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Can Impact Windows Prevent Burglary?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Oct 7, 2015 11:01:48 AM

Burgler_proof_glassIt should come as no surprise that impact resistant windows are designed to protect your home from the elements, but they can also help protect you from burglary as well. One of the most common methods of home entry for burglars is through broken windows. Burglars typically break the glass in a window or door, allowing them to unlock the unit and enter your home. This method is easy and quick, allowing them to get into your home in seconds before anyone else can notice. But installing impact windows in your home greatly deters their ability to do this. Let’s look at a few important ways impact windows stop them:

They’re Made to Withstand Impact

Impact-resistant windows are designed to withstand impact from debris at high speed. While someone attempting a break-in may be able to shatter traditional glass with a blunt object, like a flashlight, or even just their fist, this is not possible with impact windows. If this type of window can withstand hurricane-force winds, it can certainly hold up to a person with a baseball bat.

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They Splinter, Not Shatter

Impact-resistant windows are designed much like the windshield of your car. Layers of glass are separated by a plastic interlayer that holds the panels of glass together after impact. Rather than shattering like a traditional pane of glass, impact resistant windows will splinter, but not break through. What this means for your safety is that a person can not smash it and either reach or step in. An impact window does not provide an opening at all.

They’re More Time Consuming to Break

While impact windows are not necessarily impossible to break, they require much more time and noise to do so. Breaking through them usually proves to be significantly more work and effort than most criminals are willing to endure. Burglars generally rely on speed and stealth to lessen their chances of being caught, but with impact resistant windows, their ability to quickly and quietly enter your home is diminished. If someone should attempt to break in, they will quickly abandon their effort and move on.

Your home and family’s safety is on the line all year round, not just during hurricane season. Whether defending against Mother Nature or uninvited guests, impact resistant windows and doors can stand up to it all. Now is the time to get a free consultation and chose the best type of hurricane protection for you, not when a major storm is approaching. For more information on your options, download our free eBook “The 12 Things you Need to Know about Impact Windows."

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