Installation Instructions

Getting a job done on-time and under budget is of critical importance for many contractors and builders. Our product installation guides will help you get it right the first time and every time.

All windows must be installed in prepared openings in accordance with AAMA recommendations and the below-listed manufacturers’ recommendations (If shop drawings are required, please refer to approved shop drawings for installation):

  • All vent panels must be closed and locked.
  • Each unit must be installed level, plumb and square with a 1⁄4” clearance on the jambs and the header of the window.
  • Remove wet plaster, mortar, stucco and cement immediately. (Note: windows should only be cleaned with mild soap and water.)
  • Do not set items on the sill.
  • In nail-on applications, a bead of caulking material should be applied to the inside nail-on fin just before installation to insure a watertight seal between the building and the window. In an equal leg window a bead of caulking material should also be applied.
  • Any attachment screws or bolts should be sealed during the process of installation.
  • After installation is complete, building paper and stucco wire (if a stucco application) should overlap the window nail-on flange.

Our FAQs

What types of Windows are available from All Weather Architectural Aluminum?

We design our products to adapt to almost any project, so most of our windows are available in a number of styles, including aluminum casements, picture windows, awnings, hoppers and sliding glass doors. If you are looking for windows for specialized

products, we custom design and manufacture arches, rakes and specialty shapes. Check out our product comparison page to quickly view multiple products side by side, so you can find the window or door that’s perfect for your project. If you need something truly special and unique designed specifically for your project, contact us through our monumental page to get one-on-one assistance from one of our representatives. We can create custom solutions for even the most difficult and challenging projects!

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What is All Weather’s warranty on Windows?

You can see our warranty on the website here. Please contact us using our service request contact form if you currently need assistance with an All Weather product.

Where does All Weather ship to?

Our fleet of trucks delivers All Weather products throughout most of the Western United States and deliveries outside of our established routes are handled via common carrier. Regardless of where you are, if you want an All Weather product, we will f

ind a way to get it to you. Please contact us directly for more information on our shipping options.

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What types of care and maintenance are recommended for All Weather Doors and Windows?

Caring for and maintaining your new windows and doors will insure they operate at peak performance levels. Regular inspections and maintenance are the most effective way to ensure your windows and doors stay in proper working condition and preserve t

heir warranty.

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What are All Weather’s Installation Guidelines?

Our windows and doors are designed to be strong and reliable and can withstand a great deal of wear and tear. However, in accordance with our warranty, all of our windows must be installed in prepared openings in accordance with the manufacturer’s

recommendations listed below. If you require the use of shop drawings for your project, please contact us for approved drawings.

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Has All Weather gone through the AAMA/ALI Insulating Glas Certification Program?

The National Fenestration Rating Council requires that all NFRC certified products must receive Insulating Glass (IG) Certification through a third party program. We have fulfilled this requirement by completing the AAMA/ALI Insulation Glass Certific

ation program.

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Our Warranties

Learn more about All Weather Architectural Aluminum’s exceptional 10-year warranties on all Doors & Windows products.

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