Choose the Right Impact and Hurricane Windows
How Do Extreme Winds Affect Properties?
One of the first breaches of the building envelope during a wind event: the windows. Non-impact windows won’t stand up to the wind, weather, and projectiles the way impact windows will. Strong, effective windows like the ones we make at CGI® can be the difference preserving your safety and possessions, and disaster.
According to the International Hurricane Protection Association, once winds get inside a home during a hurricane, the roof — and most of the home’s structure — most likely will not survive. Pressure build-up will cause these elements to separate, ravaging a home in a matter of minutes.
SEE HOW CGI HELPS PROTECT PROPERTIES.
Tested to Protect During Storms and Every Day After
Impact resistant windows and doors from CGI® are rigorously tested to provide protection from hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions. However, they also provide a wide range of additional benefits to keep your property more secure and comfortable even beyond storm season.
The same structural engineering that keeps your property safe from the impact of hurricane-force winds and flying debris, also adds another layer of protection against would-be intruders. Built with laminated glass, impact windows and doors won’t detach from the frame to provide entry — even if struck by a heavy object. The majority of those who own impact resistant windows express an increased sense of safety from intruders.*
Lower Energy Costs
From tinted laminated glass to Low-E coatings, CGI® offers many glass options that can dramatically boost energy efficiency. The result can be more effective heating and cooling of your property and potentially lower energy bills that can equal significant savings in the long run. In fact, homeowners with impact resistant windows and doors saw an average decrease of more than 10% on their monthly energy bills.*
Less Noise Disruption
Impact resistant glass doesn’t transmit sound — it absorbs it. This means more quiet and less disruption from storms as well as common outdoor noises, like lawnmowers, parties, traffic, construction, and more. In a recent survey, 63% of those who had installed impact windows said they rarely or never hear outside noise.*
UV Ray Reduction
Home furnishings and art can fade over time when exposed to sunlight. Laminated impact glass can eliminate 99% of damaging UV rays keeping your decor protected without the need for continuous replacement.
In many cases, installing hurricane impact windows and doors can add up to long-term savings. The protection they offer can potentially lower property insurance costs immediately while providing better resale value down the line. Replacing your windows with impact windows is one of the nation’s top remodeling projects and an investment with a traditionally high return. One study even showed that more than 90% of homeowners reported an increase in their home value after purchasing impact windows.*