After hearing about all of the energy-efficiency and home-security benefits that impact windows have to offer, you're probably wondering how much you can save by making the switch.
The truth is that impact windows are incredibly affordable, but the costs vary based on whether you want single- or double-hung windows and how big you want the windows to be.
Single- and Double-hung Impact Windows
As a rule of thumb, double-hung windows tend to be a little more than single-hung windows because of the extra versatility. Both single- and double-hung impact windows come with extremely durable aluminum frames and can withstand winds in excess of 150 miles per hour (hurricane-force winds, in other words).
With a double-hung impact window both sashes in the window's frame allow you to move the window up or down whereas in a single-hung window you can only adjust the position on the bottom sash since the top sash is secured in place.
So, what will this run you? The industry average is about $40 to $60 per square foot. That works out to about $500 to $600 for the average single-hung impact window, without labor.
There are a lot of different kinds of impact windows you can get to mix and match your way to replacing all of your windows with impact windows. A leading manufacturer, for instance, offers the following:
- Casement windows
- Picture windows
- Single-hung windows
- Double-hung windows
- Awning windows
- Horizontal roller windows
- Window-wall windows
- HY-Vent windows
That might sound like a lot of options to consider, but it's easy to find what will work best in your home by booking a free appointment with professionals who have helped hundreds of homeowners find the perfect windows to complement their tastes.
Start Lowering Your Utility Bills Today
The great thing about impact windows is that they look wonderful and can start lowering your utility bills from day one. The same polyvinyl inner layer of your impact windows that helps blunt the impact of flying debris also happens to block over 99% of UV rays entering your home.
Replacing your single-pane windows with double-pane windows alone will save you up to $435 annually, according to Energy Star. When you throw in the fact that impact windows feature two layers of glass, an inner polyvinyl layer, and a special coating you might save even more on your utility bills.
Florida residents obviously wind up paying the lion's share of their utility bills in the form of cooling off their homes and offices.
Impact windows might actually help you lower those costs. How? The fact that impact windows block so much UV light means that you'll significantly lower the amount of heat gain your home or office experiences.
Impact Windows Could Significantly Reduce Insurance Premiums
You also might be able to cut your homeowner's insurance premiums nearly in half since Florida law requires insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners and condo owners who take wind mitigation steps.
Insurance companies realize that your doing the responsible thing by renovating your home with impact windows lowers their liability and keeps your family more safe against high winds and hurricanes.
You clearly don't have to skimp on style when you improve your home's aesthetics and energy efficiency with impact windows. This prestige line of windows from ESWindows lets you mix and match woodgrain and hardware finishes when you overhaul your current picture windows with affordable impact windows.
If you're looking to protect the integrity of your home against break-ins, hurricanes, and the punishing summer heat, then impact windows are clearly your best option. Get 10% off your new impact windows by booking online today!