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FAQ

WHAT ARE IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS?2019-04-17T16:04:59+00:00

These are windows and doors manufactured to withstand hurricane-force winds up to 175 mph and have passed impact projectile tests.

Impact residential front doors are made from fiberglass and aluminum. Heavy-duty aluminum or vinyl frames, hinges, gaskets, aluminum door bottoms, and thresholds hold them in place, and silicone weatherstrips or seals keep out wind and rain.

Our commercial doors are constructed from 9/16”-thick safety glass. They are ADA-compliant, including thresholds. Options include transom windows, push bars, exterior side C-bars, and panic devices. They can also be used as fire doors.

All our doors open outward in compliance with local building codes.

Impact windows are thicker and much heavier than standard double-pane windows and have heavy-duty aluminum frames.

WHAT JURISDICTIONS REQUIRE IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS?2019-04-17T16:06:00+00:00

Impact windows and doors are required on all new buildings in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in Florida, except for those specifically exempted, including federal and state-owned buildings. These codes were further strengthened following the devastation of Hurricane Andrew.

WHY ARE IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS MORE EXPENSIVE?2019-04-17T16:06:21+00:00

Impact windows and doors do cost more than their standard counterparts because they are manufactured with heavy-duty materials that cost more. The extra weight also makes them more difficult to install and it takes more time (windows especially have more screws to keep them securely in place).  However, we think you’ll be surprised to find they aren’t as expensive as you might think.

Impact-resistant windows are also extremely energy-efficient. The coatings on them block up to 99% of UV rays. The insulation on our doors that keeps out water and wind, keeps out hot air as well. You will definitely see savings on your electric bills.

If you’re in an older building, adding impact doors and windows boosts value immensely.

Florida law requires insurers to provide discounts for residential buildings with impact doors and/or windows, regardless of where they live in the state. Be sure to talk to the experts to review your policy and talk to your insurance company if you’re installing them for the first time!

And finally, we offer financing options through YGrene Energy for up to 100% of your costs.

WHAT STYLES AND COLORS CAN I GET FOR IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS?2019-04-17T16:09:10+00:00

We think you’ll find just as many styles and colors in impact doors and windows as standard ones — in fact, we think the industry is setting some interesting design trends.

For example, we sell and install doors with window inset designs that are both impact-rated and bay windows. And we can work to customize windows to your specifications, such as this contemporary picture window.

Here are the door and window styles we provide:

Doors

  • Bifold, that swing or fold outward
  • French glass doors
  • Outswing entrance doors
  • Sliding glass doors
  • Garage doors
  • Commercial and fire doors

Windows

  • Casement windows
  • Casement fix windows
  • Horizontal roller windows
  • Projected windows
  • Window walls

Windows come in several tinted colors with gray, bronze, and green, the most popular. Frames come in black, white, tan, gray, and faux wood.

HOW LONG WILL IMPACT DOORS AND WINDOWS LAST?2019-04-17T16:06:39+00:00

Most will last for 25 years, but given the strength of storms in recent years, we recommend that you call for an inspection after 20 years. We can provide this service and give you honest recommendations for repairs or replacement.

You should regularly inspect your doors and windows for things like chips and cracks, and test for drafts, especially after a storm. Look for moisture to see if rain leaked in. Replace items like worn-out weatherstripping. Weatherstripping blocks out air and water and improves insulation.

WHAT OTHER BENEFITS DO I GET FROM IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS?2019-04-17T16:06:47+00:00

People who have just installed impact windows and doors notice their soundproofing qualities almost immediately. “I almost forgot I live under the airport path,” one customer recently told us.

These doors and windows also provide better security because they’re practically impossible to break. Doors and all windows within 30 feet of the ground must pass a “large missile test.” It is a test in which two nine-pound 2X4 lumber “missiles” are shot at them from 50 feet per second (34 mph).

REVIEWS

Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson
01:59 13 Nov 19
My wife and I are very satisfied with the efficiency, integrity, and professionalism of everyone at Ocean Impact Windows and Doors. They offered reasonable estimates, worked by permit, never had a problem with their work passing inspection, they cleaned up at the end of each work day and they made every effort to ensure that we were satisfied with our investment when they finished the project. This is truly a reputable company. We are repeat customers. We hired Ocean Impact Windows & Doors to install hurricane impact windows at our house in 2018 and hurricane impact doors in 2019. We highly recommend this outstanding company.read more
Carey Lopez
Carey Lopez
15:13 12 Nov 19
Glad I found Ocean Impact. My job was completed professionally and on schedule. Miami needs more reliable contractors like Ocean Impact..read more
Scott Tipple
Scott Tipple
19:49 02 Aug 19
Ocean Impact replaced all of the windows in my house - 12 total. They did a great job and I'm happy. They showed up on time (actually early) each day cleaned up after themselves each day, were very respectful to my house and my belongings. They worked hard to try to keep everything as clean as possible and did a great job with everything, they were a good crew. Angel did the finishing touches to the windows and is an artist, the way he finished the windows makes them look like they've always been in the house. I'm very happy I chose Ocean Impact Windows.read more
jenny fenton
jenny fenton
22:57 30 Apr 19
I was very impressed with the Ocean Impacts team. They explained everything from start to finish so thoroughly. From the proposal stage to the installation and finishing up. Nothing was left out. Their showroom was helpful as well. Actually, what I like the best is that they are a family owned business and take pride in their work.read more
Judy Finkelstein
Judy Finkelstein
18:23 30 Apr 19
Ocean Impact was recommended to me by my sister in law. They replaced 7 French doors and 2 windows in my house, and did an amazing job. What makes them stand out from other companies is that they own the job from start to finish, and don’t leave anything unfinished. Any paint, patching, cleanup, adjustments necessary, they make sure they leave you needing absolutely nothing else. No calling a handy man to finish up. All their employees were great. On time every day, neat, thorough and pro active. Never missed a beat. Would highly recommend them to anyone.read more
Ramhofer Law, PLLC
Ramhofer Law, PLLC
16:15 27 Apr 19
We used Ocean Impact to replace all the windows and doors in our house this year. Although it was a large project, I was impressed with the price and estimated timeline to complete the job. Ocean impact stayed within the budget and got all the windows and doors in painlessly. The workers were pleasant, and the management kept me informed of everything throughout the process.Now our home is cooler, quieter, and protected from hurricanes!Thanks Ocean Impact!read more
Aleksandar Jovicic
Aleksandar Jovicic
14:35 25 Apr 19
When I was doing my house renovation in El Portal last year, I interviewed 3 other impact windows and impact door companies in Miami, and only Ocean Impact was able to provide me with truly satisfied customers and their feedback. Listen, this stuff is expensive, sure, but these guys worked within my budget and my renovation went off without a hitch. You always get what you pay for, and as far as I'm concerned, these guys were amazing from beginning to the end, and my windows and doors (Cat 5) are an amazing value and the house looks great. Truly a five-star experience with Jared and team. Thanks again guys.read more
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