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How quickly can I have my new impact windows and doors installed?

Weston Impact Windows is proud to offer fast turnaround times with outstanding project management. Our installation times are kept to a minimum without sacrificing quality of work or service. With that said, homeowner association approvals, acquisition of permits, and adverse weather conditions can play a factor in the installation time. Weston Impact Windows current installation times range between 3-5 weeks for impact windows and doors depending on the amount of windows and doors.

What range of styles of impact windows does Weston Impact Windows offer?

Weston Impact windows offers double-hung windows, sliding & tilt-in sliding windows, casement & awning windows, bay & bow windows, garden windows, and sliding patio doors. For images that show what each of these styles look like please visit our products page.

What kind of UV protection do Storm Tight impact windows provide?

Impact-resistant windows provide 99{d3c05e2ff7fe2026a6a4c785908e1b59960e4d43e3997a2e940c999a720645ee} blockage of ultraviolet light, protecting your family photographs, favorite furniture, exotic rugs and even hardwood flooring from the effects of fading or discoloring from regular exposure to direct sunlight. This is particularly important for Florida residents whose homes are assaulted with intense sunlight and heat throughout the year.

Will my new Weston impact windows improve energy efficiency?

Weston Impact Windows energy efficient impact windows and doors are made with heavy-duty aluminum frames and double glazing panes which keep both cold and hot air from entering the home. Impact windows provide excellent insulation, helping to isolate home interiors from weather changes and contributing to significant savings on monthly utility bills. Can I expect to receive insurance premium discounts when I install Weston Impact Windows impact windows? If the entire home is protected with Weston Impact Windows hurricane-resistant windows and doors, policyholders can receive up to 25{d3c05e2ff7fe2026a6a4c785908e1b59960e4d43e3997a2e940c999a720645ee} in insurance premium discounts. In most cases discounts range between 10-20{d3c05e2ff7fe2026a6a4c785908e1b59960e4d43e3997a2e940c999a720645ee}. Check with your insurance carrier to obtain more information about how you can receive discounts on your insurance premiums by protecting your home with Weston Impact Windows hurricane-resistant impact windows and doors.

What areas do you service?

Weston Impact Windows offers hurricane resistant impact window and door installation services for Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties, including West Palm Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Parkland, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Aventura, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables and all other cities in greater South Florida. What will installing Weston Impact Windows hurricane-resistant impact windows and doors do to the value of my property? By installing Weston Impact Windows impact windows and doors the value of your property increases immediately. The addition of high-quality impact windows and doors from Weston Impact Windows is an investment in your property that pays for itself.

What makes Weston Impact Windows unique from other impact window and door companies?

Weston Impact Windows offers the highest quality impact windows and doors that deliver both strength and aesthetics at the best price. Our clients know that our customer service is the finest in the industry. Our installers are courteous and experienced craftsmen that truly care about the quality of their work.

Do Weston Impact Windows and doors have a Miami-Dade and Broward County approval?

Miami-Dade and Broward is known to have the most strict approval codes for hurricane-resistant impact windows and doors. Unlike many of our competitors who claim their products meet Miami-Dade and Broward code standards when very few do, all of our windows and doors are Miami-Dade and Broward County and State of Florida approved.

What is a hurricane shutter?

Storm protection is a small part of the reason people decide to purchase these products. We find most make the purchase to protect the investment they have in a home and all the treasures inside. The motivation for those in coastal areas is hurricane protection, however, it’s also comforting to leave your summer home for the winter knowing it’s safe from intruders.

The coastal areas of the US are rapidly requiring storm protection on new homes and even homes that are undergoing a major remodel. Check with your local building department to determine your local requirements. Florida has already passed legislation requiring this protection. You may find your municipality will be doing the same. You will be dollars ahead come resale time if you have already installed approved storm shutters. Another reason consumers purchase storm protection is to satisfy insurance companies requirements to obtain reasonable cost insurance.

How much protection do storm shutters provide?

Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew were instrumental in an industry-wide upgrade of the standards for storm shutters. Standard building codes require a product to withstand 110 MPH winds. The newer standard, commonly called ASCE-7-88, increases the wind-load standard plus adds a positive and negative wind loads test and a positive and negative cycling test plus an impact test. The new standards are much more stringent and expensive to satisfy but do provide a real degree of protection. The only Florida counties that have formally adopted many of the new standards are Dade, Broward, Palm Beach & Monroe counties. In 2001, The State of Florida expanded the requirement for storm shutters on all new construction within the coastal zone designation.

What materials are used for hurricane shutters?

The primary material used is Aluminum. The alloys and strengths are determined by the application. The extruded aluminum double-wall slat and a heavy wall aluminum roll formed resin filled slat has proven itself to be the only way to satisfy the new standards in a roll shutter application. Some roll shutters employ extruded vinyl slats or aluminum-roll formed foam-filled slats. These slats do not meet the codes for roll-up storm shutters, but can provide effective security protection in non-hurricane prone areas.

Do your hurricane shutters meet the Dade-Broward County standards? Will I get that in writing so I can prove it to my insurance company?

We have the necessary documentation for your insurance company. The shutters all meet the Dade and Broward county standards. However, unless you require that specific Dade approval the SBCCI standard will serve to make your insurance company happy.

How much protection do Storm Shutters provide?

The newer standard called ASCE/SEI 7-10 increases the wind-load standard to 170-175 M.P.H. and adds a positive and negative pressure loads test. It also adds a positive and negative cycling test plus an impact test. These new standards are much more stringent and expensive to satisfy but provide a real degree of protection. These standards are presently required for all counties in Florida.

When Should I Clean and Test my Shutters?

Before a hurricane hits. Honestly, with regular maintenance and cleaning you will be able to keep your hurricane shutter in top operating condition. At least every six months you should check all the panels for any signs of damage. Ensure all hardware works. Remove any debris or corrosive materials. Test to see how long it takes you to put up and take down hurricane shutters. All of this will help prepare you for an emergency and you get the peace of mind from knowing they will function as they should in the event of a tropical storm.

What ``Gauge`` are our shutters?

Our shutters have many different components. Some are thicker than others. For Example, our accordion shutter tracks are very heavy duty. They are as thick as 3/16 of one inch, which is very thick for a track. The blades are about 1/8″, but the joints are over 3/16″.

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