By Elima Pangorang
With the New Year approaching, many Hawaii homeowners might be looking to spruce up their homes with a fresh look — which might include a new set of windows. If that’s the case, search no further than Windows Hawaii.
The company, lead by general manager Mario Garcia, offers a unique line of windows and doors called Alii Extreme, which is specifically tailored to Hawaii’s tropical climate. It is produced by manufacturer Anlin Windows Systems, which spent a decade researching and developing this product to withstand the myriad weather conditions unique to Hawaii — including the salty air from the oceans.
The technological advancements on these products are unmatched with features like Comfort-Core™ Foam Fill, Triple-Guard Weatherstripping, Innergy® Fiberglass Reinforcement, Argon “Flood-Filled” chamber, Sound Suppression Technology, Upgraded Rollers, Aluma-Force™ Extruded Screen Frame — in which this frame is made with thick walls of high-test aluminum with no worry of bending or damaging during cleanings.
The Argon “Flood-Filled” Chamber increases windows’ R-value and minimizes heat exchange through the window — helping to save energy and lower utility bills.
Other details of these features are dissimilar, thicker, glass panes of the sound suppression technology, which substantially reduces noise coming in or going out. The Triple-Guard Weatherstripping comes with three strips for each window adding triple protection against moisture, dirt, noise, bacteria, mold and mildew.
One of the greatest benefits is the INFINIT-e Plus High Performance Glazing System featuring Anlin Armor, which adds even more protection and durability.
It’s not only these features that make Alii Extreme among the best in the industry, but also its incredible True Double Lifetime Limited Warranty. Garcia reminds customers that it is important to do your research before buying, and this is especially true for warranties.
Anlin’s warranty is unmatched by any other company because it has a specific warranty for Hawaii homeowners, unlike other major manufacturers who do not even cover Hawaii in their warranties. Furthermore, other manufacturers do not have windows that are tailored to Hawaii weather, but instead are “one size fits all” and are nationally offered.
Other reasons it is important to do research and to read the fine print of the warranties is to, of course, see what is covered and for how long. You’ll find that other manufacturers have a warranty that covers their products for only 20 years, and then only 10 years for the subsequent homeowner should you sell your house. Additionally, there are specific sections on houses near coastal seashores, which other manufacturers only warranty products for 10 years installed between 2 miles and 1,001 feet from the shoreline.
To Anlin, this is unacceptable and makes it a point to support its customer and stand behind its product. With an Anlin warranty, Alii Extreme is fully transferrable and is good for life for the subsequent homeowner. There also is complimentary accidental glass breakage replacement, whereas other manufacturers wouldn’t cover that, much less even the labor for replacement.
When choosing your windows, Garcia advises to ask these questions: What would happen if a dealer goes out of business and where would they stand at the time of a warranty claim? Would the manufacturer honor its national warranty, which does not cover Hawaii unless the dealer is still in business? A lot of times, the answer to these questions are disappointing, however, with Windows Hawaii you can rest assured that you will be covered for life.
Visit Anlin’s website at anlin.com for more details, which has a tab specifically for Hawaii. Windows Hawaii is the islands’ exclusive distributor of Anilin products and does not use subcontractors. From getting a quote and estimate to installation, and even beyond, Windows Hawaii is there through it all.