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Question DetailsAsked on 9/14/2017

I would like an estimate on hurricane windows

I would like an estimate on hurricane proof windows

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Then go to the Windows and/or Windows - Safety and Security FIlm category in Search the List to find well-rated and reviewed vendors to bid your job. Cost depends of course on your specific locale, whether you are looking for hurricane safety glass (which does not prevent breakage but prevent explosive flying glass), an impact-resistant storm window covering over it, or hurricane louvers or shutters over the glass unit - but very rough ballpark cost is commonly (for same-size windows to replace existing units, without rough opening size change) in the $30-60/SF range for normal size window (though cost is actually figured based on frame perimeter length as well as glass size), installed, with the straight glass units, then louvers, then acrylic storm windows and shutters commonly (but not always) being most to least expensive, in that order.

My recommendation - if in an area where you really have likely hurricane exposure, and considering of course insurance cost difference between the different systems, if going with a protective storm shutter/louver system, because the special glass and storm window methods limit damage and risk of flying glass and flying debris entry, but really cannot withstand anything significant hitting them so you are still likely to end up with broken windows in a significant storm, whereas true hurricane protection systems can generally take nearly what the wall itself can.

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