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How To Install Hurricane Impact Windows

Not sure how to make your home and family safer this hurricane season? Look no further than hurricane impact windows. Hurricane impact windows protect your loved ones 24 hours a day from the devastating effects of a storm. Not only do they protect, but they also provide improved energy efficiency, discounts on insurance, noise reduction, and protection from harmful UV rays. However, installing hurricane impact windows can be a bit tricky. As a result, here is a guide to installing impact windows.


Typically, impact resistant windows do not necessarily need special installation and two people should be able to install it with ease. However, expert help might be needed for tough to reach windows or older homes.

To install your hurricane impact windows, first separate the existing window from its frame and put it to the side. Next, dry fit the assembled impact windows into the opening of the frame. Dry fitting will ensure proper size and operation before you apply any sealer or caulking.

After dry fitting the windows, remove the unit and apply an approved sealant to the outside perimeter of the opening. Then very carefully put the new window into the opening and nail the window into the frame.

For extra hold, put your approved silicone caulking onto the edges of the frame. This will ensure that your hurricane impact windows will not be compromised by air leaking through.

As always, if you are unsure or unfamiliar with installing windows please contact a professional who can install your windows with ease. Hiring a professional ensures that your windows are being installed correctly and in accordance with the manufacture specifications.


Vico Windows has been one of South Florida’s most trusted names in impact-resistant and non-impact windows and doors since 1958. We offer only the highest quality products in the industry and we are committed to our customer’s satisfaction. With the hurricane season coming up, you can be comfortable knowing that Vico Windows is there for you and your family.

Contact Vico Windows today and see how you can protect your home or business!

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