Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need To Hire An Architect For Installing My New Window Or Door?
As long as the installation is limited to the area where the previous window or door was, we are more than happy to help you with it. However, if the installation requires modifications in the structure, we urge you to make sure that the egress meets the building code requirements and then contact us for the installation.
What Is the Right Time to Replace My Windows?
We recommend all home owners to replace their doors and windows if they have been installed for more than 25 years. These windows can become a hazard because different weather conditions might have made them weak and vulnerable to air drafts and water penetration.
What Is The Difference Between Ordinary Glass Windows And Impact Resistant Glass Windows?
The key difference is the glass and the sides that hold the glass in its place. Impact resistant glass is made with two layers of glass that is bonded to a shatter-proof material made of PVB (polyvinyl butyral). Even if the glass breaks, the PVB membrane holds the glass together and keeps the window intact. On the other hand, standard glass has a single layer, which breaks from the slightest of impact.
How Would I Know That The Product I Am Buying Is Indeed Impact Resistant?
All our products meet the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) testing standards. Today, according to Florida building code, all openings must be sealed with impact resistant doors and windows for protection against hurricane or any wind-borne debris. This is why, all our products come with an NOA (Note of Acceptance) that is issued by the Dade County. The NOA certifies that the product in question is ‘impact-resistant’.
Can Impact Resistant Windows Stop Burglars From Entering the House?
No glass is unbreakable. However, impact resistant windows will make the process of shattering the glass more hard and cumbersome for the burglar. This will give you plenty of time to call on the authorities and report the incident.
Do Impact Resistant Doors Block Noise?
Yes, impact resistant doors block noise. Moreover, their hard material prevents warping from water and debris from entering the house.
Apart from installing new glass, what does ‘repairment’ of my window mean?
The sash that holds the glass to the frame is what makes the window more effective to impacts. With proper weather stripping, your house can be protected from debris and water and that is exactly what we provide.
Can I Just Get The Impact Resistant Glass Installed Leaving The Old Frame In Its Place?
No, impact resistant windows and doors are made with the combination of the glass and a special frame. Though the glass will resist the impact, same cannot be said for the frame. There’s a 99% chance that the frame might come off completely due to the strong glass.
Is The Impact Resistant Glass Available In Other Colors?