Providing High Quality Hurricane Windows, Doors & Shutters in Bradenton & Sarasota, FL Since 2005
Living in Florida, we face a unique set of challenges when it comes to home maintenance and improvements. When considering windows, shutters, and doors, we want them to enhance the look and feel of our home, but it is essential that they meet the highest in hurricane safety standards. At Armored Dade Windows & Shutters we take pride in offering a wide range of products by premier manufacturers to do just that. Our products are beautiful, functional and will meet the Florida Building Code, with Wind-Borne Debris maps listing 130 mph, or the strict requirements for Miami-Dade County, with wind-borne debris velocities of 150 mph.
In 2005, Joshua Perkins established Armored Dade Windows & Shutters in his native Bradenton/Sarasota. Living in the area for his whole life, Josh is familiar with the community and has made a personal commitment to ensuring that local homeowners can protect their families and their investments with high-quality hurricane resistant windows, doors and shutters at affordable prices. We also offer expert installation services to ensure you that our neighbors receive only the finest window replacement project. We are dedicated to serving the entire Gulf Coast area and strive to transform the “normal” business/customer relationship into a more comfortable and personal experience. We are proud that a majority of our business comes from the generous, word-of-mouth referrals of our satisfied customers.
At Armored Dade Windows & Shutters our focus is your complete customer satisfaction. We provide our window replacement services at affordable prices designed to fit any budget. We are licensed and insured for your peace of mind and proud to be state inspectors for wind mitigation. We are experts in our field and our goal is to bring that expertise to you. Our hurricane impact resistant windows and shutters will not only add enhanced hurricane and intruder protection to your home, but they can lower your energy costs, reduce noise and filter out 99% of damaging UV rays.
Since 2005, Armored Dade Windows & Shutters has been providing residential and commercial window, door and shutter installations in Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, Venice, and North Port, FL. We want to work side by side with you to provide top-notch installation services at a price you can afford. We are dedicated to offering the finest products and the safest, most durable, installation to keep your family safe. Give us a call today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate at (941)798-9010. We are conveniently located at 8112 Cortez Rd. West Bradenton, FL 34210. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday by appointment.
Why You Need Impact Windows, Shutters, and Doors:
Impact rated windows are a great choice to provide protection for homes, condos, businesses, and buildings from wind-borne debris and vicious winds that are present during a hurricane.
Florida building codes were dramatically revised after Hurricane Andrew’s destruction of the Miami-Dade area, specifically Homestead, FL, in 1992. The root cause of roof damage during a hurricane is the rapid pressure changes. These pressure changes create powerful “pull-push-pull” cycles to loosen and separate roofs from their mountings.
The high wind velocities generate high and low pressures as these winds whip around buildings, trees, hills, open waters, and everything in their paths. Many Florida roofs have barrel tile, which can be a significant source of destructive flying debris when these tiles are released into hurricane winds.
Almost explosive forces occur when a window or door suddenly opens because the building’s internal pressure increases. The high velocity winds passing over the roof create a vacuum and simply rip the roof off. This roof destruction allows additional wind-borne debris to smash windows and doors, making the home or building uninhabitable.
The understanding of the destructive nature of hurricanes led to the evolution of today’s impact rating and testing systems. The goal is to protect people as much as possible by keeping roofs attached to homes and buildings during hurricanes.
Now for the good news:
Armored Dade has been helping homes and businesses upgrade their windows, entry doors, sliding glass doors, and garage doors since 2005. Collectively, we have decades’ worth of experience in remodeling, window and door replacement, and condominium impact door and window retrofit. Our understanding of construction methods and challenges is key to our success in getting a great-looking and functioning replacement impact windows and doors completed. We use care to match the window and door styles and overall appearance with the aesthetics of the home and property.
Significant progress has been made in the understanding of the mechanics of the destructive forces of hurricane winds. This has been used to update the codes specifying the strength values and qualification tests for buildings and their key structural components: roof attachments, water barriers, shingle/tile fastening, garage door strengths, and impact rated windows and doors.
Our talented and experienced crews go beyond other companies to fix, smooth, transition, caulk, paint, and blend so beautifully, it is virtually impossible to tell which windows and doors have been replaced. Our installers are careful to use tarps, plastic wraps, and other coverings during the window and door replacement process to keep homes as free as possible from debris and dust. It is a commitment that our customers appreciate.
We have an extensive cross section of manufacturers, window and door types, designs, and styles. We chose our products to meet either the Florida Building Code, with Wind-Borne Debris maps listing 130 mph, or the more stringent requirements for Miami-Dade County, with wind-borne debris velocities of 150 mph.