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Windows & Doors Replacements

If you want to protect your home, commercial building and family from hurricane force winds and other types of inclement weather conditions, then you definitely want to look into purchasing modern replacement windows design that are shatterproof. While the wind speeds during a tropical storm can exceed 200 miles per hour, it is not the direct impact of the winds that are so dangerous, when compared to the airborne debris that is travelling within these wind bands that are most threatening to your house or business. In the midst of a storm many outdoor items can become projectiles such as:

  • Patio furniture
  • Potted plants
  • Garbage cans
  • Roof tiles
  • Tree branches
  • Roof sheathing

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If you want to keep your real estate secure, then you need to make sure that the envelope is tight, so that neither water nor high winds can penetrate. Since doors and windows are a main entry point, they need to be able to stand up to flying debris which in some cases can do as much damage as a small missile.

There are basically 2 ways that you can protect and secure these points of entry to your house or business during a hurricane, which is either by installing hurricane shutters or hurricane proof windows. In order to protect your family and home from wind-borne debris, then you need to make sure that your patio doors, skylights, doors and windows all meet the stringent building code that is mandated in West Palm Beach and the rest of South Florida, as these areas are the leaders in hurricane protection devices.

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Storm tight windows were first introduced to the Palm Beach market about 21 years ago and the styles and designs of these replacement windows were very limited, which prevented many homeowners from purchasing them. But nowadays with the extensive development and research, the storm window manufacturers have found a way to meet the strictest building code requirements without sacrificing style. So now you can actually find just about any style or type of window that is impact resistant. Hurricane proof windows that you can find available now are:

  • Double hung
  • Single hung
  • Horizontal roller
  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Fixed Pane

Also available in impact resistant designs are:

  • Hurricane door glass
  • Skylights
  • Patio doors

Today you can find top quality storm windows or doors that are certified by any of the major window manufacturers such as:

  • PGT Windows
  • CGI Windows
  • Andersen Windows
  • Marvin Windows
  • PGT Winguard
  • Jeld-Wen Windows
  • SIW Windows

Now you can purchase windows or doors that contain impact glass and install them yourself, or hire an outside contractor to install them for you, however, it is important to understand that in order to maintain the product’s integrity, they must be installed correctly, so if you are not familiar with doing this type of window installation it is best to find a window contractor that does. Each manufacturer will provide specific instructions on how to install these hurricane proof windows and hurricane impact doors so that the homeowner can get the maximum protection when a hurricane is on its way. According to PGT Industries, it really doesn’t matter how strong your impact resistant windows are, they will not provide you the protection you are looking for if they are not installed properly on your home or business. What happens is when flying debris or strong winds hit your new windows, there will be hundreds, if not thousands of pounds of pressure depending on the category of the hurricane, that will be against the window, the storm tight window will then need to transfer this pressure to the building, so you must use the right anchors so that this transfer can take place from the door or window frame to the building itself, if not your vinyl windows will fail.

Your PGT Impact Windows Need To Be Tight

One of the key things you cannot get wrong when installing these energy efficient windows is the caulk seal; it needs to be watertight to prevent water intrusion. And if your house or building is near the beach, then the better quality fasteners you will need, such as they will need to be able to stand up to the salt in the air so they must be stainless steel. If you live inland then you can use galvanized screws. Also make sure to use screws instead of nails, as the screws can offer a lot more resistance when the window is under pressure.

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There are tons of window contractors in the coastal areas and if there isn’t one close to you, then you can always special order, as they can be shipped anywhere, they are even available for export.  Storm proof window prices will easily run you a few thousand dollars, but other costs that you need to factor in before making a decision are:

  • The insurance discounts
  • Energy cost reductions
  • Installation costs
  • Cost of storm windows

The insurance discounts from hurricane doors and windows

Hurricane front doors and aluminum windows have other benefits that include security features, as they are very difficult to penetrate so they help in reducing burglaries, property damage and theft. Insurance companies provide property owners with insurance discounts if they have impact resistant French doors or French windows, so once you have them installed, go ahead and contact your insurance provider and inquire about the discounts.

Providing hurricane protection products for the West Palm Beach area, including the following nearby cities:

Boca Raton Silver Line Window Boynton Beach Window Sale Greenacres Canal Point
Lake Worth Window Glass Hobe Sound Delray Beach Windows & Doors Indiantown
Royal Palm Beach Jupiter Bow Window Lake Harbor Lake Park
Loxahatchee North Palm Beach Palm Beach Palm Beach Gardens doors And Windows
Palm Springs Riviera Beach Wellington

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2101 Vista Pkwy

West Palm Beach, FL 33411

(561) 320-6397

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2101 Vista Pkwy

West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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