Florida is among the top states that experience hurricanes in the US. During these extreme storms the atmospheric pressure inside your home or business remains constant while the pressure outside rises as a result of the hurricane or tropical storm. In addition to the difference in atmospheric pressure there is a large likelihood that the winds are carrying debris. This debris can penetrate a window or door and when it does, your home, which has a lower atmospheric pressure, pulls in the wind and rain to balance out. With an exposed opening in your home, a hurricane can literally push up to a hundred gallons of rain into your home over the space of a few hours. Water damage can ruin many belongings as well as carpet and furnishings. This is the headache that impact windows and doors look to solve. Florida residents are wise to choose impact resistant windows and doors for their homes and businesses.