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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
If you think windows are boring, the designers of Florida’s theme parks want you to think again. The many attractions that draw tourists to Florida aim to make every element of the park fun for guests, so even practical features like windows get special treatment. Here are six windows you can examine and interact with at tourist destinations in Florida.
As your parents age, they may start to struggle with everyday tasks. Bathroom floors seem more slippery. Stairs look steeper. And temperatures feel more extreme. Although your parents may think they feel up for the challenge, you might worry about their safety. Your mother could fall and break a hip. Or your father could trip and sprain an ankle. While
As someone who lives alone, you appreciate the autonomy you have to design your home how you like and invite guests over when you want. Along with these perks of living alone, you might have a few worries. Like any homeowner, you want to keep intruders out of your home, but you may have a stronger desire to do so
April 6th through April 12th is National Window Safety Week. At FAS we are devoted to your families’ safety and wanted to devote this blog to this very important issue. The National Safety Council has issued a press release this week, which can be found here. The National Safety Council’s website provides some great information on how to confirm your
Replacement window and door permits are a pesky but necessary part of the installation process. Here are a few benefits to having a permit for replacement windows and doors. Permits increase long-term value Your home is an investment. If your custom doors and windows do not comply with the codes adopted by your community, it can reduce your property value.
How do I clean my windows? You love your beautiful new windows, but how do you keep them clean and working properly? Check out these great tips from PGT to keep your new windows looking and working like new for a lifetime! Your aluminum and vinyl window frames can continue to look like new, even years from now, with regular
Wincore is our newest addition to the product lines carried by FAS Windows and Doors. A high quality line of vinyl windows, Wincore is a fresh face in the window market. While the company is not as old as some of it’s competitors, it is made up of people with many years in the window business. Some people are amazed
What is laminated glass, and what exactly does it do that sets it apart from other glass? The term is not the same as what you have come to associate the word laminate with. This is not a coating on the outer layer of the glass, but an interlayer of what is known as Polyvinyl Butyral, otherwise known as PVB.
The right choice for the ultimate coastal protection Simonton understands that residents of coastal areas want the best impact protection available against strong storms and high winds. That’s why Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows are designed to be extremely strong. Plus, they’re constructed of premium vinyl to achieve excellent thermal efficiency. And most importantly they provide years of beauty with almost no maintenance. Strong
We sell many different windows here at FAS Windows and Doors. That’s what we are best known for, there is something for everyone! We are particularly proud of is Andersen Why Andersen Windows? Many factors contribute to a window’s performance – from UV protection or solid wood construction to low maintenance longevity. Read on to learn more about Andersen Windows and their unique combination of
There are times when a name become associated with a product. Not just the product itself, but that it is a high quality manufacturer. This happens in almost even industry, and it’s not uncommon in the window and door industry either. If you shop for windows there is a very high probability that you are going to hear the name