Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The wider Fort Lauderdale region has been hit by over 30 hurricanes since meteorologists began keeping track in 1871. From the recent devastation of Hurricanes Wilma and Andrew to the legendary Hurricane Miami of 1926, weathering storms is just a fact of life in South Florida. Nowhere is that more true than in Fort Lauderdale, which has the added task of preserving some of the area’s most idyllic neighborhoods and architecture.

As local leaders in hurricane door and window installation, Elite Impact Glass has seen which products most reliably stand up to weather events that defy the imagination. Read on to learn which hurricane impact solutions we recommend most for Fort Lauderdale homes and businesses, both for enhanced protection and aesthetic value.

CGI Hurricane Impact Windows

Being the first hurricane window manufacturer to receive Miami-Dade’s building material requirements, CGI windows are the culmination of a long history spent innovating impact glass technology. For new constructions and full window replacements, CGI’s window frames and laminated glass can withstand extremely hard impacts, huge pressure shifts, and other harsh conditions that would make standard glass a major liability.

From the idyllic simplicity of CGI’s basic models to their more designer options, customers can choose from a robust assortment of styles and materials. A true legend in the industry, CGI proves you can easily optimize your hurricane protection with a modern and unobtrusive look.

Eco Window Systems

Treading the same tight threshold between form and function, Eco Window Systems’ impact windows are known for their high customizability. From enhanced hardware to specialized coatings and materials, you’ll have a wide range of feature-rich options to choose from, including:

  • Large Missile and Small Missile Impact resistance options
  • Egress- and ADA-compliant locking mechanisms
  • Enhanced PVB and other glass layering materials
  • Energy-efficient low-emissivity (low-e) coatings
  • Improved noise reduction
  • Glass thicknesses ranging from 5/16″ to 1 1/16″
  • Custom shapes and sizes

Eco Window Systems also use heavy gauge T6 aluminum frames, a hardened, corrosion-resistant alloy favored by heavy industries for its structural integrity and easy precision manufacturing.

WinDoor Windows

WinDoor also fulfills specialized impact window needs, along with a wide range of standard window types (e.g., single hung, casement, awning, and horizontal sliding windows). For instance, WinDoor’s impact-resistant “window walls” are ideal for commercial buildings seeking maximum natural light but without the vulnerability of standard glass.

We also specialize in WinDoor impact glass products that primarily enhance aesthetics but safely. That includes WinDoor’s “picture windows,” a veritable glass wall that can immediately boost the appeal of an outdoor gathering area.

Why Hurricane Impact Windows are Important in Fort Lauderdale

With numerous styles and design options, it’s easier than ever to fortify your home or business with impact windows that meet your structure’s exact requirements. Just as South Florida depends on the leading edge in hurricane protection, locals also know the importance of maintaining property values.

That’s particularly true in Fort Lauderdale, which boasts a particularly robust real estate market. At the same time, Fort Lauderdale’s impressive appreciation rates have yielded somewhat to buyers’ demands, meaning every value-adding feature counts. Fortunately for home and business owners, hurricane protection is one design element that never goes out of style.

Hurricane Impact Window FAQ

Our time-tested impact windows from CGI, Eco, and WinDoor fulfill more than just the security and aesthetic needs of Fort Lauderdale communities. They can also help property owners counteract rising utility costs, and it’s even possible to receive lower rates from your insurance company.

The short answer is no, even for the most diligent do-it-yourselfers. We insist that you rely on trained professionals for all impact window installations, and most factory warranties require it. Even for basic assessments, it’s best to request a free consultation and leave any working-at-height tasks to the professionals.

Impact windows work much like car windshields, holding the glass together in a laminated matrix. The laminate helps the window withstand impacts at hurricane speeds, to begin with, and if extreme forces do crack the glass, individual shards will largely remain intact without scattering shards across the floor or leaving the opening exposed to the elements.

With numerous styles and design options, it’s easier than ever to fortify your home or business with impact windows that meet your structure’s exact requirements. Just as South Florida depends on the leading edge in hurricane protection, locals also know the importance of maintaining property values.

That’s particularly true in Fort Lauderdale, which boasts a particularly robust real estate market. At the same time, Fort Lauderdale’s impressive appreciation rates have yielded somewhat to buyers’ demands, meaning every value-adding feature counts. Fortunately for home and business owners, hurricane protection is one design element that never goes out of style.

Trust the Experts for Impact Windows in Fort Lauderdale

Even in South Florida, there’s little reason to live in fear of hurricanes if you take the proper precautions. Having been at the epicenter of many of the fiercest storms of the past century, Fort Lauderdale building codes require impact windows the majority of the time. It’s not just important for you, but for those who will work alongside you to help rebuild after the next hurricane.

Contact Elite Impact Glass online or call (888) 354-8304 to learn more about what makes the most effective impact windows and how to best leverage their other important benefits.

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Sandra Marrero
Sandra Marrero
May 21, 2024
The 5 Stars only goes out to Leo the PM! The others did the bare minimum. Leo always communicated and took the heat for other’s lack of professionalism and accountability. Leo is an asset to this company!
Alina
Alina
May 16, 2024
Extremely impressed with the customer service of Eduardo and Leo. The team is very friendly and helpful, and they went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied. I highly recommend to anyone looking for Window work and other needs.
Elizabeth Rubio Mederos
Elizabeth Rubio Mederos
May 5, 2024
Elite Impact recently completed a project for my elderly mother. They installed impact windows and doors throughout her house. The entire team from Eddie in Sales to Leo in Management were extremely professional and responsive. The timelines were met. The product was good quality. The on site team were diligent and proficient in their trade. I even felt comfortable leaving my mom alone. I highly recommend this company. It is a pleasure to work with competent, honorable folks in this town full of charlatans. Thank you Elite!
Sajjad Ahmed
Sajjad Ahmed
May 1, 2024
Very customer friendly staff. Complete their job expeditiously and did a very clean job. Respected the HOA Regulations. The Project Manager, Liudvel Infante was very much involved in every aspect of project and easily accessible. I highly recommend Elite Impact to others.
Ellie
Ellie
April 19, 2024
Elite installed beautiful hurricane impact windows , doors and sliders in my entire home. Great work, great customer service. I highly recommend them.
Mayra Nunez
Mayra Nunez
April 18, 2024
Excellent work and profesional team all around. Many thanks to Leo, Kathryn, Jorge Sr, David and Kelvin. Definitely recommend
Julian Salcedo
Julian Salcedo
April 5, 2024
Excellent service, product, and workmanship! Highly recommend.
Marco DeMello
Marco DeMello
April 4, 2024
Elite Glass is top notch. A level of service quality you don't see anymore nowadays. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for impact windows and doors replacements/installations. Couldn't be happier with the results.
Avigdor Chicheportiche
Avigdor Chicheportiche
April 3, 2024
Amazing experience with elite. They had patience with my project and delivered excellent results. Highly recommended.
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