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Getting the Perfect Windows and Doors is All About Making the Right Choices


Purchasing new replacement windows and doors is a two-part process.

  • Part One: Choose the perfect replacement windows and doors.
  • Part Two: Choose the right installation option.

At ATMW, we make Part Two easy. Our installers are:

  • Experienced – They install windows week in, week out.
  • Factory Certified – They know the particulars and nuances of each manufacturer’s products.
  • Skilled craftsmen – They are well-versed in construction techniques, so they know how to handle “surprises” (and there are plenty of surprises that come up during the install process. Dry Rot anyone?).
  • Dedicated to doing your installation the right way, the first time.

With Part Two covered, let’s get back to Part One. This is where we want you to give your full focus… because we want you to get the perfect replacement windows and doors for your home. That’s why we offer options from 10 manufacturers. Take your time checking them out. Discover the frame and style combinations that are best for your unique application.

To help get you started, here’s something you need to know. Replacement windows can be manufactured to be installed one of two ways:

  • Retrofit – With a retrofit window, the existing frame of the original window that is already attached to the surrounding studs remains intact. Only the glass and interior window framing are removed. The new window is then placed over the remaining outer window frame. This is why the total glass area of retrofit windows is smaller than the original window’s glass area. Sealant is applied around the windows to ensure an air and water-tight installation.
  • New construction — Windows built for new construction are installed as they would have been when your home was first built. This makes the process more complex. Existing interior moulding and exterior trim needs to be removed. The existing window needs to be removed and the wood framing of the resulting opening exposed. The bare opening needs to then be inspected for structural integrity (remember the dry rot comment?) and flashing needs to be installed to prevent air and water leakage. Moulding and trim work need to be added to complete the installation process, so your home looks refreshed and revitalized.

Of course, with either installation technique, ATMW carefully removes the old glass, frames and other materials and hauls them away to be recycled – after thoroughly cleaning up after ourselves.

We’ll Be There to Guide You Through the Entire Process

The decision to get new replacement windows and doors is straight-forward. Deciding which windows and doors to get can be daunting. That’s where our ATMW consultants come in. They have the experience and the knowledge to help assess your needs and guide you to the right choices — for your home and budget.

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  • We were very impressed with the installation crew. They were diligent workers. The experience was pleasant, from Steve to Cathy...
    Virginia C., Walnut Creek
  • I am very impressed with your company. Your professional approach to the planning and administration of my window and door...
    Tom P., Oakland
  • We are quite happy with the quality of your installers and their workmanship. Their attention to details was excellent. We...
    Frank K., El Sobrante
  • Excellent in all respects. Windows look like they were originally designed for the house. Installers were pros, on top of...
    Richard B., Oakland
  • Your crew did a great job — on time, worked very hard. Cleaned up [after] themselves, polite and professional! They...
    Becky G., Point Richmond
  • I really appreciate talking with Cathy on the phone. I enjoy her consistency, follow-through, and friendly voice and manner. Also...
    Margret E., Oakland
  • The a-TaylorMade Window installers were very professional in their work and knew their products, tools and equipment. We enjoyed having...
    Russ M., Fremont
  • Love your team. The whole crew has been professional, courteous, prompt, knowledgeable, and just downright nice. We had a few...
    Kim F., Oakland
  • The installation crew was very courteous and clean. They were very considerate, especially with children.
    Hilary T., El Cerrito
  • Fast and fabulous, as usual.
    Penny W., Petaluma
  • Excellent work crew! We are very satisfied with the work done and are eager to share with the neighbors. Courteous...
    Michael F., Concord
  • The staff was very good at checking and keeping our home very clean. We are happy with the quality of...
    Isabel G., Richmond
  • Fantastic service. Very clean, professional, and on time. Great team – all very friendly and courteous. We are so happy...
    Michelle S., Alameda
  • Excellent job. The foreman and workers were outstanding and very considerate. They kept everything clean and explained everything that they...
    Elaine G., Oakland
  • Thank you. Love the windows – love the attention to detail and care with our home and our possessions.
    Kay R., Oakland
  • Thank you for making the experience such an outstanding positive. The courtesy and exemplary customer service that was provided was...
    Derek L., Albany
  • Installers were very considerate and patient with the animals in both units.
    Kathleen M., Albany
  • The experience with your company was excellent from the initial phone call, scheduling the contacts for the estimate and the...
    Shirley M., Orinda
  • This was a complicated job, but I think you’ve been able to make it work very well. The window looks...
    Gail F., Kensington
  • I love my windows. The crew was courteous and cleaned up after finishing for the day. The house was a...
    Betsy L., Piedmont
  • What a wonderful owner, office staff, crew. Everyone was so kind to me. Thank you to each and everyone of...
    Jackie H., El Cerrito
  • Great install, and those who did the install were extremely friendly. I love the new windows, and all the service...
    Christine R., San Francisco
  • Very pleasant workers. Did a great job! Bill was also great to work with and was sure that I understood...
    Wilma W., Pinole
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