It happens to everyone: they go back and forth as to whether their home really needs impact windows or not. They see some of the benefits, but they fail to recognize how much of a difference impact windows can actually make for your home. The Eurotech team is here to let you in on a secret, though: there’s a few telltale signs that you need to make the switch to impact windows as soon as possible. These include, but are not limited to:
Key Signs You Need To Switch To Impact Windows
Your House Is Never The Right Temperature
Have you noticed that your home is seemingly never the right temperature? No matter what you do with your thermostat, it still manages to feel cold in the winter and hot during the summer. This is likely the effect of underperforming windows. Standard windows were originally designed with an inert gas such as argon that filled the space between each pane to help regulate the temperature inside your home. As time wears on, this gas slowly escapes, leaving nothing to regulate the outside temperature. This causes your home to be colder in the winter months and hotter during the summer.
Impact windows insulate your home dramatically better than standard windows, keeping your A/C system from working overtime to keep your home cool/warm throughout the year. This, in turn, also leads to a lowered energy bill all year long.
You’re Relying On Shutters Or Wood Panels During Hurricanes
When Hurricane Season rolls around, are you relying on subpar hurricane defense systems such as wood panels or accordion shutters? While they’ve been the traditional solutions for South Floridians for years, they don’t provide nearly the same level of protection that you’ll find with impact windows. Rated for the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ), impact windows are designed to provide superior defense against high wind speeds and thrown debris during a serious storm such as a tropical storm or hurricane.
You’re Uncomfortable In Your Own Home
There are several reasons you feel uncomfortable in your own home—all of which can be avoidable with impact windows. It’s natural to feel uncomfortable in your own home following such circumstances. Impact windows, though, completely remove this from being a possibility. As burglars and other intruders look for weak points in your home, windows tend to be the most targeted areas. With impact windows that are designed to withstand wind speeds upwards of 150+ mile per hour winds, your windows become your strongest fortification.
On top of home defense, there’s plenty of other reasons why you may feel uncomfortable in your own home. This can include things such as outside noise. Whether it be traffic or loud neighbors mowing the lawn at 7am on a Sunday, nobody wants to be disturbed within their own home. Impact windows drastically reduce the amount of outside noise that is able to make its way into your home thanks to their construction.
If you find yourself suffering from any of the above, it’s time to make the switch with Eurotech! For a free quote, contact the Eurotech team today either online or give us a call at (954) 630-9967.