Hurricane windows and impact windows can save you a great deal of time and frustration when tropical storms and hurricanes roll through the area. Rather than worrying about securing windows with boards, or fighting with metal storm shutters, you can focus your energy on more important tasks.
The only remotely convenient feature of hurricanes is that you have some notice that they’re heading in your direction. Rather than being caught unprepared as you would with a tornado or earthquake, you have time to batten down the hatches and secure the house. If you have regular windows, this means going to the store to purchase wood and hardware. Unfortunately, everyone else in your general area will also be heading to the store for supplies, leaving you facing long lines and a lot of frustration.
With hurricane windows and professionally installed impact windows, you can avoid the stores and spend your time doing other things. You can start preparing the family for evacuation should that be required. You can spend time in the yard picking up anything that might become a projectile. The point is that you will be able to focus your energy on other things, rather than standing in line at the local hardware store.
Impact windows and hurricane windows will also save you a great deal of time after the storm passes. Rather than removing the wood and then patching all the holes you made screwing it into place, you can focus on cleaning up the yard, removing branches and reclaiming your property. You also won’t have to worry about cleaning up shattered glass from the interior of your home.
Having the right windows installed in your home will provide you with peace of mind in a storm. It will save you time both before and after the storm, allowing you to focus on more important things. To ensure that the windows are installed and secured properly, consider trusting this project to qualified professionals.
*Image “Florida – Hurricane Frances Approaching (2004)” appears courtesy of Flickr user, roger4336 under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license.