Frequently Asked Questions
Looking to learn more about replacement windows? Look below or refer to our glossary of window terms.
Don’s Windows & Doors
We repair, replace, and install vinyl window and doors throughout New Mexico including the towns of: Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Bosque, Socorro, Belen, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, and Tijeras. Learn More About Don’s Windows & Doors!
All of our strong, durable vinyl windows and vinyl patio doors are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. Over 40,000 customers throughout New Mexico have been satisfied with our products!
Don’s Windows and Doors, Inc. is an Energy Star partner, which means all of our products meet or exceed their stringent requirements. Our energy-efficient vinyl windows are able to help you maximize savings because of their:
- Double-pane design. The double-pane design adds more cost-saving benefits to your windows and assists the sealants to trap air inside the home or business.
- Welded and sealed design. Trapping and sealing off any potential areas for leaks increases your window’s energy efficiency.
- Ability to be customized. Adding argon gas between double pane windows can prevent the transfer of energy out of your glass units. Adding any other feature on your vinyl window to makes it custom-built to your specifications and energy needs.
We have a minimum of three windows per purchase at a time. Since we manufacture our products in house, there is no overhead cost to our customers, saving them money.
Yes, we are able to add a window, add a French Door, create a bay window, and move a window or a door.
Our vinyl windows and doors are available in both White and Beige. These colors are the same for the exterior on interior of the window or door.
Low-e glass (Low emissivity) is a special type of glass that can reduce approximately 85-90% of the harmful U.V. rays of the sun from entering your home. It will also prevent radiant heat from escaping keeping your energy bills lower.
As a locally owned company, you can count on us to provide expert replacement and patio door installation. Since we manufacture all of our products in house, we do not hire subcontractors. Our crews are made up of long term, dedicated employees who are trained, experienced, licensed, bonded, and insured. Since we manufacture our products in house, this eliminates any overhead costs to our customers.
Our experienced crews will complement your home’s architecture and style with a professional installation. They take great care to remove your old windows and doors and reinstall your new vinyl windows and vinyl patio doors. In most cases, each window can be installed in about an hour. Patio doors can usually take about three to four hours, depending on size.
A retro-fit window is a window that is custom made to be installed using an existing window frame. This type of window eliminates any possible damage to the exterior of your home and can be replaced at a lower cost to a full replacement window.
Don’s Windows and Doors has been locally owned and operated since 1989. We have been serving the Albuquerque, New Mexico area since then and have over 40,000 satisfied customers. Since 1996, we have been manufacturing windows and doors in house to speed up the process time for our customers and reduce overhead costs.
Replacement windows, especially those that are extremely energy-efficient, can have a dramatic effect on your heating and cooling bills. The actual savings depends in large measure on the size and condition of the home, but national studies have shown savings of up to 25% after replacement of a home’s windows.
Many replacement windows are energy-efficient, and these can add value to your home. You can begin to save on your energy bills, and the energy efficiency of the windows will be a good selling point. Replacement windows are considered a valuable addition in appraisals. Just how much they can add to the value of the home will depend on the overall condition of the home. However, we’ve seen instances where the addition of replacement windows has helped improve the resale value and marketability of the home significantly.
Replacement windows are much more energy-efficient than the current windows in your home, and you can save money on your new windows. Replacement windows have a double-pane design that traps air in your home, the seal around the window frame is stronger, and the windows can be customized to fit your home. All of these can save you money on bills, so in the long run, the windows can pay for themselves through your savings. Of course, the exact savings will depend on the size and condition of your home.
There are different kinds of replacements:
- Trim around the old window is removed along with the window frame. When the replacement window is installed, the trim is also replaced.
- Replacement windows are installed within the existing frame (if it’s in good condition).
- Window sashes are replaced and the existing frame is used.
You do not have to replace all of your windows at once. You can decide which windows you would like to replace first, based on cost, time, and efficiency. The first priority should be safety – any windows that have defective glass, rotting, or cracks should be replaced first.
Windows aren’t made to last forever. Here are some signs your windows should be replaced:
- Air is leaking into your home through your windows
- You want to reduce your heating and cooling costs
- The color on the frames is fading
Home windows should be replaced for a few reasons. The first is that replacement windows can improve the overall appearance of your home. Replacing those old weather-beaten windows with newer windows can change the look of your home’s exterior. The second reason is that replacement windows are often more energy efficient and can save you money on your utility bills. Replacement windows can decrease your bills and put more money back in your pocket. Finally, replacement windows can help cut down on exterior noise, making your home even more livable.
A replacement window is a window that is installed in an existing window opening, replacing the existing window. These kinds of windows are measured to fit the existing opening and are special ordered. Replacement windows are often more energy and cost efficient, and both can save you money.