Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome, and thank you for the opportunity to answer your questions. We believe knowledge is power and that it’s important for us to take time to fully answer the myriad of questions involved in completing great home projects. Don’t worry, we’ll make the project simple. We guarantee it.

We make the installation process as painless as possible to your daily life. We do daily cleanup to spotless (no mess left behind). We will work with you to create a project timeline that will work for your schedule.

We do! Our Service Department is staffed by factory-trained technicians with years of experience servicing the brands we carry. Our service department can assist you in evaluating or repairing any malfunctioning doors and windows as a billable service. Please visit our Service and Repair page for more information.

Depends on the type of project, it can vary form retrofit, to new windows.

Yes, they all vary slightly from manufacture to manufacture some are 10 -20 years transferable and some are lifetime of original purchaser of the windows. Charles Window & Door will give you written copies of all applicable warranties.

Please make sure there is room for us to work in front of each window—normally four to six feet of workspace is more than adequate. If you are worried about fragile items that are close to the work area, please take them down. We are very careful but preventative measures go a long way.

No, not at all. We understand the challenges of having work done on your home. If you prefer, we will make arrangements with you to get a key ahead of time, or we will meet you the day of the installation to make arrangements to lock up.

We encourage appointments to ensure our team members are available at your preferred time. Feel free to call us at 415-886-1791 or click here to make an appointment now.

All of our crew are employees of Charles and many have been with us for 20+ years. They are all fully licensed, bonded and insured.

What People Are Saying

The Charles Window & Door staff was professional, thorough, and accommodating. They not only did high-quality work, but it was obvious they cared about the customer experience. They even offered to come back and fix some areas of trim and siding after I get my garage doors and decks installed, because I didn’t realize that not having those things completed would affect the siding job. I was very impressed with the company, quality of work, and customer service.

– Arian in Petaluma

Beginning with the sales person, who had all the right answers and ideas, it was a very positive experience. Due to the location of the house, the installation was a very challenging one. The installers, led by a real craftsman, came up with a very impressive installation. None of the problems usually associated with remodeling contractors had to be endured. Even the paperwork and other administrative contacts were very positive. A very recommendable company indeed.

– Hans + Eleonore in Mill Valley

Charles Windows & Door made installation of our windows a very welcoming experience, from meeting with the estimator to the installation of the windows. We would highly recommend this company for your home projects—they are the best.

– Linda in Pinole

I have used this company several times over the years for windows and siding. They have always given me a competitive price and delivered expert craftsmanship and quality. I would recommend Charles Windows without hesitation to anyone seeking a good quality window job.

– Kevin H., San Rafael

I wanted someone who could do the whole thing and provide service. I expect people to be timely and mean what they say. I went with Charles because I wanted the look, and I got what I expected.

– Betsy in Petaluma

I was initially told that Charles Window & Door was the best but was going to be way out of my price range. Turns out they were very competitive, and with the double lifetime warranty and excellent communication, we went with them. Expectations were set and exceeded. I have since purchased again, as has a neighbor.

– Rob + Cassie in San Rafael

Not the cheapest, just the best. They say what they are going to do, and they do what they say. Job done, site cleaned up. Looks great. What more could I ask?

– Jon in San Rafael

Charles Window & Door is a wonderful company and we have been very pleased with them. They have a wonderful staff and wonderful installers.

– Donna in San Rafael

We were extremely pleased with the work done by Charles Window & Door. They installed a new front door in a tricky location, which works perfectly and looks terrific. We would definitely use them again.

– John in San Rafael

They are my first choice, always.

– Charles in Petaluma

Charles Window & Door gave us a variety of product choices and did their work on schedule, on budget, and with no problems. We will continue to use them on further projects.

– Ron in San Rafael

Charles Window & Door is the best in the business, with service, quality of materials, workmanship, and the people who know how to do it right.

– Michael in Sonoma

They provided high quality from the very beginning. I’ve been in the construction business for 40 years, and I appreciated their ability to perform in a very professional manner.

– Ed + Linda in San Anselmo

I suggest Charles Windows and Doors. They advised me on a big job of replacing windows, ordered the batch of them in the fall of 2021 and installed them in May of 2022. Did a great job on every detail from start to finish.

– Laurie G

Charles Doors just replaced three sliding glass doors and two windows in my house and their installation quality is unparalleled. You can get windows/doors anywhere but it’s the installation that’s the most important part of it. They are expensive but I have to say I think they are the best and if you’re going to stay in your house for a long time you want a good warranty on the work.

– Lee B

CHARLES Window & Door Co. In June of 2021 we had 3 sliding glass doors replaced along with multiple single pane windows in our Eicher home. We are VERY satisfied with our new double pane windows and doors. The service we received from Charles Windows was top notch. We interacted with many people from the company and every single person was service oriented and very helpful. A project of this size is never without glitches but with patience and good communication we were able to satisfactorily work every situation through to a good completion. We highly recommend Charles Windows.

– Brooke B
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