Vol 7 No. 27 - March 28, 2007

Prepare for storms with new windows

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SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
Phil Guerrero, of Anna Maria Glass and Screen in Holmes Beach, offers impact-resistant windows and doors for hurricane protection.

By Louise Bolger
sun staff writer

Right now we’re 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 now’s 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 well.

Phil Guerrero and his wife, Jennifer, who is expecting the couple’s 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 you’ll 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
(941)778-2022
Hours: Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. to noon
Other times by appointment

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