For homeowners who are thinking of changing to new vinyl windows, doors or installing lifetime vinyl siding, here are a few things to consider when looking for a local company.

1. How long has the company been in business?

National home improvement resources recommend the following when purchasing a lifetime product such as vinyl windows or vinyl siding from any company: “Homeowners should only choose a company that has been in business in the same state or vicinity for at least 12 to 15 years. Otherwise, more often than not any warranties given are nine out of 10 times worthless.”

2. How long has the product been available in the city or state?

“Homeowners should only choose products that have been proven over time — at least 12 to 15 years in each unique environment,” is the recommendation.

Otherwise, a new product may not be a good product for your environment till proven over years of use.

3) What type of warranty is being offered?

“Salesmen can always promise any type of warranty verbally.


“Be sure to check with the manufacturer by phone from a real factory representative. What is the real factory warranty on materials, labor, shipping and service?”

Be sure to get this straight because when the time comes you will need the proper information in writing.

4) Who is the responsible builder or installing contractor?

National home improvement resources recommend that “homeowners should have a meeting or conference with the installing contractor to clarify who is responsible for their home improvement project.”

So after all this, here is why you should call Tropical Wholesale Baths, and buy local:

•Tropical is the only locally owned and operated vinyl window and siding company in Hawaii.

•Tropical is a Hawaii family business owned by Michael and Matthew Houar for more than 40 years.


•Since Tropical has been in business in Hawaii for more than 40 years, all products, warranties, workmanship and service have been proven.

•Tropical has more than 10,000 Hawaii customers who can attest to its product, workmanship and service quality.

•Tropical is an extension of “Vinyl is final,” the first company to bring vinyl siding to the State of Hawaii in 1961.

•Tropical was the first company to import and then manufacture vinyl windows in Hawaii, starting in 1978.

Come and visit Tropical Wholesale Bath’s showroom at 1351 S. Beretania St. to see what the best vinyl windows and vinyl siding could look like on your home.

The showroom is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

contact // 263-1252, Windward • 456-4892,
Leeward • 593-2000 and 396-0971, Honolulu
address // 1351 S. Beretania St.
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