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By: GLASS DESIGN | Created 03/20/2020

There are many benefits of hurricane impact glass- strength and durability, storm protection, security and safety, and even noise reduction. Many new homes in Florida are built with clear impact glass installed in the exterior doors, including entry doors and pool bath/lanai doors.

While the impact glass has it obvious benefits, many homeowners do not prefer the clear glass due to the lack of privacy. Glass Design has your solution!

Decorative Glass Installation

We are able to install decorative glass behind your existing impact glass. We install inside the existing frame on the interior of the home. It is finished off by our expert installers so precisely that it looks like it was there from the beginning!

In most cases, we can install decorative glass behind existing clear glass in entry doors, pool bath doors and windows, including transom windows above entry doors.

Let’s look at some of the benefits of installing decorative glass behind your existing impact glass:

  • Allows homeowners to keep their current impact glass in tact
  • Show your personal style: Decorative glass provides the opportunity to show your personal style and taste, all while giving your door and home a unique look and feel.
  • Add privacy to clear glass. MANY options and levels of privacy available!
  • Enhance curb appeal. (added benefit- you can enjoy the glass from the home’s interior as well!)

Contact Glass Designs

If you’re interested in installing decorative glass behind your existing impact glass, contact us to learn more about the options available to you. We’ll help you choose a design that suits your home, your style, and your budget.

Visit our talented design consultants in one of our Southwest Florida showrooms today!

By: A-CHRISTIAN GLASS | Created 03/18/2020

What has now become the standard for South Florida, impact resistant doors have become one of the most requested home remodeling projects since hurricane Andrew devastated our homes 24 years ago.

A-Christian Glass provides the best selection of doors, and our door installation specialists are renowned for their professional work and attention to detail.

We also take pride in advising our community about the importance of installing quality storm resistant doors so you and your family can stay safe, even during a hurricane.

When you're ready to get started, click here to request a quote.

Benefits of Impact Resistant Doors

  1. Built from time tested and storm proof materials safe enough for most categories of hurricane, your doors are impact resistant, providing security even in the event of a potential intruder.
  2. Properly installed, these doors remain in place as a barrier from harsh winds without the shaking and jiggling common use doors would have in the face of such winds.
  3. Our impact resistant doors block out 99% of all UV radiation from your home and help the health conscious, reducing the amount of carcinogenic and harsh sun rays that seep into your home naturally.
  4. Once the glass has been smashed, the rest of the door remains in place further eliminating chances of an intruder coming in to your home and making a quick fix more feasible while you wait for your replacement glass to arrive.
  5. In the event of massive storm surge, our impact resistant doors are dual layered. So, if a wave cracks your glass, the layer of glass behind it will keep the door held together and your home dry.

Brands of Doors We Sell and Install

A-Christian Glass sells and installs doors from a variety of industry leading vendors so you'll have the best selection to choose from. With so many brands available, our specialists will help you find the perfect doors for your home as well as your budget.

Residential Doors

Commercial Doors

  • Aldora
  • Trulite
  • YKK AP America
  • Kawneer
  • CGI Commercial

By: WRIGHTS IMPACT WINDOWS & DOOR LLC | Created 03/18/2020

In 2019, there were over eighteen named storms that threatened the United States. Approximately six of these storms actually reached hurricane status. Hurricanes can produce very high winds and lots of rain, which means they can do a number on residential structures. Instead of waiting until your home is demolished by one of these storms, you need to take action to prevent these problems.

Investing in the right equipment will help you hurricane-proof your home and keep it safe in the event of a natural disaster. The main thing you need to do when trying to figure out what needs to be done to hurricane-proof your home is to consult with professionals. They can help you find the right equipment and install it quickly. If you are in the process of hurricane-proofing your residence, read the information below.

1. IMPACT DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR HOME

Taking the time to inspect the exterior of your home is a great way to pinpoint vulnerabilities that could be exposed by a hurricane. When performing this inspection, be sure to take a close look at your doors and windows. If you live in an area that receives a lot of bad weather, it may be time to invest in impact doors and windows.

These doors and windows are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds. This means you don’t have to worry about them giving way when high winds are bearing down on your residence. Adding impact doors and windows is also a great way to increase the level of security your residence has. Getting these new doors and windows installed is much easier if you pay professionals to handle it for you. Trying to get this work done on your own can result in installation problems, which is why working with a seasoned installer is a great idea.

2. PREPARE THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME FOR RAIN

Not only can a hurricane have high winds, but it can also bring a lot of rain into your area. These rains can flood your home and leave it in a state of disarray. Having a functional gutter system is one of the main things you need to do to handle a large increase in rain. These gutters need to be both clean and functional.

Before a hurricane is set to arrive in your area, take a look at your gutters. If there are leaves and sticks in them, removing these materials is vital. By doing this, you can avoid flooding your gutters and damaging both your home’s exterior and the foundation.

3. INVEST IN A GENERATOR

Losing power during a hurricane can be quite frustrating. If you want to avoid the aggravation of losing electricity, then investing in a quality generator is a great idea. These generators are designed to keep the vital electrical components of your home going during a bad weather event.

LOOKING FOR IMPACT DOORS AND WINDOWS?

If you want a great deal on high-quality impact doors and windows, then contact Wright’s Impact Window and Door. Our team can get these new components installed quickly and affordably.

By: WRIGHTS IMPACT WINDOWS & DOOR LLC | Created 03/18/2020

WHY INSTALL IMPACT WINDOWS?

There has never been a better time to install hurricane protection in your office or in your home. Impact windows protect your home from storms, we all know that, but how do they protect your home? Are there any other benefits that come with the installation of impact windows and doors? We will give you seven solid reasons why you should not delay, and why there has never been a better time to upgrade your windows and doors.

IMPACT WINDOWS PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY/HOME FROM STORMS AND HURRICANES.

We know this is an obvious one, but the primary reason why you would install Impact windows and doors in your home or property is, of course, to protect your home against hurricanes and storms. Florida is at the mercy of the Atlantic hurricane season. Over recent years, there is an average of 12 named storms a year, and on average 3 of them will become a cat 3 or higher hurricane. The FIU estimates that Hurricane Irma cost Florida $19.4  Billion. If even one window is broken, the barrier between high outdoor pressures produced by hurricanes and the internal lower pressure of your home is broken, and this will cause massive internal damage,  destroying your home and putting lives at risk.

REDUCE THE HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE COSTS.

When insurance companies assess the risk of insuring your property, they take many factors into consideration. Impact windows and doors lower the risk of your home being damaged by a storm substantially and also make it a lower risk for burglary  (see below). Because of these factors, many insurance companies will offer discounted home insurance for people with impact windows installed. Over the years these savings will go some way towards paying for your new windows.

SLEEP SOUNDLY WITH A REDUCTION OF NOISE POLLUTION.

Technology has come a long way since the introduction of impact protection products. Soundproofing is another major factor in making a decision to install hurricane windows and doors. We have all been woken up by leaf blowers, barking dogs and noisy cars. Impact windows reduce noise pollution significantly, allow for sounder sleep, and a more relaxing atmosphere within your home.

INCREASED SECURITY IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.

No one relishes the thought of their home being violated by an intruder. Typically most home burglaries will occur by attacking the weak points on your home, either windows or doors. The logic is simple … if a tree branch at over 100 mph cannot break through your windows and doors,  a criminal has no chance! This is also another contributing factor to reducing home insurance costs.

SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF YOUR ENERGY BILLS.

Installing impact windows and doors can significantly reduce your home cooling/heating bills. As the products we install provide a vacuum seal around your windows, it will help keep cool air in during summer and warm air in during the few cool nights Floridians have to endure in winter. The multi-layer construction of impact windows will reduce the number of solar rays that penetrate your home.

Even though it is warm year-round in Florida, there can be some chilly winter nights. Impact glass windows will help keep the heat sealed in your house. These savings will also go a long way towards paying for your installation in subsequent years.

PACE FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WITH EQUITY.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing mechanism that enables low-cost, long-term funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects. PACE financing is repaid as an assessment on the property’s regular tax bill, and is processed the same way as other local public benefit assessments (sidewalks, sewers) have been for decades. Depending on local legislation, PACE can be used for commercial, non-profit and residential properties. Approval for PACE financing is based Upon Property’s Equity And Not Your Credit Score. Repayments are made through your property taxes and in case the property is sold, the remaining assessment can be passed to the new property owner as the Program does not always require full repayment.

INCREASE THE RESALE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY.

Why install impact windows? Because of all of the reasons above, more and more people are looking for this upgrade on a home they are looking to buy. Knowing a property is upgraded and future-proof adds a lot of value to your home. As impact window upgrades are now mandatory in the State of Florida, it is a huge factor when people are considering buying, and will definitely increase the resale value, as well as making your home a more attractive proposition to prospective buyers.

CONTACT US NOW FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTATION.

By: MAX GUARD | Created 03/18/2020

With the 2019 hurricane season coming to a close
The 2019 hurricane season is currently in progress, and many South Florida residents are prepped with their emergency supply kits, evacuation routes and plywood for boarding up vulnerable windows and openings. But is plywood always the best option? While plywood is easy to put up and affordable, in most cases, impact resistant windows can offer you a better value. From increasing your home’s property value, to providing a truly strong barrier during powerful storms, impact resistant windows offer many advantages that plywood simply can not.

Below are three reasons we consider impact resistant a long-term investment for your family and home.

A Long-Term Value

The main reason homeowners opt to buy impact-resistant windows? Long-term value. Purchasing impact-resistant windows adds value to your home’s resale value, and it’s a longer term investment than a material like plywood. While there are costs up-front, you can expect your impact-resistant windows to last for years to come, which may in turn save you money on repurchasing plywood each year. For folks who live in the path of a hurricane-prone area, it may be worth it to make the initial investment.

Finally, in terms of value – hurricane resistant windows offer protection outside of hurricane winds. They protect residents from intruders, reduce noise and even reduce ultraviolet rays from entering your home. The decision to upgrade to impact-resistant windows is clearly a smart, longer-term choice.

A Strong Barrier During Storms

As we mentioned above, your windows are a vulnerable location. They are a weak opening and in the fact of extreme weather, can easily be damaged. Once damaged, your windows let in a host of high winds and debris, further damaging your home and putting pressure on your roof structure. Impact-resistant windows ensure that during a powerful storm, your home is safe, secure and your loved ones are too.

Year-Round Protection:

The last reason we believe impact-resistant windows are superior to plywood is the ease, convenience and year-long protection. While plywood or shutters may be the most economical choice up-front, they don’t offer year-round protection and they are often a hassle to install each hurricane season. With impact-resistant windows, there’s no need to scramble before a hurricane to install them, or spend the extra money on someone to install them. You can enjoy year-round, passive protection from not only hurricane force winds but also UV rays, attempted break-ins, and sound protection.

Prepare The Next Storm With Max Guard

Here in Florida, the next storm is not a matter of if but when. Max Guard Hurricane offers a complete line of hurricane impact windows and impact resistant doors to protect your home year-round. Our professionals are here to help you when you’re looking to install powerful hurricane protection. To learn more and receive a free quote, contact us today and call at (561) 926-9727.

By: MAX GUARD | Created 03/18/2020

Many folks know that hurricane impact-resistant windows offer excellent protection for their homes. But not many are aware of the cost savings that can add up over time. In addition, simply having impact-resistant windows can protect your home that saves your additional expenses over time as well. In this blog, we’ll cover how these savings work and how impact resistant windows can add value to your home.

Insurance Benefits

One of the best reasons to get impact-resistant windows is the unbeatable protection for your home and family’s safety during hurricane season. In addition to that, in most cases, you can receive a discount on your homeowner’s insurance for installing impact-resistant windows. This can translate into savings of several hundred dollars per month or up to $10,000 over the years. You can find out more about how impact-resistant windows can help you save on insurance by contacting the friendly and knowledgeable Max Guard Windows team.

A Well-Protected Home

Of course, the best reason in addition to savings is a well-protected home. Impact resistant windows provide protection during hurricane season, and they help protect your home against intruders, harmful UV rays, and even loud noises outside your home. You can consider a well-protected home an investment. For instance, during hurricane season, homes with impact-resistant windows will typically have much less damage than those that use plywood to protect their windows. Ultimately, installing impact-resistant windows will help prevent costly repairs from hurricane season or powerful storms – cost savings that can truly add up over time!

Be Ready For the Next Storm With Max Guard

Here in Florida, the next storm is not a matter of if but when. Max Guard Hurricane offers a complete line of hurricane impact windows and impact resistant doors to protect your home year-round. Our professionals are here to help you when you’re looking to install powerful hurricane protection. To learn more and receive a free quote, contact us today and call at (561) 926-9727.

By: LIVING EARTH REMODELERS | Created 06/11/2019

If you’re a homeowner living in areas with frequent visits from storms or hurricanes, one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face is protecting your home and your belongings. You need to make sure that you take all precautionary measures to keep your property safe.

A cost-effective and long-term technique, through which you can save yourself from the hassle of repairing windows and risking damaged property, is through the installation of impact windows and doors. There is a long list of advantages you will see from installing impact windows and doors in your home. Here are some of the most significant benefits to consider:

The Benefits of Impact Windows and Doors:

Hurricane and Storm Protection:

One of the most important benefits of impact windows and doors is that they are extremely strong and can withstand major weather including heavy rain and strong winds. By providing a protective shield against hurricane and storm damage, these windows and doors can cut down the price of regular repairs and help to save your home from damage. In addition, through the installation of hurricane windows and doors, you will be qualified for a wind mitigation insurance rebate.

Corrosion-Resistant:

Apart from hurricane-generated winds which people might face in South Florida, people who live in damp or semi-arid zones also face another challenge – salty and humid air. This not only affects your air conditioning systems, but can also corrode your doors and windows. Impact windows and doors are made with a special corrosion resistant design, allowing for protection from wearing away.

Heat and Noise Reduction:

For people who live in crowded or metropolitan areas, the noise and heat can be unbearable – especially during summers. Impact windows are extremely resistant against strong heat waves and loud noises, allowing you to enjoy some peace and quiet and live comfortably in your home.

UV Protection:

UV light is an extremely dangerous source of many skin-related health issues. Moreover, these lights can also cause damage to your furniture, artwork and other household items. Impact windows have Low E Glass Coating, window tinting, and double glazing which increased the energy efficiency and reduces the damaging effects of UV light.

Energy Efficiency:

The utility bills pile up at a high rate, especially in cities which typically experience extremely hot summers. Replacing your current windows and doors with impact windows and doors will certainly increase the energy efficiency. In fact, it has been shown that inefficient windows and doors consume over 40 percent of your home’s annual energy budget. Our windows and doors are ENERGY STAR and NFRC-labeled throughout South Florida – making them much more efficient than regular windows. One of the most important features with our products is that they have a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) reduction. Our technologically advanced windows offer increased levels of visible light transmission into your home, providing the important benefit of energy savings.

Increased Security:

Another benefit of installing hurricane windows and doors is the increased security and protection from burglars and intruders. Homeowners will have a peace of mind knowing they are more thoroughly protected by having these protective systems in place.

Insurance Discounts:

Impact windows are some of the most significant windstorm protection systems, which have been recognized by a number of different insurance agencies. Because of this, insurance firms may offer a deduction or discount on insurance premiums. Many homeowners with impact windows also qualify for a wind mitigation insurance rebate.

The Bottom Line:

Your home is one of your biggest investments and protecting your home is at the top of the list in order to live safe and comfortably. However, for people living in areas like South Florida that are prone to frequent storms and hurricanes, you might have to spend a lot on repairing your windows and doors in addition to risking damaged property and belongings. In such cases, considering the installation of impact doors and windows is certainly worth the investment and the peace of mind.

By: PALM BEACH ALUMINUM INC | Created 05/10/2019

Impact Glass Doors

Doors should not only be installed for enhancing the aesthetic value of the home but also for protecting it from storms, hurricanes and unwanted intruders. If you live in Florida, you must know how tough it is to limit the damages caused due to thunderstorms. The state of Florida has a vast shoreline, due to which thunderstorms and hurricanes are a common occurrence here and this increases the chances of loss of valuable items and property. Often homeowners in Florida find it a daunting task to keep the losses to a minimum as strong winds hit their homes regularly. After noticing this, the officials in Florida introduced new building codes for the homeowners constructing new homes. It stated that all the new homes must be constructed with storm-resistant materials.

If you want to protect your home from getting damaged by tropical storms and hurricanes, you need to install impact glass doors and windows. The impact doors come in numerous designs, shapes and sizes and can be customized to match the overall look of your home. These impact glass doors are very advantageous in many ways. During the storm, when the high-velocity winds hit your homes, the normal glass doors might easily shatter and damage your valuable items. Once the strong winds enter your home, it will lift the roof and push the wall of the home outward, destabilizing the entire structure of your home. But the impact glass doors will not break easily during the storm and protect the home from damages and help in saving repair costs.

As soon as the impact glass door is installed, it will start protecting your home from strong winds.

There are two varieties of impact glass doors-one is simple and less expensive. In this variety, single glass is placed between the two transparent films on either side. During a storm, if the glass shatters, after getting hit by high-velocity winds, the transparent film on either side will hold the glass pieces together and block the winds.

The second variety of impact glass door is commonly called inner membrane glass. This is one of the most commonly preferred types of impact glass doors as it is strong and easily withstands strong winds. This type of door consists of two glass panels that are joined together with polyvinyl butaryl. This is a transparent film that keeps both the glasses pressed against each other. Now in case of a thunderstorm, the transparent film will hold the glass pieces together even if the glasses shatter. This will effectively block the incoming winds and protect your valuables from getting damaged.

As soon as the impact glass door is installed, it will start protecting your home from strong winds. They look like normal glass doors but are very strong and can withstand harsh weather conditions. The impact glass doors are transparent, thus it allows sunlight enter your home, helping you save on your power bill. When impact glass doors are installed, you will also get a discount on home insurance premium. The strong nature of these doors also blocks the entry of unwanted intruders, protecting you and your family members. The impact glass door is a must in everyone’s home because it not only keeps the structure of the home intact but also limits the damages and keep the unnecessary intruders away.

By: TOP CHOICE WINDOW AND DOORS | Created 03/25/2019

Here at Top Choice we realize that homes are not all the same and that it is important to custom build a solution to meet your needs. This mentality of striving creating the best for each customer puts us ahead of others. Our focus on craftsmanship luxuriously protects your home with a custom solution to fit your needs.

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