Windows Hawaii keeps customers up-to-date with the latest and greatest products, providing residents with peace of mind that their windows and doors will keep up with the elements year after year. One way of ensuring this is with accreditation from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

AAMA is a mutual third-party entity that creates and enforces standards for the performance of windows and doors, according to Bill Hughes, Northwest Exteriors’ chief operating officer. AAMA makes sure companies are sticking to industry standards that benefit the satisfaction and safety of consumers. This also means using the right tools and products to secure longevity.


One such product uses retrofit windows rather than nailing fins to secure windows. Retrofits are perfect for people who are looking to replace windows, which can be installed over a pre-existing window frame, while the opposing method is designed for new construction.

Manufacturers make four different frame types to accommodate the different applications that are encountered in the field, notes Windows Hawaii general manager Mario Garcia.

“And, the retrofit window that we use on most of our installations is the recommended retrofit type by AAMA standards in which there is an aluminum or vinyl existing frame,” he says.


Now, if Windows Hawaii is called upon for new construction, the company does use the nail fin, which is the recommended type for that specific application. However, as Garcia mentioned, with different jobs come different methods, and retrofit is the recommendation for replacement windows, resonating with a majority of new and return customers.

“When it comes to installing windows and doors, there are several different installation methods and frame types,” emphasizes production manager Kurt Malley. “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. 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.”

It’s clear to see that quality, honesty and great care are all core values to Windows Hawaii. 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.


“When a client chooses Windows Hawaii for their remodeling project, we do not only install windows and doors, we install confidence and trust,” says 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.”

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