This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool

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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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3 Tips for Buying Impact Windows

When you need to be sure that you get the most from your household protection and thermal quality, the installation of impact windows can be useful to you. Impact windows are built with heavy-duty glass that will protect you against a lot of weather-related issues, including wind, rain, hail, and hurricanes. This is why people who live in areas prone to inclement weather tend to install these windows. With this in mind, read these points if you are considering installing these windows.

#1: Find a Window Company and Shop Around

As you are considering impact windows, be sure to find the best company around to install these windows. For best results, search for a company that specializes in impact windows and other sorts of weather-resistant windows. Be sure to ask for a copy of their license and also browse the Better Business Bureau to get leads on the best window companies around. When shopping for impact windows, you might pay a price in the range of approximately $500 and $2000. By shopping around, you will be better able to pay a fair price for any sort of installation service on these impact windows.

#2: Understand the Advantages of Impact Windows

When you get impact windows installed, you will experience a great number of advantages. One advantage you will experience is that your windows will hold up during winds of more than 100 mph. This prevents your windows from cracking and breaking, which can cause damage to property and also create injuries. Blocking out the elements will also make your home more thermally efficient, and this helps your property remain comfortable and reduces your energy bills. This is important during summertime when temperatures can get over 100°—at which point your energy consumption can boost by 40%.

#3: Add Your Impact Windows to Your Insurance Policy

Once you install impact windows, you'll want to make a notation of this on your homeowner's insurance policy. This way, you are making your home more secure and may even be eligible for insurance discounts. You should also get a warranty on any impact-window installation that you pay for so that you can have faith in the work and get it repaired if necessary with no problem. 

Consider these three tips if you are in the market for some impact windows, and then reach out to a contractor such as Gulf Coast Builders Inc for help.