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5 Important Reasons to Install Hurricane Windows in Your Florida Home Before the Next Hurricane Strikes

Okay, we know. We’re already knee-deep into our 2020 hurricane season. Which is all the more reason to look seriously at installing hurricane windows and doors in your home. In case you need some additional reasons, here are five more.

  1. You live in a hurricane-prone area.

Here in Florida, hurricanes are a way of life. From the first of June to the end of November, we are on high alert for tropical activity that could be headed our way. Most of us know how cumbersome and labor-intensive putting up heavy hurricane shutters can be. And yet, so many of us do it year after year. Unless we are fortunate enough to have transparent shutters, we also live in the dungeon of hurricane shutter doom and gloom for the time that they are up. Hurricane windows makes all of this a non-issue.

  1. Your home will be much more secure.

When you think hurricane windows in Florida, you may not be thinking about home security, but it’s something you may want to consider. Burglars find windows and glass doors a path of least resistance when they want to get in and out of a home quickly. Impact-resistant doors and windows not only keep out hurricane-force winds and flying debris but they will also keep out the guy with the baseball bat that is considering breaking into your home.

  1. You get added insurance savings.

Who doesn’t like savings on their homeowner’s premiums? And with Florida hurricane windows and doors, you get added wind mitigation benefits that can reduce premiums substantially. In fact, there are several things that can help you qualify for wind mitigation discounts in addition to hurricane doors and windows:

  • The year your home was built.
  • What type of roofing material you have.
  • What type of roof decking your home has.
  • How the roof is attached to the walls.
  • The shape of your roof.
  • Whether you have water-resistant materials between your roof shingles and your decking.
  1. You will save on your energy costs.

Hurricane windows and doors in Florida provide an added layer of insulation that regular glass simply doesn’t have. Most impact doors and windows are also designed with glass that is heat-treated. Because they reflect the heat outdoors, they help to regulate the indoor temperature and keep monthly energy costs down.

  1. Impact-resistant doors and windows offer peace of mind.

Knowing that a major hurricane is headed your way can be stressful. When you have impact-resistant doors and windows installed in your Florida home, that is one preparation you can cross off your list. Go ahead, buy your bottled water and flashlight batteries. But when you have hurricane windows installed in your home, you know that it and your family are protected. And that offers some incredible peace of mind.

As you can see, there are multiple reasons to consider installing hurricane doors and windows in your Florida home. And we have even more! For more information on how impact windows and doors can protect your home this hurricane season, contact us at R&B Remodeling to speak with one of our window professionals.

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WINDOWS

CASEMENT
WINDOW

SINGLE
HUNG
WINDOW

SLIDER
WINDOW

FIX
WINDOW

SHAPE
WINDOW

BAY OR
BOW
WINDOW

DOORS

FRENCH PATIO DOOR

SLIDING GLASS DOOR

WINDOWS

CASEMENT
WINDOWS

ARE HINGED AT THE SIDE AND OPEN OUTWARD LIKE A DOOR. CASEMENTS ALSO HAVE AN EASY-TO-USE HANDLE. CASEMENT WINDOWS ARE IDEAL IN CASE OF EGRESS CODE IN BEDROOMS. HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM, 5/16 AND 7/16 GLASS.

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WINDOWS

SINGLE HUNG
WINDOW

SINGLE HUNG WINDOW IS THE CLASSIC WINDOW STYLE. THEY FEATURE A BOTTOM SASH THAT SLIDES UP AND DOWN FOR VENTILATION AND SPIRAL BALANCES FOR EASY LIFTING. HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM. CLEAR, TINT OR LOW E GLASS, 5/16 AND 7/16 GLASS.

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WINDOWS

SLIDER WINDOWS

IT HAS A BOTTOM TRACK AND A TOP TRACK OF THE WINDOW FRAME TO ALLOW THE RIGHT OR LEFT SASH TO SLIDE HORIZONTALLY FROM ONE SIDE. DEPENDING ON BUILDING REQUIREMENTS AND CLIENT DESIRES, THE PANEL THAT SLIDES CAN VARY. SLIDING WINDOWS CAN ALSO BE PLACED IN COMBINATIONS OF TWO AND THREE PANELS, WHERE ONE OR TWO PANELS MAY OPEN (XOX). HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM, WHITE AND BRONZE FRAME FROM THE STANDARD STOCK, GRAY TINT, BRONZE TINT, CLEAR GLASS AND LOW-E. 5/16 AND 7/16 GLASS.

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    FRIENDLY
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING

WINDOWS

FIX WINDOWS

AS THE NAME SAYS IS A FIX WINDOW, IT COMES IN DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS, EYEBROWS, ARCH, RECTANGULAR. 7/16 GLASS WITH OR WITHOUT MUNTINS.

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WINDOWS

SHAPE WINDOWS

SHAPE WINDOWS ARE THE SAME FIX WINDOWS BUT THEY COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES. ALUMINUM FRAME WITH 7/16 GLASS WITH OR WITHOUT MUNTINS. THERE ARE ARCHES, TOMBSTONES, CIRCLES, HEXAGONS ANY SHAPE FOR CUSTOM NEEDS.

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WINDOWS

BAY OR BOW WINDOWS

BAY AND BOW WINDOWS ARE USUALLY LOCATED IN A NOOK OR A LIVING ROOM IN A HOUSE, IN THIS SPACE THE CUSTOMER CAN CHOOSE WHAT WINDOWS TO MATCH, IN THE BAY WINDOW ARE THREE WINDOWS IN AN ANGLE AND USUALLY A FIX IN THE MIDDLE AND TWO SINGLE HUNG ON THE SIDES. IN THE CASE OF THE BOW WINDOW THERE ARE FOUR OR MORE WINDOWS IN AN ANGLE, USUALLY ALL FIX WINDOWS OR EVEN SINGLE HUNG.

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DOORS

FRENCH PATIO DOORS

OUT SWING DOORS SINGLE OR DOUBLE, FRENCH DOORS ADD ELEGANCE TO A HOME AND OPENING SPACE. HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM, FULL PERIMETER WEATHER STRIPPING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY, HOMEOWNERS CAN CHOOSE THEIR LOCKS OR A THREE POINT LOCK SYSTEM. SIDELITES CAN BE ADDED ON BOTH SIDES OR ONE SIDE.

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    PRODUCTS
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    PROFESSIONALS
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    FRIENDLY
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING

DOORS

SLIDING PATIO DOOR

SLIDING PATIO DOORS GIVE MANY OPTIONS, THEY LET LIGHT INSIDE THE HOME. HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM, 7/16 GLASS, HEAVY DUTY WHEELS, AND BIG INTERIOR PULL HANDLES.

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OUR PROCESS

PROCESS STEPS

  1. IN-HOME CONSULTATION
  • Measurements
  • Benefits Explanation
  • Samples
  • Estimate
  • Financing

2. GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND DESIGNER VISIT

  • General Contractor studies the house following building code
  • Exact measurements
  • Sketch
  • Designer will give input of curb appeal windows design

3. PRODUCTION

  • Computer sketch
  • Wind loads
  • City permit
  • Order windows
  • ETA
  • Project management updates
  • HOA process if applicable

4. INSTALLATION

  • Set date
  • Deliver windows
  • Install
  • Quality control
  • Inspection
  • Completion certificate
  • Reviews