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Can you give more info on the impact resistant windows?

 

for example,

- approx cost

- What type of winds can they handle

- What winds did you experienced during Charlie

- any links to info on the net

 

I was told that impact resistant were only certified to handle 85MPH. I believe this is no correct. Can you confirm?

 

I'm considering putting those windows here.

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Can you give more info on the impact resistant windows?

 

for example,

- approx cost

- What type of winds can they handle

- What winds did you experienced during Charlie

- any links to info on the net

 

I was told that impact resistant were only certified to handle 85MPH. I believe this is no correct. Can you confirm?

 

I'm considering putting those windows here.

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Well, the builder of my house (David Weekley Homes) built the house with them. My model is the Captiva and I believe the windows were rated at 125 mph. They survived Charley's winds with ease, even the big glass doors. My only problem was not the glass on the front French Doors but the hinges and locks.

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According to my WINK-TV Hurricane Guide, here are the advantages and disadvantages of window coating. Note: my windows were made to be impact resistant from the factory and not coated.

 

Advantages: Some can prevent windows from shattering.

 

Disadvantages: Vulnerable to heavy debris in major hurricane if multiple hits are received; Must be applied in advance.

 

My south wall was hit hard by Charley and both windows got hit by stuff and neither had any problem. My wall cracked, but the windows were fine.

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Can you give more info on the impact resistant windows?

 

for example,

- approx cost

 

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My dad said it was about $16,000 for the whole house :thumbup

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That's insane. Plywood or shutters are much, much, much cheaper.

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But you don't have waste the time putting up the shutters

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Can you give more info on the impact resistant windows?

 

for example,

- approx cost

 

540416[/snapback]

 

My dad said it was about $16,000 for the whole house :thumbup

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That's insane. Plywood or shutters are much, much, much cheaper.

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In addition it is an investment in your house. So you should be able to get that money back if you sell the house

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Can you give more info on the impact resistant windows?

 

for example,

- approx cost

 

540416[/snapback]

 

My dad said it was about $16,000 for the whole house :thumbup

540654[/snapback]

 

That's insane. Plywood or shutters are much, much, much cheaper.

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In addition it is an investment in your house. So you should be able to get that money back if you sell the house

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True we built out house about 2 years ago and the price is double We built it for $400,000 and now it's worth about $800,000

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When we built our house, it was included in the budget. My house cost a total of $208,000 or so with waterfront lot and pool included.

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$208,000? They'd gotten that expensive in Cape Coral now?

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The house is not puny DT. The pool cost $28,000, the seawall and dock were around $20,000, and the lot was $19,000.

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When we built our house, it was included in the budget. My house cost a total of $208,000 or so with waterfront lot and pool included.

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$208,000? They'd gotten that expensive in Cape Coral now?

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The house is not puny DT. The pool cost $28,000, the seawall and dock were around $20,000, and the lot was $19,000.

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I'm glad I live in the middle of nowhere, I got a bargain...

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i dont know if this true but i heard that while those windows wont break they could get dented and that insurance companies wont cover them if you want to replace them so you would need to put shutters up anyway to save money.

 

does anyone know if this is the case?

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