Hurricane Impact Windows
Karoly Windows & Doors is the #1 choice for hurricane windows in Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area.
Why are hurricane impact windows important in Florida? Hurricanes that come around Florida are not always predictable. Their paths can change and winds can get more volatile with every rotation. Wind-born debris can fly clear across your neighborhood and smash into your windows exposing your home to irreparable water damage and wind that lifts roofs. Being prepared before hurricane season will give you the protection your home needs to withstand the storm.
Non-impact windows are one of the first breaches of the building envelope during a wind event. These windows can’t stand up to the wind pressure and flying debris like impact windows. This is one reason that most of Florida requires hurricane protection on your windows by code. Impact windows will stay intact after repeated strikes of objects and will not allow the weather or air to penetrate. The impact glass stays together within the vinyl frame from the vinyl interlayer. Having hurricane impact windows can be the difference between preserving your safety and possessions and losing everything.
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Impact Window Replacement Provides Maximum Protection
According to the International Hurricane Protection Association, once winds get inside a home during a hurricane, the roof and most of the home’s structure likely will not survive. Pressure build-up will cause these elements to separate, devastating a home in a matter of seconds. That’s why, in Florida especially, you need high-impact windows. In fact, window replacement projects are required to have impact glass to pass building inspections in most areas. Fenestration in Tampa Bay must follow very specific code requirements for window installation.
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Florida Building Code Requirements in 2022
Window replacement installation in our area must meet strict building codes that specify energy efficiency and impact regulations. Products you install in your home must have a Florida product approval code. Our products are all highly tested and approved for our hurricane zone in Pinellas County and Hillsborough County.
You need Hurricane Impact Windows!
If you live in a wind-borne debris region (coastal regions of Florida), you are required to replace your windows with impact windows. There are some inland areas of Hillsborough County that do not require impact glass. You can use the ATC Hazards by Location website and enter your address for specific details on your home. If the Risk Category II is 140mph or greater then you are required to have hurricane impact protection for your windows and other glazed openings.
- Clearwater – Risk Category II is 145mph
- Palm Harbor – Risk Category II is 143mph
- Largo – Risk Category II is 145mph
- Tampa – Risk Category II is 141mph
- St Petersburg – Risk Category II is 145mph
Contact our project coordinators to request details on your address!
A Look Through the Glass: Hurricane Impact Window Glass
- Double-strength Annealed or Tempered Glass
- ProSolar Low E Glass
- Laminated Glass
- Argon Gas
- Intercept Spacer
Hurricane Impact Window Replacement: Brands We Trust
There are technological advancements for hurricane impact replacement windows that homeowners in coastal areas of Florida can utilize to protect their homes. Simonton StormBreaker Plus® Impact Windows is our most installed storm window replacement solution. Another recommended product is our PGT impact windows. Both of these replacement high-impact windows can withstand repeated impact from a nine-pound beam traveling at 34 miles per hour, followed by hurricane-force winds. Even though the glass is damaged, it remains intact and securely in its frame, keeping the elements outside. For more information on hurricane windows, click the links below.
Simonton StormBreaker Plus Windows
When hurricane season comes, having hurricane impact windows can help eliminate the stress of protecting your family and home. In our opinion, the best hurricane impact windows are Simonton StormBreaker Plus hurricane windows. They exceed standards for Florida Building Codes and look beautiful! The StormBreaker Plus double hung window is the favorite among our customers and our installers alike. Double hung storm windows are easy to maintain with movable top and bottom sashes and a tilt feature that allows you to clean the outside of the window. They are the most reliable and easiest for service out of all types of windows, which make them the favorite of our installers for high impact windows. Get Simonton windows at the same price as PGT windows, exclusively from Karoly Windows & Doors. Our long relationship with Simonton allows us to charge the same price as PGT impact windows.
Free Glass Upgrade! (a $75 value per window)
Simonton’s replacement hurricane windows come standard with ProSolar Low E protection. Karoly Windows & Doors provides a FREE upgraded glass package on all Simonton windows to ProSolar Shade with Low E. This extra level of UV protection adds an additional barrier between you and the Florida sun, and gives your hurricane impact windows a higher energy efficiency rating. Your new storm windows are also filled with Argon gas between the layers of glass. Argon gas is more dense than air and works better at insulating your home. It also contributes to higher energy efficient windows resulting in the best hurricane impact windows.
PGT Hurricane Impact Window Replacement
We also carry PGT WinGuard Vinyl impact replacement windows. They are very similar to Simonton StormBreaker Plus. They are made with a very strong vinyl frame with multiple chambers in the frame, maximizing its durability. We also provide a FREE glass upgrade to Energy Shield Max glass that qualifies your windows for energy rebates through your electric company. PGT does offer a double hung window as well as single hung, and they can manufacture larger windows than Simonton can.
Read Brand Comparison: Simonton vs. PGT for more information.
Impact Windows Near Me
Do you live in Pinellas County or around the Tampa Bay area? A quick Google search for “impact windows near me” will bring up Karoly Windows & Doors. Our reputation for being the best in the business should be at the top of the page! For impact windows in Clearwater, there is only one choice for outstanding customer service and impeccable installation. See for yourself! Click here for a Google Search of Impact Windows Near Me.
Reasons to choose Hurricane Impact Windows:
- Effective barrier against forced entry, flying debris, and hurricane-force winds
- Filters up to 99% of UV and solar Infrared rays to mitigate heat radiation, damage to carpets, upholstery, and photographs on your walls
- 50% noise reduction achieved by a sound-dampening interlayer, reducing the STC rating to 35
- Free glass upgrade to maximize your energy efficiency and qualify you for EnergyStar rebates through your electric company (contact your electric company before installation for details)
- Warranty claim assistance with all Simonton windows installations. Simonton Windows are modular and easily serviced later on!
Considering Impact Window Replacement?
Here is why you should choose Karoly Windows & Doors:
Karoly Windows & Doors has been in business since 2001, installing beautiful hurricane impact windows in these Service Areas: Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Largo, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg and surrounding areas. We specialize in replacement windows, replacement sliding glass doors, and replacement exterior doors. Our experience and knowledge of the best hurricane impact windows in the industry is extensive. Whether you prefer double-hung windows, slider windows, picture windows, casement, awnings, or geometric shapes, we can assist you with your impact window replacement. We carry the top brands of windows and doors including Simonton, PGT, and Masonite by Florida Made Door.
Once you’ve decided on the right style and type of hurricane impact windows for your home, we will install them for you. Our installation crews are all full time employees of Karoly Windows & Doors. They all have been well trained by Karoly himself! The “Karoly Way” is a craftsmanship our customers have grown to expect. Therefore we always deliver on that expectation. Karoly also includes a labor warranty on all installations to ensure you are totally satisfied.
We have the best deals in our area!
Karoly makes it our business to have the best deals for Simonton StormBreaker Plus replacement impact windows and PGT WinGuard Vinyl hurricane impact windows. Our recommendation is to get multiple estimates for your project. Have you received a bid from another reputable company whose price is lower than ours? Please share this quote with us! Our project consultants will double check if they quoted you correctly. We will happily adjust the price if the quoted products match! Then you know you are truly getting the best deal possible while using the best window replacement company in Clearwater.
Guaranteed to Satisfy
You can be assured that all of our products and services are 100% satisfaction guaranteed by Karoly himself. Because it is very important that our clients and potential clients have absolute confidence and trust in us, we maintain an A+ on the Better Business Bureau, Home Advisor, Google, Yelp, and Angie’s List. Check us out on Google and read all of our wonderful reviews.
Types of Buildings We Service
- Single Family Concrete Homes with Stucco Finish
- Condominiums & Multi-Family Homes
- Coastal Homes and Rental Properties
- Communities with Homeowner Associations
- Homes built after 1952