L & S Windows at 884 Lisbon Street in Lewiston is well known for its home window replacement deal.

The sign in their showroom boldly states, “Any size vinyl replacement window $189 installed!”

“That’s what we are known for,” said Scot Warner, who runs the business with his wife, Laurianne, and son, Scott. “This year, the offer is even better with a higher quality window from the Alside Fusion Series.”

The $189 price includes removing the existing windows and the complete installation of new windows. “I’m not sure that anyone else is offering something like this,” said Warner.

For customers interested in buying Maine-made products, L & S Windows now offers Paradigm Windows which are manufactured in Maine by Maine people.

“And Maine people know how to deal with Maine winters,” added son Scott.

L & S Windows provides window replacement as well as roofing, siding, and doors primarily in southern and central Maine. With a total staff of 10 employees, L & S Windows is a one-stop shopping center for exterior home improvements.

The Warners take pride in being a locally run family business.

“L & S stands for Laurianne and Scot and our youngest and eldest sons are Logan and Scott,” said Warner. “Someday when they take over the business, they won’t have to change the name.”

The Lisbon Street showroom is cozy and bright with displays showing an array of window choices, roofing shingles, and siding options. Warner noted that all of their windows are American made and installed by their own employees.

“The windows have an insulated glass unit, are all vinyl and durable, and have tilt-in sashes for easy cleaning,” said Warner, as he demonstrated in the showroom how easy it is to fold down the windows within their cases. “Most of the heat lost in homes is through older windows that don’t have the same technology and efficiency of current designs. We find that replacement windows pay for themselves in about five years when considering the heat that is saved with new windows.”

Warner and his team are well trained for window installations. In addition to being certified window installers with special training in the process, they are certified installers through OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency for homes built before 1978). They are also certified state of Maine weatherization technicians. They are experienced in working with federal and state housing programs that sometimes have special requirements in construction standards.

They recently became certified vinyl siding installers and they are on the cutting edge of energy conservation efforts.

“In 2015, there will be new Energy Star requirements,” said the younger Warner. “Our Mezzo Window already meets or exceeds the new Energy Star guidelines.”

No job is too large or too small for L & S Windows.

“We do small projects with just a few windows to replace,” said Warner. “We also do major projects that involve replacing dozens of windows.”

The past year has seen a few new developments for L & S Windows. They now have a display area at Home Pros on Center Street in Auburn, a year-round homeshow storefront promoting many local business contractors.

They have a new website design at landswindows.com with lots of information for potential customers and they are well represented and rated on Angie’s List, the online website where consumers can rate their experiences with contractors.

They have even started an auto glass division that offers mobile service and auto window replacement at an affordable price.

There’s a book full of customer testimonials in the L & S showroom where satisfied customers have given the contractor rave reviews.

Gerry St. Onge, of Lewiston, always hesitated when his wife posed the discussion of placing vinyl siding on their Walnut Street two-story, flat-roof building.

“I had never had it sided for 48 years,” said St. Onge. “Finally, I decided it was time.”

He liked L & S Windows because the service was good and they didn’t “drag their feet.”

“If I needed something, all I had to do was to call them up,” said St. Onge. “They had everything done in less than two weeks.”

St. Onge was particularly pleased that L & S took the time and attention to keep some of the unique character of the older house.

“They took the extra time to keep some of the designs along the roof line,” said St. Onge. “Not every company would do that.”

“Being the maintenance supervisor of over 15 buildings in the Lewiston area including Saint Peter & Paul Basilica, and dealing with numerous contractors, I would feel totally confident in hiring L & S Windows for all my construction needs,” said Jerry Tanguay of Lewiston in a recent referral letter to the Warner family. “Totally professional, reliable, courteous, and very friendly.”

Even the former mayor of Lewiston weighed in on the experience with the Warner family in a similar letter to them.

“The service at your place of business was excellent. Laurianne explained everything about the windows, the process of installation and provided an accurate timeline for the project,” said Laurent Gilbert, Sr. “When your crew left the job site, it was left neat and clean and one could never tell that new windows were installed that day.”

“Every step of the way, you’ll be working with a family member,” added Warner, who you’ll soon discover treats all of his customers just like family. “We not only sell the job, but we are there from start to finish completing the project.”

L & S Windows

884 Lisbon Street, Suite 3

Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: 207-783-9200


Fax: 207-783-9201

Email: [email protected]

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