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Impact windows, also known as hurricane windows, are windows made of impact-resistant glass or laminated glass that can withstand strong winds, flying debris, and forced entry.

Impact Windows in South Florida

If you’re a homeowner, you know the importance of protecting your property and loved ones from natural disasters, burglaries, and other threats. SAP Windows and Doors is a smart investment that can provide peace of mind and save you money in the long run.

What Are Impact Windows?

Impact windows, also known as hurricane windows, are windows made of impact-resistant glass or laminated glass that can withstand strong winds, flying debris, and forced entry. They are designed to protect your home from hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, and other severe weather conditions. Impact windows are a type of impact-resistant glazing, which is a window or door system that has been tested and approved to meet specific performance criteria.

Types of Impact Windows

Horizontal Roller Window

A sliding window, also known as a slider window, is a type of window that opens horizontally along a track. Unlike double-hung windows, which slide vertically, sliding windows move side to side to open and close.

One of the benefits of sliding windows is that they provide a wide opening, allowing for ample ventilation and unobstructed views. They are also relatively energy-efficient when properly sealed, as they have fewer gaps compared to other types of windows.

Single/Double-Hung Windows

A single-hung window is a type of window that consists of two sashes, but only the bottom sash is movable or operable. The top sash is fixed in place and does not move. The bottom sash typically slides vertically within the frame, allowing for ventilation by opening from the bottom upwards.

A double-hung window is a type of window with two sashes that slide vertically within the frame. Both the upper and lower sashes can be moved up and down independently of each other, providing flexibility in ventilation and allowing for easier cleaning.

Picture Windows

A picture window is a large, fixed window that does not open or close. It’s designed to provide an unobstructed view of the outside scenery and allow natural light to enter a room. Picture windows are often used as a focal point in a room, offering expansive views and enhancing the feeling of spaciousness.

These windows are typically found in living rooms, dining rooms, and other areas where a clear view is desired. They can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from rectangular to arched or even custom shapes, depending on the architectural style of the building.

Casement Windows

A casement window is a type of window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges at the side. These windows are operated by a crank or lever mechanism that allows them to swing open either inward or outward, similar to a door.

One of the key advantages of casement windows is their ability to fully open, allowing for maximum ventilation. They also provide an unobstructed view when open since there is no central support bar. Casement windows are commonly found in both traditional and modern architectural styles and can be made from various materials such as wood, vinyl, or metal.

Awning Windows

Designed for use in high
spaces, this beautiful-yet-
functional window is designed
to block rain from entering,
while providing outstanding
ventilation and light.

Awning windows are great for their ability to provide excellent ventilation even during light rain, their energy efficiency due to tight seals when closed, their protection from the elements, and their sleek, modern appearance that enhances the overall aesthetics of a building.

Architectural Windows

Architectural windows are great for their ability to add unique design elements to a building, their versatility in accommodating various architectural styles, their large expanses of glass that maximize natural light and views, and their customization options to meet specific design requirements.

Our wide selection of unique
shapes and styles will allow
natural light and enhance your
home’s beauty and aesthetics.

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 Vinyl windows are affordable, energy efficient, and low-maintenance. They are also available in various colors and styles, making them a popular choice among homeowners.


 Aluminum windows are durable, strong, and lightweight. They are also rust-resistant and available in various colors.


 Wood windows are elegant, timeless, and energy-efficient. They are also environmentally friendly and can add value to your home.


 Fiberglass windows are strong, durable, and energy-efficient. They are also lowmaintenance and can be painted to match your home’s exterior.

How SAP Windows and Doors Install Your Impact Windows

The installation of impact windows is a complex process that requires professional expertise. Here are the steps involved in the installation of impact windows:

The first step in installing impact windows is to assess your existing windows and take accurate measurements. This will ensure that your new windows fit properly and provide maximum protection.

The next step is to remove your old windows carefully. This involves removing the trim, sashes, and any remaining hardware. This is a critical step that requires attention to detail to avoid damage to your home’s interior and exterior.

Once the old windows have been removed, the window openings need to be cleaned, repaired, and prepared for the new windows. This may include caulking, weather-stripping, and reinforcing the framing if necessary.

The next step is to install the new window frame. This involves securing the frame to the opening using screws or other fasteners. The frame n

After the frame is secured, the impact-resistant glass or laminated glass is installed. This involves sealing the glass to the frame using a special adhesive. The glass needs to be aligned correctly and secured in place.

The final step is to add the finishing touches, including trim, hardware, and weather-stripping. This is an essential step that ensures your windows are properly sealed and provide maximum protection.


Most homeowners who install impact doors and windows see significant increase in the
value of their homes.


of customers’ home value increased with an average gain of nearly $34k.



Impact products make your home more efficient and reduce insurance costs.



of homeowners have seen a reduction in their insurance costs.


When it comes to guarding against intruders and standing up to the strongest weather conditions, impact products simply
perform better



more resistant to intruders than non-impact glass due to impact glazing.


Impact products give you peace and privacy by minimizing nearby noises like — lawn mowers, traffic, and loud neighbors.



sound and noise reduction when impact windows are installed.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, impact windows can provide protection from other severe weather conditions, force entry, and reduce outside noise.

Impact windows can last for many years with proper maintenance and care.

No, the installation of impact windows is a complex process that requires professional expertise.

Yes, impact windows can help you save money on your energy bills by reducing heat transfer and air leakage.

Yes, impact windows are more expensive than regular windows, but they provide additional benefits and protection.

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