Frequently Asked Questions

Couple With Questions About Impact Resistant Windows and Doors

Replacing all of the windows and doors in your home is a major project and you may have questions pertaing to all that's involved. Newman Windows and Doors is committed to help set your mind at ease by letting you know exactly what to expect.

If your question is not listed below, please call (561) 640-1092 or send us an email to speak with a window and door specialist.

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What are the benefits of purchasing impact windows and doors for my home?

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Impact windows and doors have many benefits, many of which most people don't realize. Newman Windows and Doors is dedicated to educating the consumer on the real-world benefits of impact windows and doors.

Benefits for Impact Windows and Doors
  • Impact windows and doors provide protection against top hurricane force winds, pressure and debris without the need for bulky shutters or plywood.
  • Impact windows and doors increase your property value.
  • Impact windows and doors improve protection against sunlight which fades furniture, paint and also heats your home causing a rise in your energy bill.
  • Impact windows and doors qualify for insurance savings.
  • Impact windows and doors improve the energy efficiency of your home. Cooling your home will reduce your energy bill by 15%-25% depending on the type of glass you choose.
  • Impact windows and doors dramatically reduce outside noise.
  • Impact windows and doors can help prevent burglaries. Most break-ins occur through a broken window or door - smashing glass gains them instant access. Impact glass is designed to withstand impact from debris at high speeds giving burglars a near impossible feat. Much like the windshield of your car, if impact glass breaks it does not shatter- it splinters and will not go through to the inside layer. While impact glass is not burglar proof, it does do an outstanding job keeping them at bay.

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What is the cost of new windows and doors?

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From old construction (renovation) to new construction, no two houses are alike. Purchasing new windows and doors is a custom job. Price will vary and depends on many different factors like size, style and upgrades.

Cost for Impact Windows and Doors

Options That May Impact Price

  • Impact Glass vs. Non-Impact Glass
  • Insulated Glass vs. Non-Insulated Glass
  • Vinyl Frame vs. Aluminum Frame
  • Tinted Glass vs. Non-Tinted Glass
  • ...and many more options

Structural features / issues can also affect the price as well as rotten wood, historical homes, high rise condos (crane or heavy equipment), drywall damage, stucco repairs and more.

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What happens to my old windows, doors and screens?

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We remove and discard all of your old windows, doors and screens at our warehouse. If you would like to keep them please notify the installers upon arrival.

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What is the difference between impact and non-impact (standard) windows and doors?

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There are many differences between the two but the four main factors to look at when choosing between the two are cost, appearance, convenience and obligation of time. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to compare before you buy.

Standard Non-Impact Windows and Doors

Advantages Disadvantages
Lower cost The additional cost of shutters to meet FL Building Code
  Appearance
  Obligation of time to install/uninstall shutters
  No noise reduction
  Shutter storage requirement

Impact Windows and Doors

Advantages Disadvantages
Noise reduction High initial Cost
Beautiful Appearance  
24 Hour protection without added protection needed  
No shutters required  
Savings on insurance and energy bills  

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Do impact windows and doors qualify me for insurance savings?

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Improve Structure Integrity of Your Home

Yes, the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation assigns discounts for impact-resistant windows and doors, provided that all of the home's openings are protected.

After your installation contact your insurance company for a Wind Mitigation Application which will need to be filled out by a licensed professional home inspector. Once that is complete you can submit the application to your insurance company to receive a discount on your insurance.

Policyholders with questions concerning mitigation should contact their insurance agents to ensure that proper credit is being received for strengthening the home.

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How can windows and doors affect the structural integrity of my home?

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Improve Your Home's Integrity During Storms

A broken window or ineffective door during a strong tropical storm, hurricane, or tornado can cause a great difference in the inside vs. outside air pressure.

As a result, your home is likely to lose its roof. Impact windows and doors will keep your home safer and give you peace of mind when storms threaten our area.

Call us at (561) 640-1092 or send us an email with any questions about improving the structural integrity of your home during storms, especially powerful hurricanes.

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Do you sell non-impact windows as well as impact?

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Yes. Most of the product we sell and install is impact but we do offer non-impact windows as well. Non-impact does cost less but it does not have the benefits that impact windows will provide for you and your loved ones.

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Can impact glass break?

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Yes. Impact glass is made of layers similar to a windshield on a car. The outside layer can break if the force of the object hitting the glass is great enough, however, just the outside layer will break upon impact, not affecting the inside of your home.

The glass is covered under warranty and will be replaced by the manufacturer if this were to happen.

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Can I have an inswing front door?

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Yes. We install both inswing and outswing front doors. This is the preference of the customer. In some cases (HOA or condo related) a certain swing will be mandatory to meet the HOA rules of one's home. We do suggest outswing doors to many customers because of the security they provide and the durability vs. an inswing door.

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Why choose a BBB accredited business?

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Being accredited by the Better Business Bureau means the BBB has determined that they meet accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good-faith effort to resolve any consumer issues. Newman Windows and Doors is a company of great integrity. We stand behind our work and will never leave a customer unhappy.

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Do you hire subcontractors?

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Newman Windows Does Not Use Subcontractors

No. All of our installations are done by our own trained and certified employees. We do not hire subcontractors because of the specifications in which we believe each installation should be done. Newman Windows and Doors has kept it outstanding reputation of a quality install through this very way.

In some cases, stucco repairs or other repairs may need to be done. In this case a licensed and insured Florida subcontractor would be hired.

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What window and door brands do you sell?

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Our top manufacturers include PGT, WinDoor, and CGI. We also sell PlasPro Fiberglass, Therma-Tru, CGI commercial, Trulite, Aldora, CWS, ODL, and RSL.

Window and Door Brands Offered by Newman Windows and Doors

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Can I buy windows and doors from you and install them myself?

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Yes. You or your general contractor can provide our sales team with specific measurements of the windows and doors of your choice. Once the product you choose has been ordered they will arrive within 3-4 weeks. You can pick them up from our convenient location in West Palm Beach or we can deliver your order for FREE!

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Do I have to get a permit?

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We Handle the Permits for Your New Windows and Doors

Newman Windows and Doors pulls a permit for each job that we install. We provide you with a permit application and notice of commencement (NOC) for your specific municipality. There will be a small permit fee added into your contracted price.

When you sign your contract, you will also sign the permit application and NOC. This application along with the product approvals will be sent to the city for approval. City approval is based on the proper products being specified for the location of your property.

Once approved, a permit will be issued for your property and must be posted on the job site prior to the installation. Upon completion of the installation the municipality will be notified and a final inspection will take place by a city inspector. They will approve the job and your permit will be closed.

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If I have an alarm system will it still work after my installation is complete?

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Alarm System After Window and Door Installation

When we take final measurements of your home a representative will ask you if you want to keep your existing alarm system. Some of our customers choose to upgrade their systems to wireless or some choose to keep their current wired alarms.

Whichever you choose let the representative know before your installation. We will inform the installers to either bury the wires or have them kept assessable for your alarm company to come and reconnect your system.

By law we cannot reconnect alarm systems.

Q:

Will there be a mess left behind?

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Not with Newman Windows and Doors, you can expect us to take a great deal of time setting up walkway covers and dust barriers when we are in your home. When we are done for the day all of our equipment will be removed and your house restored to normal.

Keeping your home clean and respecting your living space is and will always will be priority. Our employees realize that this type of respect is what has helped make Newman Windows and Doors so different than most other window companies.

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Can I pay by credit card?

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Yes. Because new windows can be costly we have many customers wanting to pay with a credit card. In most cases we have many customers that pay the deposit via a credit card and pay the final bill via check.

We accept Visa and MasterCard, Amex and Discover along with personal check or money order.

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Do you offer financing?

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Finance Your Windows and Doors Through Wells Fargo

Yes. Wells Fargo has been helping our customers with all their window financing needs. We do not receive any type of compensation or points from Wells Fargo, so you can rest assured knowing you are not paying an additional premium that would get kicked back to us. Financing is just another service we offer. Also ask your salesman about our PACE program YGrene.

Call us at (561) 640-1092 or send us an email with any questions about financing, or how to get started with the application process.

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