Myths and Truths
about Impact
Windows and Doors

Myth 1: Impact Windows Are Just for Hurricanes

Truth: While impact windows are designed to withstand severe weather conditions, they offer multiple other benefits, such as noise reduction, increased energy efficiency, and enhanced security against break-ins. They are a multi-functional addition to any home.

Myth 2: Impact Windows and Doors Make Your Home Completely Hurricane-Proof

Truth: While impact windows and doors significantly improve your home’s resilience during storms, no solution can make your home entirely hurricane-proof. It’s essential to have a comprehensive emergency plan and follow local evacuation guidelines.

Myth 3: Impact Windows and Doors Are Too Expensive

Truth: The initial investment in impact-resistant windows and doors can be significant, but the long-term benefits make them a cost-effective choice. These include lowered insurance premiums, reduced energy bills, increased property value, and potential tax benefits.
If you live in Florida—especially cities like Miami that are hurricane hotspots—it’s not a question of if a hurricane will hit, but when. That’s why we at Sanctuary Windows and Doors recommend the installation of hurricane-resistant windows and doors.

Your doors and windows serve as the first line of defense against natural calamities. Traditional doors and windows are highly susceptible to breakage under strong winds and flying debris, which can compromise the integrity of your home.

Our wind-resistant windows and doors go through rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand the high winds and flying debris commonly associated with hurricanes. It’s not just about hurricane safety; it’s about giving you peace of mind during the storm season.

Myth 4: All Impact Windows and Doors Look Industrial and Ugly

Truth: Advances in manufacturing technologies have made it possible to produce impact-resistant windows and doors in a variety of styles and finishes. You don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for safety; you can find options that complement your home’s design.

Myth 5: Regular Windows with Storm Shutters Provide the Same Protection

Truth: While storm shutters do offer an additional layer of protection, they are not a substitute for impact-resistant windows and doors. Shutters can fail or be improperly installed, and they don’t offer the same level of everyday benefits, such as noise reduction and energy efficiency, as impact windows and doors.