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Buying a custom window is a long-term investment, so it's important to find the right professional and the right price. The good reflex is to ask several quotes to be able to compare and make the best choice. To avoid making mistakes while shopping, here are some basic tips to know about the quote for a custom made window...

What are the mandatory elements of a quote for my French window?

It should be known that there is no standard estimate. Each company can use a "house quote", so you have to be cautious and make sure that certain mentions appear on the document.

The quote for a custom window door includes all prices materials and work planned with maximum detail. Each item of the quote is detailed, encrypted and the payment terms specified (deposit, payment in several times...). The total price duty-free and all taxes included is shown together with the unit amount or hourly rate of labor for each product, supply and service.

Administrative details are also mentioned as the complete coordinates of the company and the customer, the place of the intervention or delivery, the date of the estimate, the date of the beginning and the end of the works as well as their duration.

The quotation must be signed by both parties under the heading "good for work" to seal the commitment of the company and the client.

The very important "small details" of the quote

The quote has a lifetime that commits the company only a certain time. A date or deadline must always be indicated. If additional fees are added to the total price of the custom-made doors, such as travel expenses or the rental of specific equipment, they must be specified.

Attention, if data relating to the supplies, the works, the price... are modified, an amendment to the estimate must be established.

Usually the quote is free but some companies bill it, so make sure you price before applying.

The estimate French window on the internet

It is rather a price simulator for window but it already allows to get a rough idea of ​​the amount.

It is often in the form of a small questionnaire to fill with the dimensions, the material, the glazing, the number of leaves, the type of opening of your custom-made doors.

The only disadvantage of this type of solution is that the particularities (special form, additional work to be expected...) can not be mentioned and often they weigh down the final bill. But simulating a quote for a custom window on the internet is a good way to get an idea and evaluate a price before the final quote.


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