Window Installs Are A Certified Success
BY ELIMA PANGORANG
Windows Hawaii is a company homeowners trust, thanks to its aesthetically appealing and durable products that can withstand storm-strength weather and Hawaii’s tropical climate. Additionally, Windows Hawaii sticks to strict standards set up by industry pros and accreditors, setting it apart from the rest.
“There are dealers in the industry that don’t even know there are standards set for every type of installation,” said general manager Mario Garcia. “There are companies that still believe in ‘one-size-fits-all,’ but we at Windows Hawaii believe in high-quality products, high-quality installation and overall high-quality service.”
A big part of these top-notch services is Kurt Malley of Windows Hawaii, who is the only fully certified AAMA team member on the island. Malley goes out into the field to make sure everything is up to par for all customers. This solidifies Windows Hawaii as a prime choice for its dedication to attain the highest caliber within the industry.
AAMA is the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a mutual third-party entity that creates and enforces standards for the performance of windows and doors products, according to Bill Hughes, Northwest Exteriors’ chief operating officer. AAMA ensures companies are sticking to industrial standards that benefit the satisfaction and safety of consumers.
The association offers experienced installers a chance to take courses and written exams from AAMA-accredited instructors through its Masters Program.
“I was trained and certified by an accredited instructor over the course of a week,” said Malley. “Every four years, there is a mandatory refresher course in order to maintain the certification.”
Malley is thankful and proud of his AAMA certification since it allows him to help residents in ways others are unable to.
“When it comes to installing windows and doors, there are several different installation methods and frame types. Being AAMA-certified, I was trained in and follow the AAMA standards when choosing the correct window type and install type for each individual home,” he explained. “The windows and doors you purchase are only as good as how they’re installed. They must be installed correctly to achieve their intended performance. Other window replacement companies take a one-size-fits-all approach to how they install the product, meaning they only know one way to do it.”
Doing the proper research on the right contractor is a key component in any renovation, big or small, and this company supports its customers well after the installation process is complete. Quality, honesty and great care are all core values of Windows Hawaii.
“When a client chooses Windows Hawaii for their remodeling project, we do not only install windows and doors, we install confidence and trust,” shared Malley. “The customer can have confidence that they will be getting a quality product installed correctly and up to industry standards, and trust us to do what is right for their home.”
When opting for Windows Hawaii and its AAMA-certified installer, Malley concluded that customers receive tested and accepted installation techniques; proper material selection, including the correct use of sealants and flashing; protection of the homeowner’s property; quality control; and product care, adjustment, cleaning and maintenance.