Which Replacement Window is Optimal for Florida?
It’s time to update the windows on your home. Perhaps you’ve lived in your home for several decades and are tired of dealing with hurricane shutters each time a storm comes. Or, perhaps you just bought a new home, but the windows don’t open and close properly. Whatever your reason, new windows can have a significant impact on your home value and your quality of life. With so many different features and types of windows, it’s hard to know the right option to purchase for your home. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you decide which replacement window is optimal for you:
Hurricane Impact Windows vs Standard Replacement Windows
In Florida, it’s always necessary to be hurricane-ready. In particular, if you live in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Coastal Palm Beach Counties, you are not only in a hurricane zone, you are in a high velocity hurricane zone, often abbreviated as HVHZ. These areas are especially prone to damaging hurricanes. As such, the building codes for these counties have the most stringent rules in the country about window construction and installation. To maximize the safety of your home during a storm, make sure your replacement windows are labeled for HVHZ use. It’s also essential that they are installed by an authorized installer and then approved by your local building inspector. Full-service window companies, like CitiQuiet Windows and Doors, can manage this process for you.
Strike the Balance Between Maximizing Sun Light and Minimizing Solar Heat
Everyone loves to see an airy, sun-drenched room. Unfortunately, those rooms can also be uncomfortably hot. To allow the sun’s light to enter, but the sun’s heat to stay out, you will want to select a replacement window that features a low-e glaze. This is especially important if your home has windows that face the east or west. A low-e glaze is a microscopically thin coating on the window that blocks certain wavelengths of light that carry heat. These coatings allow the shorter wavelengths of light that carry visible light to enter the room, while blocking the longer wavelengths of light that cause the room to heat up.
Silence the Outdoors
Whether it’s from drivers honking, dogs barking, or loud music blaring, noise pollution can be a source of stress. Many replacement windows offer soundproofing qualities to diminish the level of outdoor noise entering the home. They do this by adding additional layers of glass and/or mixing different glass thicknesses to slow the soundwaves entering the home. Various levels of soundproofing are available depending on your needs.
So which replacement window is optimal? The optimal window for you will provide strong protection from storms, while maintaining the ideal temperature for your home and level of soundproofing to meet your preferences, all while staying in your budget. Contact CitiQuiet today to learn about your options. One of our representatives will come to your home and develop a personalized window recommendation for you based on the specifics of your home, geography, and budget.
CitiQuiet Windows and Doors
Since 2012, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors has been engineering and installing high-quality impact windows, doors, and shutters for residential and commercial buildings throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties.
Based in Boca Raton, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors offers a turnkey service to clients including initial design, engineering, and permitting, installation and finish work. From elegant French doors to hurricane impact-resistant windows and sliding glass doors, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors has your solution.
At CitiQuiet Windows and Doors, we carry only the highest-quality products from the nation’s top manufacturers – and we stand behind everything we sell. For a free estimate, contact CitiQuiet Windows and Doors at 561-241-9463, visit us at citiquiethurricanewindows.com, or stop by the showroom today at 910 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33487.
With an A+ rating from Better Business Bureau (BBB), CitiQuiet Windows and Doors consistently strives to exceed customer expectations.