Storm Tight Windows Advises on Florida Product Approval for Windows Compared With Miami-Dade Product Approval

Storm Tight Windows, a leading impact window and door manufacturer in South Florida, offers advice on Florida product approval for windows and doors compared with Miami-Dade product approval processes.

As Hurricane Andrew blasted through South Miami-Dade County with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour in the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, few knew that the extensive damages caused would lead to vast changes in building codes.

"Hurricane Andrew forever changed the way we build our homes and businesses, as well as the way we inspect them upon completion."

Ray Marvel, General Manager

Many were simply focused on surviving the ferocity of the small, but intense Category 5 storm. The aftermath in Florida alone: 15 people dead, more than a half-million people evacuated from their homes, and 160,000 residents left temporarily homeless.

Total damages throughout all affected areas (Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana) were as much as $26.5 billion, making it the costliest natural disaster at the time. This natural fury caused building inspectors and public officials to question the way homes and structures were being built, especially the way windows were being constructed and how much wind damage they were able to sustain.

“Hurricane Andrew forever changed the way we build our homes and businesses, as well as the way we inspect them upon completion,” said Ray Marvel, General Manager of Storm Tight Windows. “The result of the scrutiny and improved testing is that the quality and strength of many building materials, particularly windows, as well as Miami-Dade County's approval system, is now vastly superior to any other area in the state.”

Storm Tight manufactures and installs double hung windows, sliding and tilt-in sliding windows, casement and awning windows, bay, and sliding glass doors. They offer free estimates and are currently hosting a $25,000 impact doors and windows home makeover through a special online giveaway.

About Storm Tight Windows:

Storm Tight Windows is South Florida and The Gulf Coast’s #1 provider of hurricane impact resistant windows and doors. They pride themselves on offering the finest quality of impact window and door products at the best price with unparalleled customer service. They manufacture all of the windows and doors so you have the benefit of purchasing your products factory direct. This reduces the need for “the middleman” markups, which means a better quality product at a better price for customers. They proudly service all of South Florida as far north as Vero Beach and as far south as the Florida Keys!

For more information, please visit or call 1-877-946-3697 for a free in-home estimate today!


Source: Storm Tight Windows