Hurricane Rated Impact Windows

Garabar is your one-stop shop for all types of impact-resistant windows, a.k.a. “Hurricane Windows.” Designed specifically for our area where extreme weather conditions are common, every impact window we install meets or exceeds the Florida Building Code for wind and impact resistance. And if you want to maximize your energy efficiency, we can do that too with our Energy Star compliant solutions! Your choice of impact glass is available including clear, tinted, High-Performance Low-E, as well as laminated or insulated glass. But that’s only a part of what sets Garabar apart.

We offer virtually unlimited frame designs and impact glass combinations in all popular styles so you can choose the exact windows to suit your home and needs.


Whether you Prefer High-Strength Aluminum or Reinforced Energy Efficient Vinyl Frames, we have both!

Need Advice? One of our trained professional consultants will be happy to explain your options. We can even bring a mobile showroom to you!

Window Style Basics

Window style is not just a reflection of your personal style but the right choice can dramatically improve the curb appeal of your home. The right window style can affect the overall feel of your home, inside and out. And if you think most impact windows are the same, think again. Do you want your windows to open and close easily? Do you want easy cleaning and low maintenance? Want to see which window best blocks the Florida heat? Window styles have everything to do with answering these questions. Understanding differences between the basic styles is easier than you think!

Single Hung and Double Hung Windows

With single hung windows, the top sash is fixed in place and does not move. Only the bottom sash moves up and down. Sometimes, a single hung also offers a unique option to incorporate a bow top option into the top sash. On double hung windows, both sashes in the window frame are operable, meaning the top sash can move up and down too. Double hungs are less common with impact windows, mainly because of gravity. The greater weight of impact resistant glass in an operable top frame can cause its own set of issues.

The single-hung window is a timeless classic. Its understated appearance makes it a great fit for all types of homes. Whether your home is modern or more traditional, when you choose single-hung windows from Garabar, you’ll benefit from some awesome features such as a high-strength design for greater security and unmatched structural performance that is quite often also the most cost-effective solution of all the window types.

Horizontal Rolling Windows

A Horizontal Rolling or ‘Slider’ window is typically composed of two operable sashes that open and close horizontally on a track. It’s the ideal window style choice when the width of your opening is proportionally longer than it is high.

Horizontal Rolling windows are loved by homeowners because they provide a more uninterrupted viewing area and are easy to operate and maintain. Garabar’s sliding glass windows amplify everything homeowners appreciate about this window style. With a durable and sleek frame design, they maximize the amount of natural light coming into the home without sacrificing security. Protection from the most extreme weather is an added bonus!

Picture Windows

Picture windows are also referred to as fixed windows or fixed shapes. Architectural windows are also a type of fixed window. They are a non-operable window that is designed to fill large spaces in a wall. They provide an expansive view and are an excellent choice if you want to let in more light and increase the curb appeal of your home.

A fixed window is also ideal for any area of the home that doesn’t require ventilation or egress. Because this type of window is non-operable, there is no need for weather-stripping which minimizes air infiltration, making it one of the most energy-efficient window styles available. This, when combined with other energy-saving options like Low-E insulated glass, makes Garabar impact-resistant picture windows a smart choice by any homeowner.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are attached to one side of the frame with a hinge and open by swinging the sash out from the window. Garabar’s casement windows open with a crank and feature a fold-away nesting handle as well as a multi-point locking system for added security.

If there’s an area of your home where you would like to improve ventilation, Garabar’s casement windows are often a perfect solution. These windows open wide for easy cleaning, and also so you can enjoy the breeze on those perfect days. And, when closed, the frame locks firmly in the sash, creating a water-tight seal and exceptional thermal performance.

Getting Started on Your Project

With so many types of windows available from Garabar, it’ll be easy to find the perfect solution for your South Florida home. What’s more, with Garabar, you’ll get to choose from a variety of options, including frame colors, hardware types, and more to further customize your windows. The experts at Garabar Impact Window and Door will provide you unmatched service. We are happy to help you choose the best windows for your home and your budget.  We will then install them with superior workmanship and the utmost expertise.

The Style You Want at a Price You Can Afford

Contact Garabar today to see the types of windows we install in homes in and around West Palm Beach and the nearby communities in South Florida.

There will never be a better time to invest in hurricane windows!

All popular window styles and top-selling brands of Category 5-rated windows are available to homeowners in Palm Beach and surrounding South Florida Counties.