About Impact Windows of Plantation
We offer 0% interest free financing for 60 months as well as programs from ygrene energy fund and more! Everyone qualifies with Impact Windows of Plantation! We offer the lowest pricing and the highest quality customer service before and after the sale.
All About Impact Windows -
The Benefits of Adding Impact Windows to Your Home:
Impact Resistant windows, usually referred to as impact windows or impact doors are manufactured with impact resistant glass in sturdy frames with a special silicon glaze to ensure the glass remains intact within the frame. This clear polyvinylbutyral compressed between two glass panes assures that the impact-resistant glass windows do not shatter upon impact.
The frame of impact windows are made with either aluminum, steel, vinyl, or wood. Although aluminum and steel frames are considered to be the strongest and are usually the type of window recommended if you live in Plantation, Fl or anywhere that is a hurricane prone area. Vinyl frames are a more economically friendly option if you are looking to save money.
There are also various options to select from with regards to the glazing of your windows and doors for your home in Plantation. Opt for a film of PVB (polyvinylbutyral) or EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) for maximum impact absorption or choose SentryGlas Plus (SGP) which is light-weight and less susceptible to yellowing overtime.
Impact windows and doors are frequently promoted as storm proof and hurricane resistant, although the glass may crack when met with strong impact however, the polyvinylbutyral makes sure that it does not shatter but rather remains attached to the window frame. Some studies suggest that complete home destruction caused during hurricanes and storms is mostly attributed to the sudden changes in pressure after a window or door shatters, so your home in hurricane prone Plantation, FL will be protected if you have impact glass. Increased pressure from non impact glass breaks results in roofs completely blowing off causing walls to collapse. “If a large window or door is broken on the wall facing into the wind, the overall uplift forces that are trying to lift the roof off your house may be doubled,” the Florida Department of Emergency Management reports. Impact windows and doors can be a deterrent to this by staying intact no matter the damage. We have never had a total glass failure on any home we have ever installed impact windows on in Plantation, FL.
Impact windows do more than just protect you from hurricanes. In case of an invasion, impact windows have a penetration resistant quality that keeps intruders at bay. This guarantees you have a safe night’s sleep in the comfort of your own home.
Another added advantage to installing new impact windows and doors on your home is improved energy efficiency. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. Ordinary windows struggle to keep the heat out and that air-conditioned wind in making your AC work harder thus consuming more energy resulting in higher bills.
Impact windows are manufactured with laminated glass that provides excellent sound insulation as well as protecting your home by blocking 99% of the UV rays.
When choosing impact windows, look for high-performing features such as laminated insulating glass, heat-reducing glass tints, and hi-performance low-E selections.
Why Permits and HOA approvals are needed to install impact windows and why a professional hurricane impact window company like Impact Windows of Plantation can speed up the process:
There is a misconception that if you are thinking of changing your traditional windows and doors to impact glass, that you do not need a permit as you are not altering the structural framework of your home. However, that is not the case since windows and doors act as an integral part of your home’s safety, performance and comfort. Thus, it is imperative that you acquire the right permits and Home Owner’s Association approvals prior to changing your windows and doors in order to ensure that you are complying with the necessary safety regulations of your area, otherwise if you get caught, the city of Plantation could actually force you to remove the illegally installed windows and pay a fine.
As per Florida building code and Florida residential code and county building code, building inspectors need to verify and document that all the requirements are being met with as outlined in the codes. The following points outline the minimum requirements that the inspectors need to ensure are being complied with to ensure the safety of you, your family and the community:
Natural light and ventilation, CBC Sec. 1203 and 1205, CRC Sec. 303.
Emergency outlet requirements so that first responders can enter a bedroom and perform emergency lifesaving rescues or so that occupants can escape, CBC Sec. 1029, CRC Sec. 310.
Windows (including retrofit type installations) are critical in maintaining a home’s weather barrier from moisture intrusion, regulated by CBC Sec. 1403 and 1405, CRC Sec. 703.8.
Windows are considered to be a major cause of water leakage which may seep into your home causing structural damage resulting in mold which may cause serious health problems in residents of all ages. This can be especially harmful for young children and may cause permanent damage to their health. In case windows are not properly installed and/or sealed, your property is also at a high risk of pest infestation.
One of the most sought after reasons for (INSTALLING IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS) is the energy conservation aspect as required by the (CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE), Sec. 116. Conversely, if these windows and doors are not installed correctly it may lead to draft and ultimately energy loss. Thus, all windows and doors that are being sold in the market are required to be certified by the California Energy Commission to ensure they are meeting the California Energy Code requirements.
Many windows, doors and glazed areas present a safety hazard if tempered glass is not utilized. These areas include: glass doors, glazing adjacent to doors, glass for tub and shower enclosures, glass adjacent to tubs, glass where the bottom edge is less than 18" above the floor, glass adjacent to stairways, landings and ramps when glass is less than 60" above the adjacent walking surface and other areas required by CBC Sec. 2406.4, CRC Sec. 308 and 327.
Hence, before starting your home remodel project, it is crucial that you get the necessary approvals from your home owner’s association. Any property which falls under the Home Owner’s Association requires approvals prior to renovations. Although you may own the property, in order to kick start the remodeling it is mandatory for the HOA to give you the go-ahead for areas which are considered “common property”. These include the actual structure of the building which may include the outer walls, ceilings, windows and doors-anything that contributes to the overall appearance of the building or neighborhood. So be sure to check your (COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS-CC and R) as outlined in the general guidelines provided by the (HOA) beforehand.
Financing Impact Windows With Ygrene or PACE:
Although impact windows and doors are initially a heavy investment and can increase the overall construction cost, they pay off when it comes to damage control from storms and hurricanes as well as protection from the potential threat of burglars and robbers. They might also allow you to receive steep discounts on homeowners’ insurance rates, provided they are legally installed and permitted.
A good impact window may cost you approximately $50 per square foot of glass while an impact door could carry a price tag of an upward of $2000. However, you can finance energy efficient impact windows with YGRENE’s PACE Program. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) allows homeowners to get financed for energy efficient, renewable energy, and wind-hardening improvements through a long-term property assessment. The idea behind (PACE) was (YGRENE’S) commitment to improving the environment and enabling communities to partake in energy-efficient home improvement projects that would reduce carbon emissions by creating financing programs. Ygrene is considered to be the leader in funding energy efficient projects to property owners in Plantation, FL and across the state of Florida. YGRENE has channeled more than $1 billion in private capital to over 500 communities. “Qualifying homeowners can leverage the equity in their home to finance their whole-house window replacement project through PACE, and then they pay it back over time as a line item on their annual property taxes. Any energy and insurance savings derived from the new windows can help cover the cost of the project over the long-term”- Ygrene.
(PACE) sets itself apart from other loans by assessing the property rather than the individual applying for the loan. PACE Financing assesses an existing structure referred to as "land- secured financing district or assessment district” to determine the eligibility of the loan application. Traditionally in an assessment district the local government issues bonds to finance projects which offer some benefit to the public such as those involving street lights, utility lines, etc. However, owing to a recent extension to this traditional model moving towards a more eco friendly and energy efficient approach, Homeowners can now get financed for their home improvement projects by opting for the PACE program. The loan is paid back in easy installments over a period of time and is included as a part of the owner’s property tax bills.
There are multiple advantages of PACE funding programs in comparison to traditional credit-based forms of financing. PACE offers low cost financing with absolutely no out-of-pocket expense to you over a long term. With low fixed payments payable over 5, 10, 15 or 20 years, PACE Financing is made available based on your home equity and can be paid back within the home owners property taxes. Moreover, Ygrene financing may even be tax deductible. Perhaps the best part about (PACE) is the fact that unlike other loans, (PACE) is a debt to the property rather than the property owner. This means that the repayment of loan can be transferred along when you sell your home.
(PACE FINANCING) is offered for both residential (R-PACE) and commercial (C-PACE) properties. Currently, residential PACE financing is available in Plantation, FL and nearby areas.
We Carry Many of Different Brands of Impact Windows And Doors.
When it comes to choosing the right type of impact windows or doors, there are many options to choose from. At Impact Windows of Plantation, you can select from various designs and styles from single hung windows, horizontal roller windows, casement/projected windows, picture and architectural windows, sliding glass and french doors. There are also several design options including brittany style, Colonial style grids or single hung windows for a timeless appeal. Impact Windows of Plantation also provides a wide range of Impact horizontal rolling windows, also know as sliders in a large variety of shapes and sizes. These provide home owners with a low-maintenance option which is rust proof without compromising on strength.
To make it more personalized to your individual aesthetic, Impact Windows of Plantation gives you a large selection of optional mountings without compromising on quality. When selecting the right impact windows for your home make sure to look for important features including (LAMINATED INSULATING GLASS), (HEAT-REDUCING GLASS TINTS), and (HI-PERFORMANCE) low-E selections.
The two most important aspects when opting for impact windows are quality and performance. Look for manufacturers and brands which carry out extensive and rigorous testing and reportedly have no failures. It is also important to look for manufacturers with Notice of Acceptance or (NOAs) certified by the state of Florida.
Additionally, you can check if your preferred window provider offers (CUSTOM-MADE TO ORDER), (FIT TO SIZE) options for your bespoke needs along with checking for delivery times. At Impact Windows of Plantation, we ensure that we have everything you are looking for. Instead of visiting multiple companies which usually offer just a select few brands, we carry various brands of impact windows and doors so you can get exactly what you are looking for under the same roof. From new construction to replacement of non-impact windows and doors, we carry the complete range to suit your needs. Choose from a huge selection of styles, shapes and colors along with a multitude of materials.
Whether you are looking at remodeling your home or own a commercial property, Impact Windows of Plantation offers you the best solution for your construction and renovation needs. At Impact Windows of Plantation we are committed to providing you with the biggest variety of the best brands and products. With over 50 years of experience in the field, Impact Windows of Plantation ensures excellent customer service and the fastest delivery times for each and every project. No matter how small or large your project is, you can rely on us for providing you with the best impact resistant windows and doors with an easy and swift delivery and installation that will stand the test of time. Our dedicated team of qualified professionals will guide you along every step of your construction project. We pride ourselves for providing you with the highest quality of products and services with a keen attention to detail coupled with a special emphasis on customer satisfaction.