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Crucial Details You Should Know about Window Trim

Window trim is a necessary part of the window system because it improves the insulation and energy efficiency of your property. It is also part of what makes the window look presentable by giving it that finished look. The window trim consists of several components, namely the head casing, apron, side jambs, and sill; all[...]

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The 2018 Update on Vinyl Siding Safety

Vinyl exterior cladding for homes and buildings is the most common choice among American and Canadian property owners. Vinyl has a notorious reputation for being dangerous to human health, which naturally leads to the question if vinyl sidings are risky to use or not. Vinyl sidings are plastic casings used to weatherproof a building and[...]

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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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How to Deal With Water Damage After A Storm

Water, water everywhere… although Florida’s abundant waterfront properties are one of its greatest attractions, an unfortunate reality is that the abundance of water often leads to flooding, especially after a serious storm. In this post, you’ll find some helpful tips on how to prevent damage to your home. However, it must be noted that the[...]

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Choosing to Stay: What to Do If You Don’t Evacuate

When a major storm is on its way, the best way to protect yourself and your family is often simply to follow evacuation orders. Ignoring such orders is never advisable. However, there are many Florida residents who choose to stick it out regardless. Some may feel that their property could be left vulnerable if they[...]

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Attention Parents: Why You Should Consider Impact Windows

It’s safe to say that no one values home protection quite as much as parents. From toddlers to teenagers, there are hazards that any good parent wants their children to avoid. We at Castle understand. Below we’ve compiled a few important ways in which our quality products can help protect your little ones and big[...]

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How to Get Financial Assistance for Hurricane Damage

Irma is gone but unfortunately she’s left a trail of damage in her wake. If, like so many Floridians, your home or other property has been affected and you require financial assistance to repair or replace what’s been lost, then this post is especially for you. If, however, you were one of the lucky ones[...]

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Top 3 Factors in Choosing a Replacement Window for Your Home

Looking for and selecting your replacement windows can be a stressful endeavor, but it is something you should work on as soon as possible especially if the glass or frame has been weakened and shows signs of wear and tear.

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3 Telltale Signs Your Windows Need to be Replaced

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just wave your arms and everything that’s broken is fixed or restored back to its original condition? One of the most burdensome news is finding out that something in your house is broken, like doors, locks, appliances, and windows. It’s hard because you know you’re going to have[...]

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3 Ingenious Tips on How to Keep Your New Replacement Windows Sparkling and Like New

Your new replacement windows were just installed! Now’s the time to start thinking about how to extend the new-ness of the windows with some simple tricks aside from general cleaning like dusting and wiping the glass.

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The Energy Efficiency of Replacement Windows

It’s common to hear the term “energy efficiency” or “energy star” these days as a much-desired feature for anything that consumes power, fuel, or money. The origin of this concept was born way back in the 1973 when the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) decided to proclaim an oil embargo. The reason for[...]

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How to Prevent Injury during Hurricane Cleanup

Here at Castle, we’re all about prevention. That’s the purpose of our products – to help make sure you and yours have as much protection from hurricane damage as possible. In the event of a hurricane, however, cleanup will be necessary, even if it isn’t on your property. Though we hope you won’t need the[...]

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Attention Snowbirds: 5 Reasons to Contact Castle Today

Right now you’re enjoying the summer months up north, out of reach from the southern heat, humidity, and hurricane season. But what about your Florida home? Though it might not be on your mind this time of year, you should be considering installing impact windows or storm shutters now. Here’s why:

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Which Shutters Are Right For You?

One of the first questions homeowners ask when in the market for storm shutters is, “Which shutters are right for my home?” Three factors determine the answer – ease of installation, level of protection, and cost. Only you can know which of these factors are most important to you, but we can give you the[...]

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Hurricane Readiness: How to Create a Plan of Action for Your Family

If you’ve lived in Florida for any length of time, you know how quickly the weather can change. One minute you may have clear, sunny skies, the next, a thunderstorm. As you know, we can never assume that just because we’ve had a long stretch without hurricanes that one couldn’t develop within a very short[...]

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Hurricane Safety for Kids

It’s been years since Florida’s last severe hurricane. Children under the age of 12 who’ve grown up in Florida have had the privilege of never experiencing a deadly storm. Though we’ve all enjoyed this long streak of good luck, it may mean that our kids don’t fully understand the dangers a hurricane can pose. How[...]

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Building Your Dream Home: Things to Consider

You’ve read our last blog, To Build Or Buy A Home?, and you’re back to learn more about the process. In this post, we’ve compiled a few tips to consider when building a new home to make the process a little smoother, help you make decisions a little easier, and hopefully make the journey of[...]

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To Build or Buy A Home?

Perhaps you’re in the market for a new home and, like many prospective homeowners, you’re faced with a dilemma: Should I build new or buy an existing property? Here at Castle, we’ve had the privilege of installing our quality products in newly built homes as well as retrofitting existing homes, so we’ve learned some pros[...]

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How to Maximize Natural Light and Increase the Value of Your Home

If you’re a homeowner, chances are you’re always looking for ways to maintain your home’s value, if not ways to increase it. Though installing impact windows or storm shutters is a great place to start, it’s not the only way! Let’s talk about the light coming through those lovely windows. Research has proven that homebuyers[...]

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How to Decrease the Cost of Homeowners Insurance

No doubt you already know Florida is the most expensive state in the U.S. for home insurance. Though the tropical weather makes it one of the most beautiful states in our country, the tropical storms make it one of the most costly to enjoy. The good news is that there are ways to keep costs[...]

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Why Castle? We’re More Than Just Windows

If you’re reading this blog, you’re a conscientious consumer. Not only do you want to protect your home, but you want the best company to help you do that, and you’re not afraid to take the time to do your research. Let’s look at a few reasons why you need search to no further than[...]

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The Benefits of Indoor Plants

You’re probably already aware of some of the benefits of having houseplants. Yes, they add a fresh, lively look to your interiors and, as we mentioned in our last post, can help keep you cool during the hot summer months. But their positive effects include much more than sprucing up your decor—they’re good for your[...]

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4 Ways to Keep the Summer Heat Out and the Cool In

Like most Florida residents at this point in the summer, you’re probably trying to keep cool. No doubt your air conditioner is hard at work. But is cranking up the A/C really working? And is it the only way to keep the heat out? In fact, there are other ways to keep your cool. Let’s[...]

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