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Q: Impact windows for condos

Q: Impact windows for mobile homes

Q: Impact windows for home

Google’s Answer: “If you are looking for an easy and economical way of increasing the efficiency of the old single-pane windows on your old manufactured home, storm windows would be the best route to take. More often than not, homeowners choose exterior mobile home storm windows, but you are free to opt for the inside variety.”


Smash City Pro’s Answer:

Whether you are in a single family, multi-unit, condo high-rise, or mobile home, impact codes and requirements in Florida will apply to you in certain conditions.

In a single-family home, if you replace over 25% of the windows in the house, they must be impact or you must have hurricane rated shutters. Please note that just because you have shutters does not mean they are hurricane rated. Most shutters today are not rated for hurricane code.

In high-rise condos, you must replace your windows with impact products if you are in an impact zone. Period, end of story. The windows in a high-rise are considered structural and may have additional requirements above and beyond hurricane code. It is very important to keep this in mind and make sure with the condos association that you are compliant.

In a mobile home, you are not required to have impact windows unless the structure is mounted on the ground. Many mobile homes have additions that lie on concrete slabs on the ground. If you have one of these additions that is not attached to the mobile trailer, the windows must be impact, assuming you reside in an impact required zone.

The information above is meant to be a guideline for you. It is important to look at your specific parcel ID and see where you align on legal requirements. Before purchasing impact windows, you should talk to a professional who knows what they are doing based on where you are, what you need, and what you’re looking to accomplish with your windows. You can fill out our form at Smash City and we will answer any questions you have to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your decision.

It may be the right time for you to replace your windows and doors. But how do you know? And how do you choose the best option for your home?

Selecting the right replacement windows or doors can be challenging. Many people find themselves chasing down estimates or sifting through product catalogs when they should be enjoying the benefits of new doors and windows inside their home, such as aesthetics and functionality, noise reduction, and desired natural light.

Our purpose at Smash City is to show you the true strength of impact windows and doors. We want to show you the benefits of what impact products can be to you and your home. We see first-hand how powerful impact products are and how fragile the windows and doors in your home are now.

If you haven’t upgraded your windows already fill out our form and let us help you. Send us your quotes and we can compare them for you.