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Frequently Asked Questions About Impact Windows & Doors

If you have any other questions regarding impact windows and doors, please feel free to reach out to us on our Contact Us page or the form on this page.

They are headquartered in Miami and have a state-of-the-art factory in beautiful Barranquilla, Columbia.

When you are evaluating hurricane protection options such as impact windows versus shutters, there are several factors you should consider:

  • Do you live in the home year-round? If not, who will put up the shutters when you are not there?
  • Are you physically capable of installing the shutters by yourself? Are you likely to put the shutters up if a storm comes?
  • Do you like the look of roll-down or accordion shutters mounted to the exterior of your house?
  • Is energy efficiency important to you? Shutter systems do not provide you with energy savings like impact windows and doors.
  • How important is home security to you? Unlike shutters, impact windows and doors provide 24/7 protection against intrusion.
  • With impact windows and doors, you will enjoy a significant reduction in outside noise and 99% of ultraviolet rays will be eliminated.
  • What about safety? Often shutters remain installed after a hurricane, blocking egress in a fire. Also, during a hurricane closed shutters block outside light and visibility.
  • Consider what happens if a shutter fails. If glass behind the shutter breaks, the house “envelope” is breached possibly resulting in a catastrophic building failure.
  • Leaving the shutters up while gone invites potential burglars.

On average you can expect 6-8 weeks.

Most installations take from 2-4 days from tear out to function.

Contact your insurance company. Insurance regulations change frequently; however, currently many insurance companies offer discounts for hurricane protection.

If you live anywhere that is subject to wind damage, you will need impact windows and/or doors. The only way to be certain that the products will perform properly is if they are approved by one of the governing bodies. Many consumers also buy impact windows and doors for other benefits including the burglar-deterrent feature and security. Our impact window and door products have deterred many burglaries in the past. Imagine how you will sleep at night knowing how difficult it would be to break into your home. With a non-impact product, burglars can simply enter the house by breaking a window. Our impact windows and doors have industry-leading warranties that provide break-in protection. See warranty for details.

Types, product properties and product use. When evaluating code approvals, make sure the products are specifically approved for impact by a reputable governing agency (such as Miami-Dade County) and verify the approved performance levels (PSF). Some manufacturers misrepresent their products as impact approved, when in fact the product is not. Beware of the following:

  • Approved NON-IMPACT windows and doors.
  • Impact windows and impact doors that are NOT approved for larger sizes, heights or locations in a structure.
  • So-called “impact products,” which are simply impact glass in a non-impact approved window. Under tropical storm conditions, the glass could fly out of the window framing.

Why take a chance? The benefits of impact windows and doors far outweigh the cost difference and, in many cases, it’s minimal. Impact windows and doors not only protect you in a storm and act as a burglar deterrent, but they also have longevity that makes them worth buying. We stand behind our products with an industry-leading warranty. If you are considering purchasing impact resistant windows or doors, you owe it to yourself to understand the long-term value that they bring.

Below are just a few examples:

  • Impact windows and impact doors are test-proven to be one of the strongest products on the market today.
  • Impact windows can be installed on virtually any building, including high-rise buildings, and meet the most stringent impact window code requirements.
  • We offer 10’ tall impact windows like Single-Hung windows, impact French Doors, and Sliding Glass Doors.
  • We offer impact doors that are available and approved in both in-swing and out-swing configurations.
  • We offer a three-point door lock mechanism for our French Doors to allow for improved security, operation, and product strength.

What sets Liberty Impact Windows & Doors apart is performance, appearance and quality. We know how important protecting your family is, so why leave it up to chance? Our performance ratings for impact windows and doors are unparalleled in the industry. Our internal quality standards go beyond those of any other company. We have a standard at Liberty, and that is that no matter what, at the end of the day the customer is happy.

We are not a window service company.

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