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When embarking on new construction projects, it's imperative to prioritize impact-resistant doors, windows, and entry doors that adhere to key building code requirements in Florida. Trust Impact Window Group (IWG) to provide solutions that meet and exceed these stringent standards.

Key building code requirements for impact windows and doors include:

  1. Impact Resistance
  2. Product Approvals
  3. Wind Pressure Ratings
  4. Installation Requirements
  5. Labeling & Certification

Specific details regarding building code requirements can be accessed online. Once you've identified the product and exact locations of each installation (especially for windows and doors within 5 feet of a building corner), we can determine the precise requirements for your project.

At IWG, all installations and work are permitted and approved by the State of Florida and the specific County where your construction is taking place. Counties won't approve permits if the products being installed don't meet Building Code requirements. Therefore, we ensure that all products we sell for installation at your residence meet the requirements for your area.

Moreover, every installation is inspected by County inspectors to verify that products were installed and fastened correctly, providing an additional layer of assurance for compliance and quality. Choose IWG for impact-resistant solutions that not only meet but exceed the rigorous building code requirements in Florida for your new construction projects.

Most products are Miami-Dade certified through their Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (PGT, Lawson, CGI). While there are other products certified by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (PlastPro, CGI Sparta, etc.)

Vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood are all materials used by the various vendors that supply our products.

While the products you can select from vary, we will typically sell Large Missile Impact (LMI) Resistance products. This level of impact resistance is designed to withstand the impact of large airborne debris, such as 2x4 wooden beams, traveling at high speeds during hurricane-force winds. The testing protocols for large missile impact resistance are defined by Miami-Dade County's strict product approval criteria, which includes subjecting the windows and doors to large missile impact tests and cyclic pressure tests. Products that meet this level of impact resistance are often referred to as "HVHZ" (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) products and are suitable for use in areas with the most stringent hurricane-related building codes.

Some of the different components of impact specific windows & doors:

Laminated glass, impact-resistant frames, enhanced sealing, structural reinforcements, multi-point locking systems, impact-tested hardware, and the design & engineering

Depending on the vendor, products can be upgraded to achieve Energy Star certification. For example, PGT offers vinyl windows that achieve this certification.

Impact Window Group offers a 3-year workmanship guarantee, in the past we have serviced clients beyond this time frame. For the products themselves each vendor's warranty varies, if you have a vendor in mind we'd be more than happy to pull up their warranties.

Yes, depending on the product and manufacturer, there are special care instructions for the products. This information would be given once the exact product / manufacturer is known.

Yes, the windows and doors can be customized to your needs. The frame color and type, glass color and type can all be accommodated to your liking as well as adhering to any HOA requirements there may be. Samples for most products we sell (glass, frames, etc.) are available as well.

Yes, we have a rotation of in-house installers that perform our installations.

The installation process depends solely on the product(s) being installed and the scope and size of the project. Contact us directly for a free consultation.

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