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Do’s and Don’ts about Garden Windows

Garden windows allow you to bring in sunshine, potted flowers, and herbs all year round, which is probably the reason they were thought of in the first place. Unlike bay windows, garden windows give you that feeling of more space and light through a box-like window with a 90 degree angle and a “window roof.” […]

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Why You Should Have a Storm Door

The storm door is an extra layer of security that is installed in front of your front door. It mainly protects the inner main door from bad weather, flying debris, insects, and make it harder for unwanted individuals to access the inner sanctum of your private and personal space. Unfortunately, unless you have been in […]

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Window Maintenance: House Maintenance Costs Eating Into your Budget? Smart Tips to Consider

Window maintenance is both a fixed and variable maintenance cost. It falls under fixed costs because you have to spend on cleaning materials to keep your windows looking great. Fortunately, this cost is minimal since the cleaning materials for windows can be used to clean other parts or rooms in your house. Window maintenance can […]

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Snowbird to Do List: Protecting Your Winter Home from Hurricanes

It’s nearly that time again, when snowbirds fly south for the winter. Though you may have renters or a home-watch service to maintain your southern home, it’s never quite the same as taking care of it yourself, is it? Though only for a few months out of the year, it is still your home, and […]

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Hurricane-Proofing Your Yard

If you follow this blog regularly, you know that we at Castle have a lot of experience helping our customers protect their homes from severe weather. Though our area of expertise is in windows, we care about helping you protect your home as a whole, inside and out.

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Home Repair after a Hurricane: How to Choose the Right Building Contractor

Anyone who’s lived through a hurricane knows that even when the storm is over, it isn’t really over. Cleanup and repair are often more involved than the preparation and storm itself combined. If you find yourself in a situation where your home needs repairs from storm damage, you may be at a loss of what […]

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Unprotected Windows: What Can Go Wrong

Here at Castle, we like to focus on the positive. If your home is already equipped with our impact windows, doors, or storm shutters, or if you follow this blog regularly, you know the many benefits of installing our quality products. However, there are some serious pitfalls if your home is unprotected, and these should […]

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Protecting Those Who Can’t Protect Themselves, Part III: Hurricane Safety for Pets

When a storm is on the way, Florida residents are often in such a hurry to prepare themselves, their families, and their homes that it’s easy to forget the furry members of the family. Pets often sense approaching storms long before we humans do and it can cause them a lot of stress. How can […]

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Protecting Those Who Can’t Protect Themselves, Part II: Hurricane Safety and Health Conditions

While most residents know what to do to prepare for a hurricane or major storm, many do not know about the extra precautions needed for those with chronic health conditions. Your loved one’s limited independence means they’ll be depending on you to ensure their unique needs are provided for. Though each person’s needs are specific […]

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Protecting Those Who Can’t Protect Themselves, Part I: Hurricane Safety for Babies

  Our babies, our loved ones with health conditions, our furry friends—they depend on us to get them through hard times, and even supply their daily needs. When storms arise, you may wonder how best to protect those in your household that can’t protect themselves. This series of posts is for you.

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