What To Look For When Replacing Your Impact Windows

Posted on: 7 February 2022

Impact windows are found all over America, but particularly in states that are prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other wild weather events. These windows are exceptionally strong, but not completely indestructible as many owners will find out over the course of their time at their current home. If you need an impact window replacement, then don't just go with the first one you find, do a little bit of research. Here are a few things you should consider when deciding on your next impact window to ensure that you get the best possible protection for your home moving forward into summer and beyond. 

Look At The Frame Too

As strong as the window itself might be, if it has a weak frame then it will not stand up to the years of punishment you want it to. Storm windows need to have strong, metal frames (ideally steel) so that they do not twist and bend out of shape in the face of hundred-mile-an-hour winds and extreme sunlight and heat. An impact window replacement is only as strong as its weakest link, and for many that will be the frame, so make sure that you do a bit of research into what materials they use for their frames before you make any final decision. 


The best way to find out whether or not a company truly thinks that their impact windows are strong and long-lasting is to check out the warranty they offer. A company that is offering longer warranties at no extra cost is demonstrating more faith in their windows to survive, knowing full well that if they fail within the warranty period they will be liable to replace them at their own inconvenience. Always check out a few different impact window replacement deals to see who is offering the most comprehensive warranty.

Strength Testing

Of course, if you want a window to be able to survive a strong storm then you want to know it has been tested to a certain degree. Impact windows should come with some sort of measurement of the force that they can withstand and the different elements they have been tested against (especially water). You should also look to see what type of soundproofing they offer and if they provide any natural UV protection due to the thicker nature and use of materials other than just glass. The more of these features you find, the better the window is. 

For more information on impact window replacement, contact a professional near you