Estimate the cost If the time has come to buy new windows, first-time buyers will probably be surprised by all of the options available to them. Many large home-improvement stores provide services that help you determine how and what type of windows to buy. Typically, the store will send someone out to the customer's house that will take a few measurements, look at the layout of the house, including the current style of both windows and doors. The representative will then be able to give the customer a range of window choices, and also an estimate of how much it will cost to install the new windows.
Financing 101 Once buyers decide what type of window to purchase, they have many choices on how to pay for them. Windows can be very expensive, so dealers have created many different financing options. Depending on the current demand for windows, buyers can negotiate repayment plans. The plans generally vary depending on how long the repayment schedule will last, and how much interest the buyer has to pay. Sometimes, window dealers will offer specials to people that can pay the entire amount at once, such as a reduced overall rate or free installation, for instance. Recently, because of a purchasing slowdown in much of the U.S. economy, many dealers will offer very low interest rates as an incentive for people to buy windows. Some dealers have even offered a zero percentage interest rate for up to a year.
For those looking to finance a new window purchase, the market is in your favor with low financing rates.