Yes, absolutely. In order to obtain the discounts or credits, all of the house openings must be protected. Homeowners with questions about mitigation should contact their insurance agents to make sure they are receiving proper credit for any steps taken to strengthen their home. Citizen offers premium discounts to those policyholders who show proof of risk mitigation alternatives.
To learn whether or not a product is considered impact resistant, ask your window dealer for a copy of the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) issued by the Miami-Dade County. The NOA is the document issued by the County which provides specific information, including dimensions, parts, materials, accessories and installation guidelines, about the particular product in question.
Yes, hurricane windows and doors are available in a variety of color tints, including gray, bronze, blue and green. Gray, bronze and green colors carry about a 5% premium; blue is typically much more expensive.
The time it takes to complete a project varies since every job has different characteristics and specifications. However, a typical three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with 16 windows and 4 doors might take between 4 to 7 business days to complete.
“Ocean Doors and Windows typically use full-time employees rather than subcontractors to perform its window installations. We constantly recruit and train the best carpenters to successfully perform our projects. We fully apply our expertise and knowledge from our construction company to our window business. Our employees are trained and properly insured to perform opening alterations, such as reinforcing concrete frames, building new frames or simply reconfiguring existing frames.”
For straight-forward replacements in which no alterations to the openings are required, the extent of the work most probably will involve removing the existing stucco around the perimeter of the window (siding), uninstalling the existing security system (done by client’s alarm contractor), putting down blinds (performed by the client), and in some cases, removing the window sills. Typically, existing windows can be pulled out as a unit. In some cases, however, older windows may have to be disassembled piece by piece. Expect a significant amount of dust to be generated as a result of drilling the holes to properly anchor the new windows. Unfortunately, there is no way around the dust issue. Also, it is common practice to remove the exterior stucco if the window is embedded into the stucco. Unless explicitly quoted or included in our contracts, client must assume that stucco restoration is NOT included in scope of work. After the window placement has been performed, an Astor Impact Windows representative can assess the stucco restoration labor and produce an estimate for the client.
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