How Can Hurricane Resistant Doors and Windows Protect My Home During a Hurricane?

With all of the recent devastation from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, you may be wondering what you can do to protect your home from future hurricanes. Your home’s windows and doors are very susceptible to wind damage. Water can also enter your home through these access points and in almost no time your entire home can be flooded.


Just one inch of floodwater can cause more than $7,500 worth of damage in your home. Glass from an unprotected window or sliding glass door can be very dangerous as it flies through the air. If these reasons aren’t enough to consider hurricane resistant doors and windows, they may also save you money.

Hurricane mitigation improvements can significantly lower your home’s annual insurance premium. Boarding or taping up your windows isn’t enough to actually protect you, and it certainly won’t qualify for a discount from your insurance company.

When it comes to protecting your home, you shouldn’t take any chances doing it yourself with cheap plywood. Professionally installed hurricane protection products are the best way to protect your home, and include:

  • Impact Windows
  • Impact Doors
  • Shutters
  • Storm Panels
  • Accordions
  • Roll-Ups

Impact-resistant windows and doors are aesthetically pleasing and your home will always be ready if and when the next hurricane comes your way. In addition to protection from the high winds associated with hurricanes, impact-resistant windows can also provide protection against intruders and are energy efficient.

At Alufab USA, our impact windows and doors are available in multiple colors to match any home’s aesthetic and are available in aluminum or vinyl. We have protected thousands of homes in Southwest Florida and are happy to give you a free home evaluation. Contact us today at 239-226-4872 to learn more or schedule an appointment.