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Best Value for Andersen Windows in Kansas City

When you hear Andersen Windows, you may think “Renewal by Andersen”. That’s not surprising. They spend a lot of money advertising so you associate their name with the Andersen window product. And they provide that product. The problem is, people think RBA is the only place to purchase Andersen windows in KC and that’s just not the case. 

The Better Choice for Andersen Window Installation

Take All-Weather, for instance. We are a very unique dealer in that we specialize in installing the complete product portfolio from Andersen, along with siding and doors, exclusively to homeowners. We are an Andersen Certified Installer. But because that’s not all we install, we can’t spend as much of our marketing budget letting people know. Unfortunately for the consumer, many times, they will get a bid on Andersen windows from RBA and think that they are the only Andersen dealer in town. They never realize that they have another, better choice.

Better Prices on Andersen Windows

All-Weather is one of the oldest locally owned “Andersen Circle of Excellence” showrooms in the metro area. This means we buy wholesale directly from Andersen the same way that the big box stores and the lumber yards buy their Andersen Windows to sell to other contractors and builders. We can offer more product options, more installation types, and more value add-ons than RBA

The Best Warranties on Andersen Windows

Our Andersen replacement windows are beautiful…and they are backed by lengthy warranties on both the glass and non-glass parts. We are Andersen window experts who know the different models. We can help you find the best style to fit your home and budget. Plus, we are Andersen Certified Window Installers! We have been trained and certified so that means your Andersen windows will be installed correctly according to the manufacturer’s specifications. 

Why Buy Andersen Windows from All-Weather?

We were providing Andersen windows for nearly a decade before the first RBA window was ever sold in Kansas City. When you’re in the market for Andersen windows, go ahead and get a quote from RBA, but don’t forget to get a quote from us as well. Stop in our showroom on Shawnee Mission Parkway. Touch them. Compare them. See and feel the quality. But most of all, compare the price. We’ll give you the best deal, the best installation, and the best warranties. Throw in our exceptional customer service and you’ve got the best place in Kansas City to buy quality Andersen windows. 

Better Customer Experience

We could sit here all day and tell you how much better your experience will be with us, but honestly, it means a lot more coming from one of our customers. So don’t take our word for it. Here is a testimonial from one of our customers from the Nextdoor app. 

“I got Andersen windows from Renewal by Anderson some years back and then about a year or so ago, got Andersen windows from All-Weather Windows on Shawnee Mission Parkway. Hands down, I would choose All-Weather Windows again for my Andersen windows. Love the windows, and the installation was awesome.” 

If you’re considering Andersen windows, make sure you consider All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding. Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online.

 

Replacement Windows

Buying Windows – Why Price Shouldn’t Be the Main Factor (Testimonial)

Replacement Windows
Window wall in great room after replacement.

 

When making a larger purchase like windows or siding, it’s tempting to think that cost should be your main determining factor. Let’s face it, these are larger purchases than the ones you make in a normal year and can be challenging to fit into your budget. We wanted to share the story of an Overland Park couple who have purchased replacement windows twice for their home. They were willing to share what they learned.

“Our first window purchase was back in 2010. Our house was only about ten years old, but we noticed that the builder-grade windows were drafty. My computer sat in my bedroom right next to our bay window and I could feel the cold air sneaking in while I worked. My mouse hand was always freezing! Besides being uncomfortable, I knew we were losing a lot of energy as well. We decided to replace all of our double-hung windows on the first floor. 

I checked with three companies in town and decided to go with the best price. The salesman was convincing and the product was good. I figured, “Why pay those overinflated prices?” They installed eight windows total. There was a little trouble with the double window in the dining room when they went to install it. Apparently, they had ordered the wrong size. The salesman assured me they would be able to make it work and all was fine. Fast forward about a year and I noticed that the wood frame around that window was swelling and there were signs of water leaking on my carpet as well. My husband examined the window and discovered that they had forgotten to caulk it along the very top and that’s where the water was coming in. Luckily, the damage was minor and my husband was able to fix it. 

So in 2019, when we noticed that the large window wall in the great room (original windows) was showing signs of wood rot, it was time to go window shopping again. I called three companies and this time, I based my decision on how long they had been in business, what kind of reputation they had and, I‘m not going to lie, price still factored in. I chose All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding this time. 

The thing I liked about All-Weather was that they talked about the different options I had while the other two companies just gave me a price and never mentioned how the windows would look and never gave me any other options. This window wall is the main focus of our home when you walk in the front door. I wanted it to look good! All-Weather suggested the windows that would give me the most glass per pane (replacement windows are usually a bit smaller than the original windows because they have to fit inside the existing framework of the original window.) My salesman explained that they were not the cheapest option, but would look the best. 

From my research, I knew All-Weather was also an Andersen Certified installer, so I had confidence that they knew what they were doing. Well, here we are, six years later and I’m thrilled with my windows! The window wall looks fantastic and the five double-hung windows we had replaced upstairs at the same time are doing great too. No leaks…no problems. So my advice is to shop around and don’t just base your decision on the price. Your windows will be in your home for decades. It’s worth the time and effort to find and hire a professional who has been in the industry for a long time. 

I will add that All-Weather was not the cheapest or the highest price. Their bid was right in line with the other two window manufacturers we talked to. But the All-Weather people seemed to take the look of the windows into consideration and even let me come to the showroom to touch and feel the different options. They provided better customer service, and after six years of use, I can confidently say quality, professional installation too.”

K. Huber, Overland Park

So when it’s time to replace your windows, do your homework. Choose a company that has been around for years and has a good reputation. At All-Weather, we have over 30 years of experience and we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. 

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. Call us at (913) 648-9589 or come see our showroom at 7710 Shawnee Mission Parkway.

Andersen Window Supplier

Best Place to Buy Andersen Windows in KC – All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding

Andersen Window Supplier

At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we have been selling and installing replacement windows since 1986. We are one of the oldest locally owned “Andersen Circle of Excellence” showrooms in the metro area. This means we buy wholesale directly from Andersen the same way that the big box stores and the lumber yards buy their Andersen Windows to sell to other contractors and builders. We are a very unique dealer that specializes in installing the complete product portfolio from Andersen, along with siding and doors, exclusively to homeowners. 

Unlike the lumber yards and big box stores, homeowners get our full personalized attention. As an Andersen Certified Installer, we have had special training from the manufacturer to ensure that your windows are installed to the highest standards. We’re pretty proud of that. However, we’ve noticed that our customers don’t realize that we carry Andersen windows.

Renewal by Andersen Advertises Heavily

Here’s what happened. A company called Renewal by Andersen (RBA) has been hogging all the limelight. Renewal by Andersen spends a lot of money advertising, so when homeowners think about Andersen windows, RBA is the first company to come to mind. Many times, they will get a bid on Andersen windows and think they are the only Andersen dealer in town. They never realize that they have another, better choice.

RBA Locations Are Franchises, Not Factory-Owned Stores

Each Renewal by Andersen location is an independent franchise. They are not factory-owned businesses. In fact, the Kansas City RBA franchise ownership is in Texas. The Renewal line is a Fibrex window, only one of several product lines Andersen makes. At All-Weather, we sell almost all of their other product lines, but not Renewal. We do sell Andersen Fibrex replacement windows, but we also have so many other options to choose from that are not available at RBA. Unfortunately, since RBA does so much advertising people think we are the same and don’t call us, or they get a bid from RBA that is too high and never get another Andersen bid.

More Options and More Value on Andersen Windows

At All-Weather, we can offer more product options, more installation types, and value add-ons than RBA, not to mention that we are Andersen Certified Installers. We were providing Andersen windows for nearly a decade before the first RBA window was ever sold in Kansas City. Throw in our exceptional customer service and you’ve got the best place in Kansas City to buy quality Andersen windows. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s a recent review from the nextdoor app:

Andersen Customer Testimonial:

“I got Andersen windows from Renewal by Anderson some years back and then about a year or so ago, got Andersen windows from All-Weather Windows on Shawnee Mission Parkway. Hands down, I would choose All-Weather Windows again for my Andersen windows. Love the windows, and the installation was awesome.” 

When you’re in the market for Andersen windows, make sure you visit All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding on Shawnee Mission Parkway. Our Andersen replacement windows are beautiful…and they are backed by lengthy warranties on both the glass and non-glass parts. At All-Weather, we are Andersen Certified Window Installers! We’ll give you the best deal, the best installation, the best warranties, and you’ll get our excellent customer service as a bonus!

Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or make an appointment online.

Front door

Best Place to Buy a Front Door in Kansas City

Shut the front door! Most door installation doesn’t include what?! There are a lot of places to buy a new front door in Kansas City. Many homeowners choose chain stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Menards. And if you’re just looking for a low price, they will be able to provide that. But it’s what they don’t provide that you should be more concerned about. When you use a big box store, you may get a bit of a price advantage, but make sure you ask them about the following things before you commit to the sale.

1. Do They Paint the Entry Door? 

You may not realize it, but painting your door is not part of the deal with the big box stores. So after they install your door, it’s your job to paint or stain it…big hassle! At All-Weather, we can provide factory finishing in many popular colors. Or if you prefer a custom color, we can match your home’s exterior paint or trim color.

2. What about the Trim?

When you replace a door, many times, you also want to change the trim around your door. Or sometimes, the trim gets damaged during installation. Our installation includes new interior and exterior trim at no extra cost so it all looks great.

 3. Will The Door and Frame Be Insulated?

Doors and windows are the draftiest places in any home. That’s where most of your energy escapes. We are experts at installing doors and windows, so we know how to do it right. We spray foam insulation around your door and frame to provide an extra barrier against air and water. Ask if they take this extra step.

4. Will It Have an Adjustable Threshold?

Most people don’t even know the threshold (the wood strip on the ground under the door) can be adjusted. That’s because many of them are fixed in place and can’t be adjusted. When we install a threshold, it’s adjustable so it can be raised to give a snugger fit against the bottom of the door to reduce drafts and provide better energy savings. It’s one of the little things that make a big difference.

5. Will They Reinstall my Storm Door?

Storm doors must be removed during installation. Because today’s doors are much better insulated than older doors, most of our new doors do not require a storm door. But if you’d like one, we can reinstall your old storm door, help you choose a new one, or even add a retractable screen that you open only when you need it and it stays hidden from view when not in use.

6. Will They Haul Away My Old Entry Door?

If you want to keep your old door, this is no problem. But most homeowners don’t want to keep it. It’s too big to put in the everyday trash container. What the heck do you do with an old door? Load it in the car (assuming it’s big enough to hold it) and drive it to the recycling center? With some companies, that’s your problem to deal with. All-Weather hauls away your old door and recycles it for you.

7. What about the Doorbell?

Assuming they replace your door frame with a new one, will they include replacing your doorbell on the new frame? Sometimes, that’s just another job for you. We typically can replace your doorbell button on the new frame if it was attached to your previous door frame. We will even install a replacement if you provide one. If you want to add a new camera doorbell we can coordinate with an electrician to provide this service for you as well. Just another question to ask before you buy. 

8. Will They Install a Peephole or Will That Void the Warranty?

Some people like the peephole a little lower than the standard height. We can install a peephole in your door at your eye level, even if you’re vertically challenged, and we don’t void the warranty as some other companies do.

9. What Kind of Warranty Do They Provide?

Speaking of warranties, some companies don’t provide any warranty. Others offer a one-year warranty. At All-Weather, we warranty our installation for five years! Our warranties always beat the competition because our doors are quality doors made to stand the test of time.

10. Can I See What It Will Look Like on my House before I Buy It?

Buying a door is a big decision because not only is it one of the first things people see when visiting your home, it’s an investment and it will be there for years to come. Wouldn’t it be great if you could “try on” your front door to see how it will look before you buy it? At All-Weather, we have software that can use pictures of the front of your house to show you what it will look like with your new door. At All-Weather, you can choose from entry doors by Andersen, Provia, and ThermaTru – all high-quality names we trust.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

With All-Weather, you always get our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. When you run your company based on customer service, you get happy customers. For over 35 years we’ve maintained a wonderful 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. 

Our Repeat Customers Say It All

We have served the KC metro area for over 30 years and we have a customer base of over 40,000 satisfied customers, more than half of whom are repeat customers. We are proud of the reputation we have built and we’ve built it by providing the little extras that make a big difference. Because we are a smaller, local company, we can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We don’t have corporate telling us what we can and can’t do for our customers. We know what it takes to make you happy and we just do it. (Don’t tell Nike we used their slogan!)

Replacing your entry door? Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or contact us online and let us show you what a difference quality and customer service can make!

Old windows

How Much Do New Windows Cost?

Old windows

Replacing your windows is no small undertaking. It is one of the biggest expenses a homeowner will incur. But like any home improvement, it will increase the value of your home. According to Angi, window replacement costs anywhere from $200 to $1,300 per window, depending on the type of window and any related materials and perks. For that price, however, you’ll get a 68% return on investment, not to mention energy savings, a snugger, less drafty home, and the added benefit of your home looking better both inside and out.

Factors That Affect Replacement Window Cost

Other factors that will affect the replacement cost include the type of window, the window frame material, the window size/shape, the level of energy efficiency, and where the window is located. Don’t forget that labor costs add an additional $100 to $300 per window. 

Type and Size of Windows

There are many types of replacement windows – double-hung, single-hung, casement, picture, sliding, swinging, bay, bow, and custom shapes. Standard sizes will be cheaper than specialty sizes/shapes. Larger windows will cost more than smaller windows.

Window Frame Material

There are many different options for window frames. Here is a breakdown of material and average prices:

Aluminum Window Frames

Aluminum windows are the most affordable, but they don’t provide much in the way of aesthetics or insulation. They typically cost from $75 to $400 per window

Vinyl Window Frames 

Vinyl is one of the most popular types of frames and runs from $100 to $900 per window. Vinyl is affordable, durable, and energy-efficient. You cannot repaint a vinyl frame as paint won’t adhere well to it and will crack, peel, and chip.

Fiberglass Window Frames 

These frames are a step up from vinyl. They offer similar insulation advantages but are a bit more durable. They run roughly 15% to 30% more than vinyl, making the national average cost between $500 to $1,500 per window. 

Wood Window Frames 

Wood frames are considered a bit more upscale. They may be required if your home is in a historical area. Wood frames run from $150 to $1,300 or more. 

Composite Window Frames 

Composite frames are made from a mix of PVC polymers and wood fiber for maintenance-free frames. They are very durable and cost between $300 and $1,200 per window. 

Ground Level Or Upper Level Windows

If you are replacing ground level windows, they will be a bit cheaper because there is no additional time or equipment (ladders, scaffold, etc.) so labor costs will be lower.

Energy-Efficient Upgrades

The next thing that can really affect the price of your windows is the level of energy efficiency you choose. From double and triple glass to inert gas between the panes, prices can vary greatly. Remember, though, that you will recoup some of this cost in energy savings if you plan to remain in your home for ten years or so.

Existing Window Condition 

If your home is older, if it fell into disrepair, or if it has been a while since it was painted, it’s likely that you will have to replace at least a few areas due to wood rot. This adds to the overall cost of replacement as it includes materials and labor to replace it, but it is absolutely necessary for the new windows to operate properly and stand up to their guarantees. Expect to have some wood rot or small repairs to fix. 

Window Brand Names

Window companies put a lot of money into creating a trustworthy brand known for its quality and energy efficiency. There are many well-known brands with great reputations on the market. Do your research and decide if their features and advantages are worth the extra money once you have an estimate. 

We Partner with Andersen Windows

At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding we have our favorites. We partner with Andersen Windows because we believe they represent the best value in the replacement window industry. We are Kansas City’s premier Andersen Circle of Excellence showroom displaying the finest Andersen windows and patio doors. You can come in and see them in person to appreciate their quality and craftsmanship. Our installers are also Andersen certified installers. That means your windows will be installed to manufacturer specs and standards which means your Andersen windows will perform as promised. 

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

We also carry additional lines of replacement windows, entry doors, storm doors, storm windows, and exterior siding products. We have chosen these brands after years of experience in the window replacement business. You can count on All-Weather to bring you the best! We stand behind our windows and our installation with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. We’re not happy unless you’re happy. 

If you’re looking for a replacement window company with decades of experience and a quality reputation for satisfaction, stop by our showroom or give us a call at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri and we’ll be happy to give you an estimate on window replacement, door replacement, or siding installation. Or make an appointment online. 

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Best Windows Doors & Siding in KC for Over 3 Decades

All-Weather 30+ Years in Business BadgeAll-Weather Windows, Doors and Siding was founded in 1986. For over 35 years, we have served the Kansas City metro area. We now enjoy a customer base of over 40,000 satisfied customers. We are proud of the reputation we have built over those three and a half decades.

Experience and Knowledge in the Replacement Window Industry

We’ve been in the replacement window business for so long, many of the best-known names in replacement windows weren’t even in business when we started. 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 pros and cons of the product itself, the quality level, the hardware, the energy-efficiency, and the people and policies behind that product. 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. 

We Partner with Andersen Windows

Our favorite brand is Andersen. We believe they represent the best value in the replacement window industry. We are proud to be Kansas City’s premier Andersen Circle of Excellence showroom displaying the finest Andersen windows and patio doors. Our installers are Andersen certified installers so you know the windows will be installed to manufacturer specs and standards. That means your Andersen windows will perform as promised. As a multi-line dealer, we also display additional lines of replacement windows, entry doors, storm doors, storm windows, and exterior siding products. You can count on All-Weather to bring you the best!

National Quality with Small Town Customer Service

While our products are national, our service is personal. Because we are a smaller, local company, we can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We don’t have “corporate” telling us what we can and can’t do for our customers. We know what it takes to make you happy and we simply do it. It’s the best of both worlds.

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. Windows, doors, siding – you can trust All-Weather to have all of your energy-saving home improvements under one umbrella. Just look for our yellow umbrella.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

When you run your company based on customer service, you get happy customers. For over 35 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.

Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or  (816) 673-2480 in Missouri for any installation you need – windows, doors or siding. Or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. 

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Why Proper Replacement Window Installation Is So Important

Andersen Certified Installer Badge

Your home could have the best windows in the world but if they are not installed correctly, they will not perform correctly. Cracks, rotting, and mold buildup are only a few signs that your windows were poorly installed, and now is the time to call in the experts. All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding has been installing windows throughout the Kansas City metro for more than 30 years and we have witnessed, firsthand, the importance of quality window installation. 

Signs of a Bad Window Installation

There are many signs of poor window installation. Unfortunately, many times they don’t show up until your windows have been in place for a year or more. Here are the most common issues:

Condensation

Condensation between the window panes is one of the first things homeowners notice after having windows installed improperly. It’s one of the top reasons people replace their windows. Windows are designed to complement the vapor barrier created by your walls. The goal is to prevent moisture from passing through from the outside around the window frame. But if proper steps are not followed during the installation process, vapor will condense on cold surfaces between the frame and the wall. Where there is condensation (moisture), rotting will follow. People think condensation is a problem with the window itself, but 9 times out of 10, it is the result of poor installation. 

With All-Weather, you won’t have to worry about rot, mold, and mildew in your home. Properly installed windows can eliminate these health risks and improve your home’s indoor air quality. Never settle for anything less than professionally installed windows!

High Energy Bills 

Professional window installation will reduce heating costs in winter and air conditioning costs in summer. If your energy bills are not decreasing, or even worse, increasing, your windows probably weren’t installed properly. Your wall’s air barrier is critical to keeping your home snug. Any break in this barrier is a potential area for heat exchange – in the winter your heat will seep out and in the summer, the heat will seep in. Even tiny cracks around the window frame can lead to air infiltration and substantial heat and energy loss. Add this up over years and you’re looking at hundreds or thousands of dollars in energy loss and higher bills. 

Leaks

One of the main purposes of windows is to keep out harsh weather. Sure, we also want them to let in sunlight and allow us to have a nice view, but those are all secondary reasons to have windows. Proper window installation will create a continuous water barrier between the window and the wall keeping moisture from rain and snow outside.  Even the smallest gap or crack will grow to be a big problem. Mold, rot, and if left untreated, even structural damage can occur severely affecting your property value, not to mention your comfort level. With All-Weather’s experience and unique weatherproofing installation techniques, your property will be as weather-tight as possible. 

We Are Andersen Certified Window Installers 

Most window and door installers in Kansas City are trained on the job by other installers. While this is not the best way, it is the way it has been done for decades. Because we are on the service side of this industry, we have learned that most of the issues that people have with their windows and doors are installation-related. Most times the failure of the product could have been prevented had the window installer been properly trained. At All-Weather, all of our installers are Andersen Certified Installers.

Our Installation Skills Were Tested to the Limits and the Windows Held Strong

Our installers undergo an intensive certification course that includes both classroom and hands-on training at the Andersen Factory in Bayport, MN. This training includes subjecting our window installations to wind loads in excess of 120 mph, and rain the equivalent of seven inches per hour at the Research and Testing Lab. Our installers passed with flying colors! All-Weather now has more Andersen Certified Installers than any other company in Kansas City! Why do we go the extra mile? We want to ensure that we are offering only the best value to our customers. Even if you do not select us for your window project, insist the contractor you hire be properly certified by the company that makes your windows.

The Best Installation Guarantees in the Business

Every certified installed project comes with a 2-year installation limited warranty from Andersen Corporation. In addition to the manufacturer-provided labor warranty, All-Weather also offers our exclusive 5-Year Installation Warranty! We are that confident in our product and our installation. And we’re also confident in our customer service. That’s why we can offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee! Simply put, we’re not happy unless you’re happy. Our goal is to help you lower your energy bills and create a more comfortable, beautiful home for years to come. 

The Best Replacement Windows in Kansas City

We choose Andersen windows because we know replacement windows. For over a century, The Andersen brand has demonstrated integrity and innovation. It is the most recognized and most used brand in the window industry. Andersen replacement windows are simply the best replacement windows. We know Andersen windows and doors inside and out, so we can bring you the best product and the best service in Kansas City. Our customers are not just a number to us. They are our lifeblood. 

If you’re ready to add Andersen energy-efficient windows to your Kansas City home, give All-Weather Window, Doors and Siding a call at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 and we’ll not only help you choose the right Andersen windows for your home, we’ll install them the right way so you’ll have no worries for years to come.

Siding, windows, & doors ROI

Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value: Siding, Windows, or Doors?

Siding, windows, & doors ROI

Adding siding, windows, or doors to your home is an investment. These upgrades obviously improve the look of your home, but which home improvements add the most value? In other words, how much return on investment can you expect with each one? At All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding, we get this question a lot. We want our customers to feel good about their decision to update/upgrade their biggest investment, so we’re breaking it down for you here. 

How Much Does New Siding Increase Your Home’s Value?

If you are wondering whether fiber-cement siding is a good investment for your home, the answer is yes. According to the 2021 Cost Vs. Value Report published by Remodeling Magazine, adding fiber-cement siding offers a 69.4% return on investment when you sell your home. We carry Diamond Kote siding, James Hardie fiber cement siding, and LP SmartSide siding and trim. Like our windows, the siding we carry is what we consider to be the best in the business. We know Kansas City homeowners want quality, durability and value and that’s exactly what we offer.

How Much Do New Windows Increase Home Value?

Using the same 2021 Cost Vs. Value Report, replacing your windows with wood windows gives a 67.4% ROI while vinyl provides a slightly higher 68.6% return. 

The right window replacement can give your home a good boost in both value and utility. At All-Weather, our windows are beautiful, durable, and energy efficient. We offer windows from Andersen and Wincore – two manufacturers we trust for quality and value. We are also Andersen Certified Window Installers so you know it will be installed correctly and last for decades.  

How Much Do New Exterior Doors Increase Home Value?

The front door is one of the most important elements for curb appeal and first impressions. According to the report, replacing your existing door with a steel door averages a 65% return on investment. And don’t forget, besides boosting your home’s curb appeal, a new door will help you save money on energy bills and increase your home’s security to boot. While a beautiful entryway adds value to your Kansas City home! At All-Weather, we add value to your exterior door purchase. Read about 11 things you won’t get when you have a big box store install your exterior door

Exterior doors serve two purposes – beauty and safety. We carry doors from Andersen, Wincore, and ThermaTru. We chose these manufacturers because their doors are energy efficient with low maintenance. From entry doors to patio doors to storm doors, we’ve got you covered.

Three Decades of Satisfied Customers

All-Weather Windows, Doors, and Siding has served the KC metro area for over 30 years and we have a customer base of over 40,000 satisfied customers. We are proud of the reputation we have built over those three decades. Whether you need replacement windows, new siding, or exterior doors, we would be honored to help you choose these quality products for your home. 

Call us at (913) 648-9589, visit our showroom at 7710 Shawnee Mission Parkway or request an appointment today!

Window types

The 12 Types of Windows and Where to Use Them

Window types

There are a lot of different styles of windows and the terminology can be a bit confusing. At All-Weather Windows, Doors and Siding, we understand. So we thought we’d create this simple window tutorial to help you understand the differences, the names, and why you should choose one style over the other. The next time you’re looking for replacement windows, you’ll know all of your options. So without further ado, here is a pictorial guide to get us started:

Single Hung Windows

Single hung windows, also called sash windows or hung sash windows are made of one or more movable panels, or “sashes”. A single hung window has a fixed top sash that does not slide up or down, so it can only be opened by sliding the bottom sash up. Single hung windows look like double hung windows when they are closed, but are less versatile. 

Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are by far the most popular. That’s because they are the most versatile. They feature two separate sashes (the sections that slide up and down), which allows them to be easily opened to let fresh air in and most can be opened either by sliding the bottom sash up or the top sash down creating even more options. Let’s say you want to open the window on a cool night but don’t want the cool breeze to blow directly on you while you sleep. Or maybe you want to open the window, but don’t want the dog to get out. Simply pull the upper sash down. You can even pull the upper sash partially down and lift the lower sash partially up to let cool, outside air flow in through the bottom while warm air flows out of the top. Many double hung windows also have a tilt feature which makes cleaning on both sides, dare we say it?…a breeze. This is especially helpful when cleaning second story windows and higher. No ladder is necessary, simply tilt both sashes inward to clean from the inside. Because of all of the added convenience features, these windows are typically more expensive than a single hung window of the same dimensions.

Slider Windows

Slider windows do not open by sliding the sashes up and down like hung sash windows, but rather the sashes slide open from left to right or vice versa – side to side. Mechanically speaking, they are double hung windows laid on their sides. They are best for windows that are wider than they are tall and areas that require a little bit wider or more unobstructed view. 

Casement Windows

Casement windows, sometimes called crank windows because a crank is usually turned to open them, are typically chosen for tall, narrow openings. The window is attached to one side of the frame and swings outward like a door opens. Casement windows work well where accessibility to the window is not ideal. For instance, if the window is placed higher on the wall or you have to reach across a counter to open it. The crank on the bottom makes it easier to open than lifting a single or double hung window.Casement windows are typically one pane of glass (no grilles) so they work well where the view is given priority as well. One more benefit is that the open window acts almost like a sail catching any breezes and forcing them into the home. 

Awning Windows

An awning window is a single pane that is hinged at the top of the frame creating an awning effect (hence, the name). An awning window is essentially a casement window turned sideways. However, awning windows are typically smaller and can be installed higher on a wall to add architectural interest and provide ventilation and light without sacrificing privacy or security. They are great for letting air in when it’s raining because the pane keeps the water out. They can be plain or feature grilles.

Bay Windows

Bay windows are larger windows composed of several sections that extend away from the exterior wall of the home. They are available in many configurations including three- and four-window styles. The large center window allows for an uninterrupted view while the side windows can be casement or double hung to allow for ventilation. Adding a bay window automatically adds drama and elegance to any room because they let in lots of light creating a bright, open, airy feeling. Visually speaking, a bay window makes the room feel larger, and physically speaking it can actually make the footprint of the room larger because it can extend down to the floor pulling it out past the line of the exterior wall as well.

Bow Windows

Bow windows are very similar to bay windows and deliver basically the same benefits – a light, open, airy feeling as well as a wonderful view to the outdoors. Bow windows are ideal when you don’t have the space for a bay window. Both styles extend outward, but bow windows don’t extend as far as bay windows. If you have a window in front of a porch or walkway, for example, a bay window may intrude into the space too far to make it practical, whereas a bow window may fit just fine.

Garden Windows

A garden window (sometimes called a greenhouse window) provides a box-like area that extends outward where you can set plants to maximize the amount of light they receive. Typically found in the kitchen, it contains a lot of glass on all sides and the panes are set at 90-degree angles to capture the maximum amount of energy from the sun’s rays. Many times these windows feature a glass shelf that is perfect for plants to get lots of sunlight. 

Picture Windows

A picture window features a large single fixed pane of uninterrupted glass. The main purpose of a picture window is to allow a great view of the outside world. These windows are usually large and do not open. They are usually installed in dining rooms and living rooms where homeowners spend leisure time. They allow lots of natural light, but make sure that your picture window incorporates energy saving features to keep your energy bills under control. 

Hopper Windows

Hopper windows have sashes that open inward and are hinged on the bottom. They are  excellent windows for small bathrooms or basements. Since the windowpane tilts upward, it stops debris from blowing into your house. a hopper window is often placed above other doors and windows (called a transom window when used this way) for extra light and ventilation. 

Special Shape Windows

Arches, circles, hexagonal, octagonal, trapezoid and other specialty shaped windows can be used alone or combined with traditional shapes to add architectural interest and unique character to your home. They are usually more expensive than traditional shapes. 

Tilt & Turn Windows

​​Tilt & turn windows offer dual functionality. The first option is to turn the handle 90 degrees to swing the window sash open into the room – similar to a casement window that opens inward. The second option is to turn the handle 180 degrees to tilt the sash in to vent from the top. This allows for ventilation and security simultaneously. Tilt & turn windows are a popular choice for egress windows as they are large enough to allow a person access in and out. Larger tilt & turn windows can be used to allow access to an exterior space like a roof or balcony. 

We hope this helps you understand the difference between all of the different types of windows and helps you decide which windows to use where. If you need help with installing replacement windows in your home, give us a call at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 and we can walk you through all of your options. 

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Why We Choose Andersen Windows – Quality

Andersen Window Supplier

At All-Weather we believe in quality. When it comes to the products we sell – windows, doors, and siding – quality is of the utmost importance. Our products will be an integral part of your home for years, even decades. With exterior products like windows, doors, and siding, they must be made to last. For over 30 years, we have served the KC metro area and now have a customer base of over 40,000 satisfied customers. We are proud of the reputation for quality we have built over those three decades. That reputation for quality is why we choose to sell Andersen windows. 

Andersen Windows Deliver Quality and Value

We choose Andersen windows because we know replacement windows. For over a century, The Andersen window brand has demonstrated integrity and innovation. It is the most recognized and most used brand in the window industry. Andersen replacement windows are simply the best replacement windows in Kansas City that we have found.

Like All-Weather, Andersen has a reputation for quality. But don’t take our word for it. In an article from The Spruce, that compares double-hung windows (the most popular style of window) from top manufacturers, Andersen windows are the gold standard when it comes to quality for the price: 

“Milgard, with fewer lines of windows than Andersen or Pella, can be deemed the bargain window maker of the group; it produces what is often called a builder grade window. 

Andersen is the gold standard; its E and A Series windows are favored by architects. 

Pella falls between Milgard and Andersen both in window quality and prices.”

Andersen Windows Use Fibrex

Vinyl windows are typically “bargain” windows. Andersen doesn’t manufacture all-vinyl windows. They use a proprietary wood composite material called Fibrex. Fibrex is two times as strong as vinyl, performs better when in extreme temperatures and won’t fade, flake, blister or peel. Fibrex is composed of 40% recycled Ponderosa pine wood fibers and 60% polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is unique to Andersen. While Andersen windows are not the cheapest windows, we feel they provide the best quality for the price. Because we plan to be around for a long time, we want our customers to know that they can count on us for quality.   

We Are an Andersen Certified Installer

The best windows in the industry won’t deliver the look or comfort you expect if they’re not installed properly. Many major window manufacturers train and certify installers for their specific products. At All-Weather, we are proud to be an Andersen Window Circle of Excellence dealer. When we install your windows, we do it exactly the way the manufacturer recommends so the window provides superior performance for years to come. 

If you’re looking into replacement windows, give All-Weather a call at (913) 648-9589 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you make this important decision with confidence.

 

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