The Science Behind High Impact Windows and Doors: How Do
They Resist Florida’s Weather?

The Science Behind High Impact Windows and Doors: How Do They Withstand Florida's Weather?

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When living in a region like Florida, where hurricanes and harsh weather are common, safeguarding your home becomes a priority. High impact windows and doors are essential in providing this security. 

This blog delves into the science behind these innovative products offered by Sanctuary Impact Windows and Doors, explaining how they are designed to withstand Florida’s extreme weather conditions.

What are High Impact Windows and Doors?

High impact windows and doors are specially designed to resist the forces of severe weather, particularly hurricanes. They are constructed using heavy-duty materials and advanced technology to ensure maximum safety and durability.

Unlike standard windows and doors, these are built to withstand high winds and flying debris, and even prevent forced entry.

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The Science Behind the Strength of High Impact Windows and Doors

Materials and Construction

The strength of high impact windows and doors lies in their construction. These windows typically feature a robust frame made from aluminum or vinyl, holding a layer of impact-resistant glass.

This glass is not ordinary; it consists of two panes bonded with a strong, clear plastic interlayer. The glass may crack when struck, but the interlayer holds the pieces together, preventing them from shattering and causing harm.

Testing and Standards

Every high impact window and door undergoes rigorous testing to meet specific safety standards. They are subjected to impact tests, where missiles (like small projectiles) are fired at them to simulate flying debris during a hurricane.

Additionally, they undergo pressure tests to ensure they can withstand the intense wind pressures of a storm.

Benefits Beyond Storm Protection

Energy Efficiency

Apart from storm protection, high impact windows and doors offer energy efficiency. They provide excellent insulation, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This not only enhances comfort but also reduces energy bills.

Noise Reduction

Living in a bustling area? High impact windows and doors significantly reduce outside noise, offering a more peaceful and quiet environment inside your home.

UV Protection

These windows and doors can block harmful UV rays, protecting your furniture and interior from sun damage.

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High Impact Windows and Doors in Florida’s Climate

Tailored for Florida Weather

In Florida, where hurricanes are a regular occurrence, having high impact windows and doors is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity. Sanctuary Impact Windows and Doors are specifically designed to meet the challenges of Florida’s unique climate, offering unparalleled protection and peace of mind.

Insurance Benefits

Installing high impact windows and doors can also lead to reduced insurance premiums, as they significantly lower the risk of damage during storms.

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Choosing the Right High Impact Windows and Doors

Customization Options

Sanctuary Impact Windows and Doors offers a variety of styles and designs, ensuring that you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics for safety. From modern to traditional designs, there’s a solution that fits every home’s unique style.

Professional Installation

Proper installation is key to ensuring the effectiveness of high impact windows and doors. Sanctuary provides professional installation services, ensuring that your windows and doors are fitted perfectly, maximizing their protective capabilities.


High impact windows and doors are not just an investment in your property; they are an investment in safety and peace of mind. In a place like Florida, where the weather can be unforgiving, Sanctuary Impact Windows and Doors provide the protection your home needs. 

With their advanced technology, expert installation, and a range of customization options, they are the ideal choice for anyone looking to fortify their home against the elements.

So, ready to protect your home with high impact windows and doors? Contact Sanctuary Impact Windows and Doors today and take the first step towards a safer, more secure home in Florida.

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Discover What Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County Residents are Saying About Sanctuary Windows and Doors

Josh Parreco
Josh Parreco
We bought a house last year in Hollywood and Sanctuary recently completed the whole house installation of hurricane doors and windows. I got quotes from several companies before the project. We have some unique windows that all the companies needed to charge extra for. All the quotes were in the same ballpark but I really liked the responsiveness and honest discussions from everyone at Sanctuary so I went with them. The install went smooth and we are incredibly happy with the final result. The house feels super secure now and we got a great discount on our home owners insurance. We had an issue with the inspection of our unique windows but Alex, Gannon, and the whole team went above and beyond to get the project completed at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend this company anyone. Thank you!
lionel milanes
lionel milanes
I used Sanctuary window and doors to replace all windows and doors in my home with impact windows and doors. From start to finish everything was quality work and the installation crew was amazing. Highly recommended. -Odalis Milanes
Andrea Lyn
Andrea Lyn
Alex and his team are awesome. They installed my impact sliders last year and they were efficient and easy to work with. I have had an issue come up since and the same day someone was at my house fixing the issue which is outstanding. I will continue to recommend them to my neighbors and whoever needs the services they provide.
Rob DelVecchio
Rob DelVecchio
We choose Sanctuary Windows and Doors to replace our aging front double doors and back single door with hurricane/impact rated French doors and are very pleased with both the product and the installation. The entire team was very professional from the beginning of the sales process all the way through the installation. Thank you Sanctuary Window and Doors for a job well done!
Laura Correia
Laura Correia
Had 8 windows and 3 doors replaced. They did a great job and highly recommend. The windows took months but this is not something that they have control over. Alex kept his word on everything...extremely trustworthy. Thanks again!
Gustavo Z. Alfonso
Gustavo Z. Alfonso
From the very beginning, I sensed a very positive vibe dealing with Alex. Hard to find a business that delivers on its promise so responsibly. The installation staff were also true professionals and very courteous. 100% recommended.
Nicholas Garofalo
Nicholas Garofalo
Work delivered as promised by a seasoned team of window professionals. Windows are high quality and greatly enhanced the look of the house while providing us the security of of knowing we have hurricane proof windows and doors. Installation was done quickly. Would definitely use them again.