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9 Tips for Choosing the Best Impact Windows


Tip 1: Look for information. Select windows and doors that you won’t have to replace for a long time. Our Representatives can help you choose a style you like and can help you in the decision process.

Tip 2: Remember to provide the custom size for each of your windows and doors. Our manufacturer does not charge extra for building impact windows and doors at a custom size. This will help them fit better in the opening when installed. The installation of custom impact windows and doors is faster, and there is less work needed to properly patch up the area around the windows to look cosmetically pleasing. Additionally, a tight fit corresponds to a decreased chance of water and air leakage, as well as heat transfer.

Tip 3: Select impact windows that are durable. Impact products with frames and sashes manufactured using high quality products, like the 100% American manufactured products used at Eco Window Systems. Since our impact resistant windows and doors use the latest technologies, they are durable, have great energy efficiency, and are low maintenance.

Tip 4: Give your home a chance to shine again. We have different styles to choose from and our impact resistant product line can give your home a much needed lift. As I mentioned before, since we use the latest technologies when designing our products, you will have the added benefits of UV protection, Sound reduction, lower energy consumption, and the comfort of using windows and doors that are easy to operate.

Tip 5: Know the important Factors. Ask our representatives about the U-factor the windows and doors you like. This factor is used to quantify the overall heat flow of the window. The smaller the U-factor, the lower the rate of heat flow. Also, there is the R-value, which corresponds to insulation. The higher the R-value of a material, the higher the insulating value.

Tip 6: Customer service is very important when choosing a manufacturer. We pride ourselves in our great service when dealing with our clients. Check for customer reviews of the products you like.

Tip 7: Look for a good SHGC. In your searches for a great window you might have heard of terms like Shading Coefficient or Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). However, Shading Coefficient is becoming less used and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient is the value that is being used by many manufacturers. What is important for you to know is that SHGC ranges from 0 to 1 and a high coefficient means high heat gain, while a low coefficient means low heat gain.

Tip 8: Florida requires impact resistant products. For people living in Florida, having impact windows and doors in their homes and businesses is a great way to protect themselves, their homes, and their source of income. When hurricane season approaches, knowing your property is under the protection of impact products will help you sleep better.

Tip 9: Know what is stated in the warranty. Make sure you take the time to read and understand the warranty offered by the windows manufacturer you choose.


Ivy Baker

May 10, 2017 at 9:41 pm

I liked that you talked about reading the warranty for the windows. That does seem like a good thing to do if you can’t pick a type of storm window. I know that if I could get the windows replaced frequently that would be a big selling factor for me.

Rachel Lannister

May 15, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Thank you for these marvelous tips. I found what you said about making sure the insulation is good on these windows to be really helpful advice. My sister is looking to replace her old windows and she didn’t know what qualities to look for. With great insulation, it could help keep the home warmer on those cold winter nights. I’ll definitely relay this great advice to my sister.

Jack Titchener

July 5, 2017 at 7:21 am

I had no idea there were UV restricting windows. I’m always worried I’m going to get skin cancer so having this kind of window as an option is awesome! Thank you so much for the window tips!

Michael Robinson

October 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

I love the advice you shared here on finding the best impact windows for your situation. I had never really thought about finding the important factors such as insulation and heat flow and focusing on those things when you consider which glass to purchase. Regardless, customer service is what sets your business above other businesses. Thanks for the post!

Guillermo Yepez-rodriguez

December 23, 2017 at 10:32 am

1. Please tell me the difference between SGP product VS PGT aluminum no CWS product for impact windows and which is a better product.
2. Will bronze or doble tinted glass cost more that grey tinted windows?
I am planning to replace existing windows in my apt that I have in Hallandale Beach first floor and facing the beach windows and sliding door, please answer my 2 questions if possible before I call you to make an appt.

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