Frequently asked questions about our window replacement and door repair services
Offering high-quality window replacement and door repair services in Southwest Michigan since 1983, All Season Windows is the area’s most knowledgeable expert on doors, windows, gutters, siding, and decks. With a focus on providing personal service, attention to detail, and unparalleled workmanship, we’ve earned a reputation for our ability to listen to homeowners’ needs, recommend suitable products, and provide detail-oriented, professional installations. With the aim of educating our customers so that they can make informed, financially sound decisions about their home’s exterior, we’ve collected a number of frequently asked questions on this page.
We offer a variety of payment methods and financing options. Please contact us for more information regarding available options. Typically you can expect to place a 50% deposit at the time you sign a contract with us.
The majority of our replacement windows are installed from the outside. In some situations it may be necessary to install from the inside. An installer will need to be inside your home to help with the installation and to ensure we clean up our debris. On the day of installation, your installation expert will assess your unique situation and explain the process that will best suit your home.
All Season Windows installs replacement windows year-round. On average we can install 10 windows in only one day. Our crews install one window at a time and are trained to do what they can to minimize heating/cooling loss. Typically the window is only out for 5-10 minutes. We install and insulate each window prior to moving on the next.
Please take down curtains, blinds, or any other window treatments. Security sensors should also be removed and turned off by your security company. Please provide our installation expert with a clear path to the window(s) being replaced by moving anything that may be in the way. It is also advisable to remove all wall decorations from the walls close to the windows as they may fall during removal or installation.
The type of window being installed and the type being removed help determine the amount of time needed to complete the job. On average, each window takes about 60 minutes. Trim work and cleanup will require additional time to complete. An average job will take a single day.
After installing your new replacement windows, we remove all old windows from your property and dispose of them. If you wish to keep your old windows or storm windows, please notify the installation crew as soon as it arrives for your installation.
Most of the issues encountered by our customers are easily corrected and don’t necessarily mean that there is a problem with your window. You are always welcome to contact us for help.
The time it takes to complete the installation of your replacement windows depends on some different factors. How long it takes for the removal of your old window, the kind of window you purchased, whether any additional equipment is required or any issues with the property will all affect the duration of installation. Your installer should be able to give you an estimate on how long the project will take.
The exact cost of a window installation will depend on the kind of window you purchase and the type of installation needed. Furthermore, the area where you live will affect the cost. The energy efficiency of the windows will help you save on utility bills, making the overall cost less in the long run.
Someone from your home will need to be there to let us in the house and answer any questions we may have. Part of the installation process necessitates we go inside your home to set your window according to our high standards. Your window will be installed by a highly trained professional that will respect your home, leaving the site clean.
The installation of your window will be performed with the greatest care and respect for your property. Our installers take precautions to prevent damage to your home, as well as prevent the need to repaint or repair of your interior or exterior walls.
To ensure your replacement window is properly installed and has maximum energy efficiency, it needs to be insulated, anchored, and sealed to protect the window from air and water infiltration around the frame. To accomplish this, your installation team needs to be able to get to both the outside and inside of the window.
Please remove curtains, blinds or other any window treatments. Also, have your security company remove any security sensors if you have them. Please move furniture or anything else in the way to make a clear path to the windows that are being replaced. It is also a good idea to take down any pictures or wall decorations close to the window as they could fall during removal of the old window or the installation of the new one.
No. Our installers are trained to install windows and doors with as little disturbance to your home as possible. Installers will often use protective coverings such as drop cloths or plastic sheeting to cover your floor and furnishings at and near the work area. If a mess is made our installers are trained to clean up and leave the area as they found it.
Cleanup and disposal of your old doors is written into your contract. As with any home improvement project, it is typically the contractor’s responsibility to dispose of all project-related debris and to provide all the equipment necessary for cleanup (such as a dumpster, wet/dry vacuum and heavy-duty garbage bags).
If you can wipe the water off on the inside or outside of the window it is condensation. If you can see water on the inside of the window pane where you cannot touch and if it appears foggy you most likely have had a seal failure. Older homes that did not use argon gas or other inert gas between window panes can have small amounts of moisture inside the glass. It is typically a very small amount, if you see something noticeable please call a professional.
Interior or exterior condensation is not the fault of your new windows. This condition may not have existed with your previous windows because air was leaking through them at a great enough rate to evaporate the damp air before it condensed on your cold glass.
Windows that use a SuperSpacer®, the best condensation fighting air spacer available. Low’E’ and Argon gas will also help to reduce the possibility of condensation. “Sweat” can be formed when the level of humidity in your home is high enough (around 40-50%) and the outside temperature has dropped low enough (0-15 degrees F) to cause the inside glass surface temperature to hit the “dew point” for the air temperature within your house. When that happens, the water vapor in the air condenses into the form of water on the coldest surface; glass.
To help reduce condensation turn down your humidifier, circulate the air in your home better (especially if you heat with a radiator), increase the temperature on your furnace, and leave curtains or blinds open so warmer air can circulate to the glass.
If you have hot water baseboard heating, this adds a tremendous amount of water to the air and does not circulate around the house well. Roof and soffit vents help allow moisture to escape your home. Gravel or “Michigan” basements allow for moisture to enter your home. Leaky basements can increase the level of humidity in your home resulting in increased condensation on your new windows.
Use soap and water, or glass cleaner. Avoid abrasive cleaners and sponges.
On the sides of the screens you will see our stainless steel pull tabs. Simply pull on the wire tabs. This compresses springs on the opposite side of the screen and allows for its removal.
Maintaining your home’s windows, doors, siding, and gutters is essential to its health. All Season Windows offers free, professional inspections to ensure that your home is protected.