Florida Replacement Window Tips

Florida experiences extreme hot and humid temperatures during some parts of the year. However Florida can also experience colder temperatures as well. One tip we always recommend for homeowners living in coastal areas is to make sure you buy  high impact windows in FL  designed for coastal area living that are made by a well-known manufacturer.

Its better to spend a little more money and buy from a trusted brand than to take a chance buying a product from a brand that’s less known when the difference in cost is not really that much.

In other words, you’re not going to save that much by buying from the smaller manufacturers, and the savings are not going to replace the dependable warranty you’ll get from a 50+ year old company. Keep this in mind when you’re going through the many product and service providers out there.

The installation of high impact windows is important to make sure they’re performing correctly. Always choose a trusted window installer with experience installing them throughout Florida.

NFRC Ratings for Florida

U-Factor SHGC Air Leakage
Windows: U ≤ 0.40
Skylights: U ≤ 0.60
Windows: SHGC ≤ 0.25
Skylights: SHGC ≤ 0.28
Windows: AL ≤ 0.30
Skylights: AL ≤  0.30

NFRC Rating Label Example for Florida

An NFRC rating good for a Florida climate will look something like the label to the right. According to the table above, you can see that this window’s U-factor which is 0.27 on the label, is consistent with the U-factor the table requires (Windows: U ≤ 0.40).  The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) rating of 0.25 on the label fits the table requirement of (Windows: SHGC ≤ 0.25), and the Air Leakage of ≤ 0.30 as seen on the windows label is consistent with the table requirement of (Windows: AL ≤ 0.30). So if the window you’re looking to by has this label, it will perform well for Florida climate.