If you are worried about the next big storm blowing out your windows, the best solution is paying for an upgrade. Impact windows are designed to meet South Florida's stringent wind speed and shear resistant regulations. So, your home remains safe and dry inside.
Unfortunately homeowners may find it hard to fit this window replacement project into their budgets. But, there are ways you can save on installing hurricane impact windows on your home. Let's take a look at the costs of new windows and your return on investment.
Cost of Installing Impact Windows in South Florida
While hurricane windows are an expensive investment, they are worthwhile for homeowners and businesses. These windows do vary in cost from region to region, especially the further north you go. Here are a couple of cities for comparison:
Installing impact windows in an entire house can average of $16,028 in downtown Miami, per HomeAdvisor. Of course, the further out you are the less expensive your costs for labor and materials.
Palm Bay, FL
If you live further north, say around Cape Canaveral in the Palm Bay area, your window installation will be less costly. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost for hurricane windows is $8,649 in this part of the state.
Potential Ways Hurricane Windows Can Help You Save
You'll save money on impact window replacement in a number of ways. There is even a temporary tax initiative available that will help Florida homeowners with the cost of installing windows. Let's take a quick look at how you can recoup on your investment in hurricane windows in South Florida:
- Home Hardening Initiative: From July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024 there is a sales tax exemption on the purchase and installation of impact-resistant doors, impact-resistant garage doors, and impact-resistant windows in Florida.
- My Safe Florida Home (MSFH) Program: This new state program provides free wind mitigation home inspections and provides up to $10,000 in grant funds for making wind mitigation improvements. Homeowners must invest $1 of their own money into their properties for every $2 of grant funds they receive in this program.
- Discounts on Insurance Premiums: Homeowners can also save a minimum of 15% on their homeowners insurance premium with wind mitigation improvements like new windows with impact resistant glass.
- Reduced HVAC & Utility Bills: Installing hurricane windows can provide energy savings due to the double- or triple-pane glass, fresh seals, and modern insulative materials. Some homeowners can save 12% on energy bills which could equal hundreds of dollars per year.
Begin with a Free Estimate for Replacement Windows
Storm Tight Windows of Florida can also get you started with a free impact window installation quote. You'll be able to know exactly how much it costs to get house windows installed. Our window replacement company also offers impact glass door installation for your patio and front entry.
Just give us a call to set up a free consultation with a window installer right away. Or you can use our online form to submit any questions now.
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