More about the Glass in our Hurricane Replacement Windows

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Last week, I told you a little about the glass in the windows we install for those who want the best in hurricane and storm protection. Of course, once you get storm protection, you also get protection from intrusion and thermal changes along with it. This week, I thought I would give you a little more information about the glass. I mentioned that the glass used in our recommended PGT Industries windows is thicker than average and that it goes through a three-step treatment to make it stronger, less likely to break and unlikely to harm...

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The Glass – A Critical Component in Your New Hurricane Replacement Windows

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

When you decide to get new windows to protect your home from the fury of Florida's storms, you probably already realize that the glass is an essential component of your protection. Every part of these windows must be specially strong to hold up to high winds and driven water, but the glass is especially critical.We usually think of glass as being fragile and easy to break, but this glass holds up to the impact of a 2 x 4 board fired from a cannon. This is the test required for a hurricane replacement window to ensure it is strong enough to...

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Upgrading Your Home Should Not be a Nightmare

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

I've worked in the home improvement industry for many years. One of things I like least about this industry is that home renovations can practically tear the heart out of the homeowner. It really should not be this way but it is. Far too many homeowners have told me nightmare stories of their repairs, additions or renovations.These stories didn't cause me to insist on quality employees, excellent training on our products and procedures and close monitoring of customer satisfaction. I do this because it's the right way to do business. But if I...

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Our Hurricane Replacement Windows Strengthen Your Home’s Envelope

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

I've talked about your home's envelope before but it bears a little more comment. After all, the envelope is what keeps the elements out and your comfort in. Just like it sounds, a home's envelope is the outer shell, all the components that shield the living quarters from water, wind and temperature. Your roof, walls, windows and foundation make up your home's envelope.I see a lot of homes that are not well-prepared for heavy weather. There could be old leaky windows or poor insulation. Roofs may be in poor repair. Foundations could have...

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The Tricky Part of Installing Hurricane Replacement Windows and Doors

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Do you ever watch home improvement television shows? If you have, you are aware of one of the guiding principles of home improvement: Anything can happen and usually does.I was watching a show where contractors and a family were renovating a 150-year-old home in the Boston area. Everything that could go wrong did. They had to fix strange holes in brickwork and some of the walls were rotten on the inside and had to be torn out. And then there was the electrical. They had to replace huge portions of the wiring that had been jerryrigged. Someone...

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Our Hard Work to Make Clear Choice and More Your Best Choice

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

When we started this business, it was our dream to make our company your best choice for hurricane replacement windows and doors. We knew what this would mean. It means we have to choose our employees carefully and train them well. And because this industry constantly changes, it would also mean keeping them up to date on manufacturer training.When it came to sales, from our first day we adopted a pretty unusual philosophy for a window replacement company. We come in with product samples and educate you on the windows, the materials they are...

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The Nice Thing About Our Windows, Doors and Storm Coverings: The Possibilities are Just About Endless

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

I am quite proud of our product offering. We've got such a range of hurricane and storm protection windows, doors and coverings that we can help a wide range of clientele.For a person who wants the best protection possible, we offer PGT Industries' PremierVue windows and sliding doors. Neuma swinging doors are great choices, too. We have installed these windows in so many Florida homes, condominiums and office buildings – in fact, chances are good that you've seen these windows without realizing it. You can see some of our installations on...

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It’s That Time of Year Again – the Peak Hurricane Period for Florida

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

It seems like just a few months ago I was writing about this peak hurricane season but in fact, it's been a year. Yes, technically speaking, hurricane season started three months ago. But the bulk of Florida's worst storms arrive in September and October. If you have been considering investing in hurricane resistant windows, you definitely should not wait any longer. You should be calling us now to have us install your new impact resistant windows and doors before these late season storms roll in. This is doubly true if you live near or on the...

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The Last in the Series: We Sell our Superior Installation for Hurricane Replacement Windows, Too

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

In the last two posts to this blog, I talked about the different aspects of what we sell. Sure, we sell windows, doors and window coverings. But we also sell our superior service. Many times, we have gone out of our way to make sure a customer gets just the result they are looking for – sometimes that person was not even a customer of ours, but bought their windows or doors from some other company. Because they never could get any satisfaction from their vendor, they found us and we were able to help.And we make sure that we sell the best...

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What We’re Selling When We Install Our Hurricane Replacement Windows

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Last week, I wrote a blog post about our service philosophy when we work with customers to install these windows. This week, I thought I would talk about the windows themselves.The alternate title for this post could be, "When is a Window Not a Window?" The answer is "When it is a solution to problems."As we have discussed in earlier posts, our windows and doors are solutions to many problems. The main one, of course, is hurricane damage. Wind and rain are going to have a very tough time making it through our storm resistant window and doors....

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