Window replacement quotes let homeowners compare prices to get the best bang for their buck. But window quotes can also be misleading if you don’t know what to look for. Many homeowners make the mistake of comparing the bottom number only, but they could actually be paying more for inferior windows.
At Greco Roman Windows and Doors, we recommend getting at least three quotes from window suppliers. The prices may be very different, or they may be similar. Either way, we’ll give you some pointers on what to look for so that you can be an informed shopper!
Before we begin, we want to point out a few things:
- Quality should matter over everything else. Some suppliers will give you a lower initial estimate to get your business, but once the work begins, they might throw in extra costs or use lower quality materials.
- Always check the quotes to make sure they have the correct number of products. You don’t want to agree to a quote that doesn’t include everything you need.
- With easy access to the internet, do your due diligence. Choose a company that has experience, favorable reviews and a good overall reputation.
Things to Look For When Comparing Window Replacement Quotes
When looking for someone to replace your windows, make sure you get several quotes. This ensures you will get a competitive price from a reputable installer. Here are some of the key points to look at.
Hiring a qualified installer is essential, otherwise your new windows may be installed improperly, causing them to be less efficient and have a shorter lifespan. To find a qualified window company, ask for referrals from friends, family and neighbors. You can do this on social media to reach more people in your local area.
Once you have narrowed down your search, check online reviews and testimonials from a variety of sites like Google, Facebook and Yelp. Also look for affiliations with reputable window manufacturers like Pella, Andersen and Milgard. Avoid companies that only sell low quality or unknown brands of windows.
At the very least, the window company you choose should have several years of experience and a well-established reputation. Experience is important for a couple of reasons. First, experience ensures that the installer has the confidence and know-how to complete the job to a high standard.
Second, a long-standing company will likely have had experience with certain problems, maybe a window leaking or a piece of hardware breaking. They will know what to do, and you can feel confident knowing they will be around long enough to honor their warranty.
No Pressure Sales Tactics
If the company you meet with uses high-pressure sales tactics, you’ll want to avoid them. Windows are a big investment, and unfortunately, there are some companies that try to capitalize on this.
The company you choose should inform you of your options, take time explaining the differences between windows and quote you on a quality product. Here are some window replacement scams to watch out for.
Cost of Product
Finally, consider what you are being charged for the product, the labor and any other additional features such as Low-E coatings. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. The goal is to pay a fair price for your product while also getting a reputable installer and quality product. There are ways to save money without sacrificing quality.
Greco Roman Windows and Doors will provide you with a free estimate that you can look over and compare. We only use the highest quality brands such as Andersen, Milgard, ProVia and Pella. We have extensive experience in the installation of new doors and windows, and we have great reviews and an A+ rating with the BBB. Contact us today for a free design consultation.