YGRENE CERTIFIED

FAQ

Do hurricane windows and doors come in different glass colors?

Yes, impact glass comes in a variety of color tints, including gray, bronze, and green.

Are impact windows and hurricane windows the same?

Yes, impact windows are sometimes referred to as hurricane windows, hurricane impact windows, or hurricane resistant windows. The same applies to impact doors.

Can impact windows and doors reduce exterior noise?

Absolutely. Impact resistant laminated glass eliminates exterior noise significantly. Our systems can provide up to 50% noise reduction. Our windows and doors are an ideal solution if you live near a traffic intersection or the noise from your neighbor’s lawn mower disturbs the peace of your home.

Why should I replace my windows and doors?

Homeowners whose properties have windows and doors over 25 years old should consider having them replaced. New windows and doors, especially impact resistant windows and doors, will lower your utility bills and protect your home against impacts. New windows and doors also add to your property’s value and hurricane windows can help you qualify for insurance premium discounts.

Do impact resistant glass provide Ultraviolet protection?

Yes, impact resistant laminated glass acts as a sun barrier to protect you from UV light while still allowing your home to enjoy the benefits of natural lighting. Our products also help preserve the interior of your home, and any valuable furniture and decorations that would otherwise be subject to discoloration. This benefit is especially important for Florida resident who enjoy beautiful sunshine almost all year round.

What makes windows and/or doors energy efficient?

Several elements, including how the frame and sashes are engineered, the type of impact glass used, the quality of weather stripping, and type of low-emissivity coating on the impact glass. Non-Impact windows are not energy efficient because they provide little insulation. However, you can lower your utility bill by installing impact resistant products. Our line of laminated impact resistant windows and doors are built using a PVB interlayer sealed between two layers of glass. PVB is a chemical resin that adheres to the two glasses for strong binding and insulation.

Do replacement windows and doors pay for themselves over time?

Yes, replacement windows for residential use do pay for themselves. The amount of savings varies from home to home, but impact windows and doors are energy efficient and will lower a home’s energy consumption so over time, your energy and maintenance savings will match your investment.

If I install hurricane impact resistant windows and doors in my house, do I become eligible for insurance premium discounts?

Many insurance companies recognize the installation of impact windows and doors for insurance discounts of up to 40%. When all openings in your home are protected by our impact resistant windows and doors you can be eligible for a premium discounts. Keep in mind that the Florida statute 627.0629 for residential properties, requires all insurance companies to provide homeowners with insurance discounts if their homes are protected against windstorms, effectively.

 

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