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Different Types of Impact Windows

In the Miami-Dade area, building codes require that openings in commercial and residential buildings be protected from wind-borne debris caused by hurricanes. While some homeowners rely on shutters to protect their windows, others install impact windows because they also provide protection from intruders. Impact windows are also an attractive feature to home buyers, which makes them even more valuable than

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COVID 19 Impacts on the Window and Door Market

COVID-19 has affected everything, including how we shop for windows and doors. You can still replace your home’s windows, doors and other fixtures, and you can still build a new construction home with stylish and functional features, but the process may be changed over previous years. Knowing how the industry has been impacted by the pandemic can help you plan

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Do I Need Impact Windows for My Home?

In hurricane-prone areas of Florida, there are multiple ways to protect windows from high winds and flying debris during hurricanes. Some homeowners simply nail plywood to their windows every time their home is threatened by a hurricane. Others choose to install hurricane shutters, which can be rolled down over the windows to protect the glass from flying debris. Homeowners who

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How to Make Existing Windows More Energy Efficient

Replacing all windows in a building is an expensive and time-consuming prospect – and one that the weather may not allow. However, windows are also a key feature when it comes to insulation and saving energy, and the wrong kind of windows can cost a building or home a lot when it comes to cooling and heating bills (while wearing

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How to Choose the Best Impact Windows for Your Home

Impact-resistant windows are an important feature in Florida homes. Tropical storms and hurricanes have the wind power to lift heavy objects and send them hurtling through the air, at times straight at your house. Should an object like a tree branch, a street sign, or a piece of your landscaping hit your home’s windows, the glass must be capable of

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How to Measure Your Home for New Windows

Before you can purchase new windows for your home, taking measurements can help you find and price a product of the proper dimensions. Measuring windows for replacement is not as simple or straightforward as it sounds, so if you’ve never done it before, getting proper guidance is important. Below, we’ve listed the steps to measure your home for new windows.

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10 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

10 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows Windows only last so long. Typical windows, when well-maintained, last for about 30 years. When their service life is up, old windows can cost you money, decrease property value, and negatively affect your home’s curb appeal. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to replace your windows, watch for one or more of

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Best Window Manufacturers for Florida

Best Window Manufacturers for Florida It comes as no surprise that Florida and its residents experience a fierce hurricane season every year. The six-month-long storm season begins in June and peaks in August, threatening to cause serious damage in its wake. To avoid destruction, it is imperative that residents perform necessary preventative and safety measures to protect their homes. Installing

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Best Energy Efficient Window Manufacturers for Florida

Before you can make an educated decision about which replacement windows to purchase for your home, you first need to know what features make a window energy efficient. With temperatures rising and the heat of summer in Florida, having the right window is imperative. Not only can the right window affect your level of comfort in the Florida heat, but

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5 Considerations for Replacement Windows in Tampa

There are a variety of factors to consider when purchasing replacement windows in Tampa and other tropical locations to ensure they not only look good, but also perform optimally. Whether you’re renovating your home and need new windows or simply looking for ways to lower your energy bill, below are five considerations to keep in mind when moving forward with

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How Long Do Tampa Replacement Vinyl Windows Last?

Simonton windows There aren’t many instances when someone is looking to replace their windows just because. Chances are, if you’re in the market to upgrade your windows it’s due to the old ones aren’t performing as well as they used to. If that is the case, it makes sense that you’re looking to invest in truly long-lasting windows that will

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Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season in Tampa, FL

The beginning of June marks the start of Hurricane Season in Florida, which runs from June 1 – November 30. Which according to forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be plenty active this year. “NOAA predicts a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8

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New Replacement Windows Just in Time for Summer

If your windows or glass patio doors are in need of replacing, the perfect time to get them replaced is during the spring season. Not only will the work get done before the weather starts getting too hot, but it also prepares your home for the impending storm season. Here are some reasons to replace your windows now, before the

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What Makes a Tampa Replacement Window Energy-Efficient?

If you’ve been researching how to make your home more “green” you may have come across one tip over and over again – swap out your old windows with shiny, new energy-efficient ones. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the amount of energy lost annually through windows costs consumers $35 billion. Heat loss and heat gain through and around

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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Windows

Spring is here, which means it’s time for spring cleaning! Time to go the extra mile in cleaning up your home in preparation for summer – so dust off those ceiling fans, vacuum behind the couch, and clean your windows. Enjoy those warm, gentle breezes and clear, blue sky overhead with these tips for making sure your windows are spotless

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What Are Argon Gas-Filled Windows – And How Do They Help With Energy Efficiency?

At FAS Windows & Doors, we’ve done a lot of research when it comes to energy efficiency in our product offerings for Tampa, Orlando, and the surrounding areas. We’ve learned a lot about the components that make for good windows and doors. Today we’ll focus on insulation components for your replacement windows – specifically argon gas. Not sure what argon

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Do Energy Efficient Windows Help With HVAC Costs?

If your windows are old, outdated, and drafty, you’re wasting more than just heat and air conditioning – you’re wasting money. Thankfully, there are several options for homeowners that are looking to enhance their energy efficiency while also boosting the curb appeal of their home. One of the fastest ways is by replacing old windows with new energy-efficient replacement windows.

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Standard Windows vs Impact Windows for Florida Homes

When the time comes for you to window shop (literally), price is always going to be a factor – which is what leads some homeowners to choose standard windows instead of impact resistant windows for their homes. While this could save money in the short term, come hurricane season it could be a costly mistake. That’s because impact windows, while

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French Doors: Luxury Living That’s Affordable and Secure

As the name implies, French doors originated in France during the 16th century. Their purpose was to light interiors more efficiently by modifying solid doors with panes of glass called “lights”. In addition to allowing more light to filter in, these doors also helped maintain an even temperature throughout the year. Today, French doors have kept the same original purposes,

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In Style: Black Home Accents

Black is the new black. Tailored and bold. Sleek and powerful. Traditional and elegant. Essential and classic. Whether it is being played up as a focal point or dialed down as an accent color, black is back and it’s quickly becoming a staple in home design. The great part about using black in your design is that the not-so-neutral color

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