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What exactly are “impact windows” and why you need them…

Standard impact glass has two heat strengthened pieces of glass sandwiched around a layer of super strong plastic.

Standard impact glass has two heat strengthened pieces of glass sandwiched around a layer of super strong plastic.

Insulated impact windows have the third piece of glass to add an extra level of protection and energy efficiency.

Insulated impact windows have the third piece of glass to add an extra level of protection and energy efficiency.

Impact windows in South Florida (and everywhere else) are made from impact glass, which is also called monolithic or laminated glass. Impact glass provides a much higher level of strength and resistance to wind and debris than typical glass used in most windows.  Impact windows are actually made by surrounding a layer of plastic with thick glass, strengthened by heat on both sides of the plastic sheet.  In addition to the “plastic sandwich”, the frame is also incredibly strong.

The next step beyond impact glass is insulated impact glass.  Insulated impact glass has three pieces of glass in one frame. The first two are adhered to the plastic layer as described above.  The third piece is set roughly a quarter to a half inch away.  This creates a gap between the glass that is typically filled with Argon gas.

Why do you need impact windows in South Florida?

The biggest reasons to have impact windows in South Florida installed in your home or commercial structure are:

1.  Storm protection (wind and debris)

2.  Security!  (much harder for intruders to get through)

3.  Keep the noise pollution out (yes, it reduces sounds from the outside)

4.  Climate control (stay cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter

5.  Reduce utility expenses – keep the cool air in and the hot air out!

Advanced Windows & Shutters only carries impact window products that have passed the most rigorous and complete testing:

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  • Miami-Dade County has the strictest test protocols in the country for wind-borne debris, air and water tests
  • The Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA) for impact-resistant products in the best way to be sure that a window has been tested and meets all the requirements for hurricane protection in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties).
  • The Florida Building Commission recognizes Miami-Dade NOSs as approved products.

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