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By: MAX GUARD | Created 03/18/2020

With the 2019 hurricane season coming to a close
The 2019 hurricane season is currently in progress, and many South Florida residents are prepped with their emergency supply kits, evacuation routes and plywood for boarding up vulnerable windows and openings. But is plywood always the best option? While plywood is easy to put up and affordable, in most cases, impact resistant windows can offer you a better value. From increasing your home’s property value, to providing a truly strong barrier during powerful storms, impact resistant windows offer many advantages that plywood simply can not.

Below are three reasons we consider impact resistant a long-term investment for your family and home.

A Long-Term Value

The main reason homeowners opt to buy impact-resistant windows? Long-term value. Purchasing impact-resistant windows adds value to your home’s resale value, and it’s a longer term investment than a material like plywood. While there are costs up-front, you can expect your impact-resistant windows to last for years to come, which may in turn save you money on repurchasing plywood each year. For folks who live in the path of a hurricane-prone area, it may be worth it to make the initial investment.

Finally, in terms of value – hurricane resistant windows offer protection outside of hurricane winds. They protect residents from intruders, reduce noise and even reduce ultraviolet rays from entering your home. The decision to upgrade to impact-resistant windows is clearly a smart, longer-term choice.

A Strong Barrier During Storms

As we mentioned above, your windows are a vulnerable location. They are a weak opening and in the fact of extreme weather, can easily be damaged. Once damaged, your windows let in a host of high winds and debris, further damaging your home and putting pressure on your roof structure. Impact-resistant windows ensure that during a powerful storm, your home is safe, secure and your loved ones are too.

Year-Round Protection:

The last reason we believe impact-resistant windows are superior to plywood is the ease, convenience and year-long protection. While plywood or shutters may be the most economical choice up-front, they don’t offer year-round protection and they are often a hassle to install each hurricane season. With impact-resistant windows, there’s no need to scramble before a hurricane to install them, or spend the extra money on someone to install them. You can enjoy year-round, passive protection from not only hurricane force winds but also UV rays, attempted break-ins, and sound protection.

Prepare The Next Storm With Max Guard

Here in Florida, the next storm is not a matter of if but when. Max Guard Hurricane offers a complete line of hurricane impact windows and impact resistant doors to protect your home year-round. Our professionals are here to help you when you’re looking to install powerful hurricane protection. To learn more and receive a free quote, contact us today and call at (561) 926-9727.

By: MAX GUARD | Created 03/18/2020

Many folks know that hurricane impact-resistant windows offer excellent protection for their homes. But not many are aware of the cost savings that can add up over time. In addition, simply having impact-resistant windows can protect your home that saves your additional expenses over time as well. In this blog, we’ll cover how these savings work and how impact resistant windows can add value to your home.

Insurance Benefits

One of the best reasons to get impact-resistant windows is the unbeatable protection for your home and family’s safety during hurricane season. In addition to that, in most cases, you can receive a discount on your homeowner’s insurance for installing impact-resistant windows. This can translate into savings of several hundred dollars per month or up to $10,000 over the years. You can find out more about how impact-resistant windows can help you save on insurance by contacting the friendly and knowledgeable Max Guard Windows team.

A Well-Protected Home

Of course, the best reason in addition to savings is a well-protected home. Impact resistant windows provide protection during hurricane season, and they help protect your home against intruders, harmful UV rays, and even loud noises outside your home. You can consider a well-protected home an investment. For instance, during hurricane season, homes with impact-resistant windows will typically have much less damage than those that use plywood to protect their windows. Ultimately, installing impact-resistant windows will help prevent costly repairs from hurricane season or powerful storms – cost savings that can truly add up over time!

Be Ready For the Next Storm With Max Guard

Here in Florida, the next storm is not a matter of if but when. Max Guard Hurricane offers a complete line of hurricane impact windows and impact resistant doors to protect your home year-round. Our professionals are here to help you when you’re looking to install powerful hurricane protection. To learn more and receive a free quote, contact us today and call at (561) 926-9727.

By: PALM BEACH ALUMINUM INC | Created 05/10/2019

Hurricane Shutters

When you live in a coastal region, your commercial and residential properties are always at a risk of getting damaged by storms and hurricanes. The people living in Florida have to bear the losses on a regular basis because of such harsh weather conditions. It is a unique challenge for the people to keep the losses and damages to a minimum. To make people more responsible towards saving the properties from getting damaged, the Florida state officials have updated the building codes a few years back. According to these rules, all the property owners have to use impact-resistant materials while constructing their homes and offices.

There are various precautionary measures that can be taken to protect the home but the easiest way to limit the damages by natural disasters is to install hurricane shutters. They come in different shapes and sizes and can be installed either during the construction of your home or after that. Installation of hurricane shutters to your homes and offices has numerous other benefits.

When there is a thunderstorm or hurricane, the high velocity of winds can easily enter the homes, after breaking the glass windows, and damage your valuables, in the absence of hurricane shutters. It can also lift the roof of your home and push the walls outward, destabilizing the structure of the home. This is due to the air pressure difference in and outside of the home. To prevent the winds from entering the homes, the highest quality hurricane shutters should be installed. They are very strong to block the high-velocity winds and help in protecting the structure of the home.

Benefits of Hurricane Shutters

Prevents the Breakage of Glass

This is the most important benefit of installing hurricane shutters. The high-quality shutters will protect the glass of the windows and doors, thereby preventing the winds from entering the homes. This is a vital safety feature as it will protect you and your valuable things from getting damaged.

Added Security

The hurricane shutters will safeguard your property from unwanted burglars and intruders. When the shutters are installed, the glass of windows and doors cannot be broken easily in case of theft, thus improving the security of your home.

Home Insurance Discount

The high quality hurricane shutters will definitely protect the homes and limit the damages caused due to hurricanes and also prevent unwanted intruders from entering the homes. These reasons are enough for the insurance companies to offer you a discount on home insurance premiums.

Increased Resale Value

The hurricane shutters will definitely increase the resale value of the property. In case if you decide to sell the property in future, you will get very good offers from the potential buyers. The buyers will notice the care you have taken to increase the safety of the property. The home with hurricane shutters will be more attractive to the buyers looking for a home in the hurricane zone.

The hurricane shutters will not only help in limiting the damages but also increase the safety of the house members. They are the best bet to protect your home from hurricanes and thunderstorms in Florida. They come in various types and each type has its own pros and cons. No matter which type you choose, you and your property will be safe and secure from unwanted intruders and natural disasters.

By: 5 DAY PLANTATION SHUTTERS | Created 10/30/2018

Plantation shutters are an attractive window treatment. There are numerous compelling reasons to opt for plantation shutters. Shutters have a clean look to them and are quite appealing.

While good looks may have you ready to make the plunge, you may need a few more reasons to help you make a decision. Here are some reasons to consider.

Aesthetics.

No doubt, interior shutters are attractive. They come in a variety of sizes and finishes as well as mounting options. As an interior design choice, you can’t go wrong by selecting wood plantation shutters. They fit in with just about any décor and offer a clean, cohesive look throughout the home.

Privacy. 

Interior shutters can be adjusted to let the light flow in. This allows you to have privacy as well as light. If you angle them in such a manner, you can even see out, but others won’t be able to see in.

Ventilation. 

Not only can you adjust the plantation shutters for maximum privacy and control the light coming in, you can open up the windows, let the air flow in, and then adjust the shutters for maximum ventilation - all without compromising your privacy. Shutters are easy to adjust. Simply grasp the crossbar and adjust the shutters.

Durability.

Custom interior shutters are durable and built to last. In addition, most shutters come with some type of warranty. Because you won’t need to replace your shutters every few years, your initial investment will pay off over time. Plus, plantation shutters never go out of style.

Easy to Clean. 

Interior shutters are virtually maintenance-free. Use a damp cloth from time to time and wipe off the dirt, dust, and grime. In addition, you don’t need to take them down in order to clean them as you would with other types of window coverings. A quick wipe down is all you need. The shutters have a larger surface area than mini-blinds making them much easier to clean.

Plantation shutters can help preserve the life of furniture and carpets.

You can leave the shutters in the up or semi-closed position to direct the sunlight away from furniture and carpets. The UV rays of the sun cause materials to fade over time, which significantly affects their attractiveness and useful lifespan. In addition to fading, fabrics can degrade. By keeping your furniture shaded, it will last longer and remain attractive and durable for years to come.

Good looks, light control, style and  durability are a few good reasons to consider interior shutters. While installing plantation shutters in your home can be expensive, your furniture will last longer and you won’t have to replace worn out curtains or blinds.

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