You know your home needs replacement windows but unsure how much it is going to cost. Let’s walk through the process of getting a quote for replacement windows to take the guesswork out of the project and better equip you to budget for the job.
Having your windows replaced can be a daunting project, especially if you’re planning to replace all of your windows at once, which is the most effective way to do it. Knowing how much you’re paying before you commit to the project is key to easing your mind. Professional, reputable contractors should always give you a quote in advance so that you can gauge the total cost of your project.
Some contractors will offer a free estimate online, which is especially helpful if you’re in the early stages of planning your window replacement. If there is no option to get a quote online, you should be able to call a contractor to ask for one over the phone. If a company will not provide you with a quote, it may not be a good idea to hire them, as you may be surprised by the price.
What Information Is Required to Provide a Window Replacement Quote?
To provide an accurate quote for replacement windows, your contractor will ask you a few questions about your windows and the project in general. Here are the questions you should be prepared to answer when asking for a quote for your window replacement:
1. What kind of windows are currently installed on your home?
If you’re looking to have your windows replaced, you should probably know what kind of windows that are installed in your house. This is necessary for the contractor to come prepared with the proper tools to remove the windows currently in place.
- What type of windows are you looking to install?
Knowing the type of windows you are looking for will help your contractor know what kind of process it will take to install it efficiently, as well as the tools necessary to install it. Depending on the size and function, windows come with a scale of costs. Your contractor should be able to easily guide you through understanding the types of windows you now have and if plan to replace them with the similar size or if you are looking to replace your current windows with ones that function differently.
- What size are your current windows and the ones you plan to install?
The size of your current windows and your new ones will affect the overall price of installment. Bigger windows tend to be more expensive, but they also provide more benefits if what you’re looking for is more sunlight and vantage points for your home. Be prepared with these measurements to make the process of getting a quote quicker and easier.
Questions to Ask The Window Company When Requesting a Window Replacement Quote
Having the necessary information when asking for pricing information will make the process smoother and help to get a meaningful quote. It is also a good idea to get several different quotes from different companies to help you compare prices and make sure you’re getting the best deal.
- Can you share your reviews and ratings?
Reading company reviews and ratings from previous customers will also ensure you’re hiring a quality technician who will install with accuracy and precision.
2. Can you break the job into different quotes?
Window replacement projects can be divided into different quotes if the homeowner would like to tackle the project in sections. Your contractor should be capable of breaking up the quote into full or partial jobs.
3. How long will it take after I get my quote to get the job done?
It’s important to know when your window replacement project will be scheduled. That timeframe can depend on the type of window you are ordering. Highly customized orders might take longer than standard-sized replacements.
Companies also typically have a frequently asked questions section online to provide more information about their replacement processes.
Thompson Creek offers quotes online or will provide a phone consultation to answer any questions you may have about window replacement. Visit our website to view our window options and get a free quote today.