windows and doors are. When we replace your windows, we’ll even show you in real time how fragile that glass really is.

We’ve shot bullets at glass, tried to break in with crowbars, dropped them off forklifts, thrown rocks as hard as possible, taken a sledgehammer to them, thrown 20-pound dumbbells off a three-story building at the glass, and more — and NONE of them get through. Water, wind, and debris still can’t get through after all of that! 

CLICK HERE to watch some of these videos to demonstrate how strong the impact windows we install in your home are as well as the difference in how fragile old school glass is.

It may be the right time for you to replace your windows and doors. But how do you know? And how do you choose the best option for your home?

Selecting the right replacement windows or doors can be challenging. Many people find themselves chasing down estimates or sifting through product catalogs when they should be enjoying the benefits of new doors and windows inside their home, such as how durable they are against hurricane winds, bullets, break-ins, and more.

Replacing windows and doors can be much easier. You can eliminate much of the stress of repairs and replacements with four key components: a free home consultation, a highly detailed proposal on what to expect, final measurements and order to the manufacturer, and a seamless installation that’s always on schedule. 

When you work with Mister Window, you can always expect a knowledgeable team that delivers custom options and quality communication through the entire replacement and installation process, as we’ve been doing since we opened our doors in 1977.

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Why Partner With Mister Window To Install Your Impact Windows?

Top-Rated Product Offerings On The Market

We've made it our mission to offer not only the market's toughest products, but also the most aesthetically pleasing to give your home an instant increase in value.

Free 'No Obligation' Estimates

We'll send you tech out to take exact measurements, then give you an estimation you can take to the bank. No Charge. Pressure. No string attached! We just give you the facts, allowing you to make the most informed decision possible.

Industry-Leading Installation Process

We make getting your windows installed feel like a family reunion. And, to guarantee your satisfaction, we won't close out the job out until you are 100% satisfied with every stage of the process.

Lifetime Warranty On Everthing We Touch

We stand 100% behind all of work. To put our money where our mouth is we provide a lifetime warranty on everything we install. So, any repairs needed in the future costs you $0 out of pocket.

Award-Winning Customer Service

Customer service is at the core of everything we do. If we don't knock your socks off from start to finish, we have failed our mission. And, we don't fail missions. We have the awards to prove it!

Flexible Financing Available

We want to remove any obstacles that may hinder you from getting the needed protection and upgrades for your home. We have a variety of financing plans that are designed specifically to fit your budget.

How The Installation Process Works

1) Free home consultation

Our specialists will meet you at your home so we can understand what’s important to you and share options to get there. We'll take measurements and gather all the information needed to give you an accurate quote on your replacement windows.

2) Detailed proposal

Mister Window will provide a detailed proposal outlining what you can expect and the replacement windows and doors selected for each opening. We will work with you to finalize your selections and make sure the solution proposed meets all your needs.

3) Measure and order

The installation team will take final measurements to ensure that your windows and doors fit just right. We will then submit your order to the manufacturer. Replacement windows are made to order and typically take two to eight weeks to be shipped.

4) On-schedule installation

When your windows are ready, we will call to schedule installation. Expect a courteous team to complete the work at the time scheduled. We will walk through the finished product and quickly come back out to fix any issues that come up after installation.

Testimonials

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See What Our Customers Have To Say:
"I can’t say enough good things about this company. From the salesman to the schedulers to the installers, they didn’t skip a beat! 6 hurricane windows installed, very professionally, in 5 hours!"
Jean Nieto
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"Best job I’ve had done here in Florida. Everyone from the office staff, the salesman and installers were top notch. Very knowledgeable about their product, very professional, clean and polite. I would highly recommend this company for any window installation! My salesman was Hunter; the installation crew was Will, Asher, Josh and John!"
Karen Cirillo
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"Spectacular customer service. This company did good work on my new windows and doors and stood behind their product. I can’t thank them enough for this. I would highly recommend this company. It’s local, in business 40+ years, fair pricing and again, excellent customer service. Thank you Mister Window. Linda Little"
Linda Yesko Little
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"This is a great company! I was impressed from the first phone call asking to get a quote, all the way to making the final payment. Everyone was personable, on-time, did careful high quality work that was completed with efficiency, they cleaned up any construction mess, and literally perfected everything."
Katy Betz
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"Just had 13 windows replaced a week ago & already we've noticed a difference in the temperate of the house being cooler. We had nasty 15-year-old single pane windows & went with the Shwinco impact windows. We are very happy with the look of the new windows, the installation guys were amazing - considerate of our belongings & time, very polite, showed up when they said they would & cleaned up after they were done. Everyone that we dealt with in person, over the phone or via email made it a pleasant experience & they all did a great job!"
Sharon S.
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"We had 3 impact windows installed by Mr. Window. From the initial contact with Kalvin to the installation with Richard, Josh and the rest of the team to the final trim work by Shane (who also washed all the windows inside and out!), the experience was fantastic!!! They were always on time, very friendly, professional and extremely considerate of your home. You could not even tell any work was done as they totally cleaned up after themselves. We highly recommend Mister Window for all your window needs!!!"
Roxanne Hulsbrink
Florida Homeowner
5/5

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Our 'Satisfaction-Guaranteed' Promise

We will not close out your installation job until you are 100% satisfied with the entire process, including the aesthetic of your windows and/or doors. We also offer a Lifetime Warranty to every homeowner we do installation work for. So, never worry about paying out of pocket again for any repairs you need on the windows or doors we installed. This warranty lasts forever.

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