Q: Are impact windows bullet proof

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Q: Will hurricane impact windows break

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Q: Impact windows resist winds

Google’s Answer: “Ultimately, hurricane-resistant windows are capable of withstanding winds of up to 200 miles per hour. If flying debris does hit a window, the added protection will keep the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces.”

Smash City Pro’s Answer:

I get asked this almost five times every day, whether it’s at a family barbecue or sitting with a customer. People are really curious about this technology because we are taught from a young age that glass is very fragile and dangerous. That is the image a lot of people have of old school glass and how dangerous it is — and so do I! 

When you think of glass being able to prevent a break in, it’s difficult to understand because it contradicts everything we’ve grown up knowing, experiencing, and understanding.

So, can impact windows break? Kind of. It is a tricky question. They will break, but they will not compromise the integrity of inside the home. What I mean by that is the elements from outside are not going to come in simply because the window breaks, similarly to a windshield. This is because of the laminate layer inside the glass. Whether the window is considered bullet proof, hurricane proof, or can withstand other intense elements, it is all due to the density and thickness of the glass, the stability of the frame that supports it, and the installation of the windows and doors.

If you tune in to us on social media, you’ll see something called “Smash City” where we test our windows against many different elements. It can be tough to comprehend or understand what impact glass does. Our videos show how tough our windows and doors are. When we replace your windows, we’ll even show you in real time how fragile that glass really is.

We’ve tried to break in with crowbars, dropped them off forklifts, thrown rocks as hard as possible, taken a sledgehammer to them, thrown 20-pound dumbbells off a three-story building at the glass, and more — and NONE of them get through. Water, wind, and debris still can’t get through after all of that!

CLICK HERE to watch some of these videos to demonstrate how strong the impact windows we install in your home are as well as the difference in how fragile old school glass is.

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.