• Advice for Boosting the Safety of Your Patio Door

    Sliding patio doors make it easy to enjoy your outdoor living space. Unfortunately, they may also make it easy for intruders to gain access to your home. Simply because of the way patio doors are designed, they are not as strong or secure as heavy wood entry doors. There are ways that you can boost the safety of your patio door to protect your family and your belongings. Here are a few tips for securing your patio door against unwanted intrusions.

    Lake and balcony view through patio doors

    Install a Slide-Locking Bar
    Hardware stores sell heavy-duty slide-locking bars, but something as simple as a thick wood dowel or metal bar cut to fit the bottom track of your door will work just as well. A slide-locking bar will  keep your patio door from being opened , even if the latching lock is damaged or removed. Of course, if your latching lock is missing or damaged, replace it as soon as possible.

    Maintain Tracks and Rollers
    As with your vehicle, the key to good sliding door performance is routine maintenance. Most sliding patio doors move back and forth on plastic rollers. If these rollers become damaged, the door may be easily lifted from its track. Replace damaged rollers soon to avoid this problem. Dirt and debris in the track can also cause the track roller to degrade, so clean it out with a broom or small brush.

    Wire an Alarm System
    If you have an in-home alarm system, make sure it’s wired to a contact on your sliding door. If you are not comfortable working with electrical equipment, contact your alarm company to have a technician install the equipment needed. Your alarm technician may also be able to install glass-break sensors on your door in case a thief tries to smash the glass instead of opening the patio door.

    Although we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the leading replacement window companies in Orlando,  Window World  also provides some of the highest quality patio doors in the area. All of our patio doors feature sturdy aluminum frames and a four-point tension system, keeping the top and bottom screens securely in place. For more information, call Window World of Orlando at (321) 282-6200. 

  • The Homeowner’s Guide to Window Treatments

    Windows may be a small part of your home, but they can have a huge impact on its efficiency, value, and beauty. Replacing old or broken windows is a great first step to improving upon these areas, but how you dress them up is just as important. Window treatments come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, and all of them will add something to your home. If you are considering buying replacement windows for your home, make sure you take the time to find the perfect window treatments.

    Dining Room

    Window Treatment Styles Window treatments come in many different shapes and sizes, and in about as many different colors and finishes as you can imagine. Semi-sheer window treatments don’t offer much privacy, but they do provide a good amount of natural light in common spaces such as the family room or living room. Roller shades and blackout curtains offer maximum privacy, but do not let in much if any natural light during the day when closed.

    Functionality vs. Beauty
    To find the ideal  window treatments for your home , look for options that strike the perfect balance of functionality and charm. For example, shutters will block out all sunlight while closed but can be opened past the window to allow natural light and expansive views of the outdoors. Determine which features are important to your family to find the perfect window treatments for your home.

    Other Considerations
    When shopping for window treatments, consider the existing design of your home. You can mix and match window treatments to complement your existing décor, or you can design an entire room around a beautiful curtain or luxurious shutters. The most important thing is that you love your window treatments!

    Before you shop for window treatments, determine which windows need to be replaced. Window World of Orlando offers a large variety of  energy-efficient vinyl replacement windows  that will increase your home’s comfort and energy-efficiency. For additional information about our replacement windows and installation services, visit our website or call us at (321) 282-6200. 

  • The Benefits of Choosing Casement and Awning Windows

    Romantic Summer Breeze

    Here at Window World of Central Florida, there are a great many number of replacement windows to choose from. One of our most popular styles is casement and awning windows. Depending on your preferences and where you are replacing windows in your home, you may find that casement and awning windows strike the perfect balance of form and function. These windows are able to swing open, allowing you to enjoy a cool breeze or air out your home. And once closed, awning and casement windows lock in heat or cold to ensure an energy-efficient seal.

    No matter what type of replacement windows you are looking for, you can find high-quality, energy-efficient vinyl windows at Window World of Central Florida. Visit our showroom in Orlando or check out our inventory online to see all of the replacement windows we have to offer. If you have questions for our replacement window specialists, call is at (321) 282-6200.