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Listed are some key building code requirements for impact windows and doors in Florida:

Impact Resistance, Product Approvals, Wind Pressure Ratings, Installation Requirements, and Labeling & Certification.

Specific building code requirements can be found online and / or once known what product and exact locations of each product (Windows / Doors installed within 5 feet of the corner of a building fall under more stringent requirements) then we would be able to determine the exact requirements.

All installations and work done by Window Replacement Group is permitted and approved by the State of Florida & the specific County you reside in. The County will not approve a permit submitted if the products we are installing do not meet the Building Code requirements, Therefore we ensure that all products sold to be installed at your residence would meet the requirements for your area.

All work is inspected as well by County inspectors to ensure the products were installed and fastened correctly.

While the products you can select from vary, we will typically sell Large Missile Impact (LMI) Resistance products. This level of impact resistance is designed to withstand the impact of large airborne debris, such as 2x4 wooden beams, traveling at high speeds during hurricane-force winds. The testing protocols for large missile impact resistance are defined by Miami-Dade County's strict product approval criteria, which includes subjecting the windows and doors to large missile impact tests and cyclic pressure tests. Products that meet this level of impact resistance are often referred to as "HVHZ" (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) products and are suitable for use in areas with the most stringent hurricane-related building codes.

Most products are Miami-Dade certified through their Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (PGT, Lawson, CGI). While there are other products certified by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (PlastPro, CGI Sparta, etc.)

Vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood are all materials used by the various vendors that supply our products.

While the products you can select from vary, we will typically sell Large Missile Impact (LMI) Resistance products. This level of impact resistance is designed to withstand the impact of large airborne debris, such as 2x4 wooden beams, traveling at high speeds during hurricane-force winds. The testing protocols for large missile impact resistance are defined by Miami-Dade County's strict product approval criteria, which includes subjecting the windows and doors to large missile impact tests and cyclic pressure tests. Products that meet this level of impact resistance are often referred to as "HVHZ" (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) products and are suitable for use in areas with the most stringent hurricane-related building codes.

Some of the different components of impact specific windows & doors:

Laminated glass, impact-resistant frames, enhanced sealing, structural reinforcements, multi-point locking systems, impact-tested hardware, and the design & engineering

Depending on the vendor, products can be upgraded to achieve Energy Star certification. For example, PGT offers vinyl windows that achieve this certification.

Window Replacement Group offers a 3-year workmanship guarantee, in the past we have serviced clients beyond this time frame. For the products themselves each vendor's warranty varies, if you have a vendor in mind we'd be more than happy to pull up their warranties.

Yes, depending on the product and manufacturer, there are special care instructions for the products. This information would be given once the exact product / manufacturer is known.

Yes, the windows and doors can be customized to your liking. The frame color and type, glass color and type can all be accommodated to your liking as well as adhering to any HOA requirements there may be. Samples for most products we sell (glass, frames, etc.) are available as well.

Yes, we have a rotation of in-house installers that perform our installations.

The installation process depends solely on the product(s) being installed and the previous windows or doors being removed and any issues that cannot be seen until the products are removed.

 

We have 40+ reviews on google with previous customers along with their testimonials.

We work with 4 different financial institutions that offer financing options.

These include:

 We work with a program called MySafeFloridaHome that offers incentives provides benefits to those who are replacing their existing products with impact products (Please note that MySafeFloridaHome only applies to those who do not already have existing impact protection)

For specific testimonials for different vendors / products, they are on the individual websites.

So far our client base has not had any extreme situations or occurrences where the windows were put to the max test, however every product sold and installed are approved by the state and permitted to work in the area we would be installing. All work we do is permitted and inspected by State inspectors during the install and a Final Inspection after to ensure that the products were not only manufactured correctly but installed and fastened properly.

 

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