It’s hurricane season in Texas, which means you need to prepare your home for anything nature can throw at you (literally). Hurricane force winds have the power to turn even the smallest debris into dangerous projectiles that can fly through your windows, endangering you and your family. Luckily, there are safe windows out there that can help you protect your home from hurricanes.
When installing new replacement windows, you should definitely make sure the glass is shatterproof. Shatterproof glass will help prevent damages from projectiles thrown by hurricane force winds. They also have the added benefit of being more energy efficient, and they are more difficult to be broken into. As another bonus, many insurance companies will reduce the cost of your home insurance premium if they find out you have shatterproof windows.
Impact-resistant windows have an inner membrane that prevents them from breaking on impact. As the membrane is kept between the two panes of glass, it won’t prevent your windows from shattering, but it will prevent projectiles from entering your home.
Investing in hurricane-resistant windows is a must for anyone who lives in the potential path of a hurricane. In 2017 when Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston and the Texas Coast, the coastal town of Rockport was devastated. Thousands of Rockport residents lost their homes and their businesses to the unforgiving storm, but Rolf and Penny Hong saw minimal damage to their home after installing hurricane windows.
“No windows or doors were compromised,” the Hong’s said in a review of their Window World TX hurricane windows. “The category 4 winds were kept outside.”
Even though Texas already suffered through a massive hurricane in 2017, we’re still at risk for more hurricanes now and in the years to come. Don’t wait until it’s too late to install any of these safety features – your family might depend on it.