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40,000 Window Replacement Customers Can’t Be Wrong

At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we’ve been around for a long time. We started our business in 1985. We are about to celebrate our 40th anniversary. What does that mean to you? It means we have a reputation – a darned good one. Many other window replacement companies in Kansas City have come and gone over the years. Bigger corporations, smaller companies, not all have survived. Some of it may have had to do with products, but we think most of them failed because of poor service. That’s our ace in the hole!

Excellent Customer Service Is Our Secret to Success

Over the years, we have heard from our customers that other window companies fail in the customer service area. They may have the best products, but that’s not enough. We’ve heard stories of terrible communication, poor time management, and no service after the sale. These are the things that matter to people. Sure, price is important too, but when you offer a fair price, customer happiness really comes down to how you are treated throughout the whole process.

We Are Proud of Our Repeat Customers

Our products are national, but our service is personal. We don’t answer to some large corporate office with ideas of their own about profits and service and what we can and can’t do. That leaves us open to run our business exactly how we want to – the right way. We can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We know what it takes to make you happy and we simply do it. That’s why a full one third of our customers are repeat buyers. We think that says a lot about our products, our customer service, and the reputation we’ve built.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We can do that because our employees know our goals and strive to make each customer happy. Many times, large corporations place a higher value on price, speed, or number of projects completed than on how the customer is treated. At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we’re in this for the long haul. We know our customers will send business our way and they will come back to us when they need replacement windows, doors or siding. We have served over 40,000 customers since 1985 and one-third of those customers have chosen us again. Our strategy has paid us back with over 13,000 more customers. That’s how we’ve not only survived, but thrived in a very competitive industry.

Count on Quality Products

Of course, we would never have been successful if we hadn’t chosen to sell quality products. After being in the industry for so long (longer than some window manufacturers have been around), we know all of the products inside and out. We choose our products based on quality, durability, energy efficiency, and affordability (in a nutshell – value). Our years of experience have led us to be an Andersen Windows dealer. We are proud to be Kansas City’s premier “KC Metro” Andersen Circle of Excellence showroom displaying the finest Andersen windows and patio doors.

Plus, our installers are very well trained and are factory certified by Andersen. That means that your windows will perform as promised. As a multi-line dealer, we also display additional lines of replacement windows, entry doors, and exterior siding products – all of which meet our high standards of performance. Rest assured that no matter which products we offer, you can count on All-Weather to bring you high quality at the best price!

Our Online Reviews Speak Volumes

There’s not a window replacement company out there that isn’t going to talk a good game. So don’t take our word for it. Check out our Google reviews. We have almost one hundred Google reviews and we get 4 ½ stars out of 5. Read our Google reviews to see what our customers have to say.

As you can see, we are very proud of our reputation in KC. It’s taken us almost 40 years to build and we’re not planning on changing it now. If you’re considering replacement windows, doors, or siding for your home, please give us a call and let us show you what four decades of excellent customer service looks like. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

The 3 Secrets Behind All-Weather Window’s Success in Overland Park

At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we’ve been around for 30 years. Many window, door and siding companies have come and gone in that time. So what keeps us going strong? There are 3 secrets behind All-Weather Window’s success in OP – our age, our size, and our products.

Over 30 Years of Experience in the Replacement Window Industry

For a company in our industry, we’re old. All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding has been serving the Kansas City area since 1985. Unlike other window installers in town, we have been around longer than some of the window manufacturers. For instance Andersen Windows didn’t make replacement windows back then. Today, they make some of the best and, in fact, are one of our favorites.

Being on the forefront of an industry gave us a unique advantage over some of our competition. We were able to get to know the brands in the marketplace and compare products. When you work with a product every day, you get to know the ins and outs – the pros and cons of the product itself, the quality level, the hardware, the energy-efficiency, and the people and policies behind that product. We’ve been on the forefront of the replacement window industry for over three decades and that knowledge and experience has helped us become a trusted source for windows, doors and siding.

Big Name Quality – Small Town Service

The window, door and siding industry is very competitive. There are some big companies competing for the same business. But one of the advantages we have enjoyed is being a smaller, local company. Sure our products are national, but our service is personal. We don’t answer to some large corporate office with ideas of their own about profits and service and what we can and can’t do. That leaves us open to run our business exactly how we want to – the right way. We can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We know what it takes to make you happy and we simply do it.

For instance, when we install a door, we also take care of the painting and/or staining of that door. You may be surprised to find out that many other window and door companies in Kansas City don’t offer that service. You have to find someone else to paint your door or do it yourself. We understand that those are the kind of service details our customers have come to appreciate. It’s why they come back time after time. One third of our customers are repeat buyers. We think that says a lot about our products, our customer service, and the reputation we’ve built.

Why We Partner with Andersen Windows

After 30 years in the same industry, you get to know replacement windows – the products and the players. And when you get to know the players, you can’t help but have favorites – manufacturers you rely on for quality, durability, energy efficiency, and affordability (in a nutshell – value). Our years of experience have led us to be an Andersen Windows dealer.

We are proud to be Kansas City’s premier “KC Metro” Andersen Circle of Excellence showroom displaying the finest Andersen windows and patio doors. Our installers are very well trained and are factory certified by Andersen. That means that your windows will perform as promised. As a multi-line dealer, we also display additional lines of replacement windows, entry doors, and exterior siding products, but no matter which products we offer, you can count on All-Weather to bring you high quality products at the best price! We’re a little picky about our products.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

When you run your company based on customer service, you get happy customers. For over 30 years we’ve maintained a perfect reputation. We strive to make sure our customer experience is perfect, and in the rare event that a customer is not completely satisfied, we make it right.

That’s why we offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. We’re not happy unless you’re happy. Our customers are not just a number to us. They’re our lifeblood. We hope you’ll trust us to take care of your window, door, and siding needs (even if we are old, small, and picky). 😉  Here are some customer reviews to give you a little more incentive.

So now you know the 3 secrets behind All-Weather Window’s success in OP – our age, our size, and our products. If you’re considering replacement windows, siding, or doors for your home, please give us a call and let us show you what 30-plus years of customer service looks like. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

We’ll Let Our Online Reviews Speak for Us

There’s no better way to know if a company truly cares about its customers and treats them right than by looking at their online window company reviews. At All Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we have been serving the Kansas City metro area for over 30 years and have over 40,000 happy customers. In fact, nearly one-third of our customers are repeat customers. We think that speaks volumes. But, let’s face it, no company in their right mind would tell you they are a bad choice. They are all going to show you their best side to win your business. It’s only after a bad experience that you wish you’d chosen someone else. That’s why reviews are so valuable. They come from customers like yourself who have already had an experience with the company.

Guild Quality Reviews

Guild Quality Ratings

Guild Quality is a company that provides customer satisfaction surveys for building professionals. They are the nation’s leader in third-party customer satisfaction surveying for remodelers, homebuilders, and home services contractors. Consumers can read unbiased, detailed reviews from previous customers to verify the quality of the company they are considering hiring for a project. You can see in the screen capture above that we have 95% – 99% customer satisfaction in all of these areas. Here are some reviews from Guild Quality if you’d like to see what customers had to say.

Google Reviews

Google Rating

Everybody knows about Google reviews. They are the gold standard because having good reviews helps your company rank higher in searches. We have almost one hundred Google reviews and we get 4 ½ stars out of 5. Read our Google reviews to see what our customers have to say.

Use Reviews to Find Reputable Window Companies

We know it’s challenging when you’re looking for a service company to perform work on your home. There are some companies that don’t do good work, stand behind their products, or provide good communication. How do you know who you can trust? Online reviews are a great resource. If you’d like to read more online reviews about us before giving us a call, we highly encourage you to do so. You are a smart homeowner and smart homeowners are our best customers. They do their homework, read reviews, and talk to previous customers. If you’d like to talk to previous customers, we have plenty we could contact who would be happy to speak with you about their experience with All-Weather.

We Are Proud of Our Online Reviews and Reputation for Excellence

Are we perfect? Of course not. Life is way too unpredictable for that. Many factors influence the outcome of any construction endeavor or home purchasing experience. Some of them are within the control of the contractor, some are within the control of the customer, and many are out of the control of both parties. But we do our best to deliver a quality product, stellar service, top-notch communication, and a great customer experience every time. We may not be perfect, but we strive for perfection every day.

As you can see, we are very proud of our reputation in KC. It’s taken us over 30 years to build and we’re not planning on changing it now. If you’re considering replacement windows, siding, or doors for your home, please give us a call and let us show you what 30-plus years of customer service looks like. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

Think Big – The Secret to Getting More Replacement Window for Less

Are you considering replacing the windows in your home? Before you start browsing through catalogs of traditional double-hung windows, consider this: going big might be the key to getting more window for less. The trend of replacing multiple smaller windows with a single, larger window is gaining popularity among homeowners, and for good reason. Yes, you can actually get more replacement window for less when you swap smaller windows for one big window. Not only does it offer a cost-effective solution, but it also brings more light into your living spaces and provides an uninterrupted view of the outdoors.

Going Big Can Cost Less

Imagine you have a kitchen with several smaller windows scattered across the walls. Now, picture transforming those multiple windows into one large, stunning picture window. Surprisingly, many homeowners discover that this option not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of their homes but also saves them money in the process.

Benefits of Larger Windows

If you’ve always longed for a big beautiful picture window in your living room, dining room, or kitchen, but thought it was a bit too expensive, this new trend may give you the perfect way to get what you want and still stay within your budget. Here are some of the benefits larger windows offer over smaller windows:

Larger Windows Provide More Light

One of the primary benefits of opting for a large window is the flood of natural light it brings into your space. Natural light has the incredible ability to make any room feel larger, brighter, and more inviting. By consolidating smaller windows into a single, expansive window, you maximize the amount of sunlight entering your home, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This can be especially beneficial in spaces like the kitchen, where good lighting is crucial for cooking, entertaining, and daily activities.

Picture Windows Provide Unobstructed Views

Furthermore, the transformation from multiple windows to a large picture window can provide an unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape. Whether you have a lush garden, a scenic backyard, or a beautiful cityscape, a single, expansive window allows you to enjoy these views without the interruption of mullions and frames. It’s like having a living piece of art on your wall, changing with the seasons and creating a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Sliding Windows Provide a Breath of Fresh Air

But what if you love the idea of a large window but still want the option to let in fresh air? Fear not – there’s a solution for that too. Instead of opting for the traditional double-hung windows, consider installing horizontal sliding panels. These panels can be a game-changer, especially in areas like the kitchen or bedrooms where ventilation is crucial. With sliding windows, you get more glass, less frame, a more beautiful view, plus, the option of fresh air when you need it!

Sliders Also Offer Egress for Bedrooms

For bedrooms, where egress windows are often required for safety reasons, horizontal sliding panels provide an alternative to the typical double-hung option. They not only serve the purpose of egress but also offer a modern and sleek look. It’s a win-win situation – complying with safety regulations while maintaining a stylish and contemporary aesthetic.

Every Room Can Benefit from Upsizing Windows

Kitchens, great rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, offices, bedrooms…there’s no room that can’t benefit from more light and a better view. Of course, it’s essential to ensure that each room has enough windows that can be opened for ventilation and egress purposes. Once this requirement is met, you have the freedom to transform the remaining windows into beautiful picture windows, allowing for stunning views and an abundance of daylight.

Go Big…Save Big on Replacement Windows

It might sound counterintuitive – going big on windows to save on costs. However, the truth is that opting for larger windows can be more cost-effective if you are replacing several smaller windows because the installation and maintenance costs of a single, large window are often lower than those associated with multiple smaller windows. So start looking around your home and discover rooms with multiple windows that might look amazing with one larger window.

Getting More Replacement Window for Less

Whether you choose a large picture window or incorporate horizontal sliding panels for ventilation, the result is a more elegant, brighter, and visually appealing living space. When it comes to replacing windows, don’t be afraid to go big or go home. Embracing the trend of replacing multiple smaller windows with a single, larger window can not only save you money but also enhance the overall look and feel of your home. The benefits in terms of aesthetics, natural light, and views are invaluable. So, when in doubt, remember – the secret to getting more window for less is to think big!

If you need help choosing the right replacement windows for your home, we hope you’ll trust us to show you the best windows at a price that will fit your budget. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

Replacement Window Trends for 2024

As we step into a new year, the world of home improvement is buzzing with excitement, and the replacement window trends for 2024 are no exception. Homeowners are focusing on the importance of windows beyond their functional role, viewing them as integral components of interior design and energy efficiency. At All-Weather Window, Doors, & Siding, we want to share the top replacement window trends for 2024.

Bold Designs and Unique Shapes

Windows are no longer just functional; they are design statements. Homeowners are increasingly drawn to unique window shapes and bold designs that enhance the aesthetic appeal of their homes. Replacement window companies are responding by expanding their product lines to include a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. From large picture windows to unconventional geometric shapes, 2024 is all about making a statement with window design.

Maximizing Natural Light

The desire for well-lit and airy spaces is driving a trend toward maximizing natural light. Replacement window companies are offering designs that prioritize larger window sizes and configurations that allow more sunlight to flood into living spaces. Updates like fewer grids and narrower frame profiles help blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, creating a sense of openness and connection with nature.

Customization for Personalized Experiences

One size does not fit all, and homeowners are increasingly seeking customization options for their replacement windows. Leading replacement window companies are offering a range of customization choices, from frame colors and materials to hardware finishes. This trend allows homeowners to tailor their windows to match the unique style of their homes and express their individuality.

Hybrid Use of Replacement Windows

Homeowners are also getting savvier and mixing replacement window styles and even brands to put the emphasis on the more high-profile windows in their homes. By placing the more expensive windows in high-profile places like entryways, living/family rooms and kitchens and less expensive windows in bedrooms, offices, and less-used rooms, they are saving money while still ensuring that their homes look their best where it counts the most. Mixing and matching can save homeowners a significant amount of money.

Low Maintenance and Durability

Homeowners are also looking for low-maintenance solutions that stand the test of time. Replacement window companies are responding by offering durable materials that require minimal upkeep. Fiberglass and vinyl windows, known for their longevity and resistance to the elements, are gaining popularity among homeowners looking for hassle-free window solutions. Andersen Windows, for instance, offers Fibrex replacement window frames which are twice as strong as vinyl, perform better when exposed to extreme temperatures, and won’t fade, flake, blister or peel. They are made from reclaimed wood fiber and thermoplastic polymer that is fused together to offer the best qualities of both wood and vinyl.

Replacement Window Frames in Darker Colors

Darker colors are also becoming more popular. While black can be considered a bold color, it is also a neutral color that does not compete with other colors. It blends conservatively with darker colors and contrasts tastefully when paired with lighter colors adding an air of class to both. One thing to be aware of is that because metal is a great conductor of heat, black metal window frames can become very hot to the touch. Black steel and aluminum frames get so hot they can cause burns to the skin. But with Andersen’s Fibrex material, homeowners can choose black replacement windows with no worries.

More Replacement Window Choices Than Ever Before

As we embrace the future, the replacement window trends for 2024 reflect a perfect blend of technology, design innovation, and personalized choices. Homeowners are no longer content with windows merely serving a functional purpose – they want windows that enhance the beauty, and efficiency of their homes. Forward-thinking replacement window companies are at the forefront of this evolution, providing solutions that align with the changing needs and preferences of homeowners in 2024. Whether it’s creating better materials, integrating smart technology, or exploring bold designs, the replacement window industry is set to make a lasting impact on the homes of the future.

If you need help choosing the right replacement windows for your home, we hope you’ll trust us to show you the best windows at a price that will fit your budget. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

Window Shopping? A Practical Guide for Budget-Friendly Replacement Windows

Windows play a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetics, comfort, and energy efficiency of our homes. However, the cost of replacing windows can be a significant investment, and not everyone can afford to tackle all of the windows in their home at once.  At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we understand. We put together this guide for budget-friendly replacement windows to help you prioritize your replacement windows so you can make cost-effective choices that maximize both aesthetics and functionality.

Understanding the Need for Replacement Windows

Before diving into the prioritization process, it’s important to identify which windows require replacement. Any problem windows will need immediate attention. Common signs include drafts, condensation between panes, difficulty in opening or closing, and visible damage such as rot or warping. First, conduct an assessment of each window, noting the condition and the impact it has on your home’s energy performance and comfort. Then us this guide for budget-friendly replacement windows.

Prioritizing Window Replacement

There are several ways to prioritize your needs. Some homeowners are more concerned about energy efficiency. Others may want the most prominent windows replaced first to make their home look its best. Malfunctioning windows that are an aggravation may also take priority. You must decide which factors are most important to you. We’ll break it down several ways to give you a basic idea of each strategy.

Prioritization Based on Functionality

Bedrooms and Living Spaces

Start by focusing on windows in bedrooms and living spaces. These areas are where you spend the most time and where comfort is paramount. Replacing windows in these rooms can improve insulation, reduce drafts, and enhance your overall living experience.

Kitchen and Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are prone to moisture, which can lead to issues like mold and mildew. Upgrading windows in these spaces not only improves energy efficiency but also helps maintain a healthier indoor environment.

High-Traffic Areas

If certain windows are frequently opened and closed, they may experience more wear and tear. If you use them often and they malfunction, this can be a continuous source of aggravation. Prioritize replacing windows in high-traffic areas to ensure ease of use and longevity of the window.

Prioritization Based on Energy Efficiency

Sealing Gaps and Cracks

Before replacing windows, address any gaps or cracks in the existing frames. This simple step can enhance the overall efficiency of your windows without the need for a full replacement.

Single-Pane Windows

If your home still has single-pane windows, consider prioritizing their replacement. Single-pane windows offer minimal insulation, leading to energy loss and higher utility bills. Upgrading to double-pane or energy-efficient windows can provide immediate cost savings.

South- and West-Facing Windows

Windows facing south and west receive the most sunlight throughout the day. Upgrading these windows can have a significant impact on energy efficiency, helping regulate indoor temperatures and reducing reliance on heating or cooling systems.

Budget-Friendly Replacement Windows Strategies

Phased Approach

Recognize that not all windows need to be replaced simultaneously. Adopt a phased approach, focusing on a few windows at a time based on your budget. This allows you to spread the cost over several months or years.

Explore Financing Options

Many window replacement providers offer financing options to ease the financial burden. At All-Weather, we offer convenient financing options to help fit replacement windows into your budget. Research and compare financing plans to find one that suits your budget and preferences.

DIY Vs. Professional Installation

Some homeowners with basic carpentry skills may consider replacing windows themselves to save on labor costs. We strongly advise against this. For optimal performance and energy efficiency, it’s best to hire professionals for window installation. Our installers have factory training and know exactly how to install our windows to ensure excellent performance. Self-installation may void the manufacturer’s warranty.

Cost-Effective Window Replacement

We hope this guide for budget-friendly replacement windows helps you decide where to start. While replacement windows can be a substantial investment, prioritizing their replacement based on functionality, energy efficiency, and budget constraints can make the process more manageable. Start with key living spaces and areas with the greatest energy impact, gradually working through your home in a phased approach. By making informed decisions and exploring budget-friendly strategies, you can enhance your living space, improve energy efficiency, and enjoy the benefits of new windows over time. Remember, the key is to strike a balance between immediate needs and long-term goals, ensuring a comfortable and cost-effective home improvement journey.

Explore Our Andersen Showroom

If it’s time to replace your windows, come visit our Andersen Showroom, the only Andersen Window showroom in KC designed for homeowners to see all of the beautiful options. Look at our Andersen windows up close. Compare them to other brands. Touch and feel the quality. We think you’ll agree Andersen windows are the best. Then ask about our financing options. Plus, we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee!

Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

Before You Look at Replacement Windows, Consider the Art of Window Placement

There’s no easier way to transform the entire look and feel of your home than by adding windows. The impact windows have on individual rooms is massive. So if you’re thinking about replacing some of the windows in your home, now is the time to rethink the configuration of your existing windows. Re-imagine your rooms and don’t just update your home with replacement windows…upgrade to more, bigger, and better-placed windows. Learn about the art of window placement.

The Art of Window Placement: Maximizing Natural Light in Your Home

To achieve the perfect balance of natural light in your home, it’s crucial to master the art of window placement. The quality of light in a home can significantly impact its ambiance and the well-being of its occupants. Natural light not only makes spaces feel more inviting and cheerful but also has numerous health and energy-saving benefits. Let’s explore the principles and strategies that can help you maximize natural light and transform your living spaces.

Understanding the Importance of Natural Light

Before diving into the art of window placement, it’s essential to appreciate why natural light is so vital for your home:

Health and Well-being: Natural light helps regulate your circadian rhythms, leading to better sleep and overall health. It can also improve your mood and productivity. And let’s face it, sunlit rooms just make you feel better than dreary, drab, dark rooms.

Energy Efficiency: Using natural light during the day reduces the need for artificial lighting and can lower your energy bills. Sunlight in the winter months can reduce energy bills. Conversely, controlling the amount of light during the summer can reduce solar gain, so pay attention to window coverings like drapes and blinds.

Aesthetic Appeal: Well-placed windows create a more inviting and visually appealing interior while allowing for better outdoor views. It’s very rare that adding windows won’t improve the look and feel of any room.

Assess Your Home’s Layout and Needs

The first step in maximizing natural light is to assess your home’s layout and your specific needs. Look at these factors:Room Function: Different rooms have different lighting requirements. Kitchens and workspaces may need brighter light while living areas can benefit from softer, diffused light.

Orientation: Understand which direction your home faces. South-facing windows provide consistent, warm light throughout the day, while north-facing windows offer cooler and more even illumination.

Obstructions: Identify any potential obstructions such as neighboring buildings, trees, or structures that may affect the amount of light entering your home.

Choose the Right Window Types

Selecting the appropriate window types plays a significant role in maximizing natural light. Some options include:

Large Picture Windows: These provide unobstructed views and ample natural light. They work well in living rooms and dining areas.

Sliding Glass Doors: Ideal for connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, sliding glass doors flood a room with light and create an open, airy atmosphere.

Skylights: For rooms without easily accessible exterior walls, skylights can introduce natural light from above.

Transom Windows: Placed high on walls, transom windows allow light to enter while maintaining privacy.

Strategic Window Placement

To maximize natural light, you must strategically position windows:
High-Low Arrangement: Placing windows at varying heights allows light to penetrate deeper into the room. High windows bring in sunlight, while lower windows offer views and create a balanced look.

Clustering Windows: Grouping multiple windows together increases the light source and enhances the aesthetic appeal. Consider bay windows or window walls for this purpose.

Mirror Placement: Mirrors can be strategically placed to reflect and amplify natural light, making your space appear larger and brighter.

Window Treatments and Control

Lastly, consider how window treatments can help you control and enhance natural light. Options like sheer curtains or blinds can filter light and maintain privacy while allowing a connection to the outdoors.

Mastering the art of window placement is all about creating a harmonious relationship between your home and the sun. By understanding the principles of natural light, assessing your home’s unique needs, choosing the right window types, and strategically placing windows, you can transform your living spaces into beautifully lit, inviting, and healthy environments. Maximized natural light will not only enhance your home’s aesthetic but also contribute to your overall well-being and energy savings.

Look at Your Windows with a Critical Eye

The best time to reconsider your home’s window configuration is when you’re considering updating your old windows with new replacement windows. So take a close look at your existing windows in each room and decide if you’d benefit from more, bigger, or a different type of window there. Considering the art of window placement now will save you from the coulda, woulda, shoulda feeling after your new replacement windows are installed and it’s too late to change them. Don’t miss a great opportunity!

More Than Just Quality Windows – Amazing Customer Service

If you’re looking for a window replacement company that will look at all of your options and give you some ideas on how to transform your home, give All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding a call. Our commitment to our customers goes beyond simply providing the best products and services. We’re dedicated to making the entire process seamless and stress-free. From the initial consultation to the final installation, our team is here to assist you every step of the way, including the art of window placement.We even offer a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee!

Explore Our Andersen Showroom

If it’s time to replace your windows, consider changing the configuration as well. It will completely transform your home. Come visit our Andersen Showroom, the only Andersen Window showroom in KC designed for homeowners to see all of the beautiful options. Look at our Andersen windows up close. Compare them to other brands. Touch and feel the quality. We think you’ll agree Andersen windows are the best.

Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

Exploring Replacement Window Frames – Advantages of Fibrex by Andersen

When it comes to selecting window frames for your home, the choices can be overwhelming. From traditional wood to aluminum to vinyl, each material has its unique set of strengths and weaknesses. One material that has gained popularity in recent years is Fibrex. In this article, we’ll delve into the advantages of Fibrex compared to other window frame materials, shedding light on why Fibrex stands out as a superior choice in the replacement window industry.

What Is Fibrex?

Fibrex is a composite material developed by Andersen Corporation, a renowned name in the window and door industry. It is twice as strong as vinyl, performs better when exposed to extreme temperatures, and won’t fade, flake, blister or peel. It’s made up of reclaimed wood fiber and thermoplastic polymer that is fused together and is unique to Andersen. This combination results in a material that inherits the best qualities of both wood and vinyl, giving Fibrex some distinct advantages over other window frame options. Let’s compare Fibrex to wood, aluminum, and vinyl window frames to see exactly where it shines.

Comparing Fibrex with Traditional Wood

Real wood is strong and beautiful, but Fibrex is superior to wood window frames in a number of areas:

Durability:

Traditional wood frames, while elegant, are susceptible to rot, decay, and insect damage. Fibrex, on the other hand, boasts remarkable durability. It doesn’t warp, crack, or peel like wood, ensuring a longer lifespan and reduced maintenance requirements.

Energy Efficiency:

Wood, being a natural insulator, provides good energy efficiency. However, Fibrex takes it a step further. Its composite nature combines the insulation properties of wood with the low maintenance and energy efficiency associated with vinyl, resulting in a material that enhances the overall energy performance of your home.

Maintenance:

Wood frames require regular painting and sealing to protect against the elements. Fibrex, however, is virtually maintenance-free. Its color is baked into the material during manufacturing, eliminating the need for painting. This makes Fibrex an attractive option for homeowners seeking a balance between aesthetics and convenience.

Comparing Fibrex with Aluminum

While aluminum is considerably more resistant to the outside elements making them less likely to warp or rot, and also has a high strength-to-weight ratio, making them hard to dent, Fibrex has three distinct advantages over aluminum window frames.

Insulation:

Aluminum conducts heat and cold easily. This can result in poor insulation, making homes more susceptible to temperature fluctuations. Fibrex, with its wood composite, provides better insulation, helping to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and reduce energy bills.

Corrosion Resistance:

Aluminum is prone to corrosion over time, especially in regions with harsh weather conditions. Fibrex, being a composite, is resistant to corrosion, ensuring that your window frames remain in top condition for years without succumbing to environmental wear and tear.

Design Versatility:

While aluminum frames offer a sleek and modern aesthetic, Fibrex provides a wider range of design options. A unique advantage of Fibrex is that it can be manufactured to mimic the look of wood without its inherent drawbacks, providing homeowners with the flexibility to choose a style that complements their home’s architecture.

Comparing Fibrex with Vinyl

Vinyl replacement window frames are popular and the most affordable window frame material, but once again, Fibrex beats vinyl in several key areas:

Strength and Stability:

Vinyl frames can be susceptible to warping and sagging over time, especially in extreme temperatures. One of the big advantages of Fibrex, with its wood fibers, is that it maintains stability and strength, ensuring that your windows remain structurally sound regardless of the weather conditions.

Environmental Impact:

Fibrex is an eco-friendly option, incorporating recycled wood fibers and reducing the need for harvesting new resources. This sustainability factor sets it apart from traditional vinyl, making it a more responsible choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.

Color Retention:

Vinyl frames may fade or discolor over time due to exposure to sunlight. Fibrex, with its color consistency throughout the material, maintains its vibrant appearance, enhancing the curb appeal of your home for years to come.

Fibrex Replacement Window Frames Offer Unbeatable Durability and Beauty

While not the cheapest option, in the realm of replacement window frame materials, Fibrex emerges as a standout choice, blending the best features of wood and vinyl. Its durability, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and aesthetic versatility make it a compelling option for homeowners seeking high-quality window frames that can withstand the test of time. While each material has its merits, Fibrex rises above as a modern, eco-friendly solution that seamlessly combines the best of both worlds. Now that you know all of the advantages of Fibrex, consider it for your next window replacement project and experience the perfect fusion of elegance and performance.

At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we carry Andersen windows because we have found them to be one of the best replacement window options for the money. Come visit our Andersen Showroom, the only Andersen Window showroom in KC designed for homeowners and see all of our replacement window options. Plus, you’ll get our experienced Andersen Window installers. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

Don’t Just Replace Your Windows – Add More!

Nothing will transform a room more than adding light. Adding windows is the easiest way to let more light in and we should know. Many of our customers not only want to replace their windows, but they want to add more. It’s no wonder when you see the amazing transformations windows can create.

Sunlight Transforms a Room

Sunlight changes the entire mood of a space and makes it seem larger and more inviting. No matter what size home you live in, adding more windows will make it seem bigger and brighter. If you’re considering replacing your old windows, we encourage you to consider adding more at the same time. Here are some of the best places to add more windows and more light.

Turn Your Kitchen into a Sunny Cafe with More Windows

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We’ve seen small, gloomy kitchens turn into beautiful inviting rooms simply with the addition of a window or two. Many kitchens, especially in older homes, were not designed for maximum light. One window above the sink is definitely not conducive to creating a bright, open atmosphere. If you’re lucky enough to have an exterior wall in your kitchen, you can add some light. Some of our favorite kitchen window additions include sliding windows and garden windows.

Add Life to Your Living Room with Picture Windows

picture windows in living room

Your living room or great room is the centerpiece of your home. It’s usually where company gathers making it the premier room to upgrade. Taking a typical double-hung style window or two and replacing them with a larger picture window is also a smart choice for a living room, especially if your room has a great view. Because picture windows have no moving parts that require headers, mullions or grilles, they provide an unobstructed view.

Living room with arched windows

The ultimate upgrade would be to add large, tall arched windows or a window wall. Window walls completely transform the space and make it feel like a different room altogether. They add an air of elegance and a modern feel to your home, no matter how old it is.

Bay & Bow Windows Are Perfect Window Additions for Dining Rooms

Bay windows in dining room

Dining rooms are perfect for bay or bow windows. Taking a typical double-hung style window or two and replacing them with a larger bay or bow window will add much more light and make the room more inviting and airy. As an added bonus, a bay window can add more square footage as well as seating. Bow windows are perfect when you don’t need to add more floor space, but want more light.

Entryways Greet Your Guests

Entryway with large windows

Entryways, or foyers, are like your home’s face. They create a first impression of your home. Entryways can be bright and welcoming or gloomy and dark. Adding a larger window above your entryway door or installing larger sidelights on either side of your door can make a huge difference in how people perceive your home right off the bat.

Windows Increase Your Home’s Value

Take the money you would have spent on simply replacing the windows that are there and use this opportunity to not only update your home, but to actually upgrade it! Adding new replacement windows will increase your home’s value, but upgrading to bigger and/or more windows will increase its beauty and appeal when it’s time to sell as well. So don’t just replace your windows…add more!

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re thinking of adding replacement windows, call All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding. Our commitment to our customers goes beyond simply providing the best products and services. We’re dedicated to making the entire process seamless and stress-free. From the initial consultation to the final installation, our team is here to assist you every step of the way. We even offer a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. We’re not happy until you’re happy!

If it’s time to replace your windows, consider adding more. It will completely transform your home. Come visit our Andersen Showroom, the only Andersen Window showroom in KC designed for homeowners. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

Replacement Window Installation – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

A good window installed incorrectly is no different than a bad window. Even the highest quality window will not perform properly if it is not installed correctly. This may seem like a “duh” statement, but the thing that usually goes wrong in residential replacement windows is the installation. The windows come from the factory, where there is quality control and inspections, but once it leaves the factory, who makes sure it gets installed properly? Choosing the wrong replacement window installation company can lead to major problems.

A Story of Poor Replacement Window Installation

Unfortunately, the homeowner is at the mercy of the replacement window installer. Take one of our customers, for instance. The first time she ordered replacement windows, she hired a different company. They came, measured her windows, and ordered her replacement windows. Unfortunately, they ordered the wrong size for her dining room window. They said it was no problem and they could make the window they ordered work. Fast forward six years and that window leaked causing her interior wood frame to swell and warp and mold to show up on the carpet inside her home.

Most Common Installation Mistakes

We share this story to drive home the importance of proper window installation. There are several things that can cause issues with replacement window installation. Here are the most common mistakes we see:

Measuring the Window Opening Wrong

This happens more often than you think. Each home has multiple windows and each window has different measurements. If the dimensions are wrong there is nothing you can do to correct the mistake other than ordering another window at additional cost. A mistake like this costs time and money because not only do you have to order additional products, but the entire installation job is delayed. Or, in the case of the customer above, the company “makes do” with the incorrectly sized window, which is not ideal either.

OrderingWindows with the Wrong Size Jamb

In full-frame window replacement, windows are ordered with the jambs attached. The width of the jamb must be considered. While the jamb depth is usually the same for most windows, occasionally the jamb may need to be wider if the finished surface of the interior wall is thicker than drywall.

Not Ensuring the Window Is Centered, Level, Plumb, and Square

After placing the replacement window in the rough opening, it needs to be secured to that opening. This can be tricky if the opening isn’t square. As homes settle, window and door openings can shift. Before securing a window in place, we make sure to check that it is centered, level, plumb, and square. Sometimes we have to add shims to get the fit just right.

Spray Foam Issues

Spray foam is used to seal the window from the outside elements. Seems simple enough. But if the wrong foam is used, or the foam application is done wrong, it can cause problems. First, we use only non-expanding foam sealant. Expanding spray foams can bow the wood jambs or distort the window frame shape. Sometimes homeowners ask us to fill the entire cavity around a window with foam thinking that it will seal it tighter, but that’s not a good idea. Filling the entire perimeter with foam can cause water to be trapped causing water to build up where it shouldn’t. Water needs a way out. Knowing where and how to apply the foam is important.

Not Following Manufacturer Instructions

Each replacement window manufacturer has specific requirements and best practices that will make sure their windows perform to their standards. While most replacement window installations follow a similar process to get the most value from the window, we follow the specific manufacturer’s instructions. This also prevents voiding the warranty. To ensure the integrity of their products, most window manufacturing companies will offer lifetime warranty options on their energy-efficient window products. However, this warranty only applies when the windows have been installed by a licensed professional to ensure the safety, longevity, and reliability of their products.

Symptoms of Improper Replacement Window Installation

Improper installation can lead to many window problems. Some are annoying and some are costly to repair. Either way, proper installation will help avoid these problems:

  • Drafts/High Energy Bills
  • Leaks/Water Damage
  • Condensation between Panes
  • Problems Opening or Closing
  • Cracks in the Glass
  • Warped Frames/Uneven Windows
  • Repair Costs

At All-Weather, you won’t experience these issues with installation. That’s because we are experienced Andersen window installers.

We Are Experienced Andersen Installers

At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we are experienced Andersen Installers. Our installers have been trained by Andersen so they know exactly how to install their windows to ensure perfect performance. Our trained installation technicians measure your windows to confirm the sizes and then they install them perfectly. Our team has been with us for years and they know their stuff. That’s why we can offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. We’re not happy unless you’re happy. We hope you’ll trust us to take care of your window, door, and siding needs.

Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online. At All-Weather, it’s all good under the yella umbrella.

 

 

 

 

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