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Fort Lauderdale Impact Windows and Doors, Skylights

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Fort Lauderdale Impact Windows and Doors, Skylights

Fort Lauderdale Hurricane Impact Resistant Windows and Doors, Skylights
Near Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Hurricane Management Group provides Impact Window and Door & Skylights installation and replacement to improve the protection, security and property value of a residential or commercial high-rise building.

We can assist you with the design and installation of your hurricane management project to help achieve your goals. We make the entire process as effective and professional as possible, and provide you with options so that you can make the best informed decision possible. Also, we have built strong professional relationships with windows, doors, and shutters manufacturers.

Ask us about: Broward County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Fort Lauderdale Hurricane High Impact Doors

Types of Hurricane High Impact Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Entry Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Exterior Doors
– Fort Lauderdale French Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Front Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Garage Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Glass Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Patio Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Sliding Glass Doors
– Fort Lauderdale Traffic Doors

When choosing a replacement hurricane entry or patio door, you have more than a few options and prices to choose from. First and foremost, it’s always important to have a budget in mind when going into a project like this as materials tend to vary. Hurricane impact doors can range from your standard $300-400 steel solid core models sold at Home Depot to the high-end semi and fully custom wood doors as much as $25,000. There are a number of quality reasonably priced options in between.

Materials To Choose From:
– Steel
– Fiberglass
– Aluminum
– Wood

Material costs increase in the order listed above with wood doors being your most expensive and a steel door being the lowest. For the majority of South Florida homes, either a fiberglass or aluminum door would make the most sense, which offer the most value.

Hardware:
In most cases, the cost of the door does not include a lock, or even hinges. These are all custom options. Hurricane Management Group suggests a 3-point locking system for any entry door. This offers the highest level of security and strength.

Colors:
Impact doors can come in nearly any color. There are exceptionally nice options for both fiberglass and aluminum doors that give your entry the wood appearance you may be looking for at a reduced cost.

Glass or No Glass:
This is a great question. USUALLY, the more glass in an entry door generally means higher costs. This is not true. There are some great cost effective options using either steel, fiberglass or aluminum.

Fort Lauderdale Hurricane High Impact Windows

What is Impact Glass:
Impact glass is also called monolithic or laminated glass. What impact glass offers is increased strength and rigidity after breakage from impact compared to your standard window or even tempered or heat strengthened glass. This glass is comprised of two pieces of heat strengthened glass with a thin plastic inner layer mounted in a super strong frame much like your windshield is made in your car only much thicker and much stronger. Insulated impact glass is actually three pieces of glass in a single frame. It has the standard two pieces of glass filled with a plastic inner layer but it also has about a 1/4″-1/2″ void between it and a third piece of heat strengthened glass that is usually filled with Argon Gas.

Impact Glass Low E Impact Sideview
Standard Impact Glass              Insulated Impact Glass

Impact Glass Provides:
– Storm protection
– 24/7 security Noise reduction
– Climate control
– Energy efficiency

Fort Lauderdale Impact Skylights

Following the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, South Florida officials adopted the first mandatory glazing impact standards in the United States. In order for skylights, windows or glass doors to be installed in these “Wind-Borne Debris Area” zones, they must meet the stringent impact test requirement provisions. Those in affected areas should consider code-compliant skylights for more than just safety. They can be a cost-effective choice for bringing better natural lighting and additional ventilation into buildings, particularly where building codes may limit the use of traditional windows. Impact skylights designed to meet the latest building code requirements in all areas are readily available.

Fort Lauderdale Impact Windows, Doors and Skylights Services

We have built strong professional relationships with windows, doors, skylights and shutters manufacturers. This allows us to provide quality products at lower prices than our competition.

We can help you minimize damage related to hurricanes by the installation of:
• Hurricane Impact Windows and Doors
• Hurricane High Impact Skylights

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Broward County Service Area

Andytown, Bonnie Loch-Woodsetter North, Boulevard Gardens, Broadview-Pompano Park, Broward Estates, Carver Ranches, Chambers Estates Chula Vista Isles, Coconut Creek, Collier Manor-Cresthaven, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Country Estates, Crystal Lake, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Edgewater, Fort Lauderdale, Franklin Park, Golden Heights, Green Meadow, Hacienda Village, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hillsboro Pines, Hillsboro Ranches, Hollywood, Ivanhoe Estates, Kendall Green, Lake Forest, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lazy Lake, Leisureville, Lighthouse Point, Loch Lomond, Margate, Melrose Park, Miramar, North Andrews Gardens, North Lauderdale, Oak Point, Oakland Park, Palm Aire, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Pine Island Ridge, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Highlands, Pompano Estates, Ramblewood East, Ravenswood Estates, Riverland Village, Rock Island, Rolling Oaks, Roosevelt Gardens, Royal Palm Ranches, Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches, St. George, Sunrise, Sunshine Acres, Sunshine Ranches, Tamarac, Tedder, Terra Mar, Utopia, Village Park, Washington Park, West Ken-Lark, West Park, Weston, Wilton Manors

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Fort Lauderdale Hurricane Shutters (Accordion, Roll, Storm Panels)

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Hurricane Accordion Shutters Fort Lauderdale FLMinimize hurricane damage with installation of: Accordion Storm Shutters, Hurricane Roll Shutters, Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation, Hurricane Storm Panel Shutters and Colonial & Bahama Aluminum Shutters in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FL. Hurricanes and ferocious storms pass through South Florida every year. Because of this, you should protect your residential or commercial property with the right type of hurricane damage prevention windows and doors to protect against high velocity winds. If a window or door breaks, you run the risk of significant property damage, or even personal injury. Many buildings cannot withstand the pressure differences caused by strong winds.

Have property near Fort Lauderdale or Broward County, Florida? Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.

We can help you minimize damage related to hurricanes by the installation of:
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Fort Lauderdale FLHurricane Accordion Storm Shutters
Hurricane Rolling Shutters
Hurricane Roll Down Shutters
Hurricane Roll Up Shutters
Hurricane Shutter High-Rise Installation
Storm Panel Hurricane Shutters
Colonial and Bahama Aluminum Hurricane Shutters

Ask us about: Broward County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection

Hurricane Accordion Storm Shutters

Hurricane Accordion Shutters Fort Lauderdale FLAccordion shutters are a permanently installed storm shutter system designed for both protection from the elements (such as hurricanes) and home / office security. They fold back to stack neatly next to the opening similar to a louvered door and are composed of one or two pieces. Accordion storm shutters are great for windows and doors, balconies, large patio openings, and commercial high-rise buildings.

Roll Shutters

Hurricane Roll Down Shutters Fort Lauderdale FLRoll shutters are installed above an opening and are raised and lowered using an electronic motor. The system can also be activated manually by crank. When built into a new home, roll down shutters are virtually invisible. While in the closed position, they not only provide storm protection, but they also protect from forced entry and theft. When not in use, they store in an enclosed box located at the top of the opening.

Bahama Aluminum Shutters

Bahama Aluminum Shutters Fort Lauderdale FLBahama hurricane shutters hinge at the top and have adjustable arms allowing the shutters to be positioned at various angles. If privacy and/or relief from the Florida sun is desired, Bahama shutters can be positioned within the window opening. During hurricanes and storms, simply lower the shutter into the vertical position and secure with locking pins. Bahama shutters are the premiere choice for windows on multi-story buildings because they can easily be locked from inside.

Colonial Aluminum Shutters

Colonial Aluminum Shutters Fort Lauderdale FLColonial Shutters are similar to Bahama Shutters except they hinge on the sides as opposed to hinging at the top. To secure Colonial shutters for hurricanes, simply close each half of the shutter and secure with a horizontal storm bar. The storm bar fits into brackets that are permanently attached to the non-decorative side of the shutter and are secured with locking pins.

Storm Panels

Storm Panels Fort Lauderdale FLSteel, aluminum or polycarbonate storm panels attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Storm panels are corrugated, and each piece overlaps the next for maximum strength. There are several styles of storm panels to choose from.

High Rise Installation near Fort Lauderdale, FL

High Rise Installation near Fort Lauderdale, FLWe provide hurricane shutter installation for specialized high-rise buildings and condominiums. We realize that it benefits all parties involved to have a project completed in as short a timeline as possible without sacrificing quality installations.

Fort Lauderdale FL

Fort Lauderdale Florida MapFort Lauderdale is a city in Florida, on the Atlantic coast 23 miles (37 km) north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 168,528. It is a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War (1835 – 1842). The area was inhabited for more than a thousand years by the Tequesta Indians. Contact with Spanish explorers in the 16th century proved disastrous for the Tequesta, as the Europeans unwittingly brought with them diseases, such as smallpox, to which the native populations had no resistance. For the Tequesta, disease, coupled with continuing conflict with their Calusa neighbors, contributed greatly to their decline over the next two centuries. By 1763, there were only a few Tequesta left in Florida, and most of them were evacuated to Cuba when the Spanish ceded Florida to the British under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the Seven Years’ War. Although control of the area changed between Spain, United Kingdom, the United States, and the Confederate States of America, it remained largely undeveloped until the 20th century. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the soldiers who built the first fort. City development did not begin until 50 years after the end of the conflict. Three forts named “Fort Lauderdale” were constructed; the first was at the fork of the New River, the second at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina. Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the “Venice of America” because of its expansive and intricate canal system. The city is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards in 2006. Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area hosted over 4,000 restaurants and 120 nightclubs in 2006. Margate and Pompano Beach FL. Lauderhill and Plantation FL are to the west. Dania Beach is to the south.

Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew FloridaHurricane Andrew was, at the time of its occurrence in August 1992, the costliest hurricane in United States history. The first hurricane of the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season, Andrew originated from a tropical wave over the central Atlantic. After turning westward, Hurricane Andrew entered a stage of rapid intensification, strengthening into a Category 5 hurricane near the Bahamas on August 23. It briefly weakened to a Category 4 hurricane over the island nation, but regained Category 5 intensity on August 24 before making landfall on Elliott Key and later in Homestead. Several hours later, the hurricane emerged into the Gulf of Mexico at Category 4 strength as it curved toward the Gulf Coast of the United States. As a Category 3 hurricane, Andrew moved ashore near Morgan City, Louisiana. In the Bahamas, Hurricane Andrew brought high tides, hurricane force winds, and tornadoes, which caused considerable damage. At least 800 houses were destroyed and there was substantial damage to the transport, communications, water, sanitation, agriculture, and fishing sectors. Overall, Hurricane Andrew caused four deaths and $250 million (1992 USD) in damage in the Bahamas. Throughout the southern portions of Florida, Hurricane Andrew brought very high winds; a wind gust of 177 mph (282 km/h) was reported at a house in Perrine. High winds caused catastrophic damage in Florida, especially in Miami-Dade County. In Miami-Dade County alone, damage was estimated at $25 billion (1992 USD) and 40 fatalities. Additionally, rainfall in Florida was substantial, peaking at 13.98 in (355 mm) in western Miami-Dade County.

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