The Importance of Impact Resistance
Impact resistance matters when it comes to Florida home patio doors because it's more than just rain pelting the side of your home when the storms blow through. From intense tropical storms to named hurricanes, the winds from these storms can sometimes (quite often) uproot trees, break away limbs, and even toss patio furniture around the neighborhood.
Patio doors that are not impact resistant stand a serious risk of being hit with a tree branch, a piece of furniture, or other flying debris. This can do incredible damage to the door and to the home itself if the door fails and shatters. Not only does a broken door result in shards of glass, but from that point on the storm is able to blow its gusts of home-damaging wind and rain into the house itself. Impact-resistant patio doors are the key to a safer Florida home.