When it comes to your doors, security and energy efficiency are important but so is style. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available that offer the best of both worlds.
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Impact Insulated Glass
Whether you live in a hurricane-prone area or just want to increase your energy efficiency, impact glass is the perfect upgrade for your home. Unlike traditional window and door glass, which break into large shards, impact-rated laminated glass has a plastic interlayer that holds the glass together should it be impacted by flying debris during severe weather.
Moreover, both laminated and insulated glass reduce UV penetration by filtering out up to 99% of harmful UV rays. They also have a high STC rating, which helps in reducing sound transmission and maintaining the quiet sanctuary of your home.
Additionally, our level E impact storefront system has been tested and certified to withstand heavy missile impacts and sustained wind loads, making it an excellent choice for any home in severe weather areas. These doors meet design pressure requirements, which are based on building heights, type of construction and wind zone. The system is fabricated with a high-strength frame and mullion assembly to support thick laminated glass.
Hurricane Impact Doors
Homeowners in coastal and High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) areas require more protection than standard doors can offer. During a severe storm or hurricane, traditional entryways are susceptible to flying debris and breaking glass, which can allow water, wind, and more debris into homes.
In these cases, homeowners should opt for impact doors to prevent further damage and potential injuries. These doors are designed to resist shattering when hit by forceful objects, such as projectiles or even burglars’ tools.
Specialized impact door providers offer products that have passed rigorous testing to ensure their strength and durability. These providers also employ experts who can install your new hurricane-resistant doors correctly. When compared to big box stores, these specialists can help maximize your protection during a severe storm or hurricane. This will help protect your loved ones and increase the resale value of your home. Additionally, these doors will reduce energy costs by keeping the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Decorative glass is exactly what it sounds like – glass with design elements that add flair to your entryway. This is a popular option for homeowners who want their home to stand out from the crowd. This type of glass can also serve a functional purpose by adding privacy to the front door.
You can find a wide variety of decorative glass options, such as carved, stained, or frosted glass. The best way to choose the right type of glass for your home is to visit a retailer that specializes in doors and windows. These retailers will usually have a large selection of options on the floor and in their special-order catalogs.
Picture windows are often installed in living rooms or dining areas and allow you to enjoy natural light and majestic views of the landscape. They are also energy efficient, as they help reduce the strain on your HVAC system during sweltering Florida summers.
Whether they are a main front door, patio slider or side entry, your doors are the first thing people notice about your home. They can say a lot about you, so why not choose ones that make the best impression? Designed with visual appeal in mind, these high-quality composite doors offer durable weather protection and energy efficiency features to help keep your cooling costs under control. They are available in a wide range of styles to fit your preferences, including woodgrain texture and painted finish options as well as architecturally correct wide panels that mimic traditional wooden doors. They are also built to withstand the Florida heat and humidity without ever fading or cracking.
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