Impact Sliding Doors
Many homeowners are replacing their average, “builder’s standard” entry 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 sliding doors are the right choice.
What’s the difference?
The average impact sliding door is generally constructed of thick aluminum 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 and glass. 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 specialized parts cores 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?
We offer a line of high-quality, energy-efficient doors that come with multiple styling and hardware options so you can find the style that compliments your Florida home. Some even come with custom options, so if you want wider doors to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers, we can help you find the right size.
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.