You Should Install Impact Doors and Windows in Your Home – Here’s Why


When deciding on your next home renovation project, a balance of affordability and return on investment is important. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on a structural upgrade should provide the most bang for your buck! With this in mind, there’s no better option than installing impact doors and windows.

Why? These products aren’t just for homeowners in areas prone to natural disasters. In fact, families across the country are making the decision to install these products for added storm protection AND their many ancillary benefits.

So why should you consider installing impact doors and windows in your home? Let’s take a look at three additional benefits you’ll enjoy:

1) Increased Home Security

One of the easiest points of entry for burglars is by breaking a window or glass door. By smashing the glass, access to the inside lock is easy, allowing intruders to walk right in to your home. To an intruder, time is of the essence – they want the quickest way in and out!

Impact resistant windows are specifically built to resist impact from foreign objects such as crowbars, baseball bats, or other blunt objects – even at high speeds!  Rather than shattering like a traditional window, the glass on an impact window will instead splinter, creating a spider effect, but won’t break through!

This is thanks to the multiple layers of protective materials. The middle, protective layer on most impact windows is made from a durable resin material known as polyvinyl butyral (PVB). This material is the same used in the construction of car windshields.

Impact-resistant windows are strong enough to withstand most invasion attempts. Most importantly, they cost a home intruder what they value most – time! If a window or door doesn’t shatter on the first few attempts, that burglary attempt will most likely be aborted.

In addition, “digital locks can be a great addition to your home, from basic digital to biometric fingerprint readers.” – says a spokesperson from QuickPick locksmiths a lock supplier and well-established locksmith Newcastle company.

2) Greater Energy Efficiency

Simply put, energy-efficient impact windows can save you a lot of money every month by reducing heat gain in the summer and trapping heat in your home in the winter.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends homeowners across the country consider installing energy-efficient impact windows. Traditional windows are responsible for a quarter to a third of the average homeowner’s heating and cooling costs. That amount of waste really adds up!

Not only will your family have a greater level of comfort throughout the year, your wallet will thank you for years to come thanks to the residual savings of installing impact windows.

3) Outside Noise Dampening

Installing impact products in your home can keep outside noise where it belongs – outside. The triple threat of multi-layering, modern sealants, and sturdy framing materials means impact windows and doors can reduce outside noise by up to 40%. Their overall thickness ranges from 7/16” to 9/16”, as compared to traditional single pane windows, which feature glass measuring an average of 1/8”.

Your home is a sanctuary, and the neighbor’s lawnmower, lawn parties, and muscle car noises shouldn’t disrupt your tranquility.

Impact Windows – An Upgrade With Multiple Benefits

While increased safety during natural disasters is certainly enough of a reason to consider impact windows and doors, the multiple ancillary benefits make these products a smart purchase for any homeowner.

If you’re a resident of South Florida, consider Alco Windows and Doors for your installation needs.My company is veteran-owned and always involved in participating actively in our community. Contact us for a free consultation or visit our website to learn more about impact windows and impact doors.


Guest Author:

Luis Alvarez is the founder and owner of Alco Windows and Doors. Coming from a family with more than 15 years of experience in the glass and glazing industry, Luis used his background knowledge to found a company dedicated to providing quality service and support for those looking to protect their loved ones from severe weather.

A retired veteran who served in the Marine Corps, Luis uses his military experience to effectively run Alco. His attention to timeliness guarantees efficient installations focused on meeting planned deadlines. His background in preparation and organization ensures flawless window and door projects, no matter the job size. His leadership experience promises a “job well done” mindset from every member of the Alco team – from salespeople to installation professionals.

A graduate of Florida International University with a degree in Mathematics, Luis takes time to give back to the community by serving as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College. He believes homes are built around people supporting one another, and his dedication to his home in South Florida ensures Alco Windows and Doors will always put the customer’s safety and satisfaction first.

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