Are you considering replacing the windows in your home? We understand that this can be a significant decision and investment, and we want to make the process as smooth and transparent as possible. At Lutgen Companies, we’ve been helping homeowners like you transform their spaces with beautiful, energy-efficient windows for years. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through our window purchasing process so that you know exactly what to expect. From the initial estimate to the final installation, we’ve got you covered.
Step 1: Scheduling Your Complimentary Estimate
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To get started, simply give us a call at 320.252.4932 or fill out the form on our website to schedule a complimentary estimate. We’ll send one of our experienced Salespeople to your home to begin the process.
Measuring, Picking Colors, and Window Styles
Our Salesperson will work with you to select the right window styles, whether it’s double-pane, triple-pane, or any aesthetic preference. We understand the importance of color, and you can explore our options to ensure no on-site painting is ever required. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also saves you time and money. [Insert image of window color options and link to Sunrise windows].
Receive an Accurate Quote
During this visit, you’ll receive an accurate quote for your window project, so you’ll have a clear understanding of the costs involved.
Step 2: Signing the Contract
Once you are satisfied with the quote, it’s time to move forward. You’ll sign the contract at this stage, and we ask for a 1/3 down payment. This allows us to order the necessary materials and get the ball rolling on your project.
Step 3: Scheduled Final Measurement with Nate
Our General Manager, Nate, with over 20 years of experience, will perform the final measurement. This step ensures a perfect, tight fit for your windows. Nate’s expertise can save you time, money, and effort, as unexpected issues can arise on the job site.
Step 4: Window Ordering
The same person who took your initial measurements will place the order for your windows. This ensures minimal issues with the product and guarantees a perfect fit on site. This step is crucial in saving everyone time and money.
Step 5: Waiting for Your Custom Windows
Custom windows take time, and the delivery timeframe depends on various variables, such as the complexity of the windows and the availability of materials. Rest assured, the wait will be worth it.
Step 6: Custom-Painted Trim
Your custom-painted trim will be meticulously crafted to color-match the existing rest of your home. This ensures a perfect paint job done in our studio. We don’t reuse existing trim pieces, as brand new windows deserve brand new trim.
Step 7: Window Installation
When the day finally arrives for your window installation, our expert window installation team will follow a detailed process:
- They’ll place drop cloths to keep your carpets clean.
- Furniture will be moved to access the windows from the inside.
- Existing window coverings will be removed.
- Existing windows and trim will be removed.
- The opening will be prepared for the new windows.
- At this point, we’ll inspect for rotten wood and address any concerns.
- We’ll install new pan flashing (moisture barrier) to prevent water issues.
- The new window will be placed into the opening.
- Our expert installers will ensure the window is square and plum.
- Exterior trims will be installed, and silicone will be applied to the outside.
- Any gaps will be filled with expanding foam for energy efficiency.
- The interior window will be finished by installing custom-painted trim and jam boards.
- We’ll vacuum up the interior and leave no trace of Lutgen Companies’ presence, except for your awesome new windows.
- We’ll help you move any furniture that was temporarily displaced.
- Any curtains, drapes, or blinds that needed to be moved will be reinstalled.
- We’ll clean the new windows to showcase their beauty and the quality of our installation.
- Finally, we’ll leave you a bag with some koozies, pens, and ask for your feedback to help us improve our process.
We hope this step-by-step guide has provided you with a clear understanding of what to expect when you purchase windows from Lutgen Companies. Our goal is to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible, and we take pride in delivering exceptional service and high-quality products. Your satisfaction is our priority, and if you’re pleased with our work, we’d be thrilled to receive a 5-star Google review. It’s one of the best ways for us to improve and lets us know that our customers are satisfied.
If you’re ready to transform your home with beautiful, energy-efficient windows, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to helping you with your window replacement project.