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I’ve heard realtors and salesmen say this time, and time again, “Impact windows don’t break.” I’ve heard homeowners proudly tell others that they have bulletproof glass protecting their home. Even worse, I’ve seen otherwise, reputable dealers advertise their windows as the best hurricane protection that money can buy.  The truth is that no hurricane protection is perfect. No product is going to satisfy  everyone’s needs. For some, aesthetics is the most important factor in choosing a wind abatement product. For others, it might be price, and still for others safety and security might be the top priority. No single solution will offer you all three. So let’s clarify what impact windows do, and don’t . Impact windows and doors excel at offering reasonable protection to your home while minimally impacting its aesthetic appeal. If done correctly, They can even lower your heating and cooling bills by providing a better thermal barrier. Impact windows also protect your home 24-7 / 365, where

Are we Prepared?-

  Imagine a nearby possible world.   In this world Hurricanes are not just a possibility but a foregone conclusion. In this world we KNOW that at least one hurricane will make landfall in our region during every hurricane season. Historical data will tell us the level of damage and loss of life predicted from this Category of Hurricane.  Would the status quo of our current world be enough to ensure the safety of our nearby world residents? Would it be enough to prevent the hundreds of millions in damages.  The answer right now and in our current world is no in all fronts.  Our policies cater to aesthetics more than they do safety and loss prevention. They reward those who have means while making safety a hard requirement to meet for those who don’t.  Our systems of testing products are antiquated and don’t consider the wealth of knowledge we have gained since Hurricane Andrew decimated the SE coast of Florida. The products industry wide are not enough to sustain larger storms especiall

Hello! We are Advanced Hurricane Technology

My parents were always visionaries. They could dream of a life where the decisions were left up to them and not dictated for them.  Through tons of hard work and equal amounts of luck they immigrated to South West Florida in the early 90's and started a company named Imagen USA as a tribute to my grandparents old shop back in Ecuador. Imagen USA focused on service and repair of Hurricane Shutters (rolldowns). The company was comprised of dad, Jaime Zabala, as the lead technician, and mom, Fernanda Zabala, as the office manager/scheduler. In time this small "mom and pop" shop grew and with that growth came a new name... Advanced Hurricane Technology.  Advanced Hurricane Technology, or AHT, is a wholesale manufacturer of quality Hurricane Protection Products from Rolldown shutters to hurricane screens and more.  We sell parts and components or we sell the finished product. We have clients throughout the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Coast of the US, also Mexico, the Caribean,