Hawaii joined the United States at the fiftieth state in 1959. Set into the picturesque waters of the northern Pacific Ocean the eight ‘main’ islands include Hawaii, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, Kaua’i, Maui, Moloka’i, Ni’ihau, and O’ahu. Hawaii the island, so as not to get the name of the State confused, is usually referred to as ‘the Big Island’, rather than its name. With ocean coastlines spanning seven hundred and fifty miles, Hawaii is not only home to the residents but also an extremely popular vacation destination for many millions around the globe.
Because of the general average temperatures that Hawaii enjoys-averages of eighty-eight in summer and eighty-two in winter—the residents of Hawaii rarely need heaters in their homes. However, when it does get windy they have to make sure their windows and doors will withstand tropical storms. Hawaii doesn’t often see snow, either, as one might imagine and snow generally falls at heights of over thirteen thousand feet in the winter, never touching the Hawaiian floors. One could easily say that Hawaii has two seasons, rather than the usual four. In place of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, Hawaii has dry season and wet season, respectively. Even during the wettest periods Hawaiian temperatures never slip below seventy-five degrees.
Styles, Efficiency, Imports and Price Differences
Prices for services can be a little more expensive on island nations such as Hawaii, owing to the cost of transportation of the goods to the area. Unless an item is made in Hawaii, that item could cost more than elsewhere. As an example, a house window in Honolulu, HI could be a little more expensive because it comes from mainland U.S.A. However, most window companies try to keep their prices as low as possible for their customers. For those who need to replace their house windows or doors, they should contact a professional company that can install them, or contact their local building contractor, if they are unable to fit the windows or doors themselves.
Generally, windows are now made using energy efficient materials as well as home efficient glass. Most modern windows and doors are designed to product the correct amount of ventilation without adding to a drafty situation. They are also made with the customer’s style in mind to create a seamless blend between new windows and an older house.