What Is Better Impact Windows Versus Hurricane Shutters?

Mister Window has been around since 1977, and during that time we have lived through the progression of window and door products when it comes to hurricane protection. We have worked with and seen all of the products that exist out there.

Fast forward to today: we only sell impact windows and doors because of the overwhelming protection quality they provide. When you have impact windows, there is no need for hurricane shutters, plywood, or any other addition to protect your home. Impact windows are the armor of your home and nothing can get through them (wind, water, debris, etc.) even after it is impacted. 

If there is a piece of fine debris that breaks the window, it may crack but the elements from the outside will not ever come into the home. Impact windows are made with an interlay of plastic that is stronger than the glass, holds the glass together, and does not give under tension or impact. 

A more common example of this is a car windshield. Windshields have a similar genetic makeup to that of our impact window glass, which is why when a rock hits the windshield at 85 miles per hour, the rock bounces out. Even in the middle of a rainstorm, water and wind will not enter the car where the rock cracked it.

So, the real question here is “how can I protect my home and get the most value and confidence from a security protection solution?” When it comes to hurricane shutters, double pane glass, tempered glass, storm shutters, or regular old school windows, none of them compare to impact products. 

On top of that, if you were to purchase regular non-impact windows and add storm shutters (for example) the cost would end up being more than if you had gotten all impact windows to begin with. 

When people look into replacing their windows and doors, many don’t understand upfront how strong these windows are and what their benefits and protections are. Across the board, the benefit of our windows is the safety of your family, hurricane protection, a new image and aesthetics, climate control, home comfort, and home efficacy.

When comparing impact windows to anything else on the market, if you can afford the impact windows or your credit allows you to finance, you will not regret doing so instead of going with an alternative product. Impact products will provide benefits to you, your family, and your home 24/7, 365.

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 safety from intruders and protection from storm winds and debris.

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.

Mister Window

July 7, 2021

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