Impact windows are an incredible way to protect your home from potential external dangers all year long, while also providing some significant benefits along the way. When considering purchasing impact windows for your home, there are some things that you should be aware of—some “dont’s” of impact windows. We’ve seen several homeowners make the same mistakes time and time again when it comes to both already installed impact windows and when purchasing them. Keep in mind the following:
The Don’ts of Impact Windows:
Don’t Push Them Off Till The Hurricane Off Season
As impact windows are mainly designed to protect your home from heavy wind speeds and direct impacts from debris thrown during a hurricane, that’s what most homeowners in South Florida attribute them to. As such, they’ll wait till hurricane season to contact Armored Impact Windows or another impact window company in South Florida to get a quote and begin installation. We strongly recommend against this, for a number of reasons.
Hurricane season in South Florida runs from June 1st all the way to November 30th each year. That means that homeowners are waiting, at minimum, 6 months, to contact about impact windows. Not only does this leave you vulnerable to the potential of a hurricane striking your home, but you’ll find yourself stuck in a backlog of everyone else rushing to get them installed. Don’t wait for hurricane season to end before you get your impact windows installed.
Don’t Try To Install Them Yourself
Even if you’re the most seasoned DIY-er and enjoy undertaking projects throughout your home, the Armored Impact Windows team advises against trying to install them yourself. An improperly installed impact window is the difference between your home being safe and potential threats having easy access. Thankfully, Armored Impact Window’s team is expertly trained and more than prepared to ensure your home is secure with our windows in place.
Don’t Use Hard Tools To Clean Them
Maintaining your windows and keeping them clean can guarantee your home is aesthetically pleasing all year long. With that said, when cleaning your windows stay away from utilizing any hard or metal tools. These tools can and will scratch your windows, damaging them forever. We want you to enjoy your windows scratch free, so stick to wiping your windows with a rubber squeegee and microfiber towels.
Don’t Try To Test Them Out
While the prospect of attempting to test out how strong your windows are, we suggest against the urge to test themselves out. Whether throwing large debris at them (or yourself), you can still damage your windows or yourself if being reckless. Trust knowing that when the time comes your impact windows will defend you against whatever external force is trying to barge its way in.
Have a question about impact windows? Don’t hesitate to contact the Armored Impact Windows team today! Our team of experts are more than happy to provide you with any answers, simply contact us online or give us a call at (561) 800-2419.