Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast, our beautiful blue beaches are a sight to behold. With a population of just over 36,000, our city is just the right size. Besides the beach, we have plenty of activities available to appeal to families with children and teens. There’s really no doubt that Dunedin is an A+ community to purchase a home and settle down in. Of course, the responsibility of home maintenance comes along with that. Window replacement may be on the costly end of home maintenance but it’s certainly a worthy investment.
Window replacement may not be at the top of your list, but if you’re considering options to reinforce your home’s hurricane resistance, you ought to think about new windows as one of them.
Protection from the storm
All styles of Reece windows are impact resistant. Impact windows are designed to withstand the impact of storm-tossed debris. They can crack, even shatter, but these windows will not fly apart. This greatly reduces the risk of injury if you’re weathering a hurricane in your home. The thought of a window smashing during the onslaught of a hurricane sending glass and debris flying through the house is certainly the stuff of which nightmares are made! You’ll rest easier knowing your windows are going to withstand the storm.
Not only that, once the storm gains access to your home through broken windows, it greatly increases the odds that your home will sustain catastrophic damage. The winds rush up and into the attic looking for a way to escape. Our homes aren’t airtight. There are tiny avenues for the wind to force its way through, meanwhile, pressure builds behind them as the outside wind continues to rush into your home from below. This, combined with the storm ripping at your home from the outside, could entirely separate your roof from your home.
Protection from intruders
Impact windows do more than save your family from experiencing the violence of a hurricane. They also stand strong against intruders who try to force their way into your home. Home invasion causes upheaval in a family’s life long after the intruders have gone. Coming home to find your house ransacked and valuables lost forever is devastating enough but the worry of “what if they come back” can continue to burden the mind. Children, especially, come to mind here.
Installing impact replacement windows alleviates the possibility of easy access through your windows. Your home and family stand better protected against a potential break-in from the moment they are installed.
Some homeowners look at window replacement as an investment in making their homes more energy-efficient. We understand the value of installing energy-efficient windows. Essentially, they should begin paying for themselves from the moment of installation.
Reece windows have that covered. Our replacement windows efficiently block the transfer of hot and cold air. Our windows meet or exceed EnergyStar requirements. You’ll definitely see a difference in the comfort level inside your home and in your energy bill besides. Reece windows also reduce the level of noise that enters your inside home environment. You may not realize how noisy it was until it isn’t any longer. Lastly, our windows provide you with excellent UV protection. No more will you worry about the hazards of sun fade.
Why choose Reece windows?
When the Florida Building Codes (FBC) changed after Hurricane Andrew, window manufacturers were called upon to create an impact resistant glass. Reece Builders/Windows, Inc. wasted no time getting on board with the plan.
We realize the importance of providing your family with the utmost protection during a hurricane. Things change in an instant. A storm predicted to be mild may become violent in a heartbeat. We manufacture our windows using two sheets of tempered glass that we’ve adhered to a sheet of high-tech polymer. The polymer reinforces the strength of the glass tremendously. It also provides energy-efficiency and is the reason Reece windows muffle or remove outside noise.
To earn the FBC’s hurricane resistant rating, we put our windows through a series of rigorous tests. Tests for debris resistance involve cannons, 9 pound 2x4s, and steel ball bearings. Wind and rain resistance testing follows if the window unit survives the beating.
Who we are
We’re proud to say that Reece Builders / Windows, Inc. is a family-owned business. We’ve been supplying Dunedin and the surrounding area with high-quality windows and doors for nearly 50 years now. Michael Reece, Sr. founded the company back in 1972 with the goal of providing his customers with windows and doors built to last them a lifetime. His son, Randy, runs the business now and still holds fast to his father’s original business plan.
Reece builds and installs your new windows so we know the job’s done right. We never hire outside contractors to install our windows. We believe in using our own trained installers to complete our window replacement orders. It just makes sense that if everyone is on the same page from the start that things will end well.
As a matter of fact, we train all of our staff in-house to work in-house. When you reach out to customer service, you’re talking to us. Our customer service team knows Reece products inside out. They happily answer any questions that you have and can guide you in making the right decision.
Service and a smile
Reece strives to make certain that every employee realizes the value that they bring to the company. We want them to know how much we appreciate the way they represent our company to the outside world. When employees realize their worth, they become vested in the company and they excel.
Our customers reap the benefit of experiencing an exceptional quality of customer service from every Reece employee that they come into contact with. This coupled with their beautiful new windows, complete with financing options and a double Lifetime Guarantee, oh, by the way, leave them unable to keep the experience to themselves. They tell their family and friends who are likely to contact us to meet their future needs.
Word of mouth is the best form of advertising that we could ever hope for! In fact, we’re certain that it’s played a large part in our becoming a leading window and door company in Dunedin, Tampa, and the surrounding area. We hope you’ll consider us when it’s time to put window replacement on your list of things to do.