Impact windows are a more recent innovation in the window industry that offers homeowners additional protection against windstorm damages and would-be intruders. The durable windows are designed to prevent shattering and can absorb a blow from a hammer or two-by-four without breaking. The windows are popular in areas where wind and hail storms are frequent. And the Las Vegas area has its share of strong winds that can damage rooftops, windows, siding and other parts of homes. The windows can come with tint to help reduce UV rays while still allowing ample natural lighting.
Protective Coating Multiplies Window Strength
The secret to impact windows is their protective film coating that makes them nearly shatter-proof. Tests show a two-by-four traveling at 8 mph could no break through a test window. That means they can withstand the pelting of strong wind gusts, large hailstones and even a potential thief wielding a hammer. Multiple blows in the same spot might cause the windows to break eventually, but only the most determined of intruders would resort to such tactics. So installing impact windows provides the dual benefit of stronger windows and greater home security. And many home insurance companies will provide discounts for installing the shatter-resistant windows.
Many Styles and Easy to Wash
The windows can be more conventional and require cleaning from inside and outside homes. Or they can be purchased in casement-style windows and other varieties that can be removed from inside a home for cleaning and maintenance. That means installing the right kind of impact windows can make is much easier to wash them and keep them looking their best. Few things detract from a home’s exterior look than filthy windows. And impact windows will enable more frequent cleanings for spotless views of the surrounding community. Do your windows break easily or prove difficult to clean?