SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
Phil Guerrero, of Anna Maria Glass and Screen in Holmes
Beach, offers impact-resistant windows and doors for
By Louise Bolger
sun staff writer
Right now were enjoying the best of the best of
Florida weather while much of the rest of the country
is still buried in snow and freezing temperatures. But
nothing lasts forever.
Hurricane season is out there just a few months away,
and nows the time to start preparing.
In December, Phil Guerrero became the owner of 10-year-old
Anna Maria Glass and Screen in Holmes Beach. After moving
to Florida from Georgia seven years ago, Guerrero was
employed as a commercial glass installer. He gained his
experience working on glass skylight projects in shopping
centers with as much as 72,000 square feet of glass.
Guerrero says 75 percent of the work he and his three
employees handle involve installation of impact resistant
windows and doors with PGT WinGuard products. Impact-resistant
glass is similar to automobile windshields but three times
as strong, and provides the same industry standards as
shutters. Business is booming for Anna Maria Glass and
Screen, especially this time of year when it can take
between four and six weeks to get new windows installed.
Anna Maria Glass and Screen also installs all types of
custom glass for the interior and exterior of your home.
In addition, it can accommodate installations in cabinets
and mirrors and specializes in high-end shower and tub
enclosures. The day I visited, employees were working
on replacing glass in an antique half moon decorative
window. Window and lanai re-screening are available as
Phil Guerrero and his wife, Jennifer, who is expecting
the couples third child in the fall, are residents
of Holmes Beach. He and his staff have 20 years of combined
experience, are licensed, insured and provide a one year
guarantee on labor. Anna Maria Glass and Screen is a full
service glass shop with competitive pricing and prompt
service. In fact, if you place an order for all types
of impact resistant windows between now and the beginning
of hurricane season, Anna Maria Glass and Screen will
discount the order.
Kick back and enjoy the fine spring weather, but keep
an eye on the sky. Pretty soon youll be tracking
storms and thinking about 150 mile per hour winds. Before
that happens, give Anna Maria Glass and Screen a call;
it could have a real "impact" on your home.
Anna Maria Glass and Screen
5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Hours: Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. to noon
Other times by appointment