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Finding The Right Contractor For Home Repair

Hello, my name is John Chase and if you're like me, you enjoy doing home repair projects yourself. I'm far from being a professional, but I can do minor repairs on the outside of my house such as painting and repairing the gutters. If there's a big project to do and I know that I shouldn't tackle the task myself, I always hire an experienced contractor to do the job. As you read through this blog, you'll learn how to hire the best contractor for home repair. You'll also find out what types of jobs around the house that you can do yourself and when you should contact a qualified contracting company. I think that you'll find my blog informative and I'm supplying this information so that all of your home repair projects will be successful.


Finding The Right Contractor For Home Repair

Do You Live In Florida? Install Impact Windows And Doors To Protect You

by Nicholas Jenkins

If you live in the state of Florida and live near the ocean, there are many natural disasters that could happen that would cause damage to your home. Fortunately, you can do some things to prevent most of this damage, including installing impact-resistant windows and doors. Keep reading for more information, as well as some benefits of these windows and doors.

Impact Windows

Impact windows can withstand strong winds much better than traditional windows. This saves you a lot of time because you won't have to worry about nailing boards over your windows if there is a threat of a hurricane or other extreme weather.

In many cases, the windows you choose will have approximately two or three layers of impact resistant glass. You can also choose from different glass thicknesses. This keeps debris and wind from breaking through the glass. The window frame is also much more secure when compared to standard windows.

To make the window frame secure, the contractor will use more screws and fasteners than they normally would during installation. The screws are also longer so they go deeper into the frame. This means the frame will also not give away due to high winds and debris.

Another benefit of impact resistant windows is they can reduce the noise level from outside noises in your home. This is due to the thicker glass and they have a much tighter seal than traditional windows. You may notice your energy bills go down because of the tighter seal around the windows. This means cool air will not escape through the window.

Impact Doors

There are impact doors, also known as hurricane doors, that are built to withstand strong winds and debris. This door may be made from wood or metal. What makes impact doors most secure is more bolts and fasteners are used when installing the door frame, and they are much longer so they go deeper into the door frame. These bolts and fasteners are generally made of a thick steel.

If there is glass on the impact door, impact resistant glass is always used.  You can find impact doors in a variety of colors so you can match them to the décor of your home. Impact doors also keep noise out because they have a much tighter seal in your home.

Talk with a window and door contractor today to learn much more about these windows and doors so you can stay safe during extreme weather conditions.