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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Prepare Your Tampa Home with Hurricane Impact Windows

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is forecasted to be less active than the couple couples year, according to an update from the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University – but that doesn’t mean that we’re necessarily in the clear. There are still predicted to be 10 named storms this season, including four hurricanes – one of those is expected

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Professional vs DIY Replacement Window Installation

There are some homeowners that choose to tackle their home renovation projects themselves, which can be a great way to save money. However, there are some projects that are best left to the professionals – one of those being window replacement. Window installation can be deceptively complex and if not installed correctly; even the highest rated windows can be rendered

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Protect Your Home Against the Unexpected with Impact Resistant Windows

Originally developed to help protect homes from the severe weather we experience in Florida, impact resistant windows and doors have also gained popularity for another reason… Adding a layer of security for your home against intruders. That was the exact outcome for Dania Beach, FL homeowners who were thankful for that added protection a few years ago. The surveillance video

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3 Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Today, many homeowners are becoming more mindful about their home’s energy efficiency. Not only because of the cost savings or the quality of life improvements they see, but also because of the increase in awareness of how your home’s energy efficiency can help protect the environment. There are a lot of ways to help increase your home’s energy efficiency, but

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

We all know the same old New Year’s resolutions we make year after year, eat healthier, exercise more, save more money. This year, take a fresh look at your resolutions by focusing more on your home. Here are three home improvement goals for this year: Shrink Your Energy Bills This one not only can update your home, but also save

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5 Smart Home Trends for Keeping Your Home Safe

When it comes to home safety and security, there has been a lot of innovation within the past few years. These five smart home trends have helped homes stay protected and given families peace of mind. #1 Impact Windows Living in Florida, one of the biggest natural safety concerns is a hurricane. Strong winds, plus loose debris can equal dangerous

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FAS Window Replacement Process FAQs

Whether it’s about our name, our quality window products, or our efficient and timely process, people have asked us a lot of questions in the 12+ years we’ve been in business. That’s why we’ve decided to take some of the most frequently asked questions and answer them here! So without further ado, let’s get into them… 1. Do you offer

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Top Frequently Asked Questions About Vinyl Replacement Windows

There are plenty of reasons you might be looking to have replacement windows installed – from windows not providing an effective barrier from outdoor elements to wanting new design elements. On your search you might have questions about the different types of replacement window options. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the frequently asked questions regarding

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How Much Does a Replacement Patio Door Cost?

If your patio door is foggy, leaking when it rains, or is difficult to open and close, you might be thinking about finding a replacement patio door. If that is the case, the next question you might have is “How much is this going to cost me?” Home Advisor estimates the average cost to install any door to be between

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