While affordability is always an important consideration when it comes to home renovations, selecting a Dallas window company based solely on how much they charge is usually a bad idea. Although inexpensive doesn’t always equate to inferior, if a company claims their windows are the cheapest on the market, chances are you’ll be replacing them again sooner rather than later. Some contractors also use underhanded methods to try and manipulate homeowners into paying more for their remodel than expected. Some of the most common include:

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The Bait-and-Switch

Let’s say a company advertises windows for an amount that’s 70 percent below the national average. It sounds like a great deal. Then the salesman comes to your Dallas home and informs you that those windows are in extremely high demand and will take up to six months to arrive, but these windows can be delivered in just four weeks. Of course, they’re a little more expensive, but if you want to expedite your home improvement project it’s well worth the cost. That is a classic bait-and-switch tactic, and any window company using it does not deserve your business.

Extra, extra!

Another deceptive strategy is promoting a bare-bones base price for windows that lack amenities most homeowners want in their windows. While it’s normal for models to have some high-end options, such as specialty grids and energy-efficient glass packages, any window companythat charges extra for something as basic as screens is simply attempting to nickel-and-dime you for every cent they can get. In fact, windows are manufactured with screens. If yours comes without, it means the company took them off just so they could turn around and charge you to put them back on. Now that’s deceitful!

Hidden fees

If you assume the extrication of your old windows is included in the cost of your renovation, you’d be right – most of the time. Unfortunately, some companies charge an extra fee for this. Make sure you ask about any additional charges for things like pulling permits, enlarging the frame, and hauling away your old windows. That’s right. Some contractors will simply leave them piled in your yard if you don’t fork over a “disposal” fee.

At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we are an award-winning, family-run window company that has been serving Dallas homeowners since 1989. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our representative to learn about having premium Woodbridge Classic vinyl windows installed at your residence. And, be sure to ask about financing available for qualified customers.