Hurricane windows are also known as “Impact windows” and “Storm windows”. Hurricane windows have three major benefits. The primary benefit is to protect your home and property from potential storm damage that can be caused by severe weather conditions. Secondly, the Hurricane window provides the same protection against home invasion or break-ins. And last but certainly not least, the most popular benefit we hear about immediately is the 70% reduction in noise from outside sources. Hurricane windows cost more than other hurricane protection options such as shutters and panels. However, windows have a much longer life and don’t require any maintenance (shutters) or storage space (panels). Hurricane windows are a static passive form or hurricane protection as opposed to shutters that must be closed, or panels that require time and effort to stage, hang and attach. Windows allow the natural light to penetrate and allow you to view outside whereas shutters and panels do not. Finally, shutters and panel tracks may detract from the home’s appearance whereas windows enhance the appearance of the home. Hurricane windows are clearly the preferred form of protection.