There are many states in the United States that are most likely to be hit by hurricanes and storms every now and then but Florida is known as the state with the most hurricanes!
2017 Hurricane Irma ripped through Puerto Rico and Florida. What will 2018’s Hurricane Season bring to local Florida home owners and commercial building owners? Hurricanes that go through Miami, FL have had the tendency to cause severe damage to buildings and homes, no matter how strong they are, especially homes with old roofs, poor construction, or areas prone to flooding.
Regular windows can easily be broken by the pressure of hurricane winds if the glass used in them is not capable enough to resist the stormy, hurricane-sized winds and pressure.
This is when impact glass windows and aluminum hurricane shutters are used to protect your home and family, but which one has an edge over the other? Read on to find out!
Impact Glass Windows
Impact glass windows for hurricanes have been trending in the United States for a while now because they are certainly one of the best ways to protect your home from unforeseen weather disasters.
The technology of impact resistant windows has been in use since the early 20th century and it was first installed in the windshield of cars making them impact-resistant.
This was done as a precautionary measure from unexpected road accidents but now impact glass is also used in the windows of Florida homes that are prone to get hit by severe storms or catastrophic hurricanes!
Why is the impact resistant glass better than the regular glass?
Because impact glass has the capacity to resist hurricane winds blowing up to 200 mph as compared to the normal glass.
Impact glass windows can also act as a major barrier between you and intruders. Anyone trying to peek into your house secretly will have to break the impact glass windows first and believe us, that won’t come easily to intruders or looters.
Hurricane shutters are very similar to the impact glass windows as they are also used as a protection covering from storms and hurricanes. Hurricane shutters are installed over the glass windows in order to prevent the windows from getting damaged.
Although hurricane shutters can be used over any regular glass as well, it’s better to install them over the impact glass, to ensure 100% protection from hurricanes.
Hurricane shutters are mainly manufactured from aluminum and steel but people also use wooden shutters as they are less costly as compared to the aluminum ones but not as strong as aluminum. It is always recommended to use a Miami Dade Approved Hurricane Shutter such as the SuperNova Shutter brand.
These shutters are available in a wide range of styles ranging from Accordion shutters, Motorized Shutters and Bahama shutters to roll up/down shutters and commercial shutters for security.
With a variety of hurricane shutter design, AMD Supply makes it easy to protect your house without compromising the curb appeal of your South Florida home.
Which One to Go For?
Aluminum shutters and hurricane impact windows both provide protection against storms but there are few aspects in which they differ from each other.
Impact windows are much more expensive than hurricane shutters and they can be installed on their own without having shutters over them.
Hurricane shutters installed without any impact glass will still provide the protection your home or business needs to be safe during a hurricane and will cost a fraction of the cost vs impact windows.
So, don’t hurry while choosing between the two, evaluate and plan accordingly and protect your prized possession in the best way possible! Making sure your family and pets are safe during a Florida Hurricane is the most important thing to remember! Ask your hurricane shutter contractor for the SuperNova hurricane shutters or call us directly at 786.671.0700 for more information.