Purchasing Tips

Get multiple quotes...

And be careful to compare "apples to apples". Ask to see the product and for full details of the process to be used, insulating to be done, and quality of the windows or doors themselves.

Understand the process...

Will windows be "retro-fitted" using the existing frames or will it be a "frame-out" installation. ("Frame-out" is recommended in most cases to ensure a good seal and the opportunity to properly insulate, for the greatest energy savings.)

Compare timelines...

Consider delivery timelines, length of install, and if there are any potential
extra costs and be sure to get them in writing.

Compare contracts...

Including all warranties and service guarantees and be sure to get them in writing.

Ask for references...

Always ask for references preferably for most recent projects and be sure to follow up on them.

Hire professional installers...

Be sure you hire professional installers, who specialize in windows and doors. Don't leave it to a "handy man" or another trade. After all - you wouldn't let your mechanic cut your hair would you?

Beware of high pressure salespeople...

They will tell you what you want to hear, not what  you need to hear. This can be a large investment. You need to do it only once and properly. Everything that is done should be what is best for you- not anyone else. If it sounds like a gimmick- it probably is.

It must feel right...

If you are uncomfortable with the thought of spending a lot of money, all at once with a company - just have them do 1 window as a test first. This will demonstrate how they operate and give you some peace of mind, before you have them proceed with doing a large job.