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How to Save Money on New Windows

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

Compare prices of different window manufacturers

There are several ways to compare the prices of different window manufacturers. One way is by comparing the prices of different window types. For example, you might compare casement windows with double hung windows or sliding windows with awning style patio doors. Another way to compare the prices of different window manufacturers is by comparing their styles and features. For example, you can look at all of your options for windows and select a style from each manufacturer so that you get an idea of how much they're charging per type of product they offer. You'll be able to see what sort of difference there is between companies' prices as well as whether one company has more options than another company (which could mean it has better overall value).

Buy off season.

If you're looking to save money on your new windows, buying during the off season can be a huge help. The best time to buy is often in January and February, so if you have your heart set on getting a new window installed this winter or next spring (or even summer), keep an eye out for sales.

Again, why are they cheaper then? More people are using their air conditioning units and heaters as days get colder, which means that manufacturers need to produce more products than normal since everyone wants their windows open once it gets cold outside. This will drive down prices--and if you happen upon an even better deal by shopping around online or at stores like Costco or Sam's Club, then all the better!

If you find yourself unsure of when exactly is “the off season” for window buying/installing/selling your home though...don't worry! There are plenty of websites out there with information about when people typically do these things throughout different parts of North America:

Negotiate the price.

Negotiating is a skill that you can use to save money on literally anything, but it's especially useful when buying windows. Ask for a discount if you buy multiple windows at once, or ask for additional discounts if you purchase windows and doors together, or even better: ask for savings if the company installs your new siding as well!

  • Negotiate the price. If there's one thing salespeople hate more than customers who show up with their own quotes in hand (which have been researched online), it's customers who negotiate the price of their purchase at all. As long as both parties are willing and able to compromise on price, there should be no reason why you couldn't get yourself a great deal.

Get three bids.

Ask your friends and family for recommendations.

If you're able to get a recommendation from a friend or family member, great! If the windows they installed were of high quality and within budget, then it's likely that this company will be able to provide you with similar results for your project as well.

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Get more than one quote from three different companies.

It's always good practice to get at least three quotes from different window installation companies before making your final decision on which one(s) you want to hire for the job. This will give an accurate idea of what each company charges for their services and also help ensure that there are no hidden costs involved during the process (which can happen if some companies aren't completely honest about their pricing).

Buy the windows and install them yourself.

If you want to save money, the best thing you can do is either buy the windows yourself or install them yourself.

First, buying your own windows will save you money because it's cheaper than going through a contractor. Second, installing your own windows will also save you money because that's what they're built for—they're not meant to be installed by someone else. Finally, buying and installing your own windows together will save you even more while adding an element of personal satisfaction: You'll have saved hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself!

You don't have to spend an arm and a leg on new windows

You don't have to spend an arm and a leg on new windows, but there are some ways you can save money. Here are some inexpensive ways to do it:

  • Compare prices of different window manufacturers. Some may be more expensive than others, and the price will reflect their quality.
  • Buy off season. Window manufacturers want to sell lots of products, so they offer discounts during certain times of the year when demand is low (like winter).
  • Negotiate the price with your contractor or salesman if you're buying directly from them instead of through a distributor or supplier like Lowes or Home Depot -- that way they'll feel like they're getting a good deal and won't have any reason not to give you one too!
  • Get at least three estimates so that you can compare prices among different companies before making your final decision (and remember: always check references!).


Whether you're looking to save money or make your home more comfortable, new windows are a great investment. With so many options available today, there's no reason not to upgrade those old drafty ones - especially if they're making your electricity bills higher than they need be! And while the upfront costs of installing new windows may seem daunting at first glance, there are plenty of ways you can save money on their purchase price without compromising quality or durability.


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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