Skip to main content
Privilege to Serve

Peace of Mind in a Frame

But what about hurricanes?” people inevitably ask when you tell them you are moving to, or live in, Florida. (The question is right up there with the comment, “But it’s so hot.”)

By Susan Shalhoub

            It’s that time again.

            AccuWeather predicts 11 to 15 named storms this hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th, with up to eight named hurricanes, one to three major hurricanes, with anywhere from three to four making direct impact on the U.S.

            When Mother Nature is expected to get feisty like this, homeowners get concerned. Their largest investments in most cases – their homes – could be at risk, after all.

            It’s the trade off of living in Florida. And it may be time to invest in impact-resistant windows and doors bought factory direct, “Made in Florida, for Florida homes, by Florida workers™,” says Earl Rahn, co-founder and co-president of NewSouth Window Solutions.

            “Hurricanes don’t care where you live and what state you live in. Storms happen all the time,” he said. “Our job is to protect our customers,” with superior products and expert installation.

            Privilege to serve

            NewSouth Window Solutions’ impact-resistant windows, also called hurricane-rated windows, do this well. Designed specifically for Florida’s sometimes-challenging environment, they are baked with an inner layer, which means no need for additional protection, such as plywood, in case of a storm.

            Earl points out that families’ homes will be protected from not only pelting rain, high winds and flying debris with single-pane glass designed for sound transfer and energy efficiency, but also from forced entry. He appreciates the opportunity to consult with homeowners on keeping their homes secure, whether it be from dangerous weather, unwanted intruders or invasive noise.

            “We are working in the sanctity of families’ homes,” he said. “It is an absolute privilege.”

            Price protections go along with this investment in new windows. In addition to the factory-direct cost benefit which lets homeowners avoid a dealer markup, NewSouth has a lifetime transferable warranty on the uPVC windows and doors it manufactures in its 5.5-acre factory in Tampa. The energy-efficiency aspect saves homeowners wear and tear on their HVAC systems. The company’s impact-resistant windows – such as its Ultimate Florida Window, which combines energy efficiency, curb appeal and storm protection – also keep more money in property owners’ pockets with significant insurance premium savings, noted Earl.

            Whether single hung or double hung, sliding or picture windows, entry doors or sliders, NewSouth Window Solutions has durable, attractive options for every scenario, said Earl, including Blink blinds that go between the glass, and Eze-Breeze vinyl window and screening systems.

            But no matter what product NewSouth Window Solutions is delivering or installing, and even though the company is now preparing to open its 18th location in Austin, Texas, and roll out a garage door program, the importance of his company’s products is clear to Earl in hurricane season: “Peace of mind. We deliver peace of mind.”

            If you’re ready to invest in the finest windows for a safer, stronger and quieter home, or would like to learn more, call them today at (813) 343-0322 or visit