An additional way to protect your home is to replace your existing windows and doors with Impact Glass, a specially laminated glass certified to withstand the current State of Florida's impact rating of an 8-foot 2×4 board shot directly at the glass, while not allowing the projectile to penetrate into the opening.
o The latest building code and permitting requirements state most of the Gulf Coast counties in Alabama and Florida, fall under the “Wind Borne Debris Zone.” In Florida, the law states that if more than 25% of the total glazed area of the home is replaced, the openings must have “Large Missile Level D” impact rated protection for each opening involved. “Openings” are defined as doors and window. “Protection” is defined as either impact windows or hurricane rated shutters. There are some local building departments that will permit the use of plywood if it conforms to the accepted state standards (precut panels with labels, designated plywood thickness and preinstalled mounting hardware that includes a certain fastener size, wall structure embedment and spacing. In Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama, all openings must be protected in Mobile, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley and Fairhope. In other parts of Baldwin and Mobile counties, the code varies for each municipality. Check with a Folkers’ expert on local code requirements.
I was very impressed with how quickly the sales representative responded and came out after my first call. He was very professional and friendly. When the crew came to install the windows, they were rained out the first day after only installing three windows, so I’m thinking this was going to take longer than the two days which the project manager had told us it would take. The next day, the crew showed with two more men and they completed the job that day. I could not believe the difference! All outside noise is gone. It’s cooler in the kitchen where the evening sun made it unbelievable to be in there. I can’t begin to describe how pleased I am with your windows and doors. Great job. Thank you Folkers!
From beginning to end, the professionalism, expertise and quality were exactly as Kip and Linda said it would be. While we were very skeptical of painting out our condo first, before the windows were replaced, the result was exceptional, as if they painted it out after the install. Great effort.
We enjoyed having Folkers replace our shutters. Thanks for a job well done.
I was very happy with the beautiful windows, also the service from all personnel was great!
They [Folkers crew] would treat our home with respect and not make a mess, so Linda [Folkers Sales Representative], you were right!
A small but difficult job, much appreciated.
Was very impressed with the way the new windows went in. They look perfect.
Salesman was punctual, courteous and well informed. The Folkers installation team were everything that one would expect from a professional company!
Thanks for sending out such a warm, courteous and professional technician. He is a valuable asset to your company. I look forward to future business with you.
I was most impressed with Mr. Burgess (installation crew leader) He performed his task in a very timely and proficient manner.
It was a joy to meet and talk to such a dedicated team, all I can add is… If you want it done right call Folkers.
Overall we're very pleased with the end product. Thanks for a job well done!
Thanks for a GREAT Job!
We couldn’t ask for nicer and more cooperative personnel. Thanks to Folkers.
Attention to detail was spot on, top notch bar NONE!
The work was outstanding and the crew was the best! Could not ask for any better service and workmanship.
We are very pleased, Thank you!
Folkers is a top notch company, High Fives to Linda and Paul.
Great service, knowledgeable.
The crew started early and worked 10 hrs. straight, went far and beyond what one would call outstanding service.
Great Job, windows look great!
Folkers provided a great product and an excellent installation – we will definitely use them for our next remodeling project.
I would advise anyone to use your equipment and your service, because of the way the whole thing was handled.
Your install was quick, efficient and clean. Thanks again for ANOTHER great job, for a repeat customer.
Folkers has been professional and did everything that was expected. Would tell everyone about their business.
We are very pleased, Thank you for a job well done.
This job went so smoothly - from the time we got the estimate through installation. I had requested a specific installation date as I don't live in Pensacola. Darren and John were most responsive. The installers arrived on time and were able to complete the job in a single day. The windows and door look beautiful. All debris from the old windows was cleaned up and hauled away. I highly recommend Folkers.
All in all Folkers lives up to all that is said, very pleased.
We had two windows recently installed at our residence in Niceville. I am absolutely satisfied with the whole project from the beginning to the end. Every aspect of the job was professional, timely and clean. The project required some last minute adjustments but was carried out completely. Simply great workers! The office staff was a great help as we had a few scheduling problems. Thanks so much. The letter and warranty we received today was a great plus to the company. Yours is one of the best we have ever dealt with. Keep it up.
The windows fit great and seem to be of very good quality. I would recommend Folkers to anyone needing windows.
This is the second job that Folkers has completed for me, two different houses. I continue to be pleased with the professionalism of the REPs, installers as well as the great quality of their products.
Windows are beautiful!
Our 1993 windows need replacement and I was concerned about the frame work under the vinyl siding and aluminum trim. I spent a lot of time researching window manufacturers and googled all sites on window replacement, including Angies List, contractor websites, etc. and the building code. I got estimates – even from the “the largest installer in the USA”. The end result was “Folkers Window Company” in every aspect – top 10% of 100,000+ companies operating in Florida. The Folkers personnel from sales to the technicians are top notch and the Shwinco Series 9000 windows are outstanding – check out their website!
The entire staff at Folkers was very helpful, polite and respectful. When I had questions, the office staff made certain I got the answers I needed on installation day, it was wet and muddy outside. The inside installer even tolerated my request for him to remove his shoes! That was very much appreciated.
The crew’s professional work was a joy to watch, and when the work was complete everything was carefully left clean and neat.
Just had a huge thunderstorm come through Daphne, Al. Folkers windows are terrific. You can’t hear the thunder as much as we did with our old metal windows plus we don’t have the window rattling as we did with the old windows. What a blessing these windows are!!! Thank you once again Folkers!!!
The door installer was exceptional. Very conscientious, paid attention to details. Friendly and precise. He had pride.
We are very pleased with our patio cover. I would recommend them to anyone.
Excellent job, my wife is very happy!
We love the windows and doors, Thank you.
I heartily recommend Folkers for ANY door and Window project!
Great job, Aaron and Jay were true pros. Thanks again.
I would be remiss if I did not Compliment you on your installation crew. They were on time, most polite, and extremely competent at their job.
I will definitely refer people to you, and certainly will do business with you for any future needs.
Being in a residential and commercial construction company in Maine, we are well aware of good and bad work. We are very impressed with Folkers. Absolutely perfect in every way.
The service was excellent — couldn’t ask for more.
I can honestly say, if Folkers tells you something, you can count on it!
We are very pleased with our replacement windows. Thank you for a nice job… We will recommend your company to our friends.
The install team was also fantastic, timely and completed the work in true fashion. We are very pleased with our experience and will be recommending you to our friends and business associates. Your company and its employees were very refreshing.
Thanks for a job well done, the next time I need windows I know who to call!
We have nothing but high praises from start to finish… I will definitely be recommending Folkers to everyone.
A friend told me I could get it done for less money, but Folkers to me means QUALITY. Well done Folkers.
Excellent work, love the new doors.
I recently had Folkers replace a bow window,… the job turned out great. I am very pleased with Folkers and would highly recommend them to anyone.
You provide a very professional service. You are not the least expensive, however I would always use your services due to your competence and quality of product. You are one of the very best contractors in the business. I only wish you would open an office in Houston, Texas. We are builders and know good suppliers. You guys are one of the best!