How to Order Windows Online

Do you want to order windows online without having some salesman in your house? You’re in luck. It’s the future and you can now order almost anything online. You can skip the run-around from a pushy, commission based in-home salesman and order the windows online without needing to measure them. We’ll show you how.

Ordering windows online is a service that Window Universe started offering back in 2015. This has been available for quite some time and they have it completely figured out. Window Universe was a pioneer of online window ordering back then and they’re still the leader in this space.

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How can you order windows online?

It’s actually much easier than you might expect. All you do is fill out a very simple form. We have a copy of the form below. It asks for some very basic details about your project. Here is the info they’ll ask for.

First, they ask for your zip code

This is to make sure they can offer service in your area. It’s also so they can suggest a window option and efficiency package that will make sense in your climate. Someone in Detroit will want different options than someone in Phoenix and your zip code will help them make a recommendation.

Don’t worry, there are local warehouses and installation departments all over the country. Everyone involved in the installation is local. They just put the prices and product info in email which allows them to skip the in-home sales pitch. As a result, you can get the info you want without any hassle.

Next, they ask how many windows you’re thinking about replacing

You do not need to measure your windows. Since the windows are all custom made anyway the exact sizes don’t matter yet. At this point they’re just asking how many total windows you’d like to include.

Note: when you place the order a technician will come out to take the exact measurements so the windows can be custom made and fit just right. A professional will take all of the measurements.

You not committing to anything at this stage. If you’re not sure how to count the windows just take a guess. If you’re not sure if you want to replace some of the windows or all of the windows in the house, just pick one for now and they can show you alternatives once you have the online window quote.

At this stage, the idea is to show you how the pricing works. It’s a starting point. Once you see how the pricing works they can answer any questions and make unlimited revisions to get the quote just the way you want it.

Once you submit your request you can also email pictures of anything that you’re not sure how to describe. The terms can be tricky sometimes and a picture does say 1000 words.

Then, they’ll ask how you’d like the windows to open

Basic info is all they need here. Something like “3 open side to side, 1 doesn’t open at all and 10 open up and down, 14 total windows” will do the trick.

You can also ask for an online quote for a sliding patio door or a hinged door.

Note: If you have windows that are curved on top or that are not rectangular it’s a good idea to make a note of this.

Next they’ll ask what color window frame you’d like

There are many colors available. White, beige and almond are the most popular but there are many colors available. Colors like black, bronze, red, gray, green, even woodgrain interiors are available.

Again, you’re not committing to anything here. The idea is to show you how the system works so you’ll see any costs associated with the color choices on the itemized quote and revisions can always be made.

Note: They can also mail out a set of color samples so you can see them in real life. That is sometimes the easiest way to pick a color. If you’d like a set of samples, just ask.

There is a field at the bottom to include any additional notes or questions

After you complete the form you’ll receive a confirmation email from someone at Window Universe. If you want to send pictures of anything just reply to that email.

Next, one of their window experts will review your request and they’ll email you the following info:

  • A copy of the window pricing
  • Product details and brochures
  • Efficiency ratings for suggested packages
  • Photos of past projects
  • Feedback from past customers
  • A detailed and itemized quote

Note: This is just a starting point. They typical quote is revised 2-3 times before an order is final so don’t worry about making changes or asking questions. The idea is to get you this info so you can see how the system works and go from there.

What happens after you receive your online window prices?

Once you receive the window prices and product info by email you can respond with any questions. They can make unlimited revisions to your quote until the order is exactly the way you want it.

They can talk it over on the phone, by email or by video chat. I’m confident they’ll be able to answer any questions you could possibly have.

Once the order is exactly the way you want it they can send you the order forms online, you complete the forms and your order is moving along.

Note: you don’t pay anything upfront to get the process started. More info on payment process below.

If you decide not to place an order that’s fine too. At the very least you’ve received detailed info about the available options and prices so you know what you’re dealing with.

What happens after you complete the window order forms online?

The next step is for the local installation department to contact you to setup a final measurement appointment. This is not a sales call. The person who will be coming to your house is a technician who will be taking the final measurements for your order. They’ll be making sure that what you ordered is something that can be accomplished and they’ll also take the exact measurement to 1/16 of an inch.

You can certainly ask them any questions, but they’re not there to give you a sales pitch or any sort of runaround. They’re just measuring the windows.

What happens after the windows are measured?

After that measurement appointment the measurements are returned to the office and the order is double checked by a window expert. They’ll confirm that what you ordered equals what was measured and that everything matches up.

If there are any discrepancies the folks at Window Universe will be in touch to make sure everything gets sorted out. You’d have the opportunity to approve any change so you’re never stuck with anything.

Then, the windows are custom made just for you. The manufacturing time does vary throughout the year so you can always ask about the current window lead times.

Note: At this point you’ll pay a deposit because the windows are being custom made just for you. They even accept all credit cards with no extra fees. You can also use their 0% financing with $0 down if you’d prefer.

Once the windows are custom made and delivered to the local warehouse the installation department will call you to schedule an installation appointment.

Sometimes customers are concerned that the installation department will just call and tell you what day they’re showing up but that’s not how it works. They’ll let you know the next available dates and you can pick a date that works for you and your schedule.

Then the windows are professionally installed

The installers will deliver the windows and they will typically install 10-15 windows per day. Be aware that it can be difficult to exactly estimate the work time. If the work time is an issue for you just talk with them ahead of time. With that information they can typically accommodate your schedule.

It’s a good idea to walk through the project at the end to make sure everything is looking great. If anything needs to be addressed or reordered make note on the completion paperwork and that will be promptly handled.

It really is that easy to order windows online

The products offered by Window Universe are top notch windows from reputable national manufacturers. Since everything is custom made there are many thousands of available configurations. They typically try to make the process simple by making a suggestion or two.

They will also send efficiency ratings and all of the technical info you could possibly want. Once you get the quote by email you’ll see why so many people choose to order windows online.

They’ve been offering this service for a long time with many thousands of past customers. There’s no question you could ask that they haven’t heard before and there’s nothing involved in your project that they haven’t seen 1000 times. As a result, they’re experts at this and I think you’ll appreciate what they offer.

Can you order windows online without installation?

Absolutely. When you receive your itemized quote by email the labor costs will be itemized in the lower right section. If you want to install the windows yourself or if you already have an installer the installation costs can be removed.

People commonly ask about the warranty if the windows are ordered without installation. There is no change to the warranty. Obviously if the windows were installed in a way that caused a problem that would be between you and the installer, but installing the windows yourself does not void the warranty.

Should I request an itemized quote by email to find out more?

I think it’s a great idea and it costs you nothing at all. There’s no downside. At the very least you’ll know more about windows than you did before. You can review the info on your own schedule, ask questions anytime and there’s no obligation.

You can probably see why this is the future of replacement windows.

Here’s the form to request an itemized quote and price list by email

If you have any questions about the quote or the windows or the options I’m sure they can help and you can always ask me too. The idea is to make the process of ordering new windows absolutely as easy as possible.

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New South Windows Prices

In you’re in the south you may want to know more about New South windows prices. They’re a well known company in FL and the surrounding areas and you may have seen their ads.

We just recently received a quote from New South windows with prices from a reader who was shopping for new windows. There are a few important things to note.

First, I went to their website and saw they were advertising “Buy 2 get 1 free” which is a pretty common window promotion that we’ve written about before. You’ll see that advertised all the time and I think most people know that it’s often not the deal it’s cracked up to be. It would be a 33% discount. How does it compare to the “discount” he actually received? Find out below.

New South windows promotions.

Here’s the actual quote that our reader received. Notice there isn’t much detail, but I’ll share what the customer said was included in this pricing.

Show me the window prices!

New South windows prices and quotes.

The customer told us that there were 14 double hung windows, 1 picture window, 5 half round windows and a 6×8′ patio door included in these New South windows prices.

He also said these are non-impact windows, double pane, low-e glass, etc.

Keep in mind someone might say that my company is a competitor in some markets so it’s up to you to evaluate the options. It’s also important to note that there are many factors that go into calculating replacement window prices. It’s possible that there was more to this quote than we know about. The idea isn’t to focus on the total but on the info it provides.

One thing that really stood out to me was the Manufacturers List Price. $69,000 for these windows sure feels fancy and I would assume nobody pays that much. Then there are the discounts, 40% off for “current promotion”, 5% off for veterans discount and then another $4,000 off for who knows what.

That brings the total down from almost $70k to just over $35k. That turns out to be about 50% off rather than the 33% off that they’re advertising on their website. What a savings!

Are these New South Windows prices a good deal?

I think it’s safe to assume that nobody pays the Manufacturers List Price so why would a company list an inflated number like that? I can only assume it’s to make you feel like $35k is a good deal. The strategy is to plant a high number in your head so the real number feels like a bargain. Did it work?

If you think about this strategy for more than a few minutes it can start to fall apart. For example, if nobody pays the list price then it’s only really there to make you feel better about that actual price. That can feel a little manipulative.

If anyone does ever pay the list price then they’re charging someone $70,000 for a project they could profitably take on for $35,000. That seems like pretty substantial price gouging. A company who would do that to someone may not be a company you’d want to work with.

So, whether or not anyone ever pays the “List Price” it’s a sales strategy right out of the olden days. That probably worked great in 1972. I know everyone says that they’d never buy from a company that uses strategies like this, but these companies sell a whole lot of windows. Someone is buying them every day.

I would suggest that if you get a quote like this you might want to explore your options before committing.

Did this reader receive other quotes and how did they compare?

Yes. He mentioned that he received 2 other quotes. Similar to this quote there isn’t a whole lot of detail listed on them so we’re just taking his word for it. He says one additional quote was about the same amount from a company called Polk County Window and Door, but it included impact windows. Normally switching to impact windows would add a considerable amount to the total cost.

Another was about $8k lower and did not include impact windows. So, the savings can be substantial.

New South windows prices vs Polk County Window and Door.
Here is the competing window prices. You can see the total cost is about the same and it does list impact windows as being included.

I do suggest that you remember there are a lot of variables in window prices and we don’t know for sure that the same types and styles of windows are included in both quotes. But, the second company does seem to be offering a solid deal assuming the rest of the details are the same. The reader who sent in these quotes did tell us that they were both for the same quantity and window styles. It’s impossible to confirm that by looking at these quotes.

In my opinion neither company is doing an outstanding job of writing up a professional quote that is easy to understand. That’s just the way things are sometimes in this business.

Have you recently received window quotes?

We’re now offering a quote review service where you can send in window quotes that you’ve received. We’ll review the info and get back to you with feedback. There’s no charge at all and we hope you find the info to be helpful.

You can find more info about that quote review program here. You can also use the form on that page to share quotes you’ve recieved with other readers.

How can you find a great window company?

That part is easy.  Check this section for recommendations of window companies all over the country. There’s no better way to get new windows.

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How to Get a FREE Window Quote REVIEW

Have you recently recieved quotes for new windows? Are you trying to make sense of them? We can help!

We’re now offering a FREE window quote review service. All you need to do is fill out the quick form below. Then, you’ll receive an email from us right away.

You can then reply to that email and attach any quotes you’ve received for new windows. Feel free to include any notes or comments about the quotes or your experience with the companies. You can include as much or as little info as you’d like.

One of our window experts will review the quotes, look over the details and get back to you in 1 to 2 business days with completely free feedback and suggestions.

It’s no secret that this industry can be challenging to navigate. We can make it easier.

Why offer this FREE quote review service?

This is something readers of the site have been requesting for a long time. We get comments from folks all over the country asking for our advice or suggestions based on quotes they’ve recieved.

We’ve always tried to help, but we haven’t had a good process for doing that. Until now.

So, if you’ve recently signed a contract and want to make sure it’s really a good deal or if you just received a quote and aren’t sure if it’s worthwhile, we can help.

Here’s the form to get started.

Remember, once you fill out this form check your email for a message from us. Reply to that message with your quotes and any additional info. We’ll get back to you in 1 to 2 business days with feedback and suggestions. It’s all completely FREE.

Request a FREE Window Quote Review

We’ll remove your name and any personal info before sharing the quotes with any other readers.

Remember we can help if you want to make sure a contract you signed is actually a good deal or if you’re just not sure about the quotes you’ve received.

There’s no charge at all and our window experts are happy to help.

All you need to do is enter your name and email. Here’s what will happen next:

  1. We’ll send you an email right away
  2. You reply to that email and attach your quotes or window contract
  3. Feel free to include any notes or feedback on the companies
  4. One of our window experts will get back to you in 1-2 business days with feedback and suggestions

It’s that easy. Here’s the form to enter your email to get started. We’ll never share your contact info with anyone and our window experts will offer real advice.

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Great Lakes Windows Prices

Finding accurate info on Great Lakes windows prices can be tricky. These windows are typically sold by commission based in-home salespeople. It’s probably just about impossible to get a quote without spending hours with a salesman in your living room. That’s not exactly ideal.

Companies will have all sorts of reasons that they’ll say prevent them from telling you how much the windows actually cost.

They’ll say they need to measure the windows or that they need to discuss your wants and needs. They might say they need to see the project to accurately asses how much labor will be involved.

There may be some truth to any of these points, but it doesn’t need to prevent them from telling you what typical Great Lakes windows prices look like.

Why won’t companies tell you about Great Lakes windows prices?

In my experience window companies are hesitant to give out pricing info before there’s a salesman in your house. They do this for several reasons, and one is to make sure they have the best chance of selling you.

Some of these companies spend a whole lot of money on advertising. They might have spent $200 or $300 per lead that comes into their office. That means just getting you to call or email them has cost them a fortune in advertising costs.

These companies need to get the absolute best bang for those bucks so they really want to send their highly trained salesman into your house to “close the deal”. If you have the pricing info already you may not want to bother with the sales presentation and then they think they won’t sell your project.

I tend to think that’s a misguided and old fashioned strategy, but many traditional window dealers can be very stuck in their ways.

Great Lakes windows prices and product info.
We need your help to add more info about Great Lakes windows prices to this page. Have you recently recieved a quote? Post a comment below to let us know!

How can you get replacement window prices without an in-home sales pitch?

There are a few ways. First, you can share the window pricing you have received here. That will help the next person who comes behind you. More transparency makes this business easier for everyone.

If you’ve recently received a quote for Great Lakes windows, or any other manufacturer, post a comment below to let us know. If you’ve already endured a window presentation you can save someone else the trouble.

Next, you can get a window quote online, by email, from my company with no pushy salesman. We elected not to carry Great Lakes windows, but we do have options I think are nicer.

You can check this page to get a free copy of the price list along with product info and more. If you have questions a rep is available by email. If you don’t have questions that’s fine too. This process also works well if you’ve recently received a quote and you want to make sure it’s really a good deal. Here’s the link to the page with more info on that.

How can you find a great window company?

That part is easy.  Check this section for recommendations of window companies all over the country. There’s no better way to get new windows.

Polaris Windows Prices in 2023

I’m sure you’ve heard that prices for building products have been on a wild ride lately and Polaris windows prices are no different. The cost of everything is different now than it was a few years ago. It’s harder than ever to identify what a fair price is for custom made replacement windows. Here we can help each other.

Are there standard replacement window prices?

No. Comparing prices can be a little difficult because almost all replacement windows are custom made. In addition, the labor involved in replacing windows can vary significantly from one project to another.

Beyond that, options like different colors, or internal blinds, or triple pane glass, or krypton gas (yes, that’s a real thing) will all impact the overall cost og a window project.

How can you help to provide more info on current Polaris windows prices?

That part is easy. If you’ve recently received a quote for Polaris windows post a comment below and let us know about it. Helpful info will include the number and type of windows and any options included.

I may follow up with an email to clarify anything and I’ll be happy to provide more info. The info will be available for everyone to see.

Transparency is what this industry needs in order to become easier to navigate. If you’ve recently received window quotes you can help today.

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How can you find a great window company?

That part is easy.  Check this section for recommendations of window companies all over the country. There’s no better way to get new windows.

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