Mpact windows and doors are game-changers when it comes to home protection and comfort. Not only do they offer superior security against break-ins, but they also shield your home from extreme weather conditions. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about these robust and reliable installations.


Q1: What are Impact Windows and Doors?

A: Impact windows and doors are specially designed to withstand the impact of flying debris during severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes. These windows and doors are constructed with multiple layers of glass and a specialized interlayer that holds the glass together even when shattered. This design prevents the glass from breaking into large, sharp pieces, thereby providing superior protection against high winds, rain, and forced entry.


Q2: Why Should I Choose Impact Windows and Doors for My Home in South Florida?

A: South Florida is prone to hurricanes and severe weather. Installing impact windows and doors in your home offers several benefits:

  • Protection: They provide a robust barrier against flying debris and high winds.
  • Safety: They reduce the risk of injury from shattered glass.
  • Insurance Benefits: Many insurance companies offer discounts on premiums for homes equipped with impact-resistant windows and doors.
  • Energy Efficiency: Impact windows and doors can improve your home’s energy efficiency by providing better insulation.
  • Noise Reduction: They also help reduce outside noise, making your home quieter and more comfortable.


Q3: How Do Impact Windows and Doors Work?

A: Impact windows and doors are made with laminated glass, which consists of two or more panes of glass bonded together with a robust and clear interlayer. This interlayer is typically made from polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). When struck, the glass may crack, but the interlayer holds the pieces together, preventing the window or door from being breached.


Q4: Are Impact Windows and Doors Expensive?

A: While impact windows and doors are generally more expensive than standard windows and doors, they are a worthwhile investment for several reasons:

  • Long-Term Savings: They can reduce energy bills and may qualify you for insurance discounts.
  • Increased Property Value: Homes with impact windows and doors are often more attractive to buyers.
  • Peace of Mind: The safety and security they provide are invaluable.


Q5: How Long Does the Installation Process Take?

A: The installation time for impact windows and doors can vary depending on the size and number of windows and doors being replaced. On average, a standard home installation can take anywhere from a few days to a week. At MPACT Windows & Doors, we strive to complete installations efficiently while ensuring the highest quality of workmanship.


Q6: Do Impact Windows and Doors Require Special Maintenance?

A: Impact windows and doors require minimal maintenance. To keep them in good condition:

  • Clean Regularly: Use a mild soap and water solution to clean the glass and frames.
  • Inspect Annually: Check for any signs of damage or wear, and ensure seals and weatherstripping are intact.
  • Lubricate Moving Parts: Periodically lubricate hinges, locks, and other moving parts to ensure smooth operation.


Q7: Are Impact Windows and Doors Available in Different Styles?

A: Yes, Mpact windows and doors are available in a variety of styles to match the aesthetics of your home. Some common styles include:

  • Pre-Glazed Window Wall
  • Single Casement
  • Sliding Glass Door
  • Windows & Doors
  • Pivot Door
  • Folding Door
  • Multi Slide Door
  • Slide Door

At MPACT Windows & Doors, we offer a wide range of styles and customization options to meet your specific needs and preferences. Visit our product page here.


Q8: How Do I Know If My Current Windows and Doors Are Impact-Resistant?

A: Impact-resistant windows and doors typically have a permanent mark or label indicating they meet specific impact resistance standards. This label is often located in the corner of the glass. If you’re unsure, our team at MPACT Windows & Doors can perform an inspection to determine if your current windows and doors are impact-resistant.


Q9: What Areas Do You Service?

A: MPACT Windows & Doors proudly serves South Florida, including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Our team is familiar with local building codes and requirements, ensuring a smooth and compliant installation process.


Q10: How Do I Get a Quote for Impact Windows and Doors?

A: To get a quote for impact windows and doors, you can contact us through our website contact page or give us a call. We’ll schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to assess your needs, take measurements, and provide a detailed estimate.


Q11: What Should I Expect During the Installation Process?

A: During the installation process, our team will:

  • Remove Old Windows and Doors: Carefully remove existing windows and doors without damaging your property.
  • Prepare Openings: Ensure that the openings are adequately prepared for the new impact windows and doors.
  • Install New Windows and Doors: Install the new impact-resistant windows and doors with precision and care.
  • Clean Up: Clean up the work area, leaving your home as clean as we found it.
  • Final Inspection: Conduct a final inspection to ensure everything is installed correctly and meets our high standards.


Q12: How Do Impact Windows and Doors Affect My Home’s Curb Appeal?

A: Impact windows and doors can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal. They come in various styles and finishes that can complement your home’s architectural design. Clean lines and modern aesthetics can improve both the look and value of your home.


Q13: Can I Customize the Design of My Impact Windows and Doors?

A: Yes, customization is one of the critical benefits of choosing impact windows and doors from MPACT Windows & Doors. You can select from different frame colors, glass types, and hardware finishes to create a look that matches your home’s style.


Q14: How Do I Prepare My Home for the Installation of Impact Windows and Doors?

A: To prepare your home for the installation:

  • Clear the Area: Remove any furniture, curtains, blinds, and personal items near the windows and doors.
  • Secure Pets: Ensure pets are kept in a safe area away from the work zones.
  • Plan for Noise: Be aware that the installation process can be noisy, so you might want to plan accordingly if you work from home or have young children.


Q14: What Is the Lifespan of Impact Windows and Doors?

A: Impact windows and doors are built to last. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for several decades. The materials used in their construction are highly durable and resistant to the elements, making them a long-term investment for your home.


Q15: How Do Impact Windows and Doors Improve Home Security?

A: Impact windows and doors are inherently more secure than standard windows and doors due to their construction. The laminated glass is difficult to break through, and the frames are designed to withstand forced entry. This makes them an excellent choice for enhancing the security of your home.


At MPACT Windows & Doors, we are dedicated to offering top-quality products and services to protect and enhance the beauty of your home in South Florida. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (561) 909-8055 or via email at INFO@MPACTWINDOWS.COM.

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