Predicting the weather is a virtual uncertainty. It is guesswork at best. On the other hand, predicting that A-Christian Glass will keep you and your family safe during this hurricane season — and throughout the year — is a virtual certainty.
With over 25 years of experience, Vice President Ron Dable and his team of professionals have the expertise to answer any and all questions about meeting your specific needs.
Hurricane season is upon us, and there has never been a better time to discover the value of impact-resistant windows, and the numerous options that are available to help protect you, your loved ones and your home.
“You can be wrong 70 percent of the time when forecasting the weather, but there is not that kind of margin for error in this business,” says Dable. “We do everything possible to do the job right the first time and from day one, the priority has always been that there is no substitute for a satisfied customer.”
Dable understands that shoddy workmanship and making promises that aren’t kept, affect credibility. That’s never been an issue with A-Christian Glass. The company is successful because it believes in selling top-quality products, employing true craftsmen, retaining an experienced staff and supervising each job, no matter how large or small. Neighbor telling neighbor is the best advertising,” he says. “We take pride in what we do, and customers know that as soon as they walk through our front door”.
The importance of impact-resistant windows is vital during hurricane season and throughout the entire year. Not only do they serve as a safeguard against flying debris and deter home invasions, today’s state-of-the-art, sound-control impact windows greatly diminish exterior noise, help reduce cooling and heating costs, and lower insurance rates. “When you purchase impact-resistant windows, you are investing in the welfare of your family, and increasing the value of your home,” says Dable.
Windows sold by A-Christian Glass are tested for 140 mph winds at impact (Category 4 hurricane sustained winds), but our windows are stronger with the addition of various glass strengths.
Glass is a commodity, just like aluminum, and the prices of both will be going up. “I encourage consumers to act now, so they can take advantage of our current pricing structure,” Dable says. “We anticipate an increase in July or August, but I will continue to do everything possible in my negotiations with manufactures to get a fair deal for my customers.”
Top quality by top manufacturers
Like anything in life, you get what you pay for. Quality windows, manufactured by top companies do not come cheap, but it surely beats the alternative.
“Cheaper windows will crack in a hurricane or a severe storm,” says Dable. “The stronger the window, the less chance of debris or water penetrating the interior of your home. Debris causes injuries and damage, and high winds create internal pressure that leads to structural damage.”
The company deals with these highly regarded manufacturers: PGT Industries, WinDoor, Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors, CGI, Eurotech Industries and RC Aluminum.
It recently added the Korus Elite Italian Windows and Doors to its impressive list, becoming the only current retailer of that product line in Palm Beach County. “Their line is the epitome of Italian design and precision engineering,” says Dable. “With 32 standard colors and various wood options for the interior, consumers have another great alternative, and most important with our negotiated price value this product is worth coming to our showroom to see” says Dable.
Understanding the product
Today’s impact-resistant windows are made bigger, better and stronger. The company believes in quality, and it also believes in helping educate consumers to make informed decisions.
“Most people don’t understand a lot about glass, and that’s why they come to us,” Dable says. “We sell multiple product lines, and talk to consumers about various options. We discuss inter-layers, Low-E glass, maintenance, durability, window strength, and what will best meet their needs. It’s a big investment, and they’re entitled to know all the facts. That’s what we’re here for.”
According to Dable, from the time permits are pulled, it will routinely take between five and six weeks to complete installations and replacements, and his craftsmen make sure that each window ordered is cut to spec, perfectly fitting any type of architectural home design.
Whether it’s hurricane windows or doors, custom glass shelves, mirrored walls, frameless shower enclosures, glass railings or glass staircases, A-Christian Glass is your complete glass house. “We’re glazers by trade,” says Dable. “We cut it, fabricate it and install it. No job is too large or too small.”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-average hurricane season, with 12 to 18 named storms, as many as 10 becoming hurricanes, and three to six projected as major hurricanes. Each range has a 70 percent likelihood of happening.
Give your family 100 percent protection. Call A-Christian Glass today for a free consultation.