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HERO Financing Now Available

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:31 AM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 10:59 AM ]

Have you ever wanted to upgrade your windows and doors but thought:
  • "I can't afford it."
  • "What if I finance it and then move to a new house?  I'll be stuck with the payments for someone else's windows!"
  • "My credit isn't good enough to qualify."
Well, we partnered up with HERO Financing to address these concerns and make energy efficient windows More Affordable… 
  • At Low fixed interest rates and flexible payment terms.
  • No Credit Checks or Down Payments.
  • FULLY Tax-Deductible payments.
  • Payments transfer to new owners when you sell the property.
If you have 10% equity or more in your home, chances are YOU QUALIFY for this special financing solution.

Too-Good-To-Be-True Financing


What makes all this possible?  This award-winning, government-approved (PACE program) solution enables you to finance energy-efficient windows by letting you pay for them through your property taxes. HERO financing is repaid through an assessment on your property tax bill over 5 to 20 years, and you can borrow up to 10% of the value of your home.

What’s more, you won’t have to worry about your payments if you ever decide to sell your house because the remaining balance stays on the property tax bill and will be transferred to the new owners.

Tax Incentives

Aside from helping you save on utility bills, purchasing energy-efficient windows and doors through the HERO program also allows you to fully deduct your payments from your federal and state income taxes since your payments are on your property tax bill.

Ready to get started? 

We’re here to help. Simply consult with our window and door experts to get free advice on the best solutions for you.


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The program is currently available to residents of most cities in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, Orange County. New communities are being added all the time. For a complete list of where HERO financing is available please click here.

Project minimum: $5000

Seconds & Clearance Entry doors!

posted Feb 21, 2012, 9:31 AM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 11:31 AM ]

All doors sold AS-IS, no warranty, no returns, no exchanges. CASH ONLY. All sales final.

Prefinished mahogany wrought iron decorative glass, casing & brickmold!  Has some scratches and dents.  AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Was: $1399+tax
NOW: $949+tax


Maricopa door and 2 sidelites
 AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Only $1599+tax

Maricopa Single Door
 AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
$799+tax

Fiberglass double door by BGW.
Was: $1999+tax
Now: $1699+tax
Knotty Alder door with wrought Iron by AAW. AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Was:  $1499
NOW: $799+tax

Solid mahogany single door.
Frame size: 37-1/2" x 81-1/2" x 5-1/4"
$799+tax
Mahogany Double Door with some defects.
AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Only $1899+tax

$1799+tax
$1799+tax

Smooth fiberglass door with mini-blinds in glass.  Frame size: 74" x 81-3/4" x 5-1/4".
$599+tax
Wrought Iron glass
$399+tax
$399+tax


36" x 80" painted white, slab only.
$199+tax
 
Solid Brazillian Mahogany
 $499 
 
Smooth fiberglass craftsman style.
$399+tax
 
Primed Mahogany
$499+tax
Full Lite Fiberglass Door
 AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Only $799+tax

Full Lite Fiberglass Door
 AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Only $799+tax

 
Knotty Alder
$799+tax
 
Knotty alder double door
$1699+tax
Knotty Alder door and 2 sidelites
AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Only $1650+tax
Custom Mahogany Door
AS-IS, No warranty, no returns, no exchanges.
Only $699+tax

We're reviewed by LA Splash Magazine!

posted Nov 21, 2011, 8:38 AM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Nov 21, 2011, 8:40 AM ]

LASplash.com has published a very positive review of our team.   Excerpt below:

Door and Windows Plus does things the old fashioned way; they are exact and very thorough in his approach to the job. Others, less professional, would have been lazy and the window’s would have been ordered and arrived at my home only to be the wrong style, and I would have had to repurchase them! But Kelvin’s approach made that additional expense and aggravation unnecessary.  Don’t we all really have enough aggravation?


Triple-glazed windows for dual-glazed price!

posted Oct 25, 2011, 10:48 AM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Nov 16, 2011, 8:28 AM ]

GreenWorld Windows' Venetian series "R-5" triple-pane windows are now on sale through the end of the year for the same price as dual-glazed "leading-brand" windows.  For example, a 48" x 48" window including taxes & installation is only $473.00!  *When windows are purchased for the entire home.

- Reduces average heat loss by 30% compared to common ENERGY STAR dual-pane windows and improves occupant comfort.
-Depending upon the structure, triple-pane R-5 windows can moderately to significantly lower noise levels compared to standard dual-pane windows.
- Incredibly energy-efficient: a U-factor of 0.22 or less.  Current Energy Star qualified windows have a U-factor of around 0.3 only.

Example of R-5 Savings at Work:
 In a typical new 2,400 sq. ft. Massachusetts home, simulations show that R-5 windows save about $100/year even when compared to energy-efficient, code-compliant double-pane low-E windows. In addition to lifetime savings, R-5 windows may offer up-front savings by allowing for smaller heating and cooling systems. In addition, much greater saving can be achieved when an R-5 window is used to replace a degraded window in an existing home. [Source: US DOE]

Lifetime (20 yr.) savings per 3' x 5' window with U-factor 0.22
Assuming a 3% discount rate after adjusting for inflation

Horizontal bar chart with marginal cost (MC) and marginal savings (MS) per window for 3 window types in Boston, MA: a hi-volume R-4 window has a MC < $50 and MS > $60; a current (low-volume) high performance window has a MC of ~ $120 and MS slightly less; a hi-volume high performance window has a MC of ~ $60 and MS of ~ $110.

Horizontal bar chart with marginal cost (MC) and marginal savings (MS) per window for 3 window types in Minneapolis, MN: a hi-volume R-4 window has a MC < $50 and MS > $50; a current (low-volume) high performance  window has a MC of ~ $120 and MS < $100; a hi-volume high performance window has a MC of ~ $60 and MS of slightly < $100.

Horizontal bar chart with marginal cost (MC) and marginal savings (MS) per window for 3 window types in Spokane, WA: a hi-volume R-4 window has a MC < $50 and MS > $50; a current (low-volume) high performance  window has a MC of ~ $120 and MS < $100; a hi-volume high performance window has a MC of ~ $60 and MS of slightly < $100.
Source: [US DOE]

PureView screens on Milgard's Tuscany series windows

posted Sep 26, 2011, 12:25 PM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 10:23 AM ]

The fiberglass mesh design on PureView screen upgrades utilizes smaller yarn to give you:
  • More light into the home.
  • Greater airflow for better ventilation.
  • Increased optical clarity for clearer views.
Also, here is a new video on Milgard's patented SmartTouch window lock--the most popular window lock in our showroom!



Little known solution for common security problem: Laminated glass

posted Sep 6, 2011, 4:58 PM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Nov 13, 2013, 4:35 PM ]

 Many of our customers are security conscious people, but they hate the look of security bars on the home.  They obscure the view, make it difficult to exit in case of fire or emergency, and rust/fade with time.  

One little-known solution with a range of benefits is choosing a laminated glass upgrade with your new windows.  Laminated glass offers greatly increased security, safety, sound insulation, and UV protection, often at a lower price than new security bars would cost.  Please watch the following video: 



 

1.  Security
    a.  Laminated glass can stand repeated attacks against it.  Even after the glass shatters, the plastic film sandwiched in between holds the glass together, making it very difficult for a would-be intruder to gain entry.
2.  Safety
    a.  In the event of wind-blown projectiles hitting the glass, most are stopped completely.  Also, a lot less glass shards enter the home, causing fewer injuries.
3.  UV protection
    a.  Laminated glass blocks 99% of all UV rays, virtually eliminating fading of draperies, furniture, carpet, etc.
4.  Sound dampening.  
    a.  Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings for laminated glass are much higher than regular glass due to its thickness.

Difference between vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum windows

posted Jul 21, 2011, 10:37 AM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Mar 5, 2013, 2:36 PM ]

One of the most common questions from our customers is "What is the difference between vinyl windows, aluminum windows and fiberglass windows?"  Although the issue is complex, I'll attempt to give a concise answer that addresses a homeowner's important concerns here.

 Aluminum Windows Vinyl Windows Fiberglass Windows
Bad:
  • Not nearly as energy-efficient as the other two. (Often does not meet Title 24 energy requirements for new construction)
  • Aluminum is prone to corrosion over time.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Limited warranties.
Good:
  • Aluminum windows are available in colors like bronze anodized and clear anodized (silver) to meet HOA requirements.
 Bad:
  • Cannot be painted; windows will be white (or almond) forever.
  • Some customers do not like "plastic" look of the material.
  • When made into french doors, vinyl feels soft (doesn't have the rigid feel of wood).
Good:
  • Vinyl windows are very energy efficient.
  • Inexpensive, in some cases less than aluminum, though normally more than aluminum.
  • By far the most common type of window and the best value for your money.
  • Best warranties of the bunch, commonly a Full Lifetime warranty for the homeowner, including in-home service, materials and glass breakage.
 Bad:
  • Expensive.
  • Quality can vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer.
  • Limited warranties.
Good:
  • Comes in a variety of colors to suit your taste.
  • Fiberglass windows can be painted to change the look of your home.
  • Has the look and feel of a rigid wood window or french door.
  • Energy efficiency as good as vinyl windows.

Some Final Thoughts

Vinyl windows are by far the most popular type of window made today.  In our store, they make up about 80% of our window sales.  In terms of a great looking, low-maintenance (just regular cleaning) and well-warrantied products, vinyl windows beat the rest handily.  Contact us for more details.

I didn't cover another class of windows, namely, wood windows and aluminum-clad wood windows.  These windows are often used either for historical accuracy (wood) or high-end new construction or remodeling (aluminum-clad wood windows).  Look for a future article.

2011 Grand Prize Winner

posted Jun 1, 2011, 3:22 PM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Jun 8, 2011, 9:07 AM ]

Winner Fernando Parra from La Puente poses with Kelvin Chin, our General Manager in front of his prize, a solid oak entry door.  Congratulations, Fernando, and thank you for attending our annual Sale in May!

New Fiberglass Doors $987+tax!

posted May 20, 2011, 2:15 PM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated May 20, 2011, 2:32 PM ]

 
 
 
New fiberglass door models are available as single doors and double doors in four colors.  All doors are hung on composite jambs and come with interior and exterior molding. Single doors are on special now at only $987+tax each!

Classic Mahogany Entry Doors

posted Apr 21, 2011, 9:13 AM by Kelvin Chin   [ updated Apr 21, 2011, 9:16 AM ]

These beautiful 100% mahogany entry doors are on sale while supplies last for only $469 each + tax.  Prehanging and factory-finishing is available.  Click on image for close-up.  Also qualifies for 15% off during our Annual Warehouse Sale April 6-30, 2011.

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