The 3 Excuses People Make to Avoid Investing in Impact Resistant Doors or Windows in Jupiter, Florida

People want to avoid making certain investments in their home because they either don’t understand the benefits that the investment could provide or they don’t believe that it is worth the money it would cost. When it comes to impact resistant doors or windows for your Jupiter, Florida home, there are many incredible reasons why it could pay for itself in a very short period of time.

There are also plenty of excuses why people, your own neighbors, avoid making this investment, whether required by law or just because they were initially considering protecting their home from a powerful hurricane or even theft.

1. My old windows and doors are okay.

The number one reason why people avoid investing in impact resistant doors and windows is because they assume that their existing windows and doors are “good enough.” Maybe your current windows are only about 10 years old. Maybe they are older. If they are at least 10 years old, they will likely show their age. They may be impossible to clean, they may have been painted over a dozen times and simply look beaten and run down.

Your doors may also have been abused through the years by constant opening closing. Even if your windows and doors right now open and close and you can “put up with them for a while longer,” consider how well they would fare against a powerful hurricane.

A Category 3 hurricane or anything stronger can completely destroy your Jupiter home. With a combination of winds in excess of 130 miles an hour and flying debris, your old windows that are not impact resistant will be at the mercy of that debris that is certainly going to be flying around.

Your old windows and doors may also not be protecting you from the sun the way that new hurricane windows can. Using a special low-E coating, you can actually qualify for the new Department of Energy R5 insulation and storm protection purchase program. You can save money on your cooling expenses every year while protecting your home by simply replacing your old windows and doors that you think, right now are just okay.

2. I don’t live that close to the shore.

The second most common excuse that people make when turning down the idea of investing in impact resistant doors or windows is that they don’t live too close to the shore. The truth is that most homes within a few hundred yards, or even a mile of the coastline are more subject to storm surge damage than homes that are inland. However, homes that are several miles from the shore, or even 20 or 30 miles from the shore can still be hammered by the same powerful winds that those on the coast experience.

Hurricane windows and doors are designed to protect against the powerful force of the wind from hurricanes. They withstand impact from flying debris, including two by fours. They aren’t specifically designed to protect the home against storm surges.

So just because you don’t live right near the shore, since you live in Jupiter, you live close enough to be impacted by Category 3, Category 4, and Category 5 hurricanes. That means you live close enough to the shore to experience an incredible amount of force and damage to your home.

You need to get out of the mentality of thinking you are safe just because you don’t live right along the coastline. All we need to do is look at images of the destruction that Hurricane Andrew caused in 1992. The images are staggering and the destruction path was well inland and not too far away from Jupiter.

3. I can’t afford it.

Finally, another common reason why people avoid looking into impact resistant windows or doors for their home is that they don’t believe they can afford it. Without question, hurricane windows and doors are significantly more expensive than regular windows and doors.

That is why it is essential that you begin to focus on them as being an investment in your home. When you purchased your home, you probably had a specific budget in mind. You were looking for homes that were in a specific price range. That is because you knew what you could afford and what you are willing or comfortable to pay for a mortgage.

While you were shopping around for your house, you knew that you were going to be making the most significant investment in your life. Even if this was a second home for you, or a vacation getaway, it was still going to be a significant investment. Now you should be considering the best way to protect that investment.

After all, you live in a part of the country that is most susceptible to powerful hurricanes. As most locals who have lived in Florida their entire life will say, it is not a matter of if the next powerful hurricane is going to strike, but a matter of when.

If you don’t think you can afford impact resistant windows or doors right now, when do you think the time will be right? Will it be after the next Category 4 hurricane threatens to strike the coast? By then it will be too late.

Don’t take chances. Contact Max Force Windows and Doors today to find out about the hurricane windows and patio doors that we have to offer that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes.