We’re on the precipice of hurricane season in Northern Virginia once more. And while last year was relatively tame on the severe weather front, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, 2016 has the potential to be more active than normal.
So what does this mean for you and your home? Well, one of the possible perils of living in our part of the country is the threat of hurricanes — and damages from the wind, rain and hail can no doubt wreak havoc on many parts of your home’s exterior. As we get closer to the fall months, is your home prepared to deal with any potential severe weather hazards? If not, it may be time to hurricane-proof your windows. Here’s a little more information about what hurricane-proofed windows are and what they can provide.
What are Hurricane Proof Windows?
When you take the initiative to replace your windows with impact-resistant hurricane windows, you’re adding an extra layer of protection on previously exposed entry points to your home. These products built with sturdy materials and made to last.
What Makes Hurricane Proof Windows Different?
A layer of incredibly strong polymer is layered in between two separate sheets of glass, thus even in the event the glass shatters, the wind, and precipitation doesn’t rip through your home damaging windows and your interior, or in extreme cases blowing the roof right off your house. Some brands are even built to withstand the impact of a 20 lb. object flying at 50 feet per second.
Will Hurricane Windows Look Bulky?
Not at all. In fact, the layer between your windows is virtually undetectable. The great thing about these windows is that they allow you to avoid having to put unsightly storm shutters over your window in the event of a hurricane.
As a disclaimer, we want to make sure you understand that hurricane-proof windows cannot PREVENT a hurricane from damaging your home. Hurricanes are incredibly dangerous, and nothing can stand in the way of 100 MPH winds. But by outfitting your house with the best we have to offer, you can give yourself an extra sense of relief. Because as the skies grow dark and the storms roll in, you’ll know your home is up for the task with windows from Tri County Windows & Siding.
So do yourself a favor this summer and give us a call for a free estimate. We carry products from the industry’s best manufacturers and happily service customers in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.