Windows FAQ

+ Do hurricane windows and doors come in different glass colors?

Yes, impact glass comes in a variety of color tints, including gray, bronze, and green.

+ Are impact windows and hurricane windows the same?

Yes, impact windows are sometimes referred to as hurricane windows, hurricane impact windows, or hurricane resistant windows. The same applies to impact doors.

+ Can impact windows and doors reduce exterior noise?

Absolutely. Impact resistant laminated glass eliminates exterior noise significantly. Our systems can provide up to 35% noise reduction. Our windows and doors are an ideal solution if you live near a traffic intersection or the noise from your neighbor’s lawn mower disturbs the peace of your home.

+ Why should I replace my windows and doors?

Homeowners whose properties have windows and doors over 25 years old should consider having them replaced. New windows and doors, especially impact resistant windows and doors, will lower your utility bills and protect your home against impacts. New windows and doors also add to your property’s value and hurricane windows can help you qualify for insurance premium discounts.

+ Do impact resistant glass provide Ultraviolet protection?

Yes, impact resistant laminated glass acts as a sun barrier to protect you from UV light while still allowing your home to enjoy the benefits of natural lighting. Our products also help preserve the interior of your home, and any valuable furniture and decorations that would otherwise be subject to discoloration. This benefit is especially important for Florida resident who enjoy beautiful sunshine almost all year round.

+ What makes windows and/or doors energy efficient?

Several elements, including how the frame and sashes are engineered, the type of impact glass used, the quality of weather stripping, and type of low-emissivity coating on the impact glass. Non-Impact windows are not energy efficient because they provide little insulation. However, you can lower your utility bill by installing impact resistant products. Our line of  laminated impact resistant windows and doors are built using a PVB interlayer sealed between two layers of glass. PVB is a chemical resin that adheres to the two glasses for strong binding and insulation. At Go Green we can help you select the appropriate glass combination to achieve great energy savings.

+ Do replacement windows and doors pay for themselves over time?

Yes, replacement windows for residential use do pay for themselves. The amount of savings varies from home to home, but impact windows and doors are energy efficient and will lower a home’s energy consumption so over time, your energy and maintenance savings will match your investment.

+ Are garage doors tested for impact resistant compliance?

Yes, garage doors are a critical component to the structural integrity of a building. As a result, the building code is very specific about testing and rating garage doors.

+ What are wind load calculations?

Wind load refers to the application of wind pressure on a structure and its components. After a product is tested for small and/or large missile impact, it is then tested for wind load endurance. Wind load calculations are acquired by applying pressure to a structure so the wind forces act against it, these pressures are classified as positive. But when the pressures act away from the structure, they are classified as negative. Impact resistant windows and doors are tested for both negative and positive pressures and must withstand wind loads for 9000 cycles.

+ How can I be sure the impact windows and doors I am purchasing are impact resistant products?

It is the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) issued by the Miami-Dade County that certifies a product as impact resistant. This product approval also provides a label for the product that designates how long the certification will last. The NOA also provides information on dimensions, parts, materials, accessories, and installation guidelines for a product. You can download a copy of the NOA from the Miami-Dade County Website.

+ What are impact resistant windows and doors?

These are windows and doors that combine heavy-duty frames with impact resistant laminated glass. The laminated glass is built with a PVB interlayer, sealed between two layers of glass, which allows for strong binding, optical clarity, and tough adhesion.

+ If I install hurricane impact resistant windows and doors in my house, do I become eligible for insurance premium discounts?

Many insurance companies recognize the installation of impact windows and doors for insurance discounts. When all openings in your home are protected by our impact resistant windows and doors you can be eligible for a premium discounts. If you are not sure your insurance company offers discounts you should contact your insurance agent before making any purchases. However, keep in mind that the Florida statute 627.0629 for residential properties, requires all insurance companies to provide homeowners with insurance discounts if their homes are protected against windstorms, effectively.