Impact rated doors

Why Make the Switch to Impact Rated Door?

Impact windows aren’t the only way to protect South Florida homes and businesses from the dangers of hurricane-driven debris. Impact rated doors are available that provide an elevated level of safety and security, along with a variety of other benefits. Impact doors are available for indoor usage and entryways to the outdoors.

The doors are available in multiple styles and colors. They’re offered in aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl, each providing its own level of safety and security. There’s an impact-rated door for traditional entryway openings, French/cabana doors, and sliding glass doorways, along with bi-fold doors and those that pivot. Specialty doors can be crafted and are an excellent solution for entrances that lead to backyard pools, patios and decks.

Impact rated doors feature impact glass that’s resistant to impacts and debris blown about by hurricane-force winds that can easily reach 100 mph. Doors represent the first line of defense when it comes to the safety and security of people living and working within the walls of any structure.

Safety

An impact-rated door is an effective deterrent against burglars and features impact glass. The specialty impact glass will fracture when it sustains an impact of sufficient force, but it won’t fall apart. The force needed to breach impact glass is excessive, noisy, and no thief wants to risk calling attention to themselves.

Savings

The doors are sturdy and the impact glass minimizes the transference of heat to the inside environment, while keeping the coolness of air conditioning inside. That means savings on utility bills. The glass also reduces the amount of UV rays that enter that can ruin flooring and furnishings. Insurance companies often provide savings on insurance policies for individuals that install impact doors.

Noise Pollution

Those living near busy intersections, parks, or loud neighbors experience substantial noise. The doors are excellent noise buffers, reducing the amount of sound that comes in. An added advantage is that noise from inside to the outside world is also reduced.

As Palm Beach County’s Premier Impact Window and Door Supplier, we’ve been providing Commercial and Residential impact windows and doors to South Florida’s business owners and residents for years.  Our impact windows and doors are designed and tested to meet the most stringent of building codes (coastal). Our impact windows and doors come in multiple styles and design flexibility options while continually maintaining your home’s structural integrity. That’s the MPACT Windows and Doors Difference!
 

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5 Ways to Deter Thieves from Choosing Your Home

According to FBI statistics, thieves break into a home every 26 seconds across the U.S. each day. Most burglaries occur between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during the months of June, July and Aug. Thieves choose times when no one is likely to be home due to work schedules or vacations.

Burglaries have a significant impact on your homeowner’s insurance and the costs you’ll pay in the future if you make a claim. However, there are a number of ways to make your home more unattractive as a target to thieves and the measures even have the potential of earning you a discount on your homeowner’s policy.

Impact Windows

Thieves want to make a quick and quiet entry. That usually means one swift blow to a window to gain access. The construction of an impact window eliminates both situations. Designed to withstand hurricane conditions, the glass will spider, but won’t break. A burglar would have to use extreme force to make the glass spider, which would involve many loud and time-consuming impacts, but the glass still won’t break.

Security System

There are wired systems that emit an alarm when a door or window is opened when the system is engaged. Wireless systems are essentially mini cellular networks established within the home. When a door or window is breached, an alarm goes off. You also have the option of having a monitored or non-monitored system installed. Lights and cameras can be included in the system.

Cameras

Installing a camera is one of the easiest and one of the least expensive deterrents that homeowners have at their disposal. Cameras should be installed where they’re highly visible and cover the widest viewing angle. Be sure to install them where there are no blind spots for thieves to exploit. A camera with “night vision” capabilities, along with record and play-back abilities, are critical.

Lights

Motion lights outdoors at critical junctures are a definite advantage. Inside the home, programmable timers will turn lights on and off at designated times and they have the ability to do so at random times to eliminate predictability.

Doorbell Camera

The most popular deterrent currently available is the doorbell camera and there are multiple options. You can see anyone at your door in real-time, it records encounters, and you can view the video from any location. Some models allow you to interact with people at the door even when you’re not home and functionalities can be operated from your phone.

As Palm Beach County’s Premier Impact Window and Door Supplier, we’ve been providing Commercial and Residential impact windows and doors to South Florida’s business owners and residents for years.  Our impact windows and doors are designed and tested to meet the most stringent of building codes (coastal). Our impact windows and doors come in multiple styles and design flexibility options while continually maintaining your home’s structural integrity. That’s the MPACT Windows and Doors Difference!
 

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hurricane prep

Hurricane Prep is not all About the Windows

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before one of the storms is imminent. Most people automatically think of boarding up their windows or putting up storm shutters. However, there’s a variety of actions that should be taken to minimize the potential for destruction and they’re tasks most people don’t even consider.

Healthy Plantings

Keeping trees and bushes trimmed and in good condition lessens the chances of broken limbs that can become missiles in high winds. It also reduces the potential for uprooted trees that can damage homes, businesses, fences and vehicles.

Yard Debris

Cleanup in preparation for hurricane season is essential and that means removing any limbs, branches and leaf piles. When a hurricane is going to make landfall, remove any fruit from trees.

Trim Coconuts

Coconut palms are a common tree in Florida and falling fruits can be dangerous. It’s a good idea to have professionals routinely remove coconuts to prevent the possibility of injuring people or pets. Doing so as part of regular maintenance will prepare the trees for hurricane season, keep fruits from blowing off trees, and turning them into high-speed projectiles in the wind.

Roofs & Gutters

Check the roof for damaged roof tiles and those that need to be replaced in the Spring. Waiting until a hurricane is due to make landfall is too late and there won’t be time to have the roof repaired. The same is true for cleaning gutters. A DIY attempt can result in injuries. Clean gutters will ensure water flows freely and doesn’t back up under roofing tiles.

Toys & Furniture

Children’s outdoor toys, lawn furniture, trash cans and any other item that can be blown about in the strong winds of a hurricane should be moved into a garage or outbuilding that can be locked. Vehicles should be placed in the garage or a secure location.

As Palm Beach County’s Premier Impact Window and Door Supplier, we’ve been providing Commercial and Residential impact windows and doors to South Florida’s business owners and residents for years.  Our impact windows and doors are designed and tested to meet the most stringent of building codes (coastal). Our impact windows and doors come in multiple styles and design flexibility options while continually maintaining your home’s structural integrity. That’s the MPACT Windows and Doors Difference!
 

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trending window styles

5 Trending Window Styles in South Florida

Windows are the eyes into the soul of a home. They set the tone for the way individuals and others view their home. They enable light to enter the house and allow fresh air to circulate for healthy air quality. The windows individuals choose have a direct impact on the appearance of a home.

While single-hung windows are the most often utilized style in homes, there’s no reason that individuals must be satisfied with the mundane. There are five trending window styles that South Florida residents are choosing to spruce up their home, let in more light, and improve airflow for a healthier home.

Architectural

Available in multiple styles, they lend distinction to any abode. They’re offered in more than two dozen shapes that encompass fan, oval and triangular to circle, trapezoid and eyebrow. They enable the maximum amount of light to enter a room. The highly stylized windows are typically more expensive than other types, but add an unmatched level of fashionable sophistication.

Double Hung

This type of window features two panes of glass. The panes of glass move independently of each other and slide up and down to optimize airflow. They’re a little more expensive than single-hung windows, but offer an easy-open option for individuals that may have difficulty opening windows due to back pain, injuries, or limited strength.

Casement

Instead of an up and down motion to open and close the window, casement windows typically open inward, though they can also be designed to open outward. They’re aesthetically pleasing and offer a sophisticated appearance without any cross bars to obstruct the view. It’s one of the most energy-efficient designs, though the windows also come with a higher price tag. They open with a crank for easy access.

Picture Window

A picture window won’t open, but they’re great for preserving an extraordinary view without impediments. They’re a great way to create the illusion of more space and a connection to the great outdoors. Picture windows can be expensive and individuals should make sure the glass installed is energy efficient to minimize cooling costs.

Roller/Sliding

These windows are horizontal rather than vertical, opening and closing from side to side much like a sliding glass door. They’re similar to double-hung windows, but installed horizontally, and are popular for kitchens and large bedrooms.

As Palm Beach County’s Premier Impact Window and Door Supplier, we’ve been providing Commercial and Residential impact windows and doors to South Florida’s business owners and residents for years.  Our impact windows and doors are designed and tested to meet the most stringent of building codes (coastal). Our impact windows and doors come in multiple styles and design flexibility options while continually maintaining your home’s structural integrity. That’s the MPACT Windows and Doors Difference!
 

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Upgrades that Increase your Homes’ Value

Home upgrades that increase home value are a great idea when you are trying to sell your house. Upgrades in the house do not always have to cost money, although they often do. Upgrades in the house can also increase the home’s marketability if your home has a good foundation and other major problems. There are many upgrades that increase home value. The ones that will help you most are listed below.

New Kitchen

The kitchen and bathroom are the two rooms that most people upgrade when they are thinking about selling their house. Both of these rooms offer plenty of room for new upgrades. The kitchen has the possibility to be upgraded with a new countertop, a new island or even a whole new kitchen island with more counter space. The bathroom has the possibility to be upgraded with a new, updated tub, or even a shower. These upgrades will greatly improve the value of your home.

New Roof

Roofing and guttering are another area of the home that can be upgraded for an additional value. Roofing is the most important part of the home, but it is often overlooked. It is extremely important to properly maintain the roof so that it does not leak, sag, rot or become dull. This problem will dramatically decrease the value of your home. The roof should be inspected at least twice a year by a professional to make sure that it is still in good condition.

New Windows

Windows are perhaps the most important upgrade to a home. Windows allow natural light in and keep your home warm and cozy during the winter months. Good quality windows will also improve the look of your home and increase its marketability. Windows can be replaced, cleaned and repaired, just as you would with any other part of your home. It is important to carefully select the windows that you install.

 

By adding strategically located upgrades to your home, you can greatly improve its marketability. These upgrades will not only add value to your home but also increase its marketability. Of course, these same home upgrades that increase home value also tend to make the home more comfortable and convenient. As you can see, there are many different ways to install upgrades that increase home value and marketability of the home.

 

As Palm Beach County’s Premier Impact Window and Door Supplier, we’ve been providing Commercial and Residential impact windows and doors to South Florida’s business owners and residents for years.  Our impact windows and doors are designed and tested to meet the most stringent of building codes (coastal). Our impact windows and doors come in multiple styles and design flexibility options while continually maintaining your home’s structural integrity. That’s the MPACT Windows and Doors Difference!
 

Hurricane Protection, Beauty, and Integrity…

Call Us Today For a Free Estimate 561-909-8055