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 near Tavernier in Monroe County and throughout South Florida.
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: Monroe County Windstorm Insurance Mitigation Credits: Opening Protection
Hurricane High Impact Doors
Types of Hurricane High Impact Doors
– Entry Doors
– Exterior Doors
– French Doors
– Front Doors
– Garage Doors
– Glass Doors
– Patio Doors
– Sliding Glass Doors
– 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard Impact Glass Insulated Impact Glass
Impact Glass Provides:
– Storm protection
– 24/7 security Noise reduction
– Climate control
– Energy efficiency
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.
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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Monroe County: (305) 330-5511
Tavernier is a census-designated place in Monroe County, Florida, on Key Largo, the largest island in the upper Florida Keys. Tavernier’s population was 2,173 at the 2000 US Census. With the development of the railroad, the southern end of the island of Key Largo, composed then of the small communities of Planter and Lowesport, became known as “Tavernier.” Most maps before 1775 labeled Tavernier Key in Spanish as Cayo Tabona, which translates to “Horsefly,” or “Gadsfly” in English. Spanish letters relating to the recovery of the 1733 wrecks relate that they had to relocate their land camp from Cayo Tavona because of the horse flies. George Gauld made a map for the British Admiralty in 1775 and labeled it Cayo Tabona and Kay Tavernier. It was the only Key to which he gave two names. Gauld stated in his survey notes: “KAY TAVERNIER (or Cayo Tabano as it is called by the Spaniards) is a small island about 2 miles from the Southwest of Cayo Largo, and 5 leagues N.E. from Old Matecumbe.” Therefore, the place named Tavernier has been in print since 1775. Darlene Brown of the Miami Herald wrote in her article, Planter: A Village Founded and Destroyed by Sea’s Fury: “The famous pirate Jean Lafitte supposedly rested on Tavernier Key.” Tavernier appeared on the Florida East Coast Railway timetables in 1908. The Planter post office was discontinued in 1910 and the Tavernier post office opened on March 9, 1911. It was that era when the community of Tavernier was given its official name, probably by a combination of the railroad and post office, located near Tavernier Creek. The passage of the 1862 Federal Homestead Act and the surveying of the Upper Keys in the early 1870s made a lot of land available for public ownership. In 1865, William and Robert Albury left the Bahamas for the mainland and settled near the site of Planter across the water gap from Tavernier Island. The hurricane of 1909 hastened the demise of Planter. A pineapple blight also occurred and in October 1910 the Planter Post office closed, but Daniel Riley opened a Tavernier post office on March 9, 1911. The first real attempt to provide an Upper Keys community with the not-so-new invention of electricity was done by H. S. “Mac” McKenzie in Tavernier. At the age of 38 in 1928, Mac quit working as a Miami schoolteacher and moved with his wife Hazel to Tavernier. He became a partner with O. M. Woods in building petroleum storage tanks, a business he ended up owning. In the 1940s, Harry Harris and “Mac” McKenzie owned most of the property in the center of Tavernier. After the first Overseas Highway was opened in 1928 each community had one or more locations for guests to vacation. It is difficult to establish the exact opening date of the Driftwood Lodge, but it appears to be there on an aerial photograph taken in April 1935. In 1983, the Old Tavernier Town Association identified 59 structures on 75.8 acres for a proposed historic district in the National Register for Historic Places. The oldest house was the Rodney Albury house, which he had taken apart and moved by boat from Planter in 1919. This group was instrumental in preserving the 1928 Merlin Albury house and the 1936 Methodist Church building. Over protests from local citizens and a lawsuit, in 1988 US Homes Incorporated began construction of Planter’s Pointe condos. After considerable objections and a reduction of the number of units to be constructed, the name was changed to the Ocean Pointe condos that wiped the last traces of the early community of Planter. Key Largo FL is to the northeast. Islamorada FL is to the southwest.
Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the strongest tropical storm of the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season, and the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States and the Atlantic Basin in recorded history. The Labor Day Hurricane was the first of three Category 5 hurricanes that made landfall in the United States during the 20th Century (the other two being 1969’s Hurricane Camille and 1992’s Hurricane Andrew). After forming as a weak tropical storm east of the Bahamas on August 29, it slowly proceeded westward and became a hurricane on September 1. As Labor Day approached, hurricane warnings went up over the Florida Keys. A train was dispatched from Miami to evacuate the Works Progress Administration (WPA) construction workers, consisting almost entirely of Bonus Army veterans and their families, from the ramshackle camps they were living in Windley Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. The train was almost entirely swept away before reaching the camps late on September 2. When it finally arrived in Upper Metecumbe Key only the engine survived the winds and wall of water that swept through the area. The hurricane struck the Upper Keys on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The storm continued northwest along the Florida west coast, weakening before its second landfall near Cedar Key, Florida on September 4. The compact and intense hurricane caused extreme damage in the upper Florida Keys, as a storm surge of approximately 18 to 20 feet (5.5-6 meters) swept over the low-lying islands. The hurricane’s strong winds and the surge destroyed most of the buildings in the Islamorada area, and more than 200 World War I veterans housed in work camps were killed by the storm surge and flying debris. Portions of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway were severely damaged or destroyed. The hurricane also caused additional damage in northwest Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The hurricane killed more than 400 people, nearly all in the Florida Keys.
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Phone: (305) 330-5511
Contact Person: Michael Sorrell
Tavernier Impact Windows and Doors, Skylights