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Hurricane Doors Fl | Preparing for a Hurricane

Florida is one of the most notorious places to live when it comes to hurricanes. Here are 3 ways to stay safe next season. Sandbags   Sandbags can be one of the best ways to prevent flooding inside the home. Having a thick wall around the openings of your house can reduce the amount of[...]

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Hurricane Shutters Then and Now

As times changes, technology and products also change and improve. Hurricane shutters are no exception. Perhaps the most old-fashioned and do-it-yourself shutters are just good ol’ plywood. Many homes still use plywood shutters when facing a storm. The cons of using plywood shutters are that you have to cut them yourself to fit your window[...]

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Recovering from Florence

While North Carolina moves from emergency response mode to recovery mode, residents still need to be careful in areas that were hit by the storm’s fierce rain and wind. “Florence is gone but the storm’s devastation is still with us,” said North Carolina Governor Cooper, in a prepared statement. In all, 35 lives were lost[...]

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Recently Retired Storm Names

The World Meteorological Organization decides the names of hurricanes and tropical storms. According to Wikipedia, there are six alphabetic lists of names. One list is used each year, which usually means each name gets reused every six years. In 1955, the United States Weather Bureau started retiring storm names of significant hurricanes. On average, one[...]

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Commonly Asked Questions about Hurricane Shutters

Castle Impact Windows has been in business since 1969. With almost 50 years experience, we are pretty confident that we can say we have heard every possible question when it comes to protecting your home from the next hurricane. With all the questions we have answered over the years, we have taken the most common[...]

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Hurricane Irma: One Year Later

It has been more than one year since Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm, hit the Florida Keys and Florida’s west coast. As of Aug. 1, almost $3 billion in low-interest United States Small Business Administration disaster loans, National Flood Insurance Program payments, and FEMA disaster assistance has been dispersed to Florida for recovery and[...]

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5 Costliest Hurricanes

We’ve all heard stories and seen the aftermath of a powerful hurricane on TV, or maybe you’ve even experienced one yourself. Although we are fortunate to usually have several days warning that a vicious storm may be approaching, being truly prepared for the aftermath of a powerful hurricane like the Top 5 Costliest Hurricanes is[...]

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Don’t Forget Perimeter Protection this Hurricane Season

We are in the heart of hurricane season and storms are starting to pop up.  When preparing your home for potential storms headed this way, it’s important to not forget about your property. Don’t wait until a storm is fast approaching to make sure your yard is storm ready. First, walk around your property and[...]

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Impact Windows vs. Hurricane Shutters

Beaches and sunshine are probably the first things you think about when you hear Florida. But along with the beautiful weather we experience down here comes hurricane season. As homeowners in Florida, we have two options when it comes to protecting our windows and doors during hurricane season – hurricane shutters and impact windows. Hurricane[...]

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During a Hurricane

When you first hear there is a hurricane heading your way, do you get a little anxious?   We understand!  We hear that a lot and it is actually very normal, especially if you have been through a rough storm in the past. For that reason, we have put together some tips to help your family[...]

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Expand Interior Space with Bay Windows

The bay window is one of the add-ons to a house that can truly transform a room both from the inside and out. From the inexperienced eye, it’s easy to see why the bay window is often called the bay window – because they look very much like the bow window and provide similar benefits.[...]

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Upgrade Your Home with Beautiful Interior French Doors

French doors were initially used on balconies when it was introduced in the Renaissance period in France. It became so popular it soon spread to homes in England by the end of the 17th century. Renaissance architecture is known for its emphasis on proportion, light, geometry, and regularity. The French drew the inspiration for the[...]

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How to Choose Replacement Windows That Match Your Personality and Lifestyle

Your home should reflect your personality no matter what your income level is. When you decide to replace your house windows, it’s not just about the cost. Did you know that you have a wide range of replacement window designs to choose from and you’re not limited to big box stores like Home Depot? In[...]

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Window Replacement: Your Best Options

Too often you hear that windows and doors can make or break the curbside appeal of your home – and rightly so. When old windows and doors are replaced, you genuinely see a significant transformation. It might make you want to continue renovating the rest of the house – and that’s why they say it’s[...]

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The Beauty, Glamour, and Safe Security of Sliders

Sliding windows or sliders originated in Holland around the 17th century and because of its design and advantages, continues to be a popular choice in construction. Sliders are simple, clean-looking, elegant, and safe, provided you are particular about the installation, quality of manufacturing, mechanical design, and strength. There are some advantages to choosing the slider[...]

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The Warranty Code That Can Be Respected and Trusted

One of the come-ones commonly used by companies to draw in customers is “lifetime warranty.” Unfortunately, not every company is transparent about the finer details of that lifetime warranty and customers find out only after something goes wrong that the lifetime warranty is tainted with terms and guidelines. At Castle Impact Windows, when we say[...]

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Who is Legally responsible for Window Replacement in Apartments and Condominiums?

Compared to home property owners, apartment and condominium dwellers don’t necessarily own the unit. Those who do own the unit rarely own the building where the unit is located; therefore, the ownership of the property is considered either shared by all unit owners or by the landlord or property owner. In this kind of scenario,[...]

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Technologies of Impact Windows Explained Simply

Why buy replacement impact windows? Why is Castle Impact Windows able to sustain and grow in a very competitive industry?. One of the main reasons for its stability is the choices they make when they design, manufacture, and install their products: technology. Recent studies show that technology can improve the sense of safety and security[...]

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Dilemma 101: To Defog or Replace Window Glass?

Are your windows fogging up and nothing you do can remove the smokiness? There are several reasons why windows in homes fog up, including poor room heating, insufficient ventilation, problems with thermal insulation, and excess moisture in the atmosphere. All you need is one of these to happen – and you have fogged-up windows. When[...]

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Your Checklist to Repair or Replace Windows

There are some homeowners who don’t want the hassle of repairing a window because of the inconvenience and mess. On the other side of the fence are the DIY guys who stand by their skills and ability to handle any job around the house. Both sides are commendable because the reasons are justified and understandable.[...]

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How to Choose Window Replacements for a 2018 Renovation

If you’re planning to do some house work in 2018, it’s about the right time to start planning regardless of the magnitude of your plans, especially if you are thinking of upgrading your windows. These next few months can be used as a litmus test for the efficiency and safety of your existing windows. Here’s[...]

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Tips on How to Restore an Old House with Replacement Windows

Old houses are considered potentially highly valuable and worth restoring if they were built between 1900 and 1960 – or the pre-war structures. However, these houses usually come with a load of problems, such as lack of heating, an old electrical system, termites, lead paint, or a rotting foundation. It’s important to know that in[...]

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Castle Impact Windows Teams Up with Ygrene Energy Fund

As one of the country’s top leader in commercial and residential clean energy financing, Ygrene Energy Fund has earned the respect and admiration of both industrial contractors and US property owners alike. Ygrene’s Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE, empowers homeowners to implement advanced energy home improvement solutions through affordable financing. And Castle Impact[...]

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Don is gone, but we still could be in for a busy hurricane season

Source: Sun Sentinel A busy start to this year’s hurricane season — including this week’s short-lived Tropical Storm Don, which fizzled out on Tuesday night — could indicate that we’re in for a stormy few months, with an increased risk of a hurricane striking South Florida. The season has produced four tropical storms so far,[...]

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Window Treatments-Florida Style

Summer has officially arrived, and the Florida heat along with it. As the temperature rises, it’s time to think about staying in the shade. Read on for tips on updating your style with window treatments that will help keep you cool.    Drapes The first thing that comes to mind when considering new window treatments[...]

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Homeowner’s Insurance-Make Sure You’re Covered In The Storm

Florida residents know the importance of having homeowners insurance. Even though we’ve been on a winning streak the past several hurricane seasons, experts predict 2017 to be a year of heavy storms. What a lot of residents may not be fully be aware of is what exactly their homeowners insurance does and doesn’t cover. Below[...]

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Why Impact Windows?

How many times have you seen neighbors rushing to cover their conventional windows with plywood boards or shutters before the next big hurricane hits. You may have even done it yourself, thinking you had no choice since your home was built with conventional windows before you bought it. But you do have options. Standard windows[...]

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What Should You Look For when getting an Estimate for Impact Windows Or Storm Shutters?

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve come looking for answers— Should you consider installing impact windows or shutters? Which is right for your home? What are the costs? What’s involved in getting an estimate? When doing your research for the best company to help you protect your home, there are some important points to[...]

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (or the CDC) recommends that anyone living in a coastal area that is at risk for tropical storms or hurricanes begin preparing for the upcoming storm season before it begins. Hurricane season in the Atlantic is from June 1 through November 30. Before the threat of a storm,[...]

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