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Storm Solutions Blog

Hurricane Door Buying Considerations

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jul 23, 2019 4:22:42 PM

You’re on the hunt for a hurricane door and aren’t sure where to start. We understand impact door shopping can be overwhelming, as there’s a lot to consider.

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Topics: Impact Door Installation, Impact Doors, hurricane doors


Why to Choose our Entry & Garage Doors for your Home’s Hurricane Protection

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Nov 15, 2018 11:24:21 AM

When a hurricane strikes, high winds, rain and debris can enter your home—or business— through a number of ways. Sometimes, they barrel right through your front door! Once an opening like this is made, your space is left exposed, destroying your possessions and threatening the safety of your family or employees.

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Topics: Impact Door Installation, Impact Doors, Sliding Glass Doors, Garage Doors, hurricane doors


Impact Doors vs. Average Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Many Southwest Floridians are replacing their average, “builder’s standard” entry doors with impact doors. Why make the switch? It doesn’t look like there’s anything wrong with your current door.

Under normal conditions, that’s probably the case. But do you trust your door to hold up against the impact of Southwest Florida’s unpredictable weather? Read on as we discuss several reasons impact doors are the right choice.

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Topics: Impact Doors, hurricane doors


Looking to Replace Your Windows in Florida? It’s Best to Do It in the Winter!

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jan 31, 2017 9:01:37 AM

We’d venture to say that there’s nowhere better to be than Southwest Florida when Old Man Winter takes its toll on our friends in the north. We’re lucky to have sunshine for the majority of the year, and our winter is very temperate. In fact, it’s so appealing that our population swells with “snowbirds,” or seniors who flee the cold for our warm sunshine, as well as vacationers eager to see the sun after months of cold.

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Topics: Hurricane Protection, Impact Doors, hurricane windows


Don’t Let your Garage Door be the Weak Point of Hurricane Protection

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Hurricane-Rated-Garage-Doors-Fort-Myers.jpgWe talk about the devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew quite a bit on this blog, but that’s because it taught us so much about hurricane protection. After the winds of Andrew settled, the people of south Florida were left to pick up 26 billions dollars worth of damage.

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Topics: Impact Doors


Does an Impact Rated Door Really Protect My Home?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Nov 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For a few tense days, Hurricane Matthew had its sights set on southwest Florida. The forecast sent many homeowners into a panic wondering whether or not their home would be protected. As they scrambled to determine whether or not their windows were hurricane resistant or bolt-up their storm shutters, many never thought about Impact Rated Doors.

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Topics: Impact Doors, hurricane doors


How to Prevent Water Intrusion on Sliding Glass Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever spent a summertime in southwest Florida, you know a thunderstorm can pour down inches of rain in just a matter of minutes. Even though you never want to sacrifice the picturesque views provided by your sliding glass doors, heavy rainfall and strong winds can pose serious water intrusion problems. Implement the following solutions to prevent costly water damage due to poorly sealed sliding glass doors.

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Topics: Impact Doors, Sliding Glass Doors


Protect Your Home with Impact Doors

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Aug 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM

CGI-Estate-Entrance-door-2Living in Southwest Florida, we know how important it is to protect our home during a hurricane. When choosing a hurricane protection method for your home, most people often think about the best way to protect their windows. What many people forget is that it's also important to protect your doors from high wind and heavy rain. Impact-resistant doors offer your home the protection it needs in the event of a hurricane. Impact doors and windows are made out of impact resistant glass that contains a layer of polyvinylbutyral (PVB) between two slabs of glass. Here are five benefits of using impact doors to protect your entryways:

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Topics: Impact Doors


Hurricane Impact Doors Combine Beauty And Function

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Nov 15, 2013 2:17:00 PM

CGI-Estate-Entrance-doorIf you're getting ready to replace your home’s current entry doors with hurricane impact rated doors, function is important, but that's not the only thing you should consider. Learn how to choose the best impact doors so that your home is well-protected and beautiful at the same time.

Is Fiberglass Or Aluminum Better For Hurricane Impact Doors?

One of the first choices you need to make is whether to choose fiberglass or aluminum entry doors. Both offer different benefits, which means that you need to take a look at your individual home and situation to ensure that you're making the right decision.

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Topics: Hurricane Protection, Impact Doors