Questions and answers about impact windows, doors and hurricane shutters in Florida

Q: How can I get an estimate from Florida Window People?

A: To schedule an appointment call us at 954-947-1009. We will meet with  you at  your home or business.  We will examine your existing windows, and doors, bring samples, and educate you as to all the options that are available to satisfy your needs.

Q: Can I buy the hurricane protection products from Florida Window People and install them myself?

A: Yes, however, by choosing to install the products yourself you are forfeiting our product warranty.

Q: How should I compare one hurricane protection product to another?

A: Adding hurricane protection products to your home is a significant investment. You should take the time to do all of your research before your purchase is made.

Q: How do your hurricane protection products compare in price to other brands?

A: Our products are competitively priced in today’s current market. We are not the cheapest nor are we the most expensive but we do give you a very high quality of service for your dollar. We are a family owned and operated company.

Q: Do I need to have a building permit?

A: Yes, it is against the law to do any construction without a building permit.

Q: Will my current home security system still work with the installation of new windows and doors?

A: No, we will detach the security system from your windows and doors leaving the wires exposed. You will need to schedule your alarm company to come and re-install the alarm sensors on your windows.

Q: Do I really need products that are that strong?

A: Yes, why take a chance. The benefits far outweigh the cost. Keep in mind, it’s not only the longevity of the storm, but also the longevity of the products you are buying.

Q: Is there anything else I should look for when comparing impact products?

A: You should make sure that the  products are approved for large missile impact resistance. There is a lesser impact requirement called the small missile.

Q: Do  I really need impact resistant code hurricane protection products?

A: If you live in South Florida than the answer is yes.

Q: How do I  get a premium reduction  in my home insurance when I have code approved impact windows and doors?

A: Contact your insurance company. Insurance regulations change frequently, however, currently many insurance companies offer discounts for hurricane protection.

Q: Will the hurricane film on my existing window and door glass provide me impact protection?

A: No, films that are applied to existing glass are not approved as an impact resistant product.

Q: Will the installation of new windows and doors lower my electric bill?

A: It is possible that, new windows and doors will greatly increase the energy efficiency of your home or business. Some customers report saving as much as 40% on their energy bills.

Q: Will the installation of new windows and doors help keep the noise down that I am hearing outside?

A: Yes, there will be a great reduction in noise from outside the home.

Q: Will the installation of new windows and doors improve the security of my home?

A: Yes, impact windows and doors are very hard to break into. They are a deterrent to any would be burglar.

Q: Are impact windows the same as hurricane windows?

A: Yes, impact windows and hurricane windows are the same thing. Impact windows offer protection from hurricanes and are often referred to as hurricane windows.