The “Sunshine State” is known for many wonderful things: lovely sandy beaches, incredible (and warm) Fall and Winter climates, sun kissed skin and of course… hurricanes. I bet you weren’t expecting that last one! It’s a harsh reality that Floridians have had to live with for hundreds of years.
The fact of the matter is, Florida has some amazing attributes but there are also things Floridians have to take into account for their well-being and safety; one of those things is dangerous weather conditions that often result in hurricanes. Many people plan for the best when it comes to these types of situations but a lot of times, people tend to forget the importance of having good quality hurricane wind rated windows. All it takes is for one Big storm to come through and wipe out your entire household and everything in it.
It’s well known that there are many categories of storms, ranging from tropical depressions to tropical storms and then onto full on Cat 4 hurricanes. Native Floridians are used to preparing for this every year and for the most part, it’s no longer something that will scare the living wits out of you. Being prepared with the essentials like food, water, flashlights, batteries, chargers, storm proof matches are all great. Another area one should focus on is their home; more specifically their windows.
You should look for quality when it comes to replacing windows in your Florida home. Quality will definitely come at a cost, however with the right windows you could be potentially saving thousands upon thousands of dollars in damages and insurance premiums. Speak to your local window replacement experts, like The Window Shoppe who have been in business for over 30 years and know everything there is to know about hurricane resistant windows.
You will want to go over all of your goals for replacing your current windows with your window replacement provider. They will be able to give you a lot of information on different options you can go with for your home. Things like the best brand, the best bang for your buck cost-wise and the windows that are the most secure in the wake of a major storm or hurricane.
In conclusion, it is always best to speak to an expert in your area about your window replacement plans and compare that with options they may have. We would advise you to get a couple quotes from different companies and make sure you are working with a highly reputable installation team. When so much is on the line, you should make the investment that makes the most sense safety and cost wise. You may spend a bit more upfront for high end, hurricane resistant windows but they may save you from devastation in the future. Not to mention, they will increase the resell value of your home and also look a lot better than older windows.