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Blown Away: Hurricane Shutters vs. Impact Windows – Revisited

The 2017 Hurricane Season was a particularly active one, with a total of seventeen named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes. Of those 10, 6 became major storms (Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Scale). These storm systems can carry winds anywhere from 111-160 miles per hour which can cause considerable damage to the homes in their path. When thinking of guarding your home from such potentially devastating storms, there are a couple of options to consider. Here is a look at some of the important things to know about hurricane shutters and hurricane impact windows.

Design Trend Spotlight: Folding Doors

In recent years, folding doors or bi-fold doors as they are commonly referred to, have steadily increased in popularity among homeowners looking to blend indoor and outdoor spaces in a seamless and stylish fashion.

A Guide to Entry Door Shopping

Entry Doors are often used to set the tone for a home’s overall aesthetic and add instant curb appeal. With so much emphasis on this opening, it is not surprising that entry door manufacturers offer seemingly endless customization options.

To make shopping for your entry door easier, we have created a glossary of common industry terms. 

South Florida’s Unique Window Market

As a leader in the impact window industry in South Florida, it is vital for our team to be well versed in the area’s unique requirements. Florida juts into an area of the Atlantic Ocean that is accurately nicknamed Hurricane Alley. Unsurprisingly, this means Florida, and especially South Florida, are subject to frequent tropical activity. 

Additional Benefits of Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors

Impact-Resistant windows and doors have become an increasingly popular choice with South Florida home owners in the last decade, but what many may not realize is these products offer more than just storm protection. These windows and doors also provide intruder protection, UV protection and noise reduction benefits as well.

Home Design Trends Make Their Way to the World of Windows and Doors

As we charge ahead on 2018, forecasters and trend watchers are putting out their ideas as to what the big trends of the year are shaping up to be. Trends are reflected not in just design style elements like color and material, but also in technological advancements seen across the home building industry. Our manufacturers are consistently adding new products, options and details so that homeowners can stay on trend and protected.

The Brightline Buzz: What You Should Know

The announcement that many South Floridians have been anticipating, with a mix of excitement and trepidation, has finally come: The announcement of Brightline’s inaugural service between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale with commuter passengers aboard. While they announced service is to begin sometime this week, as of Wednesday January 10th no schedules not ticket prices have been released.

2017: A Historic Season

It all started on April 19th, 2017 with Tropical Storm Arlene becoming the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. With this formation, this year became the third consecutive year with a named pre-season storm. After a few weeks with little activity, conditions changed and there were perfect weather conditions for major storms to form and flourish.

My First Hurricane with Impact Windows and Doors

I am a native Floridian, and with the exception of my few years in Gainesville for college, I have spent my whole life in Palm Beach County.Because of that, I am no stranger to hurricanes and the preparation process.

What makes an Impact Window?

Impact-resistant windows and doors, which can sometimes be referred to as hurricane windows and hurricane doors, are a great alternative to having to shutter up windows any time there is a storm threat. What some people may not know is that these windows and doors also carry other benefits; intruder protection, noise reduction, and even energy efficiency. Impact-Resistant windows and doors are becoming increasingly popular around the country, especially in storm-prone South Florida. For over 20 years, the experts of Window & Door Replacement Company have been serving the South Florida area, and our remodel consultants know impact windows inside and out, literally. But what makes impact-resistant windows and doors different from non-impact?

Worried about mold in your home? Trust only a professional.

South Florida’s environmental conditions create the perfect atmosphere for mold growth if a home is not properly maintained and protected. Mold exists all around us, but excess humidity in the home can create prime conditions for an abnormal fungal ecology.

Potential Tropical Cyclones: What You Need to Know

We are now over a month into hurricane season, and we have already experienced several named storms. This year, Tropical Storm Arlene formed even before the season began, all the way back on April 19th. With all this activity, it’s easy to see that keeping track of upcoming storms and Atlantic activity will be very important. With that in mind, it’s important to know that this year there is a new warning to keep an eye out for; Potential Tropical Cyclone.

Impact-Resistant Windows: Safeguarding against the Unexpected

Originally developed for protection from severe weather that South Florida is so vulnerable to, impact-resistant windows and doors are quickly building a strong reputation as a way to protect homes against intruders.

The Warranty: Read It, Know It, Live It (and Make It Work for You)

A warranty increases the value of any investment. While somewhat standardized, variations and conditions may exist, so it’s important to read your warranty. For example, many people are surprised to find that they’ve inadvertently negated their warranty by not providing product care and maintenance in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications. With regards to your window and door warranty, there are things to consider, research and be aware of. You’ll find warranties and care and maintenance expectations from major manufacturers to reference ahead.

Vinyl Impact-resistant Windows: What’s in it for You

When replacing windows in your home, choosing vinyl replacement windows gives you a one-up on other types of windows. Here’s WIIFY:

How to Reduce Noise in Your Home: a Clear Perspective on Impact-Resistant Windows

All Aboard Florida (AAF), the state’s new commuter railway project, has been given the green light. Preliminary work has begun that will allow the $2.5B express passenger train to run between Miami and West Palm Beach by 2017 and continue its service route to Orlando later that year. Once the entire line is complete, Floridians will enjoy daily transport between Miami and Orlando via 16 southbound and 16 northbound trains at an average speed of 78mph and maximum speed of 125mph, with stops in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Imagine making the 235 mile trip from The Magic City to The Magic Kingdom in three hours or less!

Remodeling Rebound 2015: An Innovative Plan for Impressive Home Remodeling Results

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies 2015 report, Emerging Trends in the Remodeling Market, indicates that the remodeling industry has almost completely recovered from the 2007-2009 recession that was triggered by the collapse of the eight billion dollar housing bubble. Compared with the general housing market, the more robust recovery of the home improvement sector can be attributed to:

  • Homeowners with lower interest rates choosing to remodel rather than buy new homes
  • Stimulus programs offering tax breaks for homeowners utilizing energy-efficient home products
  • Burgeoning rental property demand encouraging landlords to reinvest in leased property
French Doors: Larger Living in Affordable Style and Security

It’s springtime in the state of endless summer; could this be the right time to lighten up? French doors, a brilliant combination of windows and doors, offer the opportunity to open up a room and let the sun shine in. Today, French doors are no longer an energy inefficient extravagance or home security risk. Modern, impact-resistant window and door systems provide protection from extreme weather; insulation from noise, temperature fluctuations and the fading effects of UV rays; and are an impenetrable barrier against intruders.

Born in the USA: Your Impact-Resistant Glass Windows and Doors

In 1906, a parcel of land on Lake Michigan 25 miles east of Chicago and its railways was deemed prime real estate for the manufacture of steel. The city built there was named after the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation, Elbert Henry Gary, and was exclusively populated by employees of the Gary Works steel mill. For 60 years the mill and town manufactured 67 percent of the steel on the market and held its own against fluctuations in the industry. Though the mill functions at 30 percent today, it is still Gary, Indiana’s, largest employer; Karl Malden worked there, Joe Jackson worked there and so did my Dad.

The Art of Remodeling: Ambience that Windows Provide

Ambiance: one aspect of your home most influenced by windows. Whether you choose picture windows, horizontal rollers, architectural windows, project out or awnings, the possibilities of creating the ambiance of a room are endless. Standard-sized windows are a timeless choice that serve function and practicality well, often strategically placed to illuminate their rooms efficiently. Customized windows build upon the practical utilization of light and offer exciting opportunities to further enhance visual impact along with their rooms’ ambiance.

We service several counties on the East Coast including; Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade.

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