Many homeowners are replacing their average, “builder’s standard” Impact French Doors with impact doors. Why make the switch? It doesn’t look like there’s anything wrong with your current door.

Under normal conditions, that’s probably the case. But do you trust your door to hold up against the impact of Southwest Florida’s unpredictable weather? Read on as we discuss several reasons impact doors are the right choice.

What’s the difference?

The average Impact French Doors is generally constructed of thick aluminum frame and impact layered glass. Many entry doors also include a solid aluminum block where the handle and lock attach for added security. Standard door frames are made of aluminum. While this construction is generally safe, those that live in areas that may be impacted by hurricanes or tropical storms (like Southwest Florida) should consider a higher level of protection. A standard door is going to be sorely tested when the intense winds that accompany a hurricane, start to swirl.

Impact doors, on the other hand, are made of materials that have been tested and approved to withstand the most severe weather conditions. Composed of thick aluminum and impact glass, impact doors have hard materials that will better protect you and your family in the event of a storm. Reinforced hinges and beefed up door frames ensure the door isn’t going anywhere, under any conditions.

What would happen in a hurricane if your door was breached?


Impact French doors can open into the room or out, and can be installed anywhere on the exterior of your home.

French doors are an easy way to transmit light throughout your home without reducing your sense of space. We carry both interior and exterior French doors for every style of home and budget.

Call Weston IW at (954) 505-9933 or fill out a contact form for more details on actual offers. As a family owned and run business, Weston IW takes great pride in a quick response to customers and appreciate the thousands of referrals they’ve received over their 12 years of business. Are you ready to have your windows replaced? Contact us today.

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