6 Top Tips to negotiate the best price for Double Glazing

Double Glazing Price

So you’ve made the decision to upgrade your windows, but what now? The Double Glazing installation industry is well known for it’s well oiled sales processes, so to get the best double glazing price, you need to be prepared and do your homework before you talk to the salesperson.

Once you know what type of windows you want, how much you can afford and what features are important to you, negotiating becomes a lot easier. Here are some tips that may help you get a better price on new windows, no matter what type of salesperson you’re dealing with.

Don’t be afraid to walk away

The best salespeople will make you feel compelled to commit to buying there and then, and sometimes even though you’re not entirely sure whether you’re getting a good deal. The best way to counter any persuasive sales tactics is to take some time to consider your options, without the pressure of the salesperson’s presence.

If you don’t feel comfortable with the price or any other element of the package you’re being offered, don’t be afraid to walk away.

Whilst the salesperson will always want to make the sale as quickly as possible. If you don’t feel comfortable with the price, you’re under no obligation to buy. You may have to walk away from a few companies before you find one that can give you the price you want.

Know what you want

Whilst salespeople will often have significant leeway to provide discounts and special offers, one of the biggest factors in determining how expensive your new double glazed windows are, will be the type, and number of windows required.

You don’t need to be an expert in all of the different technologies, styles or types of glass available, however you should be clear on what you do and do not want when upgrading your windows.

Some questions to ask yourself before requesting quotes include;

  • How many of my windows do I want upgrading?
  • Do I also want to upgrade my doors? Will this include my front door, which is often in a different style to other doors, such as patio doors
  • What style of window or door frame do you like or dislike? You might not know the specific name of a style, but thinking about which colours, trims and styles you prefer will reduce the risk of overpaying for features or upgrades that you don’t want or need. Think about taking photos or researching different styles online before your initial appointments.
  • What type of glass might you consider? There are different types to choose from, and the price difference between double or tripe glazed windows can be significant.

Shop around

Even if you’re happy with the price you’ve been quoted, we always recommend getting at least 2 quotes, preferably more if time allows.

Every company will do what they can to ensure you purchase from them, however lots of factors mean that not every company can offer the same price … even for the same windows!

Larger companies who benefit from economies of scale, will pay less for their raw materials, with some of the larger double glazing companies even manufacturing the windows themselves. On the other hand, smaller businesses may value your custom more than the larger companies, and this might mean they are willing to make less money, to ensure you buy from them.

Double glazing prices can vary greatly, so make sure you look at a few before you commit to going with one.

At Compare Companies, we work with the best installers in the industry who will expect you to be requesting quotes from multiple suppliers, and who will want to do their best to win your business.

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Ask for a discount up front

This one requires some courage! Most double glazing salespeople will have a tried and tested sales process. This process is most successful when they’re in control. You’re simply there to be sold to.

One of the best ways to flip this dynamic, and to show your salesperson that they’ll need to work hard to win your custom, is to ask for a set discount percentage at the start of your negotiation. This bold approach will show the salesperson you mean business, and won’t settle for anything less than a great deal.

At this point, it’s worth setting out what you’re willing to give up, to get such a great deal. Some companies may consider offering a reduction in price depending on how you pay for the windows. For some companies, this may be if you opt to pay with a financing option, and for others cash purchases will attract a bigger discount.

Whilst there’s no harm in asking up front for a discount, it’s worth bearing in mind that some companies may have policies that limit the discounts that sales pople can offer, so it goes without saying to always be polite and respectful when dealing with double glazing salespeople.

Agree all terms in writing

Verbally agreeing a cheap price for your new double glazing is great, however you may end up paying more, if you don’t agree what’s included up front.

If installation of the windows is included in your price, then if you can, get the installation date agreed in writing. If the company is behind schedule, you may either be able to use any delay to negotiate a price reduction or at least get your job prioritised over others.

The same goes for all other aspects you’ve agreed. By both parties agreeing exactly what’s included in the deal from the start, you’ll avoid any nasty surprises later in the process.

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By submitting a form on our website, we’ll put you in touch with up to 3 reputable double glazing companies who provide services in your local area. We’ll always respect your privacy and data protection rights, and those companies will only ever contact you for the purpose of providing a quotation.

Head over to our Double Glazing quotes page to start your enquiries today.

Final words

Double glazing is a great investment, but it’s an even better investment when you get a great price. Make sure you don’t get caught up in the excitement of shopping for new windows that you forget to negotiate.

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