AUTHOR : Joe Long
The Security Benefits that Impact Windows can Provide that Regular Windows Can’t
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Just because certain products are designed primarily for one purpose does not mean they don’t have other uses. Take impact windows, for example.

When people think of impact windows’ benefits, they usually think of how durable they are when bad weather comes in. Anyone who lives in Florida knows how rough the hurricanes can be. Having impact windows installed will prevent any hurricane winds from getting through. However, because the airtight quality of impact windows can prevent the strongest hurricane winds, they can have other benefits, too, by extension.

Take break-ins, for example. Break-ins are among the most preventable crimes for homeowners by simply locking up everything easy to break into, like doors and windows. Usually, someone who breaks into houses checks to see if the doors are locked first above all else because if they’re not, that makes the break-in much easier. However, burglars usually rely on breaking in through the windows if the doors are locked because the fragile windows make them easier to break into, or the windows themselves are not locked. With impact windows, that won’t be the case either way.

Impact windows are constructed with an innovative locking system, meaning they are specifically constructed to prevent forced entry. So because they’re designed to be locked, burglars are forced to try to break through the windows themselves. Because impact windows are built to withstand hurricane winds, they also withstand most of the materials burglars use to break in standard windows, like crowbars and hammers. Using them won’t be enough to break through the impact windows. They could try to use guns, but keep in mind that burglars try to commit break-ins as quietly as possible to reduce the chances of being caught, and guns aren’t exactly quiet when trying to break the law. Impact windows get in the way of their plans.

So, as it turns out, impact windows have more uses than just to help prevent interior damage in case of a hurricane. They can make sure your wallet doesn’t get a little lighter too! Imagine, with impact windows installed, not only are you safe from the most brutal weather Florida has to offer, but, as long as you are responsible with your locks, impact windows can basically take part in being a security system for your home.

With that sort of security feature at your behest, there’d be no reason to say no to installing impact windows!

Joe Long

Joe Long brings over 25 years of construction experience to his role as owner of Mr. Build Inc. in Florida. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University in 1995, Joe went on to launch Keystone Custom Homes in Illinois in 2003. For 15 years, he oversaw the building of multi-million dollar luxury homes before relocating to Florida in 2018.

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