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Old 07-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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made the big decision on my doors and windows, went with impact doors and windows. My house is on pilings so access to windows is a little tough, espically as I get a little older. Cost was $2800 more compared to standard windows and hurricane panels.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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What company did you use?
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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hey, I bought them thru NFL, MI brand
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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That's mighty cheap. You must not have very many widows. I have one door that cost that much..!

Sorry I didn't read the post correctly. $2,800 more than compared to others. You will be glad you have them. Mine are built by Life Guard. All stainless steel.
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If its on pillons, sounds like its close to the water, if Thats the case, i would recomend vinyl. Just my opinion. Have those stainless windows started showing any kind of rust ocean master? I know you said stainless, but i have seen stainless rust on the coast!
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I almost killed myself before Ivan.

Picture a 50 year old man and his buddy putting up pre-measured corrogated tin panels. A few windows were above the drive way. I had an extension ladder. We pulled it apart. I gave him the one with the feet. I took the one with just plastic ends.

Set them up on either side of a window, second floor. I climbed up with the panel. As I reached across to mount the panel, the ladder began to slide out from beneath me. I threw the panel away, grabbed the ladder, hung on and prepared for a broken ankle or two at the bottom.

I hit the concrete and laid back, NOTHING wrong!!!!

"WHEW,... THAT was close!!!" I thought! Then a second later the panel came down and a corner hit the concrete a couple inches from my throat....

It bent the corner about 4 inches.

That was my latest "near death experience".

My new house has "High Impact Glass" throughout except for the sliding glass doors where I have those folding accordion doors installed.

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If its on pillons, sounds like its close to the water, if Thats the case, i would recomend vinyl. Just my opinion. Have those stainless windows started showing any kind of rust ocean master? I know you said stainless, but i have seen stainless rust on the coast!
I have seen it rust in less than a year , used to work for a general contracor that salt air destroys anything it touches
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I have seen stainless hardware rust within a year and fall apart rusty within 3 years. I am talking 316 stainless. I dont belive anything can hold up to salty air. But i was curious of the windows? And maybe even if they offer a warranty?
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The cost extra for doors and windows was $4100 more. I have a french door, 2 standard doors and several windows. My wife did not want the lag bolts (panel mates) sticking out around the doors and windows or the channels at top and bottom. Did not budget for it but one less worry, espically if I am out of town and a storm quickly develops.
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