Do hurricane windows and doors come in different glass colors?

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.

What is the U-Factor?

The U-Factor is a measure of how well the window or door keeps heat inside the structure or home.

 

Are garage doors tested for impact-resistant compliance?

Yes, absolutely. Garage doors typically account for the largest opening in a building and are a critical component to the structural integrity of the building’s envelope. As a result, the building code is very specific about rating garage doors.

If I install hurricane impact-resistant windows and doors in my house, do I obtain insurance premium discounts?

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.

How can I make sure that the windows or doors that I am purchasing are in fact impact-resistant products?

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. The NOA certifies whether or not the product has passed the impact-resistant test.