4 Tips to Prepare for a Window Replacement Consultation

If you’re planning to invest in replacement windows, one of the first things you’ll need to do is to get in touch with a professional installer for a consultation. But how do you exactly prepare for it? 

4 Tips to Prepare for a Window Replacement Consultation

1. Discuss your expectations in detail. During a typical window consultation, the sales representatives will ask several questions about your current windows. They’ll also want to know your expectations about the project, so be sure to discuss your needs and preferences. They’ll also want to know your budget, timeline and whether you’re planning on replacing all your windows at once so that you’ll be on the same page with your contractor before the installation begins.

2. Prepare questions in advance. It also helps to ask a few questions during the window consultation. Prepare a list of important questions, including those regarding their industry experience, proof of licensing and insurance, and the type of windows they offer.  This will take a bit of research, but it’s worth the effort if it means making sure that the company is the right for the job. Make a list of questions you want to ask about your replacement windows as well as the contractor who’ll install them. 

3. Prepare your home. If it is an in-home window consultation, you’ll want to prepare your home in advance. This means relocating furniture, potted plants and other decorative items near your windows. This helps your contractor focus on inspecting your old windows and making accurate measurements and estimates for your replacement windows.

4. Find inspiration. Unless you can describe your design preferences in detail, it would be best to search images of windows online for ideas and inspiration and show the ones you like to the contractors as a reference. This also helps speed things up so that they will have a clear idea of what style of windows you want for your home.

Expect our team of design consultants and installers at Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco to provide the best window replacement experience possible. Give us a call at (866) 609-5033, or fill out our online form. We serve homeowners in San Francisco and the surrounding areas!

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