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Why You Should Upgrade to Hurricane Impact Front Doors

We at Paradise Exteriors frequently discuss the importance of protecting your windows from hurricane threats. After all, Florida experiences more intense hurricane activity than any other region of the United States.

Windows are some of the most vulnerable openings into a home during a storm. If left unprotected, they can easily shatter, allowing water and wind inside. When you replace your windows with impact-resistant hurricane windows, you can ensure that your home remains more completely protected without the traditional drawbacks of other protection options.

However, another major point of vulnerability is the front door. Front doors are usually constructed of materials that aren’t designed to withstand hurricane-force winds. Like impact windows, hurricane impact front doors are an excellent investment for your home.

These doors are designed to withstand strong winds and heavy rains and offer many benefits that your current door may not be providing. In this blog, we’ll look at why upgrading your front door with hurricane impact doors is a good idea.

Greater Impact Resistance

Doors are significant points of vulnerability during a storm, and hurricane impact doors are the best protection you can get against hurricanes. A large piece of debris, if launched by a strong wind, could easily bash in an unprotected front door, especially on the ground level of your home. 

Impact doors are designed with a more robust, supportive construction and sturdier materials to deflect the overwhelming majority of hurricane debris or any heavy yard objects that winds could launch. This ensures that your home’s front door continues to serve as a barrier against external storm forces that could otherwise compromise the safety of your interior.

Maintain the Look of Your Home

Homeowners often replace their entire entryway to create a cohesive look with their homes. However, this can be expensive and time-consuming. Like hurricane windows, doors are available in various colors, styles, and materials, making it easy to maintain the look of your home’s current aesthetic. If you live in an HOA-governed community, impact doors make it easy to safely preserve the look of your property without violating any guidelines. 

Impact doors can also be custom-sized to the existing dimensions of your doorway so you can avoid any new construction or demolition. If you have a glass storm door in front of your front door, you can replace it with one that features impact-resistant glass for another layer of protection.

Quick Installation

Hurricane impact doors are designed to be easily installed by any homeowner, even those who have never done this kind of work before. Homes often contain far fewer doorways than window openings, allowing for a timely and fast installation that will protect your home for years to come. Door installations can also be done alongside hurricane window and hurricane-rated roofing system installations for complete home protection.

No Additional Setup

Nothing is worse than making an expensive purchase and then realizing you need to pay more for additional installation services. Unlike hurricane shutters or plywood boards, hurricane doors do not require additional setup or teardown. All you have to do is simply make sure they are locked before the storm arrives in your area.

Rot Resistant

Rotting doors and frames are brittle and can quickly cause safety risks for your property. From storm activity to home intruders, they can be broken with little physical effort and quickly grant access to your interior. 

Hurricane impact doors are built with a rot-resistant material that helps protect your doors from water damage caused by weather conditions like rain, wind, and snow. This means you won’t have to worry about replacing them for years because they are less prone to degradation over time, allowing you to save on future repair and replacement costs.

Year-Round Home Security

The front door is one of the most commonly targeted areas of a home during break-ins or robberies. To deter criminals and protect against break-ins, it’s essential to ensure your front door can withstand impact from intruders. Upgrading to hurricane impact doors is beneficial because they are more resistant to common break-in attempts, such as kicking a door open.

Get Hurricane Impact Front Doors for Your Home Today

Protecting your family and property against the threat of hurricanes is more critical than ever. Paradise Exteriors is South Florida’s top impact door installer, and we are proud to be one of the region’s best providers of hurricane impact doors. With offices on both coasts, we serve the entire southern half of Florida and provide prompt and courteous service, allowing you to upgrade your home quickly and efficiently.

To help lower the barrier to home protection, we offer numerous financing and warranty options to ensure that you can more easily adapt better hurricane defenses for your property. To learn more about our impact doors and other services, contact us today to schedule a free estimate!

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