As of 2015, the average cost of impact windows for hurricanes is $572. While non-impact windows with storm panels are cheaper, the cost to prepare them for strong storms over hurricane season make owning them more expensive than impact windows.
Non-impact windows with storm shutters or electronic shutters that roll down are more expensive than impact windows and also cost more to prepare and maintain. In addition to adding security from a storm, impact windows feature double glass made of two layers, which requires a special tool to break. This makes them more secure than traditional windows. Impact windows also block UV rays and reduce noise from the outside.