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Should You Consider the Impact Windows Option?

Deciding whether to change the existing windows for hurricane impact windows.

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Product Knowledge

Laminated Glass Used for Impact Windows and Doors

Brief explanation of the type of material is used within the laminated glass in hurricane impact windows.

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Design

Provide Full Structural Support to Impact-Resistant Doors

Impact sliding glass doors and their respective track widths are important design factors to consider when professionally installing new impact doors in existing buildings.

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Building Code

Impact Windows and Building Permits

Key information about building permit requirements for installing impact windows in Florida.

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Design

Using Storefront Profiles in Residential Projects in Miami

Commercial impact-resistant storefront windows are now very commonly used in the residential applications.

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Product Knowledge

Impact-Resistant Door Thresholds

A video providing an explanation about door threshold heights and existing building conditions when installing impact-resistant doors.

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Building Code

Fall Protection and Egress Requirements for Impact Windows

An illustrative explanation of fall protection guidelines and egress requirements when replacing existing windows for hurricane impact windows in Florida.

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Design

Installing New Impact Windows at Existing Canted Bay Window Conditions

Important installation details about properly anchoring hurricane impact windows to existing rounded steel posts in bay windows.

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Permit Fees for Impact Windows and Doors

A list of permit fees typically paid in a number of municipalities in Miami, including Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Miami Beach, Palmetto Bay.

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Building Code

2010 Florida Building Code and Energy-consumption Guidelines

A brief explanation of two approved methods for calculating energy consumption rates in building structures when installing impact windows and doors.

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Building Code

House Passes Home Star Bill

United States House of Representatives passes Home Star Bill, directly affecting the impact windows industry.

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Impact Windows and Condensation

An explanation of glass condensation (water dripping down) in the inside of your home after you install hurricane impact windows.

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Product Knowledge

Illustrative Video about Impact Windows and Doors

Illustrative video about how the laminated glass shutters on impact windows and doors.

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Industry Knowledge

How to protect yourself from hurricane product fraud

How to protect yourself from products wrongfully claiming hurricane protection.

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Design

Energy Consumption in a Typical Home

Key stats about the average energy consumption rate per home equipment or device category in the typical United States household.

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Product Knowledge

Can window films stand up to wind-borne debris as often claimed?

Important clarification about window films and how they are not approved for hurricane protection.

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Building Code

Energy Efficiency and Hurricane Windows – Part I

Key energy efficient values and how they apply to the installation of hurricane impact windows.

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Building Code

What's the Wind-Borne Debris Region?

What the wind-borne debris region means for impact windows and hurricane protection.

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