What Should a Quote for New Windows Include
When you decide it is time for you to update the windows in your home, it is important to get a few quotes from different suppliers before making your decision. To ensure you can compare your quotes like for like and ensure transparency, we’ve put together a list of the things your quote for new windows should include.
Survey of your property
The company should take the time to survey your property and windows. They should consider the period of the property, type of current windows and the current position of the windows. The company should also take time to accurately measure the size of windows and frames to ensure the right sized windows will be ordered.
Size, style and colour of frames
Today, there are many different styles and colours available for window frames from classic white to modern grey and everything in between. Ensure your quote includes the right specification for your choice of frames, as styles can often vary in price.
Type of glass
Double glazing comes as standard and is essential for building regulations, but some companies also offer triple glazing. Triple glazing is a great option for homes that are close to busy roads and as well as offering a deterrent for burglars. Of course, triple glazing comes with an additional cost so be sure to check with the team providing you with a quote.
Window energy rating
When considering new windows for your home, it is important to take the time to understand how window energy ratings work. The British Fenestration Rating Council (BRFC), use three key factors to decide which letter on the A+ to G scale windows are awarded. Look for A+ rated windows for the best energy efficiency. To find out more about how windows are awarded their energy efficiency rating, read our blog.
The handles on your windows may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is an important thing to consider and to ensure is included in your quote. The material used for your handles will impact the cost, for example if you opt for brass handles they will be more expensive than a classic white handle. If handles aren’t mentioned in your quote, ask as they will likely have a few options for you to choose from.
External window sills
This one might seem obvious, but is always worth double checking has been included. There are often a few different options, so make sure you discuss window sills with the team who are giving you a quote.
A transparent quote should include a breakdown of installation costs. This should never be a hidden cost and can sometimes be quite high depending on the size and number of windows you are having replaced. If you aren’t sure about any part of the installation cost, ask for a further breakdown.
Disposal of your old windows
Most installers will include disposal of your old windows in your quote. Disposing of your old windows will save you time and hassle as well as stopping you from having to worry about the disposal of multiple panes of glass and window frames.
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