Replacement Windows Designed for Residents of Southwest Florida
When you live in Southwest Florida, having good windows installed on your home is a must. For much of the year, the weather in this region is hot and humid, and if your windows aren’t energy-efficient, that muggy air will easily find its way inside, making your home feel more like a sauna than a residence. Then there’s the issue of hurricanes and tropical storms. With winds of more than 100 mph tossing around airborne debris, it can be frightening and dangerous to be in a storm like this if the windows on your home are not hurricane-rated.
Built to Protect Florida Homes
Here at Sunbelt Home Solutions, we understand just how important it is to have good windows installed on your home when you live in Florida. We’re a Sarasota-based home improvement company specializing in replacement windows and other home exterior products. Unlike some other window contractors in the area, we install replacement windows that are manufactured right here in Florida and designed to meet the unique needs of Florida homeowners. Our Stormsafe windows are Miami-Dade certified and built to withstand the most severe storms and highest winds. Features include:
- A Sentry Glass Plus (SGP) interlayer – Our impact windows are equipped with the toughest laminated glass in the industry. The SGP interlayer doesn’t just make the glazing system tougher and stronger, it also makes our glass blast-resistant—but without compromising on the appearance. With more protection from storms and intruders, your house will have the highest level of protection possible. In fact, SGP is used to bulletproof security vehicles and used in large commercial applications around the world.
- A High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) rating – Also known as the Dade County Code, the HVHZ rating is the highest-rated design pressure (DP) for windows available. In the HVHZ (which includes Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and the Florida Keys) the wind pressure required or “design pressure” (DP) is higher and the anchoring method for windows is more stringent. Homes built in these areas must have windows and doors that are HVHZ-approved. For the rest of the State of Florida, the governing authority is the Florida Building Code (FBC). All products must have FBC approval. The approval required for your windows and doors will depend on which area or zone you live in.
- Enhanced components- The frames and sashes on our Stormsafe windows are built with metal reinforcements and feature a bottom locking rail to ensure the windows stand strong against impacts and keeps their shape in the face of even the most extreme temperature fluctuations. Our windows also have an outer layer of glass that is 3/16th of an inch thick instead of the industry-standard which is only 1/8th of an inch.
We also install non-impact windows for homeowners who already have hurricane shutters on their homes, or for those who live more inland and don’t have as much of a need for hurricane-rated windows. Our Aria collection features durable multi-chambered vinyl frames and energy-efficient glass that comes in a variety of colors and finishes.
Choose Your Window Style
Both our impact windows and our non-impact windows are available in all the most popular window styles—including single-hung, double-hung, casement, awning, horizontal slider, picture windows, and more—so you can design new windows for your home that look and function exactly how you want them to. No matter which style you choose, you can be sure that your new windows will provide superior energy efficiency and reduce exterior noises.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about having replacement windows installed at your home, contact Sunbelt Home Solutions. We are based in Sarasota and proudly serve homeowners throughout all of Southwest Florida.