We’re not right on the coast, here, in Riverview, but close enough to hop in the car and head for the surf without a second thought. We’re close enough to give hurricanes a second thought though, huh? If you live in an older home and haven’t gotten around to getting hurricane resistant windows installed yet, it might be time to give window replacement a thought or two as well.
If you’re building a new home, the Florida Building Code (FBC) requires using hurricane-resistant building materials in all new construction. Your windows must be impact-resistant or protected for wind speeds up to 110 mph if you live within a mile of the coast. Of course, if you’ve ever ridden out a hurricane, you know they can be nail biters here as well.
Why choose Reece for the job?
Reece Builders / Windows has been a family-owned business for nearly 50 years. Founded by Michael Reece, Sr., the company is now run by his son, Randy. He learned a lot from his father and other than keeping up with the newest technology and installation techniques, he hasn’t strayed far from his dad’s business plan.
We don’t hire other contractors for installation. Instead, we train our in-house installers on how to do things the “Reece way.” Always keeping safety at the forefront of the process, they expertly and efficiently complete your installation leaving you with beautiful new windows as the only evidence that we’d been there.
Not only do we manufacture high-quality impact-resistant window, but we strive to provide you with exceptional customer service from the start. In fact, you’ll realize how important you are to us at the initial consultation.
Our customer service team knows our products inside out. They’ll be able to answer any and all questions that you have regarding our process. Next, they’ll work with you to schedule an installation date that is best for you. Not only that, someone will check in with you about a week after the job’s completed to make sure everything is working properly.
Why does everyone work so hard to please?
We decided years ago that the people we work with should be in our inner circle. Furthermore, at Reece, we understand the importance of family. We welcome our employees right into ours.
We want our employees to be happy with their jobs. When they are it creates a ripple effect that they pass on to our customers. Smiling faces paired with a job well done are both hard things to overlook.
Our customers can’t help but share the experience with family and friends. Word of mouth is the best advertisement that we could ask for! They’re likely to contact us when the need arises. We love that!
What’s so great about Reece windows?
Well, everything, or we think so anyway.
We mentioned already that we stay on top of the latest technology. We build windows that last. In the event that they do suffer damage somewhere down the road, we’ll be on our way out to replace them.
Yes, you read that correctly. We offer our customers a Lifetime Guarantee. Well, it’s a double Lifetime Guarantee, actually. In the event that you should ever decide to put your home on the market being able to transfer the guarantee to the new homeowner is going to be a very attractive selling point.
Our windows are impact resistant. We make them by adhering tempered glass to either side of a sheet of high-tech polymer. The polymer makes them as close to indestructible as they can get. All the while, affording you with a clear view of your world.
We are up to code as far as the FBC is concerned. Our windows undergo a series of rigorous tests that classify them as hurricane-resistant. The first test is called the large missile test.
That should tell you something!
Reece windows resist shattering even when a 2×4 is shot at them with a cannon. The small missile test comes next. Ball bearings are hurled through the air with a speed that covers 80 feet per second! Tests likened to the forces of the winds of a hurricane and storm-driven rain follow.
We make sure your windows are an added source of protection for your home.
That’s not all
Our windows offer other elements of protection as well.
- Break-in resistant – Intruders are not likely to hang around when met with the resistance our windows provide. Your family will sleep soundly knowing they stand at the ready 24/7.
- UV protection – Take advantage of living in the Sunshine State and open those curtains wide without fear of fading furniture and carpets.
- Noise reduction – Yep. We protect your ears too. The polymer sheet sandwiched between the tempered glass muffles or completely alleviates outside noise! Peace and quiet will greet you after a long day’s work.
- Energy efficiency – Our windows do a great job of keeping the cool air inside where it belongs! And, when it gets chilly in the winter, you’ll stay warmer. You’ll see a difference in your utility costs too.
- Lower insurance premiums – Most insurance companies offer premium discounts for homes that are reinforced to protect against hurricanes.
With all the benefits that window replacement provides your home and family, it’s certainly a worthy investment.
What if I decide to tackle this job on my own?
Actually, we’d like to ask you to rethink that plan. Window replacement is a dangerous job, especially if you aren’t experienced. The job involves ladders and glass, both dangerous enough in their own right. We train our crews to do the job safely. You can just sit back and enjoy the finished product. Also, we should mention that we know the job’s done right when our team’s in charge. It voids our lifetime warranty if someone else does the work.
Will you make a mess?
The short answer here is no. We leave everything just as it was when we rolled up on-site.
How much can I save on my homeowner’s insurance?
We’ll have to leave that one up to your agent. We’d even suggest contacting them before you make your window replacement choice. That way you’ll be sure they offer you a better rate for adding protection to your home. If they don’t, you’ll have time to find one that does beforehand.
What happens to my old windows?
We take them to the landfill.
Do I have to be there on installation day?
Yes. We require an adult to be at the location during installation. We’ll need access to the inside of your home, so we feel it’s best that you’re there.