The window professional will meet with you to discuss your priorities and budget. They’ll ask questions about your preferences, lifestyle and family to learn your needs. They will walk through your home to inspect your windows and take measurements to help identify the best products for your home. After that, they’ll show you all your options and make their expert recommendation. You should allow about an hour for this consultation to learn the features and benefits of the windows presented & get a feel for the company and how they work. It should not be a high pressure situation where the price they give you is only good that night. If they say that to you, show them the door. That is a sign they are not interested in your needs. They are only interested in making the sale and not giving you the opportunity to shop their price. It’s always a good idea to get a few estimates to compare what each company offers.
There are many products on the market to compare, so dealing with a company that sells more than one brand gives you more options and price points to fit your budget. Also, ask about their installation crew. The installation is one of the most important aspects of getting new windows & doors. You can have the most expensive window but if not installed correctly, it will not perform as it should and you could end up with costly repairs.
Once you pick a contractor and sign a contract, it usually takes 45 to 60 days to get your new windows installed since they are made to order to fit your openings. If paying by cash, you will be required to put a 1/3rd deposit down and the balance due when your windows are installed. There are also financing and credit card options.
In closing, read the fine print on all advertising and make sure you get more than one estimate. Compare the companies, their years in business, their reviews, products and warranties. The only thing FREE is the in-home consultation. Give us a call to get yours – Free.