Are you looking to replace windows or doors in your home? You may have seen a variety of companies advertising their services while walking around the recent BIA-Hawaii home show.

Like most first looking to replace windows, it is hard to differentiate between brands. What are important features? Should you purchase from a big box store or a local contractor?


There are three factors to consider when replacing windows in your home: materials, especially the quality of the windows or doors you are considering; installation, which includes not only the actual installing of your windows, but also the measurement to ensure they fit properly into your existing openings; and warranty/service, as in how easy is it to get any needed service done or warranty issues resolved once they have been installed.

Here’s a closer look at these three factors:


If you started at a big box store to find replacement windows, you will find inexpensive windows in stock sizes. These are fine for installing in a shed you are building or even a new construction/addition to your home. You might even find brands that you recognize or associate with quality, but beware. Many manufacturers produce a builder-grade window that is the lowest level of quality.


Many customers, in an attempt to save money, purchase stock sizes and then attempt to “make them fit” into the existing openings by reframing. This ends up costing more in the end. The best solution for replacing windows in your home is a custom-made product to fit each opening. This will give you the best appearance, insulation, protection and view.

At Diamond Head Windows & Doors, the window experts carry seven different brands of replacement windows and can advise you on the best window to fit your needs and budget.



Big box stores and other outlets that sell windows make you pay for the windows upfront and then use a subcontractor to install them. Contractors like Diamond Head Windows use factory-trained installers, their own employees, to ensure your windows are installed with the best results. In fact, you pay once the installation is complete to your satisfaction.



Let’s say one of your replacement windows leaks in 10 years? When you call for service, do you get referred to a Mainland 1-800 number? Diamond Head Windows takes full responsibility for its work for the lifetime of your home. The company has trained service personnel to handle any situation that could arise, and it’s all covered by a warranty that is good as long as you live in your home.

Ensuring that you get the best quality material, installation and service is what made Diamond Head Windows Hawaii’s No. 1 choice for windows and doors. Call owner Mark McKinstry today for a free in-home consultation and estimate and see what sets Diamond Head Windows & Doors apart.

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