Have you ever considered the noise level inside of your home and how much of that racket is coming from outside? Sometimes we are capable of adapting to the sounds of city life but rarely do we realize how it may negatively impact us on a day to day basis. Even a coastal home outside of the hustle and bustle of the city can be surrounded by noises from nearby boating docks, tourist areas and freeway traffic. These kinds of noise disturbances can begin to disrupt sleep patterns and decrease the value of your home among other things!
Soundproofing windows and doors can be very beneficial for any kind of property, both business and residential. It's highly impressive to be able to walk into an environment that seems to practically be undisturbed by the amount of noise outside. If you appreciate that kind of sanctuary feel in your home or work place (or both), then soundproof windows and doors from CitiQuiet are a great option for you. Prolonged disturbances during sleep can cause a plethora of health issues including depression, insomnia, increased stress and more serious concerns like heart disease, obesity and other physical ailments that can take a toll on your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Along with the noise level reduction, insulated windows and doors can also help with keeping heating and cooling costs down with the way they are constructed. Because you will have to use your temperature control systems less, they will require less maintenance and have a longer life span! These windows and doors can also help reduce condensation which can be a problem for many coastal homes in Florida. Condensation can destroy wooden frames, floors and carpets. If this moisture sticks around long enough, you could also be facing a major mold problem down the line. Many counties offer tax breaks, insurance discounts and other benefits for energy efficient homes as well. Lower utility bills and better quality sleep sounds like a great deal for any homeowner!
There are some less known benefits of having quality windows and doors installed in your home or business that include security! Reinforced windows and doors that offer soundproofing can also make it harder for a burglar to break into your home when compared to old-fashioned single-pane glass. Along with the advanced locking mechanisms, and multi-point locking technology, these windows and doors can help keep your residence secure.
Soundproof windows and doors in your new or existing home are not only a great financial investment in your health and comfort but will also pay off down the line when speaking in terms of resale. If you're ready to make an improvement in your business or residence and eliminate unwanted noise disturbances from the premises, call CitiQuiet for an estimate today!
Throughout the past few decades we’ve learned more and more about hurricanes, how they form, what makes them move and how to better protect ourselves from the elements of these dangerous storms. Thanks to the advancements in meteorology and technology, we’ve made great strides in understanding how to better protect ourselves and our properties from hurricane season.
One thing is certainly clear, outdated materials used to build homes even 25 years ago, are no longer strong enough to endure the devastation of strong and relentless storms. We learned from the wreckage caused by Hurricane Matthew that protection and preparation is the number one way to keep yourself and your family safe.
Installing dual-layered windows and doors will help prevent more than just wind damage. For those living on the shore, our windows and doors can also protect from wave and water damage. If the first layer of glass is penetrated by water, the second layer can prevent your home or business from flooding. Keeping your property dry can avert major loss of personal belongings and water damage that could negatively impact the structural integrity of your home.
On top of the great water protection our windows and doors offer, they are also mechanically sound and able to withstand high wind gusts. Standard and outdated windows and doors are sure to shake, crack and pose a threat as flying projectile during the height of a bad storm. Don’t let your own windows and doors become a danger to you and your loved ones. Equip your home with windows and doors that will make you feel safe and protected.Living in South Florida has immense perks but it’s also important to prepare for the worst when it comes to inclement weather. Call our customer service reps to set up a consultation for your home whether it’s new or old! We have styles that are sure to fit your taste while upholding structural integrity to perform optimally during hurricane season to protect you and your family.
Once you’ve made the wise decision to install storm resistant windows in your home, it’s important to make sure you maintain them properly to ensure a long lifespan of protection. Prior to installation we make sure that our windows are in perfect condition with no scratches or cracks, and we want to help our customers maintain proper care for their new windows for many years to come.
Many of our customers reach out to ask us about the best ways to maintain their newly installed storm resistant windows, especially when it comes to maintenance and cleaning. The most common questions have to do with specific cleaners and methods to get their windows sparkly clean from the inside and out. Since certain window options come with specific coatings, it’s important to keep in mind that these windows need to be cleaned one way from the inside and a different way from the exterior.
We’ve come up with a list of Dos and Don’ts when it comes to newly installed storm resistant windows that may help you ensure the longevity and performance of these high quality upgrades in your home.
· Makes sure to remove dirt or grit as soon as possible. Residue that sits on windows can set and become harder to remove over time, running the risk of scratching.
· Be mindful when cleaning the exterior of your windows. Be gentle when using brushes, tools or cleaners on the coated glass.
· Don’t scrape baked on dirt or residue. Soak first before resorting to harsher methods.
· Use only non-abrasive cleaning solution with a squeegee.
· Do not allow cleaning solutions to sit on window sills. This can damage the sealant, gaskets or frames.
· Avoid cleaning during direct sunlight exposure.
· Dry the glass once it has been cleaned with a soft rag or towel.
· Never use a “Magic Eraser” or similar micro-sponges on coated surfaces. These cause tiny abrasions that will permanently scratch your windows.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about your new storm-resistant windows, we would be happy to help provide you with answers to ensure the proper care of your new investment.
When you install CitiQuiet windows and doors in your home, you are ensuring that you are equipping your property with high quality and durable frames as well as exceptional, strong glass. Here are some ways to make sure you choose the best glass option for your replacements or new construction windows and doors, whether it be a family home or commercial property.
Call CitiQuiet today to speak with a trained professional in regards to all the different options that are available for new windows in your home. They can walk you through windows systems, glass selections and ways to make your new windows work best for your budget and property.
When it comes to your business space, it’s important to invest in the best windows and doors possible to ensure you are getting the highest quality for your money’s worth. When building or renovating your commercial space in southern Florida, make sure you consider the following things before ordering just any windows and doors:
The wear and tear of humidity in our region can really do a number on windows and doors that aren’t up to par with today’s standards. Humidity can corrode the infrastructure of frames and even interfere with mechanical abilities like locks, slides and hinges. Have a consultant come take a look at your commercial space and assess the damage that exists on your current systems, even if there is no rust prevalent.
South Floridians are no strangers to severe weather and we know that our homes and businesses need to be fully equipped and prepared to handle the high winds, destructive rains and large-scale systems that come through our area. The damage this weather can cause to windows and doors can range from slight dents to severe destruction. It’s absolutely imperative to make sure that your business is protected from these weather patterns. If you have a large number of windows and doors in your commercial space, make sure they will withstand the rain, sun and wind. Replacing these systems after every severe storm will end up costing much more than installing quality windows and doors from the get-go.
Contact CitiQuiet for a professional evaluation of the
current windows and doors systems within your commercial space. We have many
models and options that will work for whatever kind of business you are running
and our professionals can assist with inspections, quotes and top quality
If you’ve built a house recently or purchased a home that has been built in the past 15 years, you’re probably unaware of the problems that may be lurking along your walls. During new construction, many contractors use cheap shortcuts to maximize their profits. This means using lower quality windows and doors that may look okay but might not be up to par with standards. People assume you have to wait until your windows and doors are broken and sills are falling apart. That kind of wear probably will not happen on vinyl windows that have been installed in your home years ago because the material can withstand a lot of abuse, but are they really as efficient as they seem? You’d be surprised.
If you suspect the contractor that built your home may have cut corners and skimped on quality windows, the best way to check is to measure how energy efficient they are during extreme weather. If you find that your energy bills are inexplicably high, this may be one of the core reasons. If you frequently find condensation collecting between your window panes, this is also another sign they are lacking proper sealing and installation. Does your storm door leak cold air during the winter? Do you find yourself having to insulate your windows and doors with plastic or other DIY methods during extreme weather to keep the elements out? That’s a likely sign that something isn’t right. Realizing the windows and doors in your fairly new home aren’t the best can be frustrating, but replacing them isn’t as hard as you may think.Give CitiQuiet a call for an inspection of your current windows and doors. They will be able to tell you exactly what grade of efficiency you are running at and whether or not your windows and doors are helping or hurting the value of your home. Our associates will be able to give you a concise yet informative run-down of the process of window and door replacement, should you need it. Our stress-free installation will make this process as painless as possible as our promise is to complete each job with 100% customer approved satisfaction. Give us a call today!
If you consider yourself to be the handyman (or woman) of the house, surely you’ve thought about doing some major projects like reframing or replacing your windows. If you have a workshop full of tools, this kind of home improvement is more than a chore; it’s somewhat of a hobby. While embarking on DIY projects around the house can save you money in labor fees, there is a list of downsides to consider before taking window replacement into your own hands.
When it’s time to change your windows and doors, leave it to the professionals. You want this kind of project to be done right, the first time. While some home improvement projects can be rewarding and fun, this level of craftsmanship and installation should be left to the trained professionals. Once you’ve decided on the model of windows and/or doors, it’s time to sit back while someone else does the work into making your home valuable and beautiful. Call CitiQuiet for an estimate today!
1. Best time to buy new! There’s never been a better time to buy new windows and doors. Opting for durable and inexpensive vinyl windows is great in the summer, but getting bonus offers on discounted installation is even better. Call today to find out about our current promotions.
2. Fix leaks and water damage. Any time water is leaking into your home due to cracked or old window and door frames, you are putting your family at risk of dangerous mold growth. This can also be detrimental to the resale value of your home.
3. Rebates! You can get rebates from the government and your utility company for upgrading to new and energy efficient windows and doors. Contact your local energy company to find out about these energy incentives that could save you hundreds of dollars per year.
4. Time for a makeover. A paint job can easily up your curb appeal but nothing gives a home a facelift like new windows and doors! Replacing dingy and worn out panels can instantly revive the look of your home’s exterior and interior.
5. Get rid of single-paned windows. Old windows were made with a single pane and don’t do a very good job of keeping out unwanted temperatures and moisture. Constant freezing and thawing of these single panes can cause cracks and breakage. Replace them and install efficient double-paned glass instead.
6. Faulty old sealing. Old sealing can allow moisture in and creates the perfect environment for mold to thrive inside your home. Mold spores spread very quickly and can cause major health issues.
7. Hazardous materials. Get them out! Lead paint was a popular fixture of windows in homes built up until the late 70s. If you haven’t checked to make sure your home is lead-free, now would be the best time.
8. Go green! Become more environmentally friendly with windows and doors that are efficient. If your home is better insulated, you will in turn use less energy, gas and oil to heat and cool your home.
9. Spend less money. While the initial investment of replacing old windows and doors may seem steep, think about all of the money you will be saving in the long run when it comes to utility bills on a monthly basis. Installing new windows and doors will pay for itself within the first year.
10. Get rid of cracks. Broken, chipped or cracked windows in your home are not only unsightly but they can be costing you money. They also pose as a danger to children and may allow unwanted outside critters into your home. Instead of trying to fix them temporarily, fit your windows with new ones that will last a long while.
If your house was built prior to 1978 and still has its original windows in place, chances are they contain a dangerous and poisonous lead paint base that can be harmful to your health. Lead can be particularly damaging for pregnant women and small children so take a moment to seriously evaluate replacing the old windows and doors in your home to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
In 1977, the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the use of any lead paint within residential and public buildings to reduce the risk of lead poisoning in children and others. Exposure to lead paint can cause nervous system damage, stunted growth, kidney damage and delayed development. Because of the sweet taste of lead, children may feel compelled to ingest chips of paint that contain lead, leading to major hazards. Adults can suffer from lead-related issues as well, mainly dealing with reproductive health. Because lead is considered a possible and likely carcinogen, high levels of exposure can even lead to death.
Because lead is such a danger, the EPA now requires contractors to be trained and certified before they can perform any renovation, repair or painting on projects that may have previously been treated with lead-based paint. If you suspect that your old windows may be hazardous to your health, now is the best time to consider swapping them out for much healthier and efficient options. It’s long been stated that improving and replacing your windows and doors is one of the most significant investments you can make on your home.
Use this opportunity to make your home more energy efficient and safer, overall. While some may find that old and antique homes contain a classic charm with old and preserved components like door frames, it’s also important to keep in mind that 40 years ago health standards were very different and we have come a long way in understanding what makes a home safe and sound for all those inside of it.
Call today for an estimate and to find out the state of your windows!
If you’re looking to beautify your home and let in some natural light without any additional heat, sliding doors are the perfect solution. Eliminate dull solid doors from your interior and add some sliding glass doors that can transform any room. You’ll be shocked at the drastic difference these doors can make in even the smallest of spaces, opening them up and creating a peaceful environment.
Adding a sliding door to your home can help you utilize your space wisely. With a sliding glass door you can have a better view of your yard, deck or patio without actually having to be outdoors. This is particularly great for Florida residents who enjoy the outdoors but take cover during the hottest times of the year. Better yet, you can comfortably sit indoors while being able to monitor children or pets as they enjoy the outdoors. What can be better than a wall with a real life landscape?
Another benefit of sliding doors is the way they efficiently make use of space. Unlike French doors or regular swinging doors, these panels don’t require any additional room to open. This means you can freely arrange furniture or rugs around your home without having to worry about doors getting in the way. Best of all, you can choose between sliding doors that have two or more panels, depending on how large your wall is. This means you can create a large opening to your pool or yard without being restricted to standard size doorways. The beauty of this is being able to create a comfortable ambience when enjoying the outdoors during mild weather and also makes your home ideal for hosting!
Our sliding doors consist of a master frame with multiple full height panels in various styles that will complement the look of your home. These panels stack on top of each other as the sliding doors are opened and come in different glazing options. All of our variations are Miami-Dade approved, as well as the screens installed on the outer side. Best of all, frames are available in standard and custom colors so you are getting exactly the look you’re going for with your order. As always, these doors are made to be superbly energy-efficient and will give you the benefits of lower energy bills and easier climate control.
Set up an estimate today or browse our gallery to look at different door options that may interest you.
Have you ever thought about improving the quality and value of your home with something as simple as upgrading your windows and doors? This could be one of the most valuable investments you make on your property, not to mention the return you receive once you decide to move and sell your home. Not only will window and door upgrades save you money, but they can greatly help beautify your home and much, much more.
Become energy efficient!
Replacing older windows and doors can really make an impact on your electricity bills. The majority of energy loss in a home occurs around aging or faulty windows and doors. Preexisting and aging windows and doors allow heat to penetrate your interior during the summer and do a poor job of keeping heat inside during the winter. Why shell out hundreds of extra dollars per month on energy bills when you can replace your windows and doors and save more money in the long run? It just makes sense!
Allowing the wonderful natural light into your home can really brighten up any room. With energy efficient windows and doors, you can have light inside your home from the outside without having to worry about the extra heat it would bring in with older windows and doors. Now only does natural light look better, but it can also save you costs on your electricity bill because you’ll be using your lights less and less.
Older windows and doors can require annual handy work to keep them functioning. Wouldn’t it be nice to skip all of the sanding, resealing and painting that’s required just to make sure they are working properly? Consider replacing old wooden windows and doors with vinyl options that are practically maintenance free and look great! No more lifting heavy windows and struggling with latches. Newer and more modern windows and doors are easy to maintain and can be ordered to match the existing style of your current windows and doors.
Improve your curb appeal!
Nothing gives your home a facelift like new windows and doors. Old fashioned aluminum or wood windows and doors deteriorate quickly and can put a damper on the exterior of your house. Whether you’re looking to do some home renovation or fix up a home to put on the market, consider improving your windows and doors for maximum curb appeal.