Window replacement in Palm Beach and all of South Florida from Newman Windows. Nothing can add value and comfort like impact glass windows. Not only will the inside look better but the outside as well. Save on all your cooling bills by installing today's more economical energy saving windows.
Hurricane and storm damage can be minimized with hurricane impact windows. Many of Florida's homes need shutters and protective systems installed every time a real threat of hurricane is near. Impact glass needs no shutters or protective covers to undergo a harsh weather experience and add beauty with energy saving like never before.
Windows and entryways are all we do at Newman's. Unlike our competitors that may also be sealcoating someone's driveway the next day, we at Newman's take great pride in doing one thing right versus so many things lackluster.
Advantages of Impact Resistant Glass
Impact resistant glass has many advantages over standard glass. While the initial cost is higher, the benefits should be considered a long term investment in your improving your home.
- Your home's resale value will be much higher. This allows the average house to recuperate almost 75% of the initial cost to install residential impact glass.
- Your home is far more secure. Breaking impact glass is extremely challenging and would require some serious tools and the process would be extremely loud.
- Impact resistant glass absorbs sound. This will make your home much quieter by eliminating outside noises.
- The biggest advantage is safety and security from hurricanes. Impact resistant glass will protect your home from dangerous storms, without the need to install shutters.
If you are just considering standard, non-impact resistant windows, Newman Windows & Doors encourages you to get a quote for impact resistant glass as well. Furthermore, check with your insurance agent; you may have additional savings on your homeowners policy premium with impact resistant glass.
Residential impact glass has the ability to provide you and your home with a level of peace of mind you never deemed possible. Unlike standard glass, residential impact resistant glass comes with a laminated interlayer bonded between to panes of glass, typically made of polyvinyl butyral or ethylene vinyl acetate. This exterior layer of protection prevents your glass from breaking into large, sharp pieces after an impact. As a safety net for you and the property in your home, the impact resistant glass will remain bonded in the unlikely event it is ever broken.
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Impact glass is a much safer alternative to standard glass windows to homes and businesses in areas affected by the destructive forces of hurricane season. Much like the glass used for automobile windows, impact glass or laminated glass for homes and businesses includes a safety layer that allows for the window to be held together in the event of a strong impact. In impact glass windows, this invisible protective layer is bonded between two panes of glass.
The protective layer is typically made of either polyvinyl butyral or ethylene vinyl acetate and its advanced strength keeps the glass bonded evenly when broken. This prevents the glass from breaking into large, sharp pieces, allowing for the maximum protection of you and your home in the event of a hurricane or any high impact. Impact glass is commonly used in areas where an impact is likely such as automobiles, skylights, and for windows in homes and businesses located in areas that are affected by hurricanes.
In the event of an impact strong enough to break the window or door, the glass is held in place by this protective layer, often displaying the spider web pattern commonly seen in broken glass. Depending on the likelihood and level of impact, multiple protective layers and thicker glass are often used for maximum impact protection. A home with regular glass windows is much more likely to receive interior damage than a home with impact glass windows. Likewise, the occupants inside of a home with regular glass are much more likely to suffer injury than those inside of a house with protected impact glass.
Impact glass can also be used to increase the sound insulation rating of a window. It has the ability to significantly reduce exterior sounds. In cases where decreased sound is desired, a special acoustic material is commonly used for the exterior layer.