Frequently Asked Questions

West Bay Home Services is committed to keeping our customers informed, which is why we have created this comprehensive FAQ list. Here, you can find answers to all your questions in one convenient location!

Entry Door

Here at West Bay Home Services, we only stock fiberglass doors because they are more economical and resistant to scratches than steel doors. Not only that, but these entries are far sturdier as well! Fiberglass is the clear choice for anyone looking for an affordable yet reliable door option.

Prior to choosing the size of your entry door, measure the width and height of your door frame. Then calculate its thickness in order to get a full set of measurements.

Painting an entry door can be completed whether it’s affixed to its hinges or not. Just make sure that you prime the metal surface beforehand for optimal results. To achieve a perfect finish, consider the season and weather conditions – too hot or cold temperatures will compromise your painting project! Fortunately, we offer several colors already pre-painted on our doors so you don’t have to worry about having to do it yourself.

If you want to regulate the amount of light that enters your home through an entry door, all you need to do is adjust the threshold. To lower it, simply turn each screw in a clockwise direction. Conversely, if you would like to raise the threshold on an entrance door, rotate each screw counterclockwise instead. In this way, it’s easy and fast to control how much light comes into your living space!

To keep your home insulated, weather stripping should be applied to the edges of your main entryway. Although some doors are already equipped with insulation features like wooden ones which expand or contract due to temperature changes, installing a strip around them can be tricky. Thus, fiberglass door is strongly encouraged since it contains foam and hence keeps our homes more effectively insulated.

These steps below should be used to adjust an entry door:

  1. Making a cut under the hinge.
  2. Disconnecting the jamb and the hinge.
  3. Set a piece of cardboard underneath the hinge.
  4. Reattaching the hinge to the jamb.

Yes. Our replacement doors are installed with steel-reinforced jambs, ensuring greater stability and security.

When it comes to door replacement, accuracy is key. To ensure that you get the perfect fit for your home, our staff will personally come out and measure the exact height, width, thickness and number of hinges on your door during our complimentary in-home estimate process.

Yes. Fiberglass doors can be treated in the same manner as wooden ones, and when professionally done have a stunning finish.

Yes. Our selection of replacement entry doors ensures that you can conserve energy and save on your monthly bills with their cutting-edge foam cores.

Hurricane Windows

Our team of factory certified experts does the installations all of the hurricane impact windows.

Windows with hurricane impacts are crafted to withstand strong winds, driving rain and flying debris – thus reducing the risk of destruction. Investing in these windows is an ideal way to protect your home from severe weather.

Knowing if your windows are impact resistant may be a tricky task for the regular individual. Generally, you can tell from looking at the glass panes themselves as they’ll have warning signs visible. To verify further, inspect any labels on your windows to check whether it’s explicitly marked “impact resistant”. If present, then chances are that those specific windowpanes offer protection against severe impacts like hailstorms and other elements of nature.

Check the edges of your window for a permanent sign that indicates whether or not it is made from tempered glass. If you’re unsure about your current windows being hurricane-proof, reach out to West Bay Home Services in your area for their professional opinion!

According to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, tax credits may be available for improvements made to homes and businesses that increase energy efficiency. Replacement windows with Energy Star Compliance certification are particularly listed as a qualifying upgrade by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Slide the top or bottom window sash to open up your impact windows.

Investing in hurricane windows can be a great choice for your home as it helps to increase its value and may even reduce energy costs and insurance premiums.

For the ultimate protection against storm damage, we strongly advise using both hurricane windows and shutters together. By combining these two products you will achieve unparalleled results in keeping your property safe from harm.

To guarantee the security of your home and family, it’s best to install both hurricane windows and shutters in any location vulnerable to hurricanes. By arming yourself with this extra layer of protection, you will have peace-of-mind knowing that your house is fully prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws its way!

Our hurricane windows are made to withstand the fiercest storms – they must succeed in surpassing ASTM criteria after being tested with intense scrutiny for water resistance and air infiltration levels.

Investing in hurricane windows initially may cost more, but the payoff will be worth it. By using stronger materials, these windows offer long-term financial returns that make your initial investment worthwhile.

West Bay Home Services offers impact-resistant windows that are ENERGY STAR®-rated and installed with Low-E glass to maximize window performance while keeping you comfortable in any weather.

Patio Doors

Our installers have assisted homes from all over the nation with patio door replacement for many years. We can install your door correctly the first time thanks to our experience. Contact us right away to schedule your complimentary in-home estimate so that our estimator can measure your space and plan a convenient installation date for your new door.

All of our patio doors at West Bay Home Services come with security-enhancing features. They include anodized tracks for rust and corrosion resistance, strong vinyl frames for impact resistance, multipoint lock gear for better security, and double strength glass for temperature management.

All of our windows are ENERGY STAR® certified, which means they provide your room with great energy efficiency. Our patio doors use insulated glass and frames to control airflow in your house and maintain comfortable temperatures all year round.

At West Bay Home Services, we offer an extensive selection of patio doors to help you find the perfect one for your home. With our wide range of colors, glass designs and handle types, it is easy to give any space a touch of elegance and class. Installing a patio door can be just the renovation that takes your living area from ordinary to extraordinary!. Styles available:

  • An regular old-fashioned sliding patio door
  • Modern-Looking Doors
  • Patio Doors with Screens
  • Sliding French Style Patio Doors

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