How Impact Windows Provide Peace of Mind During Hurricane Season

If you live in an area susceptible to violent tropical storms, you’ll want to make sure your home is protected with the best home-building and construction materials before the next storm season arrives. You’ll want to pay special attention to securing the entry points to your home, not only to protect the structure of your home but to keep your loved ones safe.

Tropical storms and hurricanes can be devastating, so read on to see the benefits of our specialty Soft-Lite Barcelona line of storm windows and doors.

Ensure the Structure of Your Home

It’s a scary thought, but, if they’re not properly secured and strong enough for the elements, windows are literally holes in the side of your home. That’s great when the weather is nice and sunny, but when debris starts to fly amid hurricane conditions, well, not so much. 

If you live in any of the following high-wind regions as referenced by the National Institute of Building Sciences, securing your home with weather-resistant windows is an absolute necessity.


Image courtesy of the National Institute of Building Sciences

Aside from the obvious concern of being injured by flying debris, storms carry some other important structural ramifications. If debris does happen to break through a window whose glass is not strong enough to protect against weather elements and debris, sudden pressurization will occur inside your home. 

You might not notice the pressure difference, but internal pressurization changes often contribute to roof failures. If you have impact-resistant windows with strong glass, you can rest assured your home will stand for years to come, surviving through even the toughest storms. 

Enjoy Peace of Mind From Unwelcome Guests

soft-lite burglar

Flying trees aren’t the only unwelcome guests you want to keep out of your home. One of the first entry points intruders or burglars will check are the windows. Even if they are locked, there’s nothing stopping an intruder from breaking the glass of a normal window, effectively rendering the lock useless. 

Soft-Lite’s windows are made from only the best and strongest materials. They’ve even been known to survive fires. 

But, if you want an extra layer of protection, Soft-Lite’s Impact Windows feature extra-strong glass that will keep unwanted guests from entering your home. You could bash these windows’ impact glass with a crowbar, wrench, or any other tool used to break into homes, and the glass will remain integral.

soft-lite resale value

If you’re planning on selling your home--now, or in the future-- impact-resistant windows are definitely something potential buyers will want to verify, especially if the home is located in a high-wind region as outlined in the graphic above. 

Extra-strength windows that can resist the elements--as well as intruders--is a feature you’ll be able to include in your listing details. Would you purchase a home that doesn’t have hurricane windows?

To learn more about our available window types and view the product brochure, click here.

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