Impacted Rated Windows
H.B.S., Inc. sells and installs impacted rated windows throughout the Vero Beach, FL area.
Homes along the coast of Florida lie within a high velocity hurricane zone, which means homes and home designs in these regions must meet that area’s energy code and building code performance requirements, such as the wind-borne debris protection code. Rather than relying on shutter systems—which only work when you put them up—we recommend impact rated windows.
Whether you’re an architect working a new home design or a homeowner interested in window replacement, we invite you to visit our showroom to view our impact rated windows and other products, or contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Impact Rated Windows vs. Shutter Systems
The Problem with Shutters
In the year 2004, Florida residents were inundated with four major hurricanes in the same year. Most shutter installers had less than 24 hours to install the shutters on their “list” of customer’s homes. The bitter reality was that only a few customers were serviced before the installers were evacuated or left to take care of their own families.
If you’re going to rely on shutters, you will need to make sure you have a fool-proof plan to install your shutters (even when you are absent).
The Alternative—Impacted Rated Windows
If you haven’t been in the market for new windows in a while, know that window technology has dramatically improved in the past 20 years. We now have the technology to produce high-performance windows that are more energy-efficient, water-resistant, impact-resistant, and have architectural details that enhance the appearance of your home.
Our Impact Rated Windows
H.B.S., Inc. has many impacted rated windows to choose from. In fact, 95% of the windows and doors we sell are impact rated! In addition to being code-compliant, our windows offer the benefit of being more energy efficient while also reducing sound.
We offer products made from wood, aluminum, vinyl, and the newer fiberglass. These products are available in all functioning styles—including single hung, double hung, casement, picture, awning, horizontal roller, and window wall options—to complement the architecture of your home. Our professional staff is available to help you choose the best products for your application and budget.
Impacted Rated Window Installation in Vero Beach
Nearly 90% of window and door problems are due to improper installation. At H.B.S., we always tell our clients that their windows are only as strong as their installation. Our service crews were called out to replace many window and door products that were blown out during the four Florida hurricanes in 2004, and we found that most of the products were inferior in structural strength and failed under high-pressure hurricane forces. However, some products were adequately designed but failed due to improper installation!
We recommend you use a quality AAMA-certified installation company like H.B.S., Inc. to insure that your products are installed as required by the approved product certifications.
Our installation staff are experts in code-approved impact rated window installation. This is important because impact-resistant products have to be exactly positioned and meet stringent fastening criteria. To that end, we use high-tech laser equipment for window alignment to assure everything fits perfectly. To facilitate the final inspection process, we pre-inspect our own products and installation, as well as waterproof our own windows and provide bucking services.
We invite you to visit our showroom to view our impact rated windows and other products, or contact us today to schedule a consultation. We’re not here to just sell you new windows. We’re here to consult with you to find the best windows for your needs, taking into account all Florida impact protection and energy code requirements as well as your price point, application needs, and aesthetic desires.