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Hurricane Shutters windows and doors

Thursday, April 14, 2011
It has been a few weeks since the strong storms hit our area and it is amazing the damage that was caused.  The storms that came through were not even hurricane strength and the damage they did to our area (Clearwater, St. Petersburg) was very evident.  This goes to show you that strong windows and hurricane protection is imperative for protection against the coming hurricane season.  Not only will these products protect you from the storms but it can also add piece of mind that your home will be safe, and there really is nothing better than piece of mind when a storm is heading your way.  If you live on the beaches in our area like Indian Rocks beach, St. Pete Beach or even Clearwater beach, then you saw quite a bit of the damage of  what a minimal storm can do.  Now is the time to be prepared against the true storms, the strong ones that can do so much more.  Every home is different and every home owner is different, we are definitely aware of that, so that is why we like to schedule you a free in home estimate to come and evaluate your home and what your specific wants and need are.  Now keep in mind also to those of you that live on the beaches especially in the condominiums, that if your hurricane shutters are 7 years old or even older, then you are in need of new hurricane protection.  With the new building codes in place currently your existing shutters that are older than 7 years may not hold up to the elements.  So give us a call to see what options are best for your home at 727-320-9343.  Our estimates are free and informative.   You can see all of our products and even our customer reviews throughout our website.  Below are a few quick links to the pages on our site with helpful information.



Customer reviews

PremierVue Windows in Pinellas County

Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Betterview Windows located in Pinellas County is proud to be one of the few window contractors that has the opportunity to offer to you PGT industries PremierVue Windows. PGT industries manufactures these amazing windows and is a company located in Florida, which means that they understand the Florida weather and the storms that come with it. These vinyl impact windows are some of the strongest and most high performing windows created for the strong Florida weather.  PremierVue windows are not only high preforming and energy efficient but they combine style ad strength to add appeal as well as protection to your home, which may be why these amazing windows are becoming one of the most sot after windows in the pinellas county and surrounding Tampa bay areas. If you live in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Seminole or even Dunedin, and are looking for PremierVue windows, then Betterview is the company to call.    We are proud to be part of an elite group that can offer this window to you, so give us a call at 727-320-9343 and set up your in home estimate today to get the information and pricing on these tremendous windows. For more information on these windows check out our vinyl windows page and windows at Betterview.

Rainy weather in Clearwater, St. Petersburg area

Thursday, March 10, 2011

With the heavy rains we have seen in the last 24 hours in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg area it reminds us that hurricane season is nearly upon us.  It may be a few months away, yet we know it is coming.  Keep in mind it does take time to prepare.  That being said, now is the time to find out what is best to help protect your home this year and the following years to come.  Many people ask what product is best for their home be it, Hurricane shutters, storm windows and or Impact Sliding and Entry doors.  The best way to decipher this is to take a peak at your current windows.  If they are old or possibly just not keeping the elements out, then impact storm windows maybe what is best for your home.  If you have recently replaced your windows or you feel that your current windows are up to par, then hurricane storm shutters are most likely the best option for you.  You may be looking at your windows and are not sure if they are up to the current codes and or even what the age of your windows are, if that is the case then you can always call us at 727-320-9343 to schedule your free in home consultation and estimate.  With years of expertise and knowledge in the hurricane industry, we have the expertise that can also help you to determine what is your best option. 

Windows and hurricane shutters worthy investment.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011
With gas prices rising yet again we are all feeling the crunch of this difficult economic hard time.  We at Betterview windows have luckily thus far survived this and we feel that our companies experience as well as fair pricing on replacement windows and hurricane protection, has helped us to survive.  Many people realize that they need new windows and or hurricane protection for their homes in our area (St. Pete, Clearwater, Tampa Bay.) but may be wary about spending the money.  We realize that this is the situation however we really want people to know that hurricane shutters and or windows are a perfect investment for your home.  Not only does either option offer hurricane protection and safety to your home, but it truly is one of the best return on investments you can make for your home.  We love what we do and even more we love that over 75% of our work is not only references from previous customers but many times it is repeat customers that need more work, we do however also enjoy when opportunities arise from different sources and look forward to adding this new customer to our Betterview family.  See below for a list of areas that we work in as well as the products we offer.  As always please give us a call for your free in home estimate on replacement windows or hurricane shutters.

Areas we work in:
Belleair,  Belleair Beach, Clearwater,  Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Largo,  Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Sand Key, Seminole, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, South Pasadena. Hillsborough county and Pasco county.

Hurricane Products available at Betterview Windows & AllStar hurricane shutters:
Accordion hurricane shutters, Aluminum storm panels, Armorscreen hurricane fabric, Clear hurricane Panels, Rolling hurricane Shutters,   Impact windows: vinyl or aluminum,  Impact Sliding glass doors, Impact French doors and Impact entry doors.

Click on product name to see more information on the specific product.

Hurricane Shutters Clearwater

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Hurricane Season is just around the corner.  Betterview Windows and AllStar Hurricane shutters have helped protect thousands of homeowners houses and condos throughout the Clearwater area.  We have installed all types of hurricane protection for our homeowners ranging from hurricane clear panels, to accordion shutters and even motorized rolling shutters.  If you are in the clearwater area and drive around Sand Key you will look up and see thousands of our hurricane shutters covering multiple homeowners windows and doors.  2011 is expected to be a busy hurricane season and there really is no better protection for your home then hurricane shutters or impact windows.  We offer free in home estimates and feel that our knowledge and experience in the industry not only has helped Betterview windows become one of the leading window and shutter installation companies in the Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, but also creates us to be one of the best companies to help determine what product is best for your home.  See our Hurricane shutter page to see more on our product or even check out our vinyl window page to see the Vinyl Impact product that are available to you, then give us a call and we will set up your free in home estimate.   Whether you choose us or another company we want to make sure that the Clearwater area is protected from the possible damage from the coming storms this hurricane season.

Hurricane Shutters for Hurricane season In the Clearwater & St. Petersburg Areas

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Betterview WIndows and Allstar Hurricane shutters located in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg area, is already preparing for the coming hurricane season, which officially begins 06/01/11 and ends 11/30/11. Researchers and experts are already predicting a relatively busy season, predictions are at about 17 named storms, 9 of which will be hurricanes. Now will theses named storms or actual hurricanes come to the Clearwater or St. Petersburg area this year?  We are honestly not sure, however we all need to be prepared.  We do of course know that no one is ever truly prepared for what can happen,as the last 50 year average is 9.6 named storms and 6 hurricanes, we realize with 2011 early predictions we may once again be above the norm.  Of course if and when one of these storms does head towards Pinellas county the best thing to do and really only thing to do to survive a major storm is to evacuate, but that is scary in and of itself.  No one wants to leave their home alone but having hurricane protection on your home can elevate some of those worries as well as help avoid destruction of your home and the items inside.   We offer Hurricane protection for just about any and every opening.  With a variety of styles and options the best thing to do is to contact our office at 727-320-9343 and request a free in home estimate. For more information and pictures of some of our products you can view our Hurricane Shutters page. 

2011 Energy Tax credit for Replacement Windows

Wednesday, February 09, 2011
We are happy to say that for 2011 there is going to be a tax credit available to homeowners that replace their old windows with new Energy Star Qualified windows..  If you purchase new windows in 2011 you can receive a tax credit of 10% of the cost up to $200 on windows.   We wanted our potential and existing customers to know that there is a tax credit this year when you install new windows in your home or condominium and that we will be happy to make sure that after your window installation is completed with us that you have all of the proper information and paperwork to ensure you receive your tax credit.  Please keep in mind there is a $500 total credit available if you decide to also do some other energy saving projects to your home.  For more information on the 2011 Energy Tax credit and Energy Star Products visit their website at:
To hear about our qualified energy star windows and schedule a free in home estimates to find out which replacement windows are best for your home call us at 727-320-9343 or you can visit our Contacts page and submit an inquiry for us to contact you. 

Hurricane Shutters or Impact Storm Windows

Friday, February 04, 2011
The Hurricane Season is fast approaching for the Clearwater, St. Petersburg and surrounding Tampa Bay Area, and each year one of our biggest questions is :do I replace my existing windows with Hurricane Impact windows or should I  purchase hurricane shutters for protection?  This question can be answered pretty simply as the age of your existing windows has a lot to do with the answer for that.  If you foresee replacing your existing windows in the near future regardless, then it is wise to consider replacing them with Impact Windows.  If you're windows are relatively new and in good condition then hurricane shutters, be it roll shutters, accordion shutters or even hurricane panels might be your best line of of defense against hurricane damage and the elements in and of themselves.  If you are unsure if you need new windows or if maybe storm shutters are what you need, then you can always give us a call for a free in home estimate.  We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience to help our potential customers get the right product at the right price for their homes and budgets. 

Hurricane shutters in Pinellas County

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The hurricane season maybe not start for a few months, but it is never too early to prepare for the coming season.  Betterview Windows and AllStar Hurricane Shutters has the knowledge and experience to help ensure that your home is hurricane ready in Pinellas County and the surrounding Tampa Bay area.  Whether you live in Northern Clearwater or even St.Pete Beach, living in Florida means you are susceptible to hurricanes.  We have been lucky throughout the years to avoid any major storms, but does that mean "it's our turn?"  We can honestly say we would prefer to constantly have the hurricane's avoid us but in reality if you don't have some type of hurricane protection be it, Storm Windows, Roll Shutters, Accordion Shutters, Hurricane Panels or even Armorscreen hurricane fabric, then your home is vulnerable to damage.  Our years of experience and knowledge in the Hurricane shutter industry is a what we feel is what has kept AllStar Hurricane shutters to be one of the leading hurricane shutter companies in the Pinellas County area.  We offer free in home estimates to all of our potential customers and can also offer a variety of products in hurricane protection for single family homes as well as multi-story condominiums.  We have installed hurricane shutters all over Pinellas County as well as Pasco and Hillsborough counties.  Our products range from Rolling Shuttters to Accordions and Panels.  Investing in hurricane protection for you home can also help with savings on your homeowner insurance.  To see more on our Hurricane shutters visit our hurricane shutters page, or call us to set up your free in home estimate.  To see what other things you can do to help ready your home for a hurricane click on the link below from the Pinellas County website offering information on how to prepare for a safe hurricane season.

Impact Doors and Windows In St. Petersburg FL

Monday, January 31, 2011

Today we are starting a very large project that we are very excited about.  We are relpacing entry doors, french doors and old windows,with new Impact doors (Neuma Doors) and new Impact Vinyl Windows (from PGT industries) in St. Petersburg.  This project will take some time to complete but we will be working diligently to make sure that our superior installers and installation technics shine through as ever.  Keep in mind that we carry replacement impact doors for just about any and every possible opening.  New Impact doors and windows in your home add not only elegance and beauty but safety to your home also.  To see more information on the impact doors we are replacing in St. Pete visit our Impact door page, and to view information on the new vinyl windows we are also installing in St. Petersburg visit our vinyl windows page.