Most people think of a window’s function as simply to allow light and air into the home. But when you think about it, a window in a Florida home has a rather complicated job: it must allow the sun’s
light to pass through, but not the sun’s heat. It must keep cool conditioned air inside, but not allow condensation to form on the surface of the glass. It must not allow hot, humid outside air to leak into the home in summer, nor allow warm inside air to leak out of the house in winter.
As a result of Hurricane Andrew, it’s now realized that windows are a key point of entry for wind, rain and wind-borne debris. The Florida Building Code (FBC) requires windows to be impact-resistant or protected if located within one mile of the coast where the wind speed is 110 mph or greater. (Of course, even if your home is not located in this area, this many be a good idea.)
As you can see, a window is a complex system, and it’s more than just glazing (glass): it also includes the frame sash and any operable elements as well. With the improvements in window technologies, it is now possible to buy impact-resistant and/or energy-efficient windows for your home.
The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.
We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years. If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.
Please visit our showrooms:
Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
Call (561) 745 6122
Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156
Call (305) 669 4484