Steps To Take Before Your Impact Window & Door Installation

By Published On: February 29, 2024Categories: Impact Windows
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Florida, known for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate, however, it is also prone to hurricanes and severe tropical storms. To safeguard themselves and their assets, homeowners have opted to install impact windows and doors.

Investing in impact windows and doors not only provides homeowners with peace of mind during hurricane season but also adds long-term value to the property. To ensure a seamless process during installation, careful preparation is necessary.

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5 Important Steps For Impact Window And Door Installation

Familiar with Florida’s often severe weather conditions, homeowners opt for impact windows and doors to safeguard their homes. Proper planning ensures a seamless impact window and door installation process.

Here are 5 important steps to consider in the planning process:

  1. Evaluate your home’s needs.​​​​​​
  2. Choose a contractor
  3. Prepare for the installation disruption
  4. Prepare the area for installation
  5. Prepare for the final inspection.

1. Evaluate Your Home’s Needs

The first important step when preparing for impact window and door installation is the evaluation. Do a walkabout through the whole home, and with a critical eye, assess its specific vulnerabilities. Your focus should be on all the areas where the windows and doors are susceptible to wind and debris damage during a storm.

Another aspect to consider during the evaluation is the architectural design of your home. Before you contact contractors for estimates, you need to have a definite idea of what you want the impact windows and doors to look like.

2. Choose The Contractor

The next vital step in the process is choosing the right contractor. Before making the final decision, consider the following:

  • Is the contractor fully licensed and insured to safely install impact windows and doors? Check their website, references, and public reviews to get a holistic picture of who they are and their reputation.
  • Are they familiar with the Florida Building Code requirements?
  • Do they offer a warranty on their workmanship? What are the warranty conditions?
  • Do they offer a contract/estimate in writing? Beware of contractors that radically undercut their competitors, or contractors that refuse to put things in writing.
  • Do they coordinate with other contractors that may need to be involved in the process, or is that your responsibility?
  • What will the timeline for the installation be? Do they have any measures in place to compensate for any delays?
  • What is their plan for the clean-up and disposal of rubble?
  • Do they offer a post-installation maintenance plan/training on how to properly care for your impact windows and doors?

3. Prepare For The Installation Disruption

Working closely with your chosen contractor, establish a realistic installation timeline. When calculating the timeline, consider factors like weather conditions, permit approvals, and material availability. Ensure that the contractor has a contingency plan (that you are comfortable with) for unforeseen delays.

4. Prepare The Area For Installation

STS will provide you with a comprehensive guide to prepare for the installation. This will make the installation seamless and stress-free. STS strives to make this as least invasive as possible and attempts to not disturb daily life best as best as possible.

5. Prepare For The Final Inspection

​​​​​After the installation is complete, conduct a thorough inspection of the windows and doors with the installation team. Ensure the work is to your satisfaction, Address any issues or concerns promptly.

After installation, impact windows and doors are inspected by local building code enforcement officials who will ensure that the project complies with the established building codes and safety regulations. This inspection is crucial to guarantee the the product and installation meets the building code.

South Florida Impact Window And Door Specialists

When it comes to fortifying their home against the unpredictable forces of nature and keeping their family safe from harm, the residents of South Florida choose STS Impact Windows and Doors.

A veteran-owned and operated business, we bring honor, integrity, and teamwork to every project we undertake. In the business for over 25 years, our experienced, licensed, and insured team of professionals has delivered a top-notch service that meets all the requirements of the Florida Building Code specifications and prioritizes safety and customer service with every client.

At STS Impact Windows & Doors, we understand the importance of peace of mind that comes from knowing that your home and personal safety during hurricane season have been addressed. For more information and a free quote contact us at 561-600-1018 today.

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