What is the difference between impact and non-impact (standard) windows and doors?
The four main differences between impact windows and non-impact windows are cost, appearance, convenience and obligation of time.
There are many differences between the two but the four main factors to look at when choosing between the two are cost, appearance, convenience and obligation of time. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to compare before you buy.
Standard Non-Impact Windows and Doors
|Lower cost||The additional cost of shutters to meet FL Building Code|
|Obligation of time to install/uninstall shutters|
|No noise reduction|
|Shutter storage requirement|
Impact Windows and Doors
|Noise reduction||High initial Cost|
|24 Hour protection without added protection needed|
|No shutters required|
|Savings on insurance and energy bills|