THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS

The 2019 hurricane season is well underway, with the peak season of August 1 through October 30. Impact-resistant windows and doors combine heavy-duty frames with impact-resistant laminated glass and a special silicone glazing process to keep the glass from breaking away from its frame. Impact-resistant glass is comprised of two panes of glass bonded together with a special interlayer of clear polyvinylbutyral. Although wind-borne debris or an attempted break in may crack the glass on impact, the interlayer keeps the overall window and door intact, preventing destructive winds or intruders from entering your home. Replacing traditional windows with impact-resistant windows will help both to gain the best energy efficiencies and to protect the envelope of your home. Impact windows and doors can also often eliminate the need for shutters. Hassell Free is a distributor for PGT Custom Windows + Door for over 20 year. In addition we are a dealer for Euro-Wall. Both companies offer a wide range of choices of impact-resistant windows and doors and they meet the most stringent building codes in the U.S.

 

EURO-WALL

Hassell Free Exports, Inc. is pleased to be a distributor for Euro-Wall.  Euro-Wall offers a unique type of exterior window/door design that can bring the outdoors indoors to create a wonderful sense of openness in your home or commercial project.  These products meet the Miami-Dade Hurricane building codes.  Euro-Wall comes in varying styles, including folding, stacking or sliding designs.  They are excellent for opening up your home to a pool area, patio, a beautiful vista or for dividing off areas around your home. Euro-Wall can also be used in commercial settings, such as hotels and restaurants.

The folding door systems have higher load capacities, stronger panels and more glass and door options than any other competitor. This versatility makes Euro-Wall a great choice for architects, builders and homeowners when choosing large opening folding, sliding and stacking door systems. Euro-Wall Offers the industry’s largest widths and heights with door systems that span larger and reach up to 12 feet, higher than any other competitor. Euro-Wall allows you to break free of layout limitations and expand your design portfolio with segmented, straight, radius door or 90 degree post-less corner unit options. One size does not fit all and Euro-Wall has the solutions you are looking for. To view more detailed product information visit the Euro-Wall website at www.euro-wall.com

SUMMER SALE ON AQUATICA POOL TILE

 

From June 1 through September 1, Hassell Free Tile & Window is offering 10% off your order of $1,000.00 or more on our beautiful selection of Aquatica products. The beautiful tiles, mosaics and glass mosaics can enhance the beauty of an older pool and help to create an

oasis for your new pool and spa.

 

 

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HURRICANE PROTECTION

 

Hurricane shutters remain the most economical solution for protection in a storm. Preparing ahead of time is the best way to protect your home or business. Hassell Free offers various types of shutters. Hurricane panels are made of corrugated steel or aluminum and attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Accordion shutters are one or two piece shutters that are housed beside the windows or doors when not in use. They unfold accordion-style to cover and protect during a storm. Bahama shutters are one-piece louvered shutters that attach directly above the windows and prop open to provide shade for the window. Bahama shutters are storm-ready when lowered and secured to the wall. Roll down shutters attach above the window. They roll up and store in an enclosed box when not in use. They are lowered either manually by a hand crank or automatically by push button, and lock in place for storm protection.

 

 

 

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MARBLE COUNTER TOPS

Marble is a natural material that is an historic favorite in kitchens and is trending right now. Each piece is unique and comes in a large range of colors and veining and is heat resistant.

Marble develops a patina over time and works with many design aesthetics. Since it is porous it can be susceptible to stains and requires a sealant and regular maintenance.

Carrara marble tends to be muddy in color, is not pure white, is less expensive and is often cut into tiles. Calacatta has bold veining with a crisp white background and is more rare and more costly. Marble is softer than Granite so is susceptible to scratches. But the aged beauty and patina often outweigh the the surface changes over time.

GRANITE COUNTER TOPS

Granite is a very hard natural stone and has been used as far back as Ancient Egypt. It comes in many different colors and patterns due to the cooling and solidifying of molten materials. There is an almost limitless selection to choose from and no two granite counter tops are the same. It is a durable material that is heat resistant. It is porous so there can be some staining from spilled liquids. Damage can also occur if there is a high impact blow.