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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cooler Waters in Tropical Atlantic are Detrimental Hurricanes



The cooler-than-average waters in the tropical Atlantic are being driven by northerly winds around the eastern periphery of a strong area of high pressure over the eastern and central Atlantic Ocean. On the western periphery of this high, southerly winds have led to above-average water temperatures off the U.S. East Coast.
List of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names for the 2018 hurricane season.
Another factor that can be detrimental to hurricane formation is the development of El Niño in the tropical Pacific Ocean during hurricane season. This typically causes stronger-than-average winds aloft over parts of the Atlantic basin, shredding potential tropical cyclones apart.
The CSU team does not expect a significant El Niño event to develop during the peak of the 2018 hurricane season (August-October). CSU did caution that a large amount of uncertainty still remains surrounding this potential factor.
Additional adjustments to the CSU forecast are possible in future updates.

"If the tropical Atlantic were to remain anomalously cool or if El Niño were to develop unexpectedly, the seasonal forecast would be lowered with our July or August updates. However, if the tropical Atlantic were to anomalously warm and the tropical Pacific were to remain neutral, the seasonal forecast could be increased in future updates," CSU concluded.

The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.  

We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years.  If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.

Please visit our showrooms:

Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 
Call (561) 745 6122

Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 
Call (305) 669 4484 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Four Hurricane Myth's That You Should Know So You Can Be Safe!

HURRICANE MYTH'S - GET PREPARED!


Myth #1 – You Only Need to Protect the Windows Facing the Water

Hurricane-force winds can turn landscaping materials and other outdoor items into projectiles that can break windows on any side of your home.2 All windows and glass doors should be secured to guard against high winds and flying objects.

Myth #2 – If You Lean against a Window or Door, You Can Keep it from Blowing Inward

You are putting yourself in danger if you remain in front of windows and doors. Instead, you should:
  • Stay away from windows and glass doors.
  • Close all interior doors and brace external doors before the storm.
  • Take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.3

Myth #3 – Open Windows to Alleviate Pressure

This myth is based on the misconception that pressure can build up in your home during a storm to the point of causing complete structural failure. According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, no house is built airtight and an over-pressurization to this degree is not possible. Opening windows presents the danger of flying objects entering your home.4 Therefore, all windows should be closed and shuttered during a hurricane.

Myth #4 – The Biggest Myth is that “It Will Not Happen Here”

Each year, heavy rains, strong winds, floods and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes affect much of the United States, including both coastal and inland areas.5 Although all of us hope we will not be affected by a hurricane, it is always safer for you, your family and business to be prepared.

The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.  

We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years.  If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.

Please visit our showrooms:

Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 
Call (561) 745 6122

Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 
Call (305) 669 4484 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Get Ready Florida - Official Start Atlantic Hurricane Season June 1st

Get Ready Florida - Official Start Atlantic Hurricane Season June 1st

Ugh!  We hate to say it, but it's that time again.  

Official Start Atlantic Hurricane Season

The time to assess your home, your supplies and your plan should our area be impacted by a Hurricane.

For the last two weeks we have been experiencing rain in mass quantities, now we have to get prepared for potential Hurricanes.

Last year Florida took a direct hit from Erma after she teared up the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.  It's so sad to see the people in Puerto Rico still suffering from the effects of Erma.

We Dodged A Bullet

We East Coast Floridians know we dodged a major bullet last year as Erma moved up the West Coast of Florida.

We still have to be prepared and now is the time to start that preparation. 

Everyone should have a Hurricane Prep Guide, Hurricane Supplies and a Hurricane Plan.  Don't wait until the last minute, when supplies are scarce, get your things together now!

It's not to late to take a look and any faulty windows or doors.  We have been helping customers with new Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors for over 25+ years.

If you have any questions or need any help with learning more, please call or visit our showrooms in Jupiter or Miami.  

The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.  

We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years.  If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.

Please visit our showrooms:

Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 
Call (561) 745 6122

Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 
Call (305) 669 4484 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hurricane Tip Guide from the Window Professionals

Hurricane Tip Guide from the Window Professionals
While hurricane season is still a few weeks away, now is the time to prepare for what could be another difficult storm season. Follow these tips and you’ll be less worried when high winds and rain start to whip up outside your doors:
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  • Make sure you have flood insurance through either an endorsement from your insurance company or the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Many insurance companies now offer flood endorsements making it easier and, in many cases, less expensive to add this much needed coverage.
  • Review your insurance policy with your agent to ensure it is up to date. Make sure coverage amounts are adequate and that all structures are insured.
  • Invest in hurricane impact glass for windows & doors.  During a hurricane, winds can reach 111-156 mph. Debris in the road and yard can go flying through windows and into your home if they aren’t protected.
  • Buying a dual fuel generator gives you the ability to have power when gasoline may become scarce. In addition, propane tanks can be stored for longer periods of time than gasoline. It’s a great way to ensure you have some form of electricity during and after the storm.
  • Determine your electrical necessities prior to a storm and get the size generator that meets those needs. Bigger generators power more items but use more fuel that may be scarce. Before the storm arrives, you must have enough fresh fuel to run the generator. Check the machine by running it monthly to make sure it’s operating properly.
  • Make an emergency kit for your family and keep it in a place where it’s easily accessible. Include a first aid kit, battery-powered radio, flashlight and batteries, whistle, local maps, water, and cash. Include a copy of your homeowner’s insurance policy and laminate it to avoid water damage. You can also include extra items to keep your family comfortable such as your favorite snacks, or a battery-powered TV.
  • Keep a supply of food that does not need to be refrigerated. Canned goods – Don’t forget the can opener! – are good provided the expiration date is in the future.
  • Consider purchasing large tarps in advance that can cover roof leaks and store them in your garage for after the storm, as an extra precaution.
  • If your policy does not already include ordinance and law coverage, discuss adding this important coverage with your agent.  This coverage ensures you have additional repair coverage if your local building permit officials require undamaged property to be updated along with your storm damages to bring that part of the building up to current building codes.
  • Take steps to learn your community’s hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground.  Determine where you would go if you needed to evacuate and how you would get there.  Note:  Before you leave your home, make sure you have all your important papers and your home is secure.
  • Review details on how to file a claim so that, when the storm clears, you know what to do and what’s likely to happen if you experience damage.
  • In the event you have a claim, contact your insurance agent and the claims department of your insurance company as soon as possible.  Most insurance companies provide a list of preferred contractors, especially remediation and restoration companies that specialize in flood and fire cleanup. You will want to begin the process early, so you can document the damage for your insurance company and be prepared for its adjustor to assess the damage.
  • Make sure you have a fully charged smart phone, disposable camera or a camera with fresh batteries so you can document the damage. Hint:  Take pictures now to show the home’s condition before the storm arrives. Once a hurricane does hit and there is damage, you can better document the damage by sending before-and-after photos to your agent and the insurance company.
The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.  

We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years.  If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.

Please visit our showrooms:

Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 
Call (561) 745 6122

Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 
Call (305) 669 4484

Thursday, May 10, 2018

It’s Time to Prep for Hurricane Season

It’s Time to Prep for Hurricane Season



Last year, three powerful hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — caused widespread damage in the U.S. and Caribbean. During National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 6-12), door and window dealers are urged to remind homeowners in coastal areas that they need to evaluate their properties and make sure their homes are ready to withstand a major storm.
Before a hurricane appears, it’s crucial to educate homeowners about strong and secure doors and windows. If  they’re compromised during severe weather, then hurricane-force winds can enter the structure and cause massive damage.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Andrew in 1992 destroyed 25,524 homes in South Florida and damaged 101,241 others. Many structures had their roofs blown completely off, an effect directly linked to doors or windows that were damaged after being struck by wind-blown debris.
A broken door or window on the wall facing hurricane-force winds greatly increases the risk of this happening because it causes a dramatic change in pressure inside the home, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Because of that, construction researchers determined that it’s important to prevent windows from shattering and doors from flying open, leading to advances in glass and hardware manufacturing.
In the aftermath of Andrew, South Florida Building Code (SFBC) officials adopted the first mandatory glazing impact standards in the United States, according to a 2003 report.  They were based on Australian standards that were developed after a devastating cyclone hit that country in 1974.
Today, impact-resistant windows are manufactured by dozens of companies and are sold from Texas to Maine, but the top market remains Florida. According to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s  2015/2016 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights, that state represents 68 percent of the total U.S. market for residential impact windows.
“Because there were so many severe hurricane situations in 2017, it’s important to perform a thorough check now of a home’s exterior,” says Tim Carter, founder and president of AsktheBuilder.com. “While a home may have held up well during last year’s weather, the strength of a home’s key exterior products may have been compromised. It’s smart for homeowners to hire a professional to evaluate their roof and other entry/opening areas of the home if they need to be fixed or replaced before the 2018 hurricane season,” which begins on June 1.
In April, Colorado State University issued its preliminary forecast for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. It predicts that 14 named storms will develop. Seven could become hurricanes, and three of those are expected to be major hurricanes.
Windows
When it comes to a home, windows can make up almost half the exterior. That’s why it’s important to inform homeowners about windows that are constructed for their specific geographic needs. In hurricane-prone areas, windows built to meet coastal building codes are critical. Impact-resistant windows offer exceptional storm protection, not just from wind and rain, but also from windborne debris.
“During a hurricane, winds can making flying missiles of garbage cans, lawn furniture and tree limbs,” says Carter. “Choosing a window made and certified to resist severe weather is a smart investment for a homeowner.”
Doors
Doors are another at-risk component of a  home. Entryways into the home are vulnerable to impact from flying debris from hurricane-force winds.
Jim Bell, the windstorm coordinator for Assa Abloy, said hardware is critical for protecting life and property during a hurricane.
“The door itself is rarely the cause of failure,” he said. “Where we see failure is at the door-hardware connection,” with 99 percent of failures coming at the latch point. “Without the hardware, the door is just a tripping hazard.”
Before the onset of hurricane season 2018, homeowners are encouraged to make the time to evaluate the structures where they live and work. Door and window dealers can educate them about making upgrades and changes now so they can be prepared for upcoming storms.
The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.  

We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years.  If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.

Please visit our showrooms:

Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 
Call (561) 745 6122

Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 
Call (305) 669 4484

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Get prepared Florida - Hurricane season is just around the corner!

Get prepared Florida - Hurricane season is just around the corner!

Hurricane Season 2018
The cooler weather will be long gone soon, as we enjoy our great spring weather before the hot summer temperatures arrive. Now is the time to start checking your home for faulty windows and doors.  You want to inspect for broken seals, faulty tracks, cracks or spaces that will be letting out your valuable air conditioning.
If you don't have hurricane impact windows or doors you need to give us a call.  We can help replace older windows and doors with new, more energy efficient and safer models to protect your home and family.
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The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.  

We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years.  If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.

Please visit our showrooms:

Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 
Call (561) 745 6122

Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 
Call (305) 669 4484

Thursday, April 19, 2018

What's Your Style? The Window Professionals Have Your Covered



MIAMI HOME IMPACT WINDOWS BY THE WINDOW PROFESSIONALS

What's Your Style?

No matter your style the Window Professionals with showrooms in Miami & Jupiter can help.  We have been working with our customers for over 25 years establishing our business as the leader in South Florida's competitive hurricane window and door supply business.

Weather you are looking to replace just a few windows or doors, doing a renovation or new construction, our team of professionals can help guide you every step of the way.

Our process is so efficient, and we pride ourselves at doing the very best for our customers.

We offer 100%, no money down financing by Ygrene!

If you need help just give us a call or visit us online.



The Window Professionals
The Window Professionals are a full service company and we offer no down, 100% financing through Ygrene and the PACE program.
If you have any questions about windows or doors please stop by our beautiful showroom in Jupiter or Miami.  

We can answer any questions you may have, we have been helping people with their windows and doors in South Florida for over 25 years.  If you want it done right, think the Window Professionals.

Please visit our showrooms:

Jupiter: 1319 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 
Call (561) 745 6122

Miami: 10001 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 
Call (305) 669 4484