We aren’t right on the coast, but the salt in the air still settles on everything in the area. It can be very destructive, can’t it? Did you know that you’re supposed to wash the accumulated salt off your house three or four times a year? If you don’t, it can force you to tackle some larger home maintenance projects sooner than expected—window replacement makes that list.
If your windows are wood or aluminum, they’re susceptible to salt corrosion. It eats away at the surfaces which leaves your frames exposed to moisture. That triggers a whole new set of issues that you’ll want to address before they get out of hand.
Moisture promotes problems
It rains a lot here in Florida and coupled with the humidity, sometimes it takes a while for things to dry out completely. Moisture may not seem like that much of an issue overall. However, if it finds its way to the interior structure of your home, you might think differently.
Moisture allows mold to get started—and it spreads. Mold exposure causes a number of respiratory issues as well as headaches. Symptoms worsen with prolonged exposure and can become severe.
It negatively affects pets too.
As if mold isn’t enough to contend with, wood rot is likely to set in. The fungi spores attach to a wood surface and begin to grow. If not discovered, it eventually spreads throughout the home.
It happens over time but if left unchecked, wood rot completely destroys a home.
The value of vinyl
Vinyl frames are resistant to salt corrosion. You don’t have to worry about the sun and rain either. Moreover, there’s no staining or repainting
every few years to protect them from the environmental elements. They’re virtually maintenance-free—a quick wash now and then keeps them looking like new.
Reece vinyl windows are manufactured using the heat weld system. It melds the individual frame pieces together creating one solid frame. They’re indestructible! Moreover, it makes them more energy-efficient and provides added storm protection.
You might also like to know that vinyl emits very little CO2 during production and recycling. That makes them environmentally friendly!
The importance of impact glass
After Hurricane Andrew’s devastating impact, it became apparent that Floridians needed to be more protected in their homes. The Florida Building Code (FBC) now requires all new construction to incorporate hurricane resistant products.
Scientists invented impact windows specifically to meet the new FBC qualifications. They’re tested to prove it—the first two tests are named missile tests.
- The large missile test hurls a 9 foot, 6 pound 2×4 at the window with a force that sends it flying with such force that it covers 50 feet per second.
- Steel-ball bearings smash into the window simultaneously after hurtling through the air with hurricane-force winds behind them.
- Lastly, window units endure tests likened to the sustained winds and rain that they’d be subjected too during a hurricane.
Reece Windows consistently pass the tests. There’s no doubt that your family will be safer during our severe storms.
We manufacture our windows using tempered glass. It crumbles to pieces rather than fracturing into shards and slivers. We sandwich a sheet of high-tech polymer between the panes. It absorbs the force of impact and holds the glass in place.
Windows that won’t come apart don’t become flying debris!
Other benefits of window replacement
Homeowners don’t just wait it out until their current windows show signs of damage and then decide it’s time for window replacement. We’ve mentioned storm protection—the main reason many homeowners upgrade—but didn’t note that impact windows also deter break-ins.
In addition, they provide homeowners with still other benefits:
- Energy-efficiency—You’ll lower your bill and increase your comfort level.
- UV protection—Our windows protect your home’s interior from sun damage.
- Noise reduction—Our windows reduce outside noise. It may even eliminate it completely!
- Lower homeowners insurance premiums—Many companies offer discounts for added storm protection and security features.
Why choose Reece?
Reece Builders / Windows, Inc. is a second-generation family-owned business. Michael Reece, Sr. started the company with a single goal in mind. He intended to provide his customers with windows and doors meant to last for the lifetime of the home. All the while, making sure they knew how much he appreciated their business!
His son, Randy, runs the company these days. For the record, other than keeping up with the latest technology and installation techniques in the industry, he’s stuck with the original business plan.
When Reece customers realize they’ve come across a company that truly goes the extra mile to ensure that they’re completely satisfied, word gets around. Thanks to our customers, Reece is one of the leading manufacturers of residential windows and doors in the surrounding area.
If you’re considering new windows, we hope you consider Reece.
Are your windows installed from the inside or the outside?
Actually, we’ll need to work from the inside and the outside to get the job done right.
Do you have a guarantee?
Yes, we do! In fact, Reece offers all of our customers a Double Lifetime Guarantee. We stand behind our intent to provide you with windows and doors that last the lifetime of our home. Your guarantee will transfer to the new homeowner when you decide it’s time to sell your home.
Can I install my windows myself?
We’d advise against it because window installation is dangerous. Our installers are trained to professionally install your windows keeping safety in mind at all times.
Also, your guarantee covers installation. You won’t want to void that!
Does someone have to be at home?
Yes. We require that an adult that lives in the home be present during the installation.
Do you arrive on time?
In the event of an unforeseen circumstance—usually the weather—we’ll let you know as soon as we do. We understand that your time is valuable and we’ll do everything we can to stay within the estimated amount of time scheduled for your window replacement. That begins by arriving on time.
See you soon!