Frequently Asked Questions

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Do Hurricane Windows and Doors Lower Insurance Premiums?

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Homeowners insurance is a necessity these days, but in Florida premiums aren't exactly low. At A-Christian Glass, we know that homeowners are doing everything they can to lower their insurance premiums. Do hurricane windows lower insurance premiums? They can! If you're looking for an effortless way to lower your premiums considerably, it's time to check out our hurricane windows and doors.

Home insurance companies prefer to insure properties with disaster protection. At A-Christian Glass, we know that our hurricane windows and doors are the best solution for the most effortless disaster protection. We can customize and install the best windows and doors, keeping your home protected with style. With new hurricane windows and doors you're keeping your home and family safe 24/7, 365.

Home insurance premiums are only increasing these days, but coverage is an absolute necessity in South Florida. With that in mind, everyone is doing what they can to lower the costs. There's no need to reduce your coverage to get a lower premium. Do hurricane windows and doors lower insurance premiums? The absolutely can. These days, our hurricane windows and doors have the potential to lower your insurance premiums by up to 45 percent.

Did you know that your hurricane windows and doors protect against more than just hurricanes? Major storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes and protection against other inclement weather is built into your new windows and doors. The potential for insurance savings grows even further when you realize that your new windows and doors can also function as theft deterrents, a would-be thief has a hard time breaking through our sturdy reinforced windows and doors.

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

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In order to obtain the insurance discounts or credits for having impact resistant windows and doors, 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.

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Do hurricane windows and doors come in different glass colors?

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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.

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What is the U-Factor?

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

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Are garage doors tested for impact-resistant compliance?

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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.

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

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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.

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What Exactly is an Impact Resistant Window?

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Impact resistant windows are constructed by bonding a tough interlayer between two pieces of glass. This binding creates an impenetrable defense against winds, debris, and intruders. Impact resistant windows must also meet Miami-Dade Certification.

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What Type of Hurricane Windows are Best for My House?

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South Florida is a beautiful place to live, although it is susceptible to hurricanes and intense tropical storms. People no longer use plywood and other materials to protect their home when a hurricane is approaching. It's much more practical and far safer to install high impact hurricane windows. There are many different styles because no home or business is the same.

With different sized windows and doors a window that is best for one home may not be the best for another. At A-Christian Glass, we specialize in designing and installing high impact hurricane windows for custom tailored home or office. Whether you live in a small home or have a large business, our professionals can help design the perfect windows and doors for your home.

When you live in South Florida, protecting your home with sturdy hurricane windows and doors is a necessity. At A-Christian Glass we have many different styles when it comes to choosing impact windows. Slider windows are one popular choice when it comes to windows for your home. These windows are popular because they are very sturdy and can also be opened and closed by rolling them on a frame. This makes them perfect to use for when the weather is nice, giving you the option of opening the windows but also giving you the protection and peace of mind if a hurricane hits.

For those windows in which you can't reach or won't open, it may be practical to get fixed glass windows. These windows can't be opened, but for certain areas they are the ideal solution.

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Should I Choose Frameless Glass Showers?

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Bathroom redesign projects are filled with a lot of questions. Should I move the tub? Should I change the tile? Should I choose frameless glass showers? At A-Christian Glass, we know that frameless glass showers are the best option for bathroom designs. They're not just gaining popularity They're becoming the new standard for quality bathroom design. Wondering why frameless glass showers have gotten so popular? There are plenty of reasons! We've put together the top 5 features of frameless shower enclosures:

  1. When choosing bathroom design options, you need stylish solutions! Nothing brings style quite like frameless glass showers. That's because this shower style fits in perfectly with any bathroom design, big or small! Frameless showers bring elegance and beauty into any design. Your shower can stand out as the centerpiece of your bathroom design, or it can let other features shine, all depending on your preferences.
  2. Did you know our frameless glass shower enclosures are the safest option for your new bathroom? That's because at A-Christian Glass, we use the best glass for frameless shower enclosures! We use the best glass thicknesses for the safest enclosures, with either 3/8" or 1/2". Our enclosures also feature machine polished edges for a smooth finish.
  3. Easy cleaning. Aren't you tired of scrubbing your tempered glass shower doors? Aren't you tired of replacing your shower curtain as it continues staining? Our frameless glass shower enclosures are perfect for easy cleaning. They're simple to keep in great shape, you can wipe away any imperfections or stains with ease thanks to the smooth surfaces.
  4. Timeless looks. The streamlined designs of our frameless glass showers won't fall out of fashion anytime soon. The simplified elegance of our shower enclosures means they'll stay stylish for many years to come. This makes them a great investment for your home!
  5. Customizable options. Older shower designs left no room for style or customization. But at A-Christian Glass, we know that customization is key. Our frameless shower enclosures can be customized to your perfect style. We can include hinged openings, sliding doors and unique finishes for the small metal accents.

When you're looking for the very best in bathroom designs, it's time to call on our team at A-Christian Glass. We offer the very best in bathroom designs, from showers to bathroom vanities. If you're looking to upgrade your bathroom with the best showers around, call our designers at (561) 278-3385 to get started.

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