Makai Self Cleaning windows and doors just got better! Discount Windows & Doors has always been at the forefront of technological developments within the fenestration industry and 2018 is no exception.

The owner, Jerry Griffin, who has more than 30 years of experience in the window and door industry, is constantly seeking ways to improve design and to offer customers high-quality, affordable products suitable for Hawaii climate and lifestyle.


Soon after launching Discount Windows & Doors in 2007, Griffin recognized how poorly windows designed for mainland conditions performed in high humidity and high salt conditions. Working with manufacturers and using state-of-the-art technology, Griffin designed a line of products specifically for Hawaii — Makai Self Cleaning windows and doors.

The first consideration for Makai products was finding a stronger glass that was thermally efficient and could repel salt, minerals and organic dirt. Neat® Self Cleaning Glass from Cardinal Glass Industries is a standard feature in Makai windows and doors. Neat Glass harnesses the sun’s UV rays to loosen dirt so water can rinse it away; windows are easy to clean and stay cleaner longer.

Another property of the insulated glass window units is that the high-performing glass with low-E (emissivity) triple coating reflects more than 90 percent of radiant heat and blocks harmful UV rays that damage furniture and carpets, but allows visible light into your home.

2018 improvements


“It’s hard to improve on the best window sold in Hawaii but we did it!” shared Griffin. The 2018 Makai windows and doors now offer an improved and significantly heavier duty screen system, painted with an anti-corrosive primer as well as a protective powder topcoat. In order to further minimize the possibility of corrosion, a coating of corrosion block is applied to the marine grade stainless steel hardware, extending the life of the hardware very significantly and reducing the constant need to clean the hardware. There also have been improvements to esthetics; sliding windows now have the options of even sight lines and Euro Style snap locks, allowing for single-handed operation.

The 2018 enhancements to design, style and endurance for Makai products widen the gap between these and other windows sold in Hawaii. No other window company offers the quality and performance of these newly designed windows.

Discount Windows & Doors has an “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau and over a decade of experience selling windows to more than 15,000 customers. The company offers a lifetime warranty for the Makai products, including hardware and screens, subject to normal terms and conditions.


For more information or a free estimate on these exceptional windows, visit Discount Windows & Doors convenient showroom in Kaneohe, check out the website at or call 673-6656.

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