Spring Home Improvement: Why Choose Impact Windows

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Miami-based CGI Windows & Doors offers impact resistant products that meet and exceed the highest building standard in the country.

If eyes are the window to the soul, then windows must be the eyes of the home! We wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from the elements, so what’s the best way to protect our windows from the elements? Choose impact windows.

For homes near a coastline, window choice is of the utmost importance. The perfect window should maximize the beauty of the sun while protecting the integrity of home furnishings. Open, sunny spaces for family and pets, framed by a beautiful window on the world make a home complete. But what about when bad weather threatens? Safety and security rise to the top of concerns during a storm. A little bit of homework and foresight now could add an additional layer of protection to any home when weather hits.

To start your window shopping off on the right foot, here are three guidelines for choosing impact windows:

Window Shopping – Literally!
Do the homework and take the time to see the products up close and personal. Visit dealer showrooms and review product samples. A well-made window should perform well – and look good doing it. Notice attention to fit, finish, and design details.

Strength Evaluation
Not all impact windows are created equal! Do a little reading on design load and PSF (pounds per square foot). Design load is the window’s ability to resist forces like hurricane-strength wind and projectiles. The higher the PSF, the stronger the window.

Original Intent
Which would be better: an impact window designed specifically to be a super-strong impact window? Or a regular window that’s been modified to meet the bare minimum of impact window requirements? For the best results, stick with companies devoted to creating the highest level of impact-resistant products.

Miami-based CGI Windows & Doors offers impact resistant products that meet and exceed the highest building standard in the country. View their beautiful impact window options at http://www.cgiwindows.com.

CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact-resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The Company has 300 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series, and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows and Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit cgiwindows.com.

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