Storm Impact Window Replacement – What You Need to Know
Hurricane wind damage can be very expensive and if you have your storm windows installed correctly fitted, they can provide excellent protection to your home against both wind and storm surges. However, not all hurricane windows are built to cope with the continuous battering of such a large storm or even the occasional cyclone.
Homeowners should always take impact resistance into account, strength, efficiency, energy efficiency, safety, appearance, and curb appeal while replacing storm windows in a coastal or waterfront property. Not all models and designs are suitable for coastal and waterfront living, as they are not made with the same amount of weather resistance in mind. Many will be vulnerable to severe winds and strong winds.
Properly installed and fitted, proper storm windows can be an asset in many ways, and will not only improve the overall appearance of your home but increase the energy-efficiency rating. When your roof is damaged by a storm, it can cause problems with water infiltration and leaks that can cause significant damage to your home. Wind damage can also significantly increase energy bills as well as making the electrical system more susceptible to damage.
Many people avoid replacing damaged storm windows in the hope that it will be repaired quickly, but that does not mean that the storm damage has been repaired completely. If the wind damage was not adequately addressed when it happened, then the additional strain on your roof will cause further damage to your house and may lead to a leaking roof. The more damage there is on the roof, the more work is going to be required.
To ensure that your storm windows and your roof will withstand the extra weight and impact from a strong storm, it is a good idea to consider replacing them with the right ones. There are many companies available to fit your existing windows with the best storm protection possible. For example, some companies offer an optional storm rating to ensure that the window is constructed to resist a storm of any size.
If you do decide to replace your storm damaged windows, make sure you choose a company that is experienced in storm-resistant windows. By doing this, you can rest assured that your property will withstand future storms and you will be saving money and energy costs in the long run.