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You Should Get Impact Windows If:

Too often do we hear questions such as “should I get impact windows?” or “how would I know if I needed impact windows?” It happens all the time. The truth is: if you’re asking if it’s time to switch out your regular windows for impact windows, it’s absolutely time to switch out your windows. That said, most homeowners aren’t really sure when it’s time to say goodbye to the windows currently installed in your home. Thankfully, the team here at Armored Impact is here to help make sense of when it’s time to make the switch to impact windows.

You Should Get Impact Windows If:

Your windows are OLD

If you, like many other South Florida homeowners, purchased your home in the 90s/early 00s you’ve likely been stuck with the same windows ever since you moved in. Standard windows installed 20-30 years ago were designed with a maximum lifespan of 15 years before they needed to be replaced. That means that your windows are well past their expiration date, and they should be swapped out immediately, as they’re now affecting the quality of life for you and your family every single day. While you could elect for standard windows once again, this is the perfect situation to get impact windows installed. Impact windows have an average lifespan of 25 years, and that can be pushed further with proper maintenance.

You Want To Protect Your Home All Year Long

If you’ve heard of impact windows, chances are you’ve heard about how great they are for defending against South Florida’s greatest enemy: hurricanes. Interchangeable with “hurricane windows”, impact windows are rated to withstand the toughest of blows from thrown debris and wind speeds upwards of 150 miles per hour.

Not only are impact windows ideal for hurricanes, they also offer protection against other external forces. Intruders and burglars that were once able to easily break down windows and enter your home will find it nearly impossible to get through your new impact windows.

Your Home Is Never The Right Temperature

Have you noticed that it’s always too hot when it should be cool, and too cold when you have the heater turned up? This is likely a byproduct of the decreasing efficiency of your windows. Standard windows are built with an inert gas in the space between the two panes, which functions as an insulator to keep your home at the right temperature. As the years wear on, so does this insulating gas. Eventually it dissipates entirely, leaving your home without a way to protect you against the external elements. Thankfully, impact windows have a built-in layer designed to protect your home and insulate it all year long.

You’re Planning On Selling Your Home Soon

While it may seem counterintuitive to spend money on a home you’re planning on selling, installing impact windows before putting your home on the market can actually boost the property value and get you more. Many prospective home buyers don’t want to have to spend money on getting them installed themselves, so they rather pay more for a home that already has them installed.

Feel like you have another circumstance that may warrant having impact windows installed in your home? Contact the Armored Impact team today online or give us a call at (561) 800-2419 and we’ll be more than happy to assist!

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