Storm Force Q&A : Business Profile : Southwest Florida


Q:  What are the new trends in hurricane protection?

A:  The hottest trend today is impact glass and sliders. With so many options and styles, even the most discerning homeowners can feel safe while proudly displaying the chicest looks. Companies like CGI Windows & Doors are leading the market with a comprehensive collection of great products for the luxury homeowner.


Q:  How many different types of window options are there?

A:  Casement Windows, Project-Out Awning Windows, Fixed Windows, Designer Fixed Windows, Single Hung Windows, and Horizontal Rolling Windows are among the different choices available today. The styles have become much more varied and fashionable. Frame styles, color options, simulated wood finishes, and contemporary designs have ensured that hurricane protection doesn’t have to spoil the view.



Q:  What is one of the most common mistakes in regard to hurricane protection that homeowners make when building a new home?

A:  When building or remodeling a home, clients should be keenly aware at how advantageous it is to involve a qualified hurricane protection specialist at the time architectural drawings are being drafted. The CAD drawings should include the window and door specs. Often a homeowner does not consider this during planning and invariably must retrofit to accommodate the proper hurricane protection products.


Q:  How does energy efficiency factor into this process and the homeowner’s options?

A:  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building rating system developed to ensure that buildings are designed and built with energy savings, and sensitivity to environmental impact. Wind Storm Insurance can be greatly reduced, up to 40% savings, if a home is properly protected. This means the top quality hurricane protection windows and doors essentially pay for themselves with the energy and insurance premium savings enjoyed.



Q:  How does Storm Force integrate with the home design process?

A:  Many high-end local contractors and remodelers turn to the team at Storm Force to integrate quality hurricane protection options into the project at the earliest part of the design phase. Contractors are experts in construction detail, and fully understand that each facet of the building process requires expertise from specialialists in each trade. From architecture to flooring, heating and cooling to hurricane protection, expertise is required. Storm Force has decades of knowledge and savvy professionals to handle every size project from condominium to estate.


Q:  Is Storm Force a local company with local facilities?

A:  A family-run business, Storm Force has a single 5,000 square-foot Naples location. Led by Mark Schwartz and his eldest son Matthew, the company is very involved in the Naples community, sponsoring local events and contributing to many charities that give back. Among their charitable interests are Friends of Foster Children, The Conservancy, The Botanical Garden, The YMCA, and Chabad of Naples.



Enjoy the unique opportunity of purchasing direct from the manufacturer, owner operated with extensive experience in the industry. Storm Force prides themselves on expert workmanship with strong emphasis on quality.

Storm Force accommodates special requests and offers free consultations and proposals. Their skilled and dynamic team offers a complete service experience.

Since they manufacture all of their shutter and panel products, the savings are astonishing, and the fit is perfect! Storm Force also gets the best prices on windows and doors due to the large volume they buy from manufacturers like CGI Impact Resistant Windows & Doors.


4160 Corporate Square
Naples, FL 34104

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