Frequently Asked Questions
Impact Windows Cost Hurricane impact-resistant windows typically cost $2,451 and $13,316, or $7,873 on average. Each window is about $90 to $400 and takes about two hours to install at $30 to $65 per hour. You’ll pay more if you have custom storm windows installed.
What is the difference between impact windows and hurricane windows?
Impact windows main characteristic is the special film it has applied on the glass that doesn’t allow the glass to be shattered into tiny pieces that can cause injuries. This is similar to the glass you have on car windshields. Hurricane windows, on the other hand, are made to resist the impact of large sized objects flying in a hurricane with speeds up to 140 mph without breaking the glass and protecting the people and valuables inside the building
Are impact windows worth the money?
According to researchers from Miami University in 2021, impact windows are worth the money for the following reasons: 1) a significant reduction in home insurance premiums, 2) decrease energy bill, 3) a higher value of the house or commercial building. Hence, over the course of 5 years, the financial benefits of impact windows make it worth the money. This is definitely a sound investment in your home or building
What is the average cost of hurricane impact windows?
Here is a breakdown of the cost of hurricane impact windows: the total cost is anywhere between $60 per square foot which translates to about $1050 per window on average for the most popular sizes. For example, a small fixed hurricane window can cost around $305. A large impact window with opening can cost over $2000. To get a correct estimate, the best way is to take exact measurements of the windows and their characteristics, best done by a professional
Why are impact windows so expensive?
Impact windows have a much stronger frame, especially engineered and built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes and remain undamaged, These are tested in special laboratory conditions adding to the cost of these impact windows. Hence the higher cost of materials, special films and coatings for the glass and the need for a more complex manufacturing process, make impact windows so expensive. But these costs are offset by the many benefits such as a lower energy bill and lower insurance premiums.
Can I install impact windows myself?
Of course it’s possible to install impact windows yourself. You need to adhere to construction guidelines and common sense when doing so. However, the cost of installation is not that high and getting a professional to do it would ensure you will have guaranteed quality, a warranty and also no issues with the inspection when done. So, while it is possible to install impact windows yourself, we would recommend you reach out to a professional company
What’s better shutters or impact windows?
Shutters will do the job and protect the glass. However, aesthetics and looks the shutters offer, will make your home look outdated and not modern. Hurricane impact windows will lower your insurance premiums significantly and lower energy bills while shutters don’t. Shutters are somewhat cheaper but in the long run impact windows are a more sound financial option
Are impact windows burglar proof?
Impact resistant windows will produce splinters when getting hit by a tough object. On the other hand, traditional glass will shatter into small pieces of glass and provide a free entry point for the burglar. Impact windows are not fully burglar proof but getting into the building through them is a much more complicated and time consuming task for the potential burglar.
Can impact windows withstand Category 5?
Category 5 hurricanes are notoriously hard to predict. Impact windows, tested well in laboratory conditions, with large debris flying at speeds of up to 140 mph. The current knowledge researchers have gathered show that impact windows will perform well during a Category 5 hurricane
What is the best brand of impact windows?
We provide installation services for the top impact doors and window manufacturers in Florida, such as ESWindows, ECo Window Systems, PGT and Mr. Glass. All these windows have been certified by Miami Dade and Broward counties and have been approved for installation as impact windows in Florida so they have been certified at state level to be used in construction, both existing building refurbishment and new window installations. All impact windows have NOA and are tested in special laboratory conditions here in Florida, USA.
What locations does ABEX Impact Windows serve?
ABEX Impact Windows operates in Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Aventura, North Miami, Miami Beach, Miami, Surfside and all cities and towns in Miami Dade and Broward counties. Contact us today for a free quote