A look at Top Finishes for Impact Resistant Windows & Doors

Doors and windows are the quintessential elements of every house. However, things have changed drastically regarding their designs and applications in the last few decades. One of the major developments has been in the area of hurricane resistance. Today, you will find more hurricane resistant entry doors and impact windows than ever before. Finding a hurricane resistant entry doors seller is a very challenging mission, especially if you live in an area not known to be prone to hurricanes. In most hurricane-prone areas, it is mandatory to install impact resistant single hung windows and doors.

If you are looking for impact resistant doors and windows for your house, here are top finishes that contemporary manufacturers offer.

Single Hung Windows

Fiberglass Doors:

Hurricane resistant entry doors made of fiberglass are gaining massive popularity among beachside house owners. They are usually made of solid or frosted glass with reinforced fiber sheets to protect the internal layers from getting damaged during storms. The strength of the door lies in its frame. It is therefore made of high-quality anti-corrosion mix of metal and plastic polymer. It is light and durable and can be easily operated by the user.

Wooden doors:

Wooden doors remain the top choice of house owners who don’t want to miss out on the luxury of the grainy finish they offer. Due to recent regulations in building codes, wooden doors have to be made of special quality to ensure that they don’t rip apart when the projectiles tike them. Therefore, they are coated with special bonded polymer to negotiate against debris flying at more than 100 miles per hour.


Vinyl is a very durable door and window material. Due to excellent thermal insulation and little maintenance, the hurricane resistant entry doors made of vinyl are considered the go-to option for low budget homes. They also offer excellent rigidity against any attempt to break in. With multiple colors lining up the showroom, the hurricane resistant entry doors are selling more than their glass, aluminum and wooden counterparts.

Other materials:

This section is dedicated exclusively to the ‘slabs’. They are basically hurricane resistant entry doors and windows without any frames. They can be made of aluminum, wood, steel or vinyl. Fiberglass doors are also part of slabs section.

Due to their hollow cross-section and molded surface, these hurricane resistant entry doors are also ideal for set up inside the inner rooms. Features you should look for in a hurricane resistant entry doors

  • High-quality anti-corrosion frame
  • Projectile resistant
  • Sliding and single hung flexibility
  • Tinted and multi-color surface
  • Noise-proof construction
  • High energy efficiency with 100% insulation option
  • Deco glass options with metal rims for aesthetic purpose

Price-wise, hurricane resistant entry doors may come in different categories. It largely depends on the features you are opting for. For example, if you opt for a surface that deflects solar rays and prevents seepage of water and entry of air inside the room, prices can inflate by more than 50%.

Before choosing a door and window, do insist on a demonstration.


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