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Can Impact Windows Prevent Burglary?

Feb 28

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2/28/2014 10:12 AM  RssIcon

It should come as no surprise that impact resistant windows are designed to protect your home from the elements, but did you know that they can help protect your home and family from burglary as well?


One of the most common methods of home entry for burglars is through broken windows or doors. Burglars typically break the glass in a window or door, allowing them to unlock the unit and enter your home. This method is easy and quick, allowing them to get into your home in seconds before anyone else can notice.


Impact resistant windows are designed to withstand impact from debris at high speed. Rather than shattering like a traditional pane of glass, impact resistant windows will splinter, but not break through. Impact resistant windows are designed much like the windshield of your car. Layers of glass are separated by a plastic interlayer that holds the panels of glass together after impact.


Although impact resistant windows are not completely burglar proof, breaking through them can prove to be significantly more work and more time consuming than most burglars are willing to endure. Burglars generally rely on speed and stealth to lessen their chances of being caught, but with impact resistant windows, their ability to quickly and quietly enter your home is diminished.


Protect your home and family with Weather Shield LifeGuard® Impact Resistant Windows. Whether defending against Mother Nature or uninvited guests, Weather Shield windows and doors can stand up to the test.


Weather Shield Impact Resistant Windows

Our hurricane impact windows, the LifeGuard® line, offer superior protection in hurricane or other high wind conditions. Our LifeGuard® windows come in many of the same styles as our traditional windows, meaning your home can maintain a traditional look with the added benefit and safety of insulated impact resistant windows.


Impact Resistant Casement Windows

Impact Resistant Awning Windows

Impact Resistant Special Shape Windows

Weather Shield Casement IG

No unsightly brackets and exposed fasteners are needed on the LifeGuard Weather Shield casement to protect you from the harsh environmental conditions found in coastal regions

Weather Shield Awning IG

LifeGuard Weather Shield awnings feature insulating, impact glass for the greatest energy-efficiency, as well as protection from the adverse weather conditions found in coastal hurricane regions.

Weather Shield Special Shape IG

Just because LifeGuard impact products are built with added features to protect you from such dangers as flying debris, doesn't mean they can't be beautiful

Impact Resistant Patio Doors

Impact Resistant Sliding Patio Doors

Weather Shield French Hinged Patio Door

LifeGuard Weather Shield French hinged patio doors make a bold entrance with unmatched looks, functionality and protection. The outswing operation prevents hurricane-force winds from blowing doors open into your home.

Weather Shield French Sliding Patio Door

Open up your home to a balcony, patio, or pool using LifeGuard Weather Shield French sliding patio doors. Enjoy the views coastal living has to offer without sacrificing safety and security.




Get an Estimate for Impact Resistant Replacement Windows

If you would like to learn more about our impact resistant replacement window products or would like an estimate for your project, visit our dealer locator to find a Weather Shield dealer in your area or contact us directly and we’ll put you in touch with one of our premium dealers!


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