How long have you been in business and how long have you been manufacturing?
We have been in business since 1959 and manufacturing since 1964. ABC Windows owns and operates its own window and door facilities.
Who installs your windows?
All installers at ABC Windows are full time salaried employees with full benefits. We do NOT use sub contractors to ensure the highest quality installation.
Who trains your installers?
All installers are trained by one of our partners, Robert J. Vogt, a certified installation Master Instructor of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). In addition, installers qualify as “Installation Masters” after they complete a training course which includes a written exam.
What is Installation Masters?
It is a nationwide training and certification program for installers of windows and patio doors in the residential and light commercial markets.
The program was developed by AAMA after prompting from the Building, Environment And Thermal Envelope Council (BETEC) through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It assures that certified installers have been trained and passed a written exam.
What brands do you carry?
ABC Window Contractor’s, Inc. is unique in the industry in that we manufacture and install our own windows. This creates a competitive as well as a quality control advantage in the installation market. Most other manufacturers do not install windows.
Can I tour the factory?
We encourage it. Simply call the office and ask for a tour and our staff will arrange it.
Will I need a building permit to replace windows?
Some cities require permits and others do not. We will advise you based your location.
Do your windows meet the requirements for ENERGY STAR?
Yes, our windows exceed the requirements for the Energy Star. Energy Star is a National rating that applies to most items you purchase that either use or save energy.
Are your windows certified by (NFRC) the National Fenestration Rating Council?
Yes, ABC’s windows are NFRC certified.
Are your windows double pane?
Yes, they are double pane windows that meet and exceed Title 24 of the California Energy Commission, NFRC standards and have earned The Energy Star
Do you have Low E glass and argon gas?
Yes, we offer the energy efficient technologies that can result in cost savings to you.
What styles of windows do you offer?
We offer sliders, single hung, double hung, casements, fixed picture windows, awnings and sliding glass doors to the San Francisco Area.
What colors do you offer?
White and almond. Vinyl frames are not offered in dark colors because they will fade and may expand and contract at greater rates than lighter colors.
Do you install windows and doors in most San Francisco Bay Area Counties?
Yes, we install throughout the Bay Area and beyond. We recently completed a major project replacing windows in a 4 building Condominium in South Lake Tahoe. Most of our work however is in the Bay Area including San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, San Jose, the entire East Bay, Solano County, Napa County, Sonoma, and Marin County.
Can you install windows without breaking stucco?
Yes, in many cases we can retrofit new windows into the existing opening without disturbing stucco, siding or sheetrock.
How long does it take to replace windows? Most installations take one day or less although larger projects can take a day or two. Large apartment buildings may take several days and some of our larger projects have taken several weeks.
Do you install Sky Lights?
No. The best time to replace a skylight is when you replace your roof so that the roofer can properly integrate the installation with the new roof and the skylight. Also, the labor cost for installing a skylight during the replacement of a roof is likely to be minimal.
Are you insured?
Yes, in addition to company liability insurance all employees are insured under Workman’s Compensation.
Who is your profile supplier?
There are numerous vinyl window extrusion suppliers in the country. After reviewing the merits and advantages of various extruders, we chose VEKA to provide us with our vinyl window profiles.
Our profile suppplier, VEKA is established as one of the largest and finest extruders of vinyl window profiles in the world with plants throughout Europe, Chile, Mexico and the United States. VEKA uses only pure virgin PVC in compounding ingredients. For more information on VEKA Inc. go to www.vekainc.com.
Rated # 1 in Consumers CHECKBOOK – Window Installation and Repair Firms (San Francisco Bay Area). For more information on this consumer report go to www.checkbook.org.
California License Board - Contractors License # 372705, HIC certified. For more information go to www.cslb.ca.gov.
Member of the Better Business Bureau.