What are Impact Doors?

Q: What are impact doors

Q: What are impact doors made of

Q: Impact doors

Q: Impact door

Q: Impact doors and windows

Q: Impact resistant doors and windows

Q: Impacted rated doors and windows

Google’s Answer: “An impact door is specifically designed to resist heavy blows and stay intact even when heavy objects are hurled at it. Decorative glass insets on impact rated doors are made of specialty glass that will also take a heavy impact without yielding.”


Smash City Pro’s Answer: The word “impact” in front of window or door means it meets the required code for the state of Florida. Meeting that code means you have different unique layers of glass:

  1. The “grilled cheese” — two pieces of glass are heated together with laminate in the middle. When it hardens, it is impenetrable. Check out how impenetrable it really is when we attempt to smash it:
  • The second layer is an air space with argon gas inside. Argon gas is denser than air and can catch and stop harmful UV and heat rays.
  • The next climate-controlled element is called low-e coating, and it sits on the outside of the second layer of glass to add a reflective nature.
  • The final element is the outside piece of single strength glass. This piece of glass meets energy code and is extremely energy efficient.

All of these elements together create one strong impenetrable piece of glass.

Impact doors have three types of products: a French door (or swing door), a sliding glass door, and an entry door with more of a design element. All of those products are able to be manufactured as impact products.

It may be the right time for you to replace your windows and doors. But how do you know? And how do you choose the best option for your home?

Selecting the right replacement windows or doors can be challenging. Many people find themselves chasing down estimates or sifting through product catalogs when they should be enjoying the benefits of new doors and windows inside their home, such as aesthetics and functionality, noise reduction, and desired natural light.

Our purpose at Smash City is to show you the true strength of impact windows and doors. We want to show you the benefits of what impact products can be to you and your home. We see first-hand how powerful impact products are and how fragile the windows and doors in your home are now.

If you haven’t upgraded your windows already fill out our form and let us help you. Send us your quotes and we can compare them for you.