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Impact Doors vs. Average Doors: What’s the Big Difference?

By June 21, 2022No Comments

Would you like to lower your monthly energy bills? Would you like to keep your family and possessions as safe as possible from intruders? Would you like to know in a storm that your home is durable, strong, and well protected? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably read this and said “Yes, yes, and yes!” Now, what if we told you that these benefits, as well as several others, all came from one product? We’re talking about impact doors! When compared to average doors, impact doors deliver some pretty significant benefits to you!

Impact Doors vs. Average Doors

#1 Hurricane Protection

Here in South Florida, it is not a matter of if a hurricane hits, but when. As others scramble to put plywood over the doors to protect the glass and cheap vinyl from flying debris, you can focus on other important tasks. Your home is protected, with no hard work on your part!

#2 Home Security

Not only do impact windows and doors protect you from flying debris during a hurricane, but they also protect your home from burglars attempting to break in. If a tree branch flying through the air at 70 MPH can’t break through your door, you can bet a potential thief cannot either. The same cannot be said for a regular door made from fiberglass, aluminum, and vinyl.

#3 Outside Noise Reduction

Living in this area is great for a variety of reasons, but one thing South Florida is not is quiet! From traffic to your neighbor’s music, you hear sounds all day and unfortunately all night too. Unlike a regular door, an impact door is so thick that it helps to block out the noise going on outside.

#4 Better Resale Value

Eventually, you will want to sell your home. The South Florida real estate market is hot, so you need to stand out in order to get your asking price. Potential buyers will see plenty of houses with regular doors. When they see your home has extra protection, with no effort from them at all, you’ll not only be the top of the pack but they’ll be willing to pay more for your home.

#5 Insurance Premium Discounts

Having an impact door on your home instead of a regular door means you’re much less likely to make a homeowners insurance claim for property damage or theft. This saves the insurance company money, and they reward you for it! You won’t get any kind of discount for any old door, so a traditional door isn’t going to help.

Vista Impact Windows & Doors is your go-to company for impact doors in South Florida. We’ve been serving our community for over 15 years and in this time we’ve installed over a million doors and windows to thousands upon thousands of happy homeowners. Contact us today for a free estimate by calling (305) 261-5058.