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Selecting Hurricane Protection

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Searching for home improvement companies and reviews in the South Florida area has been a challenge to many. We have recently had our patio enclosed, there were window screens all the way around and an impact door that led to the backyard. This was great during the winter colder months in South Florida but during the summer it was so hot that we rarely went out there which was shame since we just spend a nice dollar to have it done.

After speaking with a neighbor my wife had a great idea, put windows where the screens are and fully enclose the area so we can air condition it. This is a great idea if it were free but it’s not. Depending on the hurricane products that we decide on using the cost could end up in the tens of thousands. How can we pay for this? The cost will outweigh the benefits right?
I started shopping for windows and shutters. I shopped for shutters also since the rest of our Lake Worth Florida home is fitted with hurricane shutters. Prices vary, there are many styles of impact hurricane windows to choose from, many more options than I thought available.

First there are single pane windows (not hurricane proof), these windows are found in many Florida homes and are preferred by builders to keep costs down. They are inexpensive windows and don’t provide much insulation from the outside elements.

Second there are double pane windows that have two glass panes, one in front of the other leaving a gap between the two. This gap is sometimes used to hold inert gasses that act as an insulator.

Now we have triple pane glass windows. These are by far the best windows on the market today. They are made with three glass panes that give your home ultimate protection. Triple pane windows give the same benefits as a double pane window with an added benefit an additional glass pane.

Filling the chamber between the glass panes with an Argon or Krypton gas will reduce the strong South Florida solar gain and lowers FPL energy consumption.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With hurricane season fast approaching, the need for hurricane protection for your home and family starts to take center stage.

In the old days, the most reliable method of securing your home was via plywood.  Nailing plywood over your window to your home is not only unreliable, but terribly inconvenient.  Other methods include security film and basic shutter, but none match the strength and reliability like hurricane impact windows.

Living in South Florida brings a lot of joy to many homeowners.   The beach nearby, the warm winters and local sites.   However, when spring rolls around, most get anxious with anticipation of the first tropical storm.  Hopefully, by this time you wouldn’t have waiting until the last minute to stock up on canned items and water, as well as gasoline for your backup generator.  Preparing your home for hurricane season is an important step to safeguarding your property and your most prized possession- your family.

Installing hurricane impact windows on your home is the safest way to protect against damage and flying debris.  Not only do hurricane windows protect against high winds and storm damage, but they act as an extra layer of defense against intruders and vandalism on those months in which it’s not hurricane season.

For more information regarding hurricane window installation and impact window price quotes, feel free to contact us today.



Thinking of Adding New Windows to your Home? It’s Good to Know the Basics.

Adding new windows to your home can add a nice finish to your home’s appearance. Additionally, there’s benefits that include tax savings and energy savings.  Listed below are some examples of windows that can be added to most homes.

 
Bay Windows:  Adding bay windows to your home can give the appearance of a larger space.  Also, adding light to the home makes it feel brighter and more cozy.  The expanded viewing area extends out of the home creating a great look and feel for any home.  Bay windows come in all types of styles and finishes, so there’s sure to be once that fits your taste.

 
Patio Doors:  Most patio doors built in your original home may have become warn out which can lead to inefficiency.  New sliding patio doors keep heat and AC inside, but can allow a nice breeze in if your mood desires.  Sliding the doors open and shut is a sinch and can be maintained effortlessly.

 
Double Hung Windows:  The ‘green’ efficient way to  go is with double hung windows.  Today, more and more windows are being manufactured in this way… more than any other style.  Most homeowners are looking for windows that carry certain characteristics like security, enegy efficiency and durability.  Double Hung windows encompass all of these elements in a true-value window.

 
If you’re looking to replace your windows in your South Florida home, consult with Storm Tight Windows.  Our knowledgable staff is on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.  Our years of experience make finding hurricane windows in South Florida an easy experience.

The Benefits of Adding Hurricane Impact Windows to your Home

Benefits of Hurricane Impact Windows

Hurricane Protection- The main reason most homeowners in South Florida purchase hurricane impact windows is to prevent wind, storm and debris damage.  Advances in technology has made it possible to install impact windows and prevent just about anything from breaking through.  This protection leaves the homeowner with peace of mind and the protection againt damagin winds and flying debris.

Intruder Protection- An added benefit of hurricane impact windows is protection from theft and burglary.  If your impact windows can prevent winds of up to 150 mph, they will do an amazing job against a thief or vandal.  Most hurricane impact windows are sealed with two layers of glass, which make breaking through all the more difficult.  While it is not 100% vandal proof, it can certainly act as a nice deterant when they see your impact windows.

Energy Savings- Today’s standard of hurricane impact windows and glass make them extremely energy effificient.  They are built using aluminum framing and are double glazed.  Impact windows and glass keep the cold out during winter months, while keeping cold in during hot, summer months.

Insurance Discounts- While not all homeowner’s insurance companies offer discounts in premiums for adding hurricane impact windows to your home, it is something worth taking a look at.  The saving can be signifcant enought to offset the original cost of buying and installing impact windows in your home.

South Florida Hurricane Season Fast Approaches

As a South Florida resident, there’s always a little anxiety when we make the transition from winter to spring.  And no, it’s not the fact that I know my kids will have the entire summer off and I won’t!  It’s know that hurricane season is approaching and will not relent until late fall.

From June through late November, I’m on eggshells every time a new development is announced off the western coast of Africa.  We all know the scenario; the storms start of the coast and build strength as the head west toward the Caribbean.  We all sit and wait to hear that the storm hopefully has broken apart or pushed north into the colder waters of the Atlantic.  We get anxious knowing what these storms can actually do, as we’ve seen over the past couple of years.  Equipping your home with hurricane windows and hurricane doors is the most reassuring step you can take in safeguarding your family and home.

Although it’s been a little quiet over the past 5 years or so, odds are not in our favor.  A hurricane will inevitably hit South Florida again.  When, we don’t exactly know.  But to ease our minds it’s best to be prepared. By taking advantage of every opportunity to protect ourselves, our families and our home is the best way to ease our anxiety.

Equipping your home with the best hurricane impact windows or doors is the best step you can take to protect your home.  Designed to prevent debris from breaking through, hurricane windows give your family an extra layer of protection against winds that can break 100mph.  You can rest assured that when Storm Tight installs your windows you are getting superior product, service and peace of mind.

As the hurricane season fast approaches, it’s time to get organized.  Be sure to outline everything that needs to be accomplished in order to be prepared and you’ll be able to sleep a little better each night.

Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricane season is here. Although we dodged a bullet with Irene, it’s not over yet. It’s also not too late to invest in Storm Tight windows and doors. Tropical Storm Katia is now brewing in the Atlantic. The path is not yet determined, but if you live in South Florida, you need to think about hurricane preparedness every year.

Basic hurricane supplies that South Florida residents should keep in their homes include plenty of canned food, batteries, flashlights, bottled water, and a  NOAA weather radio.

Bottled water – 1 gallon per day per person

Food – cooking tools, grill and fuel, disposable plates and utensils, canned and nonperishable food, manual can opener

Battery powered cell phone charger

Generator and extra gasoline

It’s also important to get hurricane impact windows and doors from Storm Tight. Our impact resistant glass is manufactured to withstand hurricane force  winds and flying debris. It’s essential for South Florida residents to get hurricane shutters as well. Protect your home and family during hurricane season every year by making the investment in hurricane windows and doors.

Prepare for Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic lasts from June 1 – November 30 each and every year. For Floridians, we have hurricane season every year, but many people are not prepared for it when a big hurricane comes through. Here are a few things that you should do in order to prepare for Hurricane Season.

With Hurricane Irene approaching this weekend, it’s a good idea to invest in hurricane impact windows and doors now. Hurricane season is just beginning. Protect your home now.

Purchase emergency equipment including flashlights, generators, a battery powered NOAA Weather radio, and plenty of batteries for those items. Stock up on canned food and bottled water. Make sure you have a manual can opener (an electric one won’t help if you have no electricity). Be sure to clear out your loose or clogged rain gutters and downspouts. Also it’s important to keep your trees and shrubs trimmed. If you own a boat, have a plan in place for where you will move your boat in the event of a hurricane. Planning is key, so be sure to learn the best evacuation routes inland. Also, pinpoint your local shelters and make an emergency plan for your pets.

If you own a home in Florida, it’s important to protect it the best way you can.

Install hurricane doors and hurricane windows if at all possible. When hurricane force winds blow through, your home will be much safer and better protected if you have hurricane shutters, hurricane windows, and hurricane doors. One of the best investments you can make in your Florida home will be installing hurricane doors and impact resistant windows. In the event of a hurricane, you will be glad you did.

Sliding Patio Doors

We at Storm Tight understand that you want a quality door made of impact resistant glass. But we also know that you want beauty and style to go along with the durability of a hurricane door. Our sliding patio doors embody quality, innovation, and design. Sliding patio doors are the perfect addition to your Florida home, bringing the outdoors closer to you. With all of the benefits of a window combined into a strong impact resistant door, you get the light from the outside and outdoor access.

But don’t let the name hurricane door fool you. Although our impact resistant glass doors are solid and built to survive a hurricane, they slide open and closed easily on nylon tandem panel rollers. Styles and interlocks are steel reinforced and our doors come with a twin point locking system. Beautiful contemporary designs include decorative grid patterns and styles. All patio doors are equipt with an anti-theft security bar. Call Storm Tight Windows and Doors today!

  • Contemporary design.
  • Maximum glass area is displayed using Hi-Performance Glass.
  • Patio doors slide easily and smoothly on nylon tandem panel rollers.
  • Styles and interlocks are steel reinforced.
  • Twin point locking system.
  • Anti-theft security bar.
  • Decorative grid patterns and styles available.
  • Extruded aluminum screen frame.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?

With hurricane season here, now is a great time to replace your windows with safe Storm Tight replacement windows. Storm Tight offers a variety of safe and attractive, Florida approved replacement windows. Double hung windows provide traditional style for a more classically designed home.  If you prefer sliding windows, Storm Tight has a selection of Florida approved energy efficient sliding windows which open from either side. On the other hand, casement and awning windows from Storm Tight are great for modern design. Which ever window you choose from Storm Tight, you can be sure they are Florida approved and energy efficient.

Why Get New Stormtight Impact Windows?

At Storm Tight we take tremendous pride in manufacturing the highest grade impact windows and doors available on the market today! Here at Storm Tight Windows, we proudly manufacture the best quality impact doors and windows. It is important to our clients to protect their homes in the event of a hurricane or a tropical storm.

Not only are our Miami-Dade County approved impact doors and windows helpful in keeping your home safe during a hurricane, impact windows and doors can deter a would-be home invasion as well. Our complete line of impact windows and doors are Energy Star rated to help your home to run efficiently and use less energy. Less energy use means lower utility bills for you and greater savings.

When it comes to impact windows and doors, Storm Tight provides the best quality products for your home. For storm-proofing, security, and visually appealing impact windows and doors choose Storm Tight windows and doors. We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you.