Manufacturers of Hurricane Impact Rated Products
In today's market there are many types and styles of products; from shutters to impact windows and doors to choose from to protect your home from hurricane force winds and wind-borne debris.
Window film sometimes is identified as a form of Hurricane Protection. Window film applied to windows voids the window manufacturer's warranty and does not stand up to the stringent Florida Building Codes. Please follow the below link to the International Window Film Association to read more about the uses for window film.
Replacing Your Residential Windows and Doors
Upgrade the look of your home and add value by simply replacing your existing windows and doors with French Doors, Sliding Glass Door systems or change the look of your entry with a Fiberglass Entry Door with impact leaded decorative glass. All of these products are designed to meet today’s toughest building codes.
According to the current Florida Building Code, windows are a structural part of your home. Replacing windows and doors usually requires a permit by either the city or county. Only a licensed Contractor can pull the proper permits for window replacement. This process is in place to ensure that you get products that meet the current Florida building codes for your home. Go to www.myfloridalicense.com to check a contractor's license number.
Choosing the right window and door systems for your unique home’s needs is an important decision. Gulf Coast Builders, Inc. will introduce you to the latest new and innovative products available on the market today for your home. We carry several brands of windows and doors designed for the Southwest Florida Coastal market to best fit your home and budget needs. So whatever your window and door needs, put Gulf Coast Builder’s, Inc. innovative solutions and experience to work for you and let us help you make the right decisions about your window and door needs.
Replacing Your Condominium Windows and Doors
In recent years of hurricanes and the changes in Florida’s Building Codes we have changed the way we look at windows and doors in your condominium. Windows and doors are now considered a structural component of your building and are required to meet wind speeds of 130 to 140 miles per hour depending on location. Additionally, impact protection is now required for the first 60 feet above grade level and in some cases all the way to the top floor. The windows you would install in your ground level home are not adequate for multi-story buildings. In most cases, calculating design pressures for window and door openings by a qualified engineer are needed to find the right product to meet building codes for your building.
Impact resistant windows and doors are becoming an increasingly popular choice for protection in condominiums due to the many benefits when comparing to storm shutters. Impact resistant windows and doors provide 99 percent blockage of harmful UV rays, added noise reduction, safety from intruders, low maintenance and don’t restrict your view.
Gulf Coast Builders, Inc. has been installing windows and doors in condominiums throughout Southwest Florida for many years and has completed many condominium projects. Our employees are trained factory installers for the products that we provide. We do not use sub-contractors for any of our installations to better control the quality of our work in your home. We are accustomed to working with individual homeowners as well as the Board of Directors to assist in finding the right solution for your window and door needs.
The decision process to replace windows and doors in your condominium can be time consuming and confusing, so put Gulf Coast Builders, Inc. to work for you and your association today.
Hurricane Impact Protection, 365 days a year/24 hours a day eliminates the cost and time needed to protect your condominium when a hurricane hits and you are away during the hurricane season.