State-of-the-Art Hurricane Windows for Homeowners in Fort Myers, FL
For top-of-the-line hurricane windows in Fort Myers, Florida, turn to the home improvement experts at Morgan Exteriors. We’ve been serving homeowners since 1995 and we proudly carry industry-leading hurricane windows from Simonton and PGT.
How Do Hurricane Windows Work?
If you’ve lived in Florida for some time now, you’ve probably had numerous acquaintances tell you how important it is to have hurricane windows installed. But, how exactly do they work? And what sets them apart from standard replacement windows? Hurricane windows are more impact-resistant than standard windows, so they’re less likely to break when hit with flying debris. What’s more, even when hurricane windows do break, they’re designed in such a way that they’re less likely to shatter. The broken window pane will remain intact and attached to the frame, rather than shattering into multiple pieces and detaching from the frame.
The reason why it’s so important to avoid shattering comes down to the atmospheric changes that take place during a storm. As a hurricane gets closer to your home, the barometric pressure outside will decrease. If your windows and doors are closed, however, the air pressure within your home will remain the same or possibly even increase. When a window shatters and gusts of wind start blowing into your home, the higher interior air pressure will try to force them back out. This can have an explosion-like effect, causing extensive structural damage and possibly even blowing the roof off of your home. Plus, a shattered window will allow sharp glass, water, and debris to fly into your home, damaging your property and putting your loved ones at risk.
Our Hurricane Windows
The hurricane windows we install are specially engineered to resist impacts and shattering. Our Simonton hurricane windows feature reinforced profiles, KeepSafe Maximum® glass panes, and a sturdy interlayer, all of which have helped them earn certification from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. And, our PGT hurricane windows are constructed with impact-resistant laminated glass that’s strong enough to remain intact even when repeatedly hit by a nine-pound, 2’x4’ beam traveling 30 miles per hour.
In addition to being impact- and shatter-resistant, hurricane windows offer a number of other benefits that make them an excellent choice for your home:
- Energy efficiency – Our Simonton hurricane windows block up to 99% of UV rays, and our PGT hurricane windows can be constructed with high-performance Low-E coatings and glass tinting, if desired.
- Noise reduction – When compared to standard windows, our Simonton hurricane windows have been shown to reduce noise infiltration by 50%.
- Security – Because our hurricane windows are so impact-resistant, they’re also less vulnerable to potential break-ins.
What’s more, our hurricane windows are pleasing to the eye and can be customized according to your exact specifications.
Meet With Our Window Experts
If you’re interested in upgrading your current windows to stronger and more durable hurricane windows, contact Morgan Exteriors today. We provide complimentary consultations to homeowners in Fort Myers, FL, and we’d love the chance to sit down and speak with you about the many options we have available. Just let us know when you’d like us to stop by.