Are Hurricane Windows The Same As Impact Windows

You might think that these terms are interchangeable but you might be surprised to find out that there are distinctions between the two and the terms are not the same.  To be considered a hurricane window, the window just needs to provide a certain level of wind resistance.  To be considered an impact window, these windows offer wind resistance as well as protection from projectiles and impacts to the glass. 

Impact resistant windows can withstand even Category 5 wind conditions and some projectiles in the storm.  There are benefits to these two types of windows as well such as noise reduction, energy efficiency and aesthetics that both offer.  Both offer superior protection against wind conditions and should help you in a storm but again, these two terms are not the same and they do have clear distinctions. 

Depending on what you’re looking for in a window or door, USA Windows and Doors offer a huge selection of both in our showroom and our experts can show you the right window or door for your home. 

If you are looking for a superior product and experts to teach you about our selection, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help in your selection process.

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