Do you feel safe in your home? You may immediately answer “yes” to this question—before considering unlikely risks that can threaten your property, like storm damage or forced entry.
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t like to ponder worst-case scenarios. However, putting yourself in these hypothetical situations can help protect your family and safeguard your investment in your home with practical solutions, like impact-resistant windows.
Discover how impact-resistant windows can bolster your home’s security, and learn the unbeatable benefits you’ll enjoy when you replace your traditional windows with new windows from JD Hostetter & Associates!
What Are Impact-Resistant Windows?
Impact-resistant windows include tempered and laminated glass to withstand powerful storms, flying debris, and home invasions. Tempered glass is nearly four times stronger than regular glass, and laminated glass is a “safety glass” made from plastic vinyl that bonds the tempered glass panes together.
Pella® impact-resistant windows, our brand of choice, include polymer (laminated) layers between each glass pane to keep your window system intact—even if the glass shatters.
Benefits You’ll Love from Your New Impact-Resistant Windows
Impact-resistant windows are a worthwhile investment. They’ll not only boost your home’s safety and security—they will also lower your energy bills, reduce your insurance rates, and muffle annoying outdoor noises to create a peaceful home environment.
Discover the desirable advantages of Pella’s impact-resistant windows that make this worthy investment hard to pass up:
If you live in a noisy neighborhood with barking dogs, revving engines, and loud lawnmowers that disrupt your sleep, work, or family time, investing in impact-resistant windows can help you enjoy the peaceful, relaxing home environment that you crave.
The laminated glass layers in impact-resistant window systems create an additional barrier for soundwaves to pass through before entering your home. Because of this, they muffle sounds up to 40% more effectively than traditional window systems!
Did you know that as time passes, your stylish couches, rugs, and other furniture pieces that you’ve invested in are fading from exposure to the sun’s harmful rays?
Fortunately, impact-resistant windows are also immune to another annoying problem—fading! Pella’s windows include Low-E insulating glass that effectively blocks 99% of harmful ultraviolet light, so you can keep your beautifully decorated interior in tip-top shape.
Insurance companies charge you a higher premium if you’re more likely to file an insurance claim. So, when you invest in impact-resistant windows that significantly reduce your risk of burglary and storm damage, you’ll pay much less on home insurance every month.
When you replace regular windows with impact-resistant windows, you can save thousands of dollars per year on insurance rates. It’s easy to see how impact-resistant windows are an investment that will quickly pay for themselves!
Safety and security are, of course, among the most compelling reasons to invest in impact-resistant windows. On average, burglaries happen once every 30 seconds in the United States, and 23% of burglars enter through a first-floor window—often after breaking the glass.
Impact-resistant glass is proven to deter forced entry. Laminated glass can’t be easily penetrated, and even if it shatters, the window system stays intact. Usually, the time it takes to break through impact-resistant glass is enough to deter a criminal from breaking into your home altogether and, instead, seek out an easier target.
Indianapolis experiences thunderstorms, strong winds, and powerful rainstorms with large hailstones. With weather conditions like these, it’s important to have impact-resistant windows that will protect your home from flying debris and structural damage.
Pella’s impact-resistant windows adhere to stringent building codes to ensure your windows stay intact—regardless of what the forecast throws their way. These windows were tested by firing a two-by-four at 50 feet per second at the laminated glass and subjecting it to 9,000 cycles of hurricane pressures. One thing is for sure—there is no doubt your impact-resistant windows will stay intact during powerful storms!
Do you feel uncomfortable drafts when you sit near your windows, or have you noticed the price of your energy bills ticking upward every month? If so, you’ll be thrilled to discover that impact-resistant windows offer excellent energy savings too!
The laminated glass keeps your windows intact, but it also serves as an insulator. It prevents outdoor temperatures from creeping inside your home, and in turn, minimizes the effort required by your HVAC system to keep your rooms at a cozy temperature. You’ll save hundreds of dollars annually after replacing your traditional windows with impact-resistant ones!
Impact-Resistant Windows from Pella: Style Meets Functionality
Pella ensures you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for functional benefits, like energy efficiency, impact resistance, and noise reduction. You can choose from the following impact-resistant windows to customize your home:
- Pella Reserve® Windows—Choose from windows with historic elements and authentic hardware or contemporary designs and sleek profiles to find the perfect match for your impact-resistant exterior.
- Architect Series® Windows—Enjoy wood windows with timeless charm, stunning craftsmanship, and beautiful hardware for a look that elevates your home’s curb appeal just as much as its security and storm protection.
- Pella Hurricane Shield Series® Windows—Invest in the ultimate storm protection with these sturdy, versatile windows that provide effortless day-to-day performance.
- Pella Defender Series® Windows—Select a double-hung, single-hung, or sliding vinyl window for straightforward operation and reliable weather protection.
Upgrade Your Indianapolis Windows with a Sturdier Solution from JD Hostetter & Associates
Don’t put your home at risk of unexpected storm damage or burglaries any longer. Instead, put your mind at ease with window replacement from JD Hostetter.
We are a Pella Elite Platinum Certified Contractor, so when you work with us to install your new windows, you can rest assured that we’ve completed extensive training and certification to offer you top-notch installation and unparalleled manufacturer warranties.
Before your free estimate, take a look at how we helped this Indianapolis homeowner transform her dwelling with beautiful, energy-efficient, impact-resistant Pella windows!