impact windows and environmental factors

Impact Windows & The Enviornment

While it might not seem like it on a day to day basis, your South Florida home is constantly defending itself against the environment. From the torrential downpours, to the stiff humidity, to the heavy sunlight & heat, your house is actually under direct threat. As such, it’s imperative that you take the necessary actions to protect it and your family against what comes your way. Some of the main environmental factors that your impact windows protect against include:

Environmental Factors


One of the most potentially devastating environmental factors your impact windows go up against, heavy storms such as tropical storms and hurricanes are no stranger to South Florida. Capable of causing significant damage in their wake, providing your home with the necessary protection against them will give you the necessary peace of mind throughout even the toughest storms. 

Rated for wind speeds upwards of 250 miles per hour, Impact windows were designed to keep your home safe, and your family safe, even as things like tree branches, hail, and other debris pelt the glass.

Heat & UV Rays

Famous for its sunshine, South Florida has to face the direct heat and UV rays of the sun all year long. This direct heat can lead to your HVAC system working overtime, leading to higher and higher energy bills every month. Impact windows insulate your home better than standard windows, meaning less heat enters your home, which in turn leads to your HVAC not having to work as hard—leaving you with a lower energy bill. 

Additionally, the sun’s harsh UV rays can penetrate your windows, causing damage to your belongings, and even potentially yourself. Impact windows reduce the amount of UV allowed to penetrate your home, keeping you and your belongings safe all year long. 


An artificial environmental factor, you may notice how loud the exterior of your home is. From thunderous storms, to neighbors interacting, to traffic passing by, it can feel like there’s no way to get any silence in your home, or enjoy a movie without being distracted. Thankfully, impact windows can reduce exterior noise by up to 10 decibels. 

The environment may throw everything at your home, but with impact windows installed you can rest knowing you and your loved ones are safe against it all. To learn more about how impact windows can protect your home, contact us today online and a MPACT team member will be more than happy to walk you through any questions you may have.