|Miami-Dade Approved Impact Windows
IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORSalso known as hurricane windows, high impact windows or impact resistant windows
Impact windows are an excellent alternative to hurricane shutters or storm panels. Astor Windows, based in Miami, offers impact windows in both aluminum and vinyl frames. When struck by flying debris during a storm, impact windows are designed to stay in one piece, protecting the building from the devastating effects of high winds. At very competitive prices, you can purchase impact-resistant windows and doors and obtain the following important benefits:
24-HR HURRICANE PROTECTIONInstall our custom-designed impact windows and obtain 24-hour hurricane protection, avoiding the hassle of putting up and taking down storm panels. Hurricane windows are built with a PVB interlayer sealed in between two layers of glass which makes break-ins a bit more difficult to occur. Although the laminated glass in our impact windows is not 100% burglar proof, it can serve as an excellent burglar deterrent. Statistically, one third of burglars will gain entry through a window, while the remaining two thirds will get in through an insecure door. Having impact windows and doors installed in your house can offer you the extra time your alarm system needs to advise the police in case of a break-in. Important disclaimer: Astor Windows does not hereby claims or implies that impact windows and doors are burglar proof.
IMPROVED ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOWSDrop your utility bills and realize important electrical savings by installing our impact-resistant products, which are built of heavy-duty aluminum and vinyl frames with double-glazed panes. Equipped with the right glazing option, our impact windows are much more energy efficient than the existing single-glazed windows. Today, Miami homeowners prefer large panoramic openings that provide uninterrupted views. However, this architectural trend comes at an increased utility bill due to the greater sun exposures. Large, single-glazed windows allow heat or cold transfer from the outside to the inside of the property. In contrast, impact windows provide excellent insulating capabilities, helping isolate interior spaces from the outdoor weather changes and contributing to important utility bill savings.
PROFESSIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND INSTALLATIONAstor Impact Windows has more than 12 years successfully installing impact-resistant windows, doors and storefront systems. We fully apply our expertise and knowledge from our construction company to our window business. Our team is trained and properly insured to perform complex installations. In addition, we have the equipment and personnel to perform opening alterations, such as reinforcing concrete/steel frames, building new frames or simply reconfiguring existing frames.
Retrofit Window Installation at a Multi-Story PropertyAs you can appreciate from the video, we are commited to safety and professionalism by utilizing sofisticated equipment to install our windows in hard-to-reach areas and under challenging working conditions.
INSURANCE PREMIUM DISCOUNTSImpact windows and doors are effective windstorm protective systems recognized by insurance companies such as Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. If all of the house openings are protected with impact-resistant windows or doors, policyholders can obtain up to 45% premium discounts, reducing the effective price or cost of installing the windows.
PROVEN QUALITYApproved by Miami-Dade County, our impact-resistant windows and doors are made of high-grade aluminum and vinyl framing built to last for a long time and designed to withstand the Florida climate. Astor Windows carry products made by Florida's leading manufacturers of impact-resistant windows and doors. With 20 years of proven track records of building glass-and-glazing components for the coastal areas, our manufacturers offer us peace of mind that the products we install will perform when needed.
SIGNIFICANT NOISE REDUCTIONOur hurricane impact windows and doors help reduce outdoor noise significantly. Our client testimonials confirm that impact-resistant glass is a great contributor to bringing peace and quiet environments inside the house or property. For homeonwers who live near busy intersections, highways or heavy traffic, installing our hurricane impact windows and doors has proven to be an effective noise attenuation solution. Please see the video below filmed at one of our completed projects in Miami. Construction crew was working outside this house when we were supervising the end of the window installation. You can notice the significant noise reduction accomplished with a casement window.
Hurricane Impact Windows and Noise ReductionWhile supervising an in-progress window installation, we decided to record a short video capturing the moment in which the grass was being mowed. As you can hear on this video, the noise reduction of a casement impact window is significant. Although our windows will not completely insulate your property from the undesired outside noise, it can bring it down to confortable levels.
MAXIMUM UV PROTECTIONHurricane windows and doors provide 99% blockage of ultraviolet (U-V) light, protecting your valuable interiors, including your favorite photographs, loveseats, Persian rugs and even your flooring, from fading or discoloring after repeated exposure to direct sunlight. This characteristic is particular important for us in Florida where we can enjoy the direct sunshine all year round. Our lines of high impact windows act like sunscreen to your house, blocking the damaging U-V without noticeably reducing visible light.
RELIABLE WARRANTY ON PRODUCT AND LABORWhen Astor Windows sells and installs impact windows for your home or commercial property, you are buying peace of mind. You obtain three (3) years warranty on the installation labor, and up to lifetime warranty on the product. Read more about specific warranties offered by our manufacturers in the manufacturer's profile section. Some products carry a 10-year warranty while others provide a lifetime warranty. With Astor Windows you receive excellent customer service at competitive prices.
Astor Windows's ShowroomFor our clients, we maintain on full-sized display a good representation of the most commonly installed windows and doors in our showroom.
SERVICES WE OFFER
|Domestic Supply||Wholesale and retail supply of impact windows and doors in South Florida.|
|Export Sales||Supply of impact windows and doors for foreign clients, including customers living in the Caribbean Islands. We deliver free of charge to a list of freight forward companies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Visit our export section for additional details.|
|Wind Engineering and Shop Drawings||Project-specific analysis of wind-loads, as well as preparation of full sets of shop drawings for windows, doors, storefront systems, mulls and other pre-engineered components.|
|Permit Expediting||Our expediter takes our permit packages into all of the Miami-Dade County municipalities and assist us in navigating through these time-cosuming processes. In addition, our expediter is in charge of presenting our proposed projects in front of Board of Architects in those municipalities that have this additional requirement.|
|Full Service Installation||We supply and install impact windows and doors in both retrofit (existing structures) and new construction projects in Miami. We offer turn-key solutions, from the design phase to value wind engineering to installation up the finish work. We work in both residencial and commercial projects.|
|Metal Structures and Metalworking||Custom design, fabrication and installation of steel tubes and anchoring plates. Visit our our metal fabrication section to learn more about services and capabilities.|
SERVICES WE DON'T PROVIDE
- Re-glazing (glass change) of windows or doors NOT sold by Astor Windows.
- General repairs of windows and doors NOT sold by Astor Windows.
- Installation of windows and doors NOT sold by Astor Windows.
- Supply glass only. We sell the entire window or door as a component.
PEACE OF MINDAll of the impact windows and doors we carry have Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA), an approval required by most of the municipalities in South Florida. Astor Windows enjoys an outstanding reputation among homeonwers and contractors, having more than 350 completed projects in South Florida with an impressive rating of 4.9 over 5.0 in customer satisfaction. Please ask our project managers and sales representatives for hard copies of our customer ratings.
|Schedule an appoinment||Need to have impact windows or doors professionally installed? Contact us to schedule a free onsite consultation. We will assign a project manager to meet with you to understand your needs and visit your property to take field measurements. Back at the office, the project manager will prepare a site-specific proposal for your project.|
|Learn about impact windows||Read our blog about impact windows at impactwindows.net. For example, you can information about window condensation, egrees requirements, energy consumption and permit fees.|
|Visit our photo galleries||Browse our photo gallery section to see pictures of current and finished projects. Also, navigate to our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest sites.|
|Learn about Astor Windows||Visit the About Us section to learn more about Astor Windows. In addition, check some of the customer feedback ratings we receive once we complete our impact windows projects.|
CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIAConnect with us on the following social networks to browse through additional photos of impact windows and impact-resistant doors. On these photo galleries, you can find pictures of current and past installations of impact windows throughout Miami, including Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Kendall, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and South Miami.
Learn more about our expertise and capabilities in new construction projects.
Metal work and steel member fabrication to anchor impact windows, doors and storefront systems.
Make an appointment to visit our showroom and see a large selection of impact windows and doors on display. Scheduled appointments are required to ensure one-on-one meetings with project managers.
Visit our entry door section to browse through the beautiful selection of impact entry doors manufactured by CGI Windows.