Hurricane windows do more than just protect your home during a storm. They also:
- Stop wind borne debris from entering your home
- Help keep intruders out
- No need to climb on ladders to install shutters and risk falling
- Help keep roof on home during a storm
- Keep zombies out of your house during a zombie apocalypse
Hurricane windows go through rigorous testing requirements set by Miami Dade County, the toughest wind-borne debris standard in the world. They will protect you from storms and intruders, possibly saving your life.
- You have rotten wood windows.
- Your older windows are not energy efficient and are leaking air.
- They’re not impact windows. Non-impact windows won’t help you during a storm.
- The window panes are fogging up.
- Your insurance company no longer covers you since you don’t have hurricane rated products.
- The noise from outside is seeping in.
- Your windows are not opening and closing properly.
These are just a few of the many reasons why you may need to replace your windows. Security and energy efficiency are two very important ones. Non- impact windows won’t protect you from the storm or intruders and older windows leak air raising energy bills. Find out more about the right impact windows for you by exploring our website.
When ordering windows, it’s easy to make a mistake. Here are 4 signs that you’ve ordered the wrong windows:
- They don’t have Miami Dade or Florida Building Code approval.
- They don’t fit your openings.
- You can feel a draft by the windows.
- The glass starts fogging soon after installation.
Make sure to measure twice and order once! A professional window installer will take measurements for you so you won’t have to worry about that, but the type of window you choose is up to you. Miami Dade approved impact windows should keep you safe from storms and intruders and give you the sense of safety you need for your family and home. Make sure that the windows you are ordering are Miami Dade Approved.
There are several red flags to look out for when hiring a window or door installer. Here are a few:
- They don’t have a license.
- They require 100% payment up front.
- They don’t have insurance.
- They don’t give you a written contract.
- They don’t have any references.
In order to make your investment in impact windows a good one, you need to hire the right window installer. Make sure to ask any potential installers questions such as:
- Can you provide me with references?
- Are you insured?
- How long have you been in the business?
- Will you be obtaining permits?
- Do you offer a warranty?
- What are payment options?
For more info read this article from Angie’s list on hiring a window replacement pro.