When it is time to replace your old, drafty windows at home, you want top-quality products, professional installation and reasonable prices. Unfortunately, not all window companies commit to providing honest and fair services and some even utilize manipulative strategies to earn your business.
Below are common scams or sales tactics that you need to avoid when replacing your windows.
“The Price Is Only Valid Until Today”
This is a sales tactic that is commonplace in many industries. Essentially, a representative of the company will inform you about a great low price — sometimes a little too good to be true — but it is only good for a short period of time, prompting you to make the decision to work with them or purchase their product immediately. This is a red flag. A reputable contractor will give you enough time to consider your options and even help you make the most informed decision.
“Buy Some, Get Some Free”
Some window companies offer a “buy some, get some free” package to boost their sales. While this is often a legitimate sale, it is still important to assess the overall price of all windows you are purchasing to confirm the value of their offer. For instance, if they are claiming to give you one free window with a purchase of three windows but the total cost of the deal or package is more than the price of four windows individually, then it is clearly a dishonest scheme that you need to steer clear of.
“Bait and Switch”
With the bait-and-switch scheme, a window company will offer you one type of low-priced product or installation, but once you have agreed to their offer, they will claim that it is not available anymore. Then, they will present you with another option but with a higher price tag. Do not fall for this tactic. Instead, find a window contractor that has an established reputation in the community.
For reliable and top-notch home improvement services, including window replacement, you can count on our certified team at Timberland Exteriors. Give us a call at 651-439-1760 (Maplewood) or (218) 849-6675 (Detroit Lakes) to get started. You can also fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.