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Angie's List Super Service Award

All-Weather Earns 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the 4th Year in a Row!

2017 Angie's List Super Service AwardOverland Park, KS remodeling contractor All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award for the fourth year in a row. The company previously earned this award in 2016, 2015, 2014, and in 2009. Once again, an unrelenting dedication to customer service is being reflected back by the community we serve. This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List has experienced unprecedented member growth in the last couple of years after the company added a new, free membership tier.

Super Service Award Requirements

So how does one earn an Angie’s List Super Service Award? Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

“Wow, this award says a lot about our employees. Winning this award even once shows amazing dedication, but now four times in a row! That really demonstrates our team’s unwavering commitment to excellent customer service and I’m so grateful and proud to be leading this amazing group of individuals,” stated All-Weather President and Owner Doug Bennett

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

About Angie’s List

Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide. It represents a collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

If you’re looking for a great company to provide professional advice on your home’s windows, doors, and siding, and provide excellent customer service, call All-Weather at (913) 262-4380 or schedule an appointment online today!

Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List

All-Weather Makes Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List…Again!

Qualified Remodeler Top 500 ListWinning a prestigious award in your industry is certainly a feather in the cap. You did something right and made your customers very happy. Winning that award for 17 years in a row is proof that it wasn’t luck, but rather an ongoing commitment to excellence. All-Weather Windows, Doors, and Siding is proud to announce that we have made the Qualified Remodeler Top 500 list once again!

Recognized 17 Years Running

We have made this top 500 list every year since 2000. When you factor in that this is a list of all types of remodeling contractors including companies that handle much larger jobs, just to appear is an accomplishment. But because we are dedicated to excellent service, quality work, and business practices that set industry standards, we continue to rank among the nation’s top remodelers.

We Are Proud to Be a Leader in Remodeling

Focusing entirely on residential remodeling from 1975 to now, Qualified Remodeler is an industry-recognized touchstone for identifying quality and service in the remodeling industry. Their yearly “Top 500” list ranks remodeling companies based on annual revenue. We are proud to say that we are moving and shaking and continue to grow our business and remain a reputable and dependable company for windows, doors, and siding in the Kansas City area.

Repeat Customers for Windows, Doors, and Siding

All-Weather is local, affordable, and honest. We also supply the best replacement windows, doors, and siding in Kansas City. We think the fact that one-third of our business is from repeat customers is the best evidence that we are doing something very right.

Hear Why Kansas City Legend, Larry Moore, Recommends All-Weather Windows, Doors and Siding-

If you need replacement windows, doors, or siding, stop by our showroom or give us a call at (913) 262-4380 or contact us online and we’ll be glad to help you choose the best products to remodel your home.

Buying Replacement Windows

Buying Replacement Windows – The 5 Basic Decisions

So you’re getting ready to purchase replacement windows and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. Don’t worry. The team at All Weather Window, Doors and Siding is here to help! All you have to do is break it down into five simple decisions. Take one at a time and soon you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for. Use these five basic categories to make your decisions easy:

1) Determine the Window Type

Windows come in a variety of styles. Here’s a little visual guide to help.

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Generally speaking, plan to replace the windows with the same style unless there’s a good reason not to. For instance, if your window is a casement window, but you’d rather be able to open that window, you can replace it with a double-hung. If you’d like to be able to open the window, but there is a walkway in front of it, you could switch to a sliding or gliding window that won’t intrude past the wall it is placed in when opened. Similarly, if you have two double-hung windows in your dining room, but for aesthetic reasons you’d prefer a picture window (or perhaps a bay or bow window), you can replace them with that style. Double-hung, casement, awning, sliding/gliding, picture, or specialty.

2) Choose the Materials

You have five choices when it comes to what your windows are made of: solid wood, vinyl- or aluminum-clad wood, solid vinyl, aluminum, or Fibrex (a composite material exclusive to Andersen windows). When comparing, look at these six performance areas – strength, insulation, beauty, maintenance, warranty, and price. Each type of window material will have advantages and disadvantages, so take your time when deciding which one makes more sense for you.

3) Energy Performance

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) operates a voluntary program that tests, certifies, and labels windows based on their energy performance ratings. The NFRC label provides a reliable way to determine a window’s energy properties and to compare products. The NFRC label can be found on all ENERGY STAR® qualified windows.

ENERGY STAR bases its qualification on U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient ratings. These properties can be measured and rated according to the following energy performance characteristics:

U-factor is the rate at which a window conducts non-solar heat flow. It’s usually expressed in units of Btu/hr-ft2-oF. For windows, a U-factor may refer to just the glass or glazing alone. NFRC U-factor ratings, however, represent the entire window performance, including frame and spacer material. The lower the U-factor, the more energy-efficient the window.

Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) is the fraction of solar radiation admitted through a window either transmitted directly and/or absorbed, and subsequently released as heat inside a home. The lower the SHGC, the less solar heat it transmits and the greater its shading ability. A product with a high SHGC rating is more effective at collecting solar heat during the winter. A product with a low SHGC rating is more effective at reducing cooling loads during the summer by blocking heat gain from the sun.

Air leakage is the rate of air movement around a window in the presence of a specific pressure difference across it. It’s expressed in units of cubic feet per minute per square foot of frame area (cfm/ft2). A product with a low air leakage rating is tighter than one with a high air leakage rating.

If you’d like to learn more, you can read about energy performance ratings.

4) Decide the Details

What your window looks like is very important. Color, grille, and trim choices should work with your home’s style. Grille patterns, including colonial, prairie, and custom-designed windows, will allow you to match your new windows to your home’s current architecture, change your look, or even complete a historically accurate renovation. If you’d like to see what works best with your home, check out the  Home Style Library here.

5) Size It Up

Choose to replace with standard sizes if possible. Most windows come in increments of 2 or 4 inches, so there’s often no need to order custom sizes. Standard sizes will save you money. Save where you can and that will allow you to splurge when it’s really worth it and still stay within budget.

If you need information about replacement windows, give us a call at All Weather window, Doors & Siding and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions. We will guide you through the choices that will work best for your project. We want you to know a little about the features you want, so you can be 100% happy with and confident in the choices you make.

We are a certified Andersen Circle of Excellence dealer. Call us at (913) 648-9589 or contact us online.

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Get Exactly What You Want with Andersen Windows

andersen windows kansas cityMany homeowners are hesitant to buy new replacement windows for their homes because they fear that they won’t be able to get the style of windows they want. Because All Weather Window and Doors is an Andersen Circle of Excellence Dealer, we can offer every window Andersen makes – and trust us, that’s a lot. We’ve broken it down into the series they offer to show you just how many choices you have.

Core Product Line

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Andersen’s core product lines offer a variety of options. These include the 400-Series, the 200-Series and the 100-Series. Here are the differences in the core product lines:

 

400-Series Focuses on Performance and Style

 

The 400-Series is the most popular. We believe that’s because it blends quality and good looks seamlessly so our customers end up with a window that not only performs well, but also looks great. Andersen’s many years of excellent engineering bring you time-tested, classic wood craftsmanship that lives up to your high standards.

 

Andersen Windows 200 Series200-Series Brings High Quality at the Best Value

 

If you thought your budget couldn’t handle real wood windows, think again. Andersen’s 200-Series is built with affordability in mind. The secret to the savings is focusing on only the most popular designs and sizes. You’ll get Andersen quality, at a value that is unmatched in wood windows.

 

 

100 Series By Andersen Windows100-Series Uses Budget Friendly Fibrex Composite

 

The 100-Series is the smart alternative to vinyl windows. Andersen uses Fibrex®, a composite material that is twice as strong as vinyl and very low maintenance for a durable, sustainable, energy-efficient window at a budget-friendly price.

Related Read: 5 Features Andersen Windows Offer That Other Windows Don’t

 

Architectural Collection

Andersen’s luxury line is dedicated to style, performance and innovation. It consists of the E-Series and the A-Series. Here is the breakdown of these collections:

 

Andersen Windows E-Series in Kansas City

E-Series Allows Customization

 

From custom colors, to dramatic sizes and dynamic shapes, to exotic woods and more, your window will certainly be an original. With their E-Series, Andersen offers unlimited possibilities to create a window that’s custom made for you and your home. Andersen provides homeowners with a unique design opportunity, allowing you to custom-create the home of your dreams.

 

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A-Series Matches Architectural Styles

 

Windows contribute greatly to the architectural style of your home. With their A-Series, Andersen designed a collection of windows with authentic architectural style as their number one goal. Every piece of hardware, every sash, and every accessory works together to create architectural authenticity. And, of course, with Andersen, you get unparalleled performance as well. No matter what style your home is, Andersen has a window that is a perfect architectural fit.

 

We are proud to be an Andersen Window Circle of Excellence dealer. If you have any questions about Andersen windows, the products they offer, or the styles available, give us a call at (913) 262-4380 or contact us online. We will be happy answer all of your window and door questions.

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Ask An Expert: What Siding Do You Recommend for My Home?

siding company kansas citySo you’ve decided to get new siding. Have you considered what type of siding is for you? Luckily, when we are approached to install siding on a Kansas City home, we often are asked, “What siding do you recommend?”

With this in mind, we did the hard work for you by compiling a handful of our favorite siding options so that you can feel more comfortable with your choice:

Pick #1: LP SmartSide Siding

LP SmartSide SidingThis siding gives your home the warm, natural beauty of real cedar, with modern materials that resist natural decay, fungus growth, and termite invasion. If you have environmental concerns about a cedar based siding, rest easy. This siding option is made of engineered wood substrate, a renewable resource with a reduced environmental impact.

Upgrading to LP SmartSide siding is a popular option if you have experienced warping or shrinkage in your previous siding. The modern resin product resists moisture and humidity, while also fending off unwanted dents and dings.

Pick #2: Diamond Kote Pre-Finished Siding

For those who love to stand out in the crowd, we recommend Diamond Kote Pre-Finished Siding. This low-maintenance siding offers a wide variety of colors ; meaning your home will reflect your colorful personality from the inside out. Express yourself as you enhance the beauty of your home without having to repaint. Created from natural pigments and applied with state-of-the-art robotic methods, Diamond Kote is the perfect pairing of nature and technology.Diamond Kote Pre-Finished Siding

Pick #3: Alside Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a popular, lower-cost option for homeowners. If you are looking for a versatile siding with long-lasting color that is strong enough for unpredictable weather, Alside is a recognized leader in the home improvement industry. Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories, due to their 70 years of quality and engineering experience. Alside offers the finest in style and the best in energy efficiency.Alside Vinyl Siding

We Saved our Ultimate Pick for Last…

Pick #4: James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie SidingJames Hardie fiber cement siding boasts extreme durability making it a great alternative to traditional wood or vinyl siding. This siding is weather and fire resistant, while also combating swelling, mold, and cracking from water exposure. Along with a 30-year limited warranty, it also comes with a ColorPlus Technology 15-year limited warranty which applies to every pre-colored piece of trim and siding, as well as the paint and labor. Color options, wood alternative, strength, energy efficiency and security. HardiePlank has it all.

New Siding Now Means a Greater ROI Later

Schedule your home improvement project now and maximize the potential return on investment (ROI) that a siding upgrade provides. You can increase the value of your home and enjoy a return as high as 65% in resale value. For homeowners who plan to stay, they can enjoy an even greater ROI, as much as 80%, in improved energy efficiency.

Give us a call at (913) 648-9589 or schedule an appointment online to see how we can help you select and install siding on your home.

buying new windows

3 Questions to Avoid the Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda Experience When Buying Windows

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Avoid buyer’s remorse when shopping for new or replacement windows for your Kansas City area home by knowing which questions to ask before you purchase. At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we have 25 years of experience, and we know all of the questions homeowners wish they had known to ask before making a final decision. We have created this guide full of questions that we know you will wish you “woulda” asked before you bought your windows:

Will My Replacement Windows Match My Existing Windows?

This is an important question to ask when you just need to replace a few windows in your home. You want to make sure they look the same! Don’t try to window shop for a replacement window that looks similar on your own as you will probably end up unhappy with the results. You not only need to take into consideration the materials the windows are composed of (like wood, vinyl, or composite), but also the the type of configuration (like double-hung or casement). Your replacement window should have the same look and function as your existing windows.

You should consult with a window professional at an experienced window company who can help you find a perfect match. Be cautious of a window supplier that only offers one type of window, as their opinion will be biased, and their window recommendation might not match anything you have. There is no “one-type-fits-all” in window replacement.

Related Reads:  4 Money Saving Features to Look for When Choosing New Windows

Will I Lose Glass Due to Thicker Window Frames?

There are two types of replacement windows – pocket replacement windows and full frame window replacement. The one you choose will affect the amount of glass area.

Pocket windows are manufactured to fit inside of an existing window frame in your home. Many homeowners choose to go this route because they don’t require a lot of work inside or outside of your home, they tend to be less costly, and they take less time to be installed. Many window contractors only offer pocket type installations.

Because the pocket windows have a frame of their own, which fits inside of the existing frame, you will likely lose some window space. This problem is even more noticeable if you have narrow windows, or multi-units such as twin or triple wide casement type windows, and the posts that separate the windows are left in place. The space between the glass can be double what it is currently, and that beautiful view of your yard is lost to your new window frame.

If more glass space and natural light are important to you, you may want to go with a full frame window replacement. All-Weather offers both types of installations and your consultant can help you make the right choice to maximize your view.

Another factor that affects glass size is frame size. Some window brands have large, beefy frames that reduce the glass size, while others offer slim-line frames that give more glass area. Both can be installed as pocket replacements or as full frame replacements. Just ask, and we’ll explain the differences to you and show you examples of all of the styles.

Will My Blinds and Window Treatments Fit the New Windows?

This is one question most homeowners never think to ask. They assume it will all be the same but not all window frames are the same size. When replacing your windows, it is important to pay attention to the differences in dimensions. If you ask your window company this question they will be able to plan ahead, and help you find new replacement windows that will work with your existing window treatments. No one wants a surprise after their new windows are installed that they need to buy new plantation shutters!

Also, be sure to find out who is responsible for removing and reinstalling window treatments as most contractors do not provide this service. All-Weather can quote this as an option for you in most cases.

These are just three of many important questions you should consider and ask before you purchase new or replacement windows for your home. For a full list of questions to keep in mind, click the image below to download our All-Weather guide to Improving Your Window Buying Experience.

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