How Do I Get Started?

If this is your first time shopping for windows and patio doors, we know how overwhelming it can be. But you’re already doing everything right! You’re online doing research. This page will walk you through what to expect while shopping for windows and patio doors.

Step 1

What Style of Window or Door Do You Want?

Take a look at your window or door. It has a certain shape to it. These shapes are what we call window and door styles. Most people like to replace their old windows with the exact same style of window. But you don’t necessarily have to do that.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you have a window over your kitchen sink and it’s what we call a single hung window. A single hung window opens from the bottom up. This means you need to reach over the sink with two hands, and lift up. This could get annoying after a while. If you’re buying new windows, you could consider replacing your single hung with a casement window. A casement has a crank operating system, which may be easier to open over a kitchen sink.

That’s something to keep in mind when shopping window and door styles.

Step 2

What Window & Door Collection Should I Buy?

If you’re out there researching, we’re sure you’ve seen a ton of different window collections. Isn’t it confusing?! From Z series to the 1000 series, what does it all mean? We don’t want to bombard you with this because once you’re ready to contact a pro, they will explain everything you want to know about our windows. For instance, a pro will tell you we only sell vinyl windows because vinyl lasts, which is why we offer some of the best warranties in the industry. However, if you’re curious to know a little bit more about our collections, you can click here to read more. But just a warning- you’re going to know way more about argon glass and sculptured grids than ever before!

Step 3

Should I Customize My Windows or Door?

You may be surprised to learn that you don’t have to purchase white windows. Obviously, this is the most popular option, but we offer different colors. Customizing the color could help it match your home better. And the outside of your window doesn’t have to match the inside. For example, if you have hardwood floors, you could match the inside of your window to your floors and keep the exterior of your windows white. You can also customize the hardware on the window. You may want to match the hardware of your windows to other items in your home. Instead of getting standard white window locks, you could choose brushed nickel to match your doorknobs and kitchen hardware. Read more in our Decorum brochures (East Region and West Region literature available).

Step 4

Contact a Pro

You know what style of window you want. You know how many you need. You know if you want any colors. And you’re ready to contact someone and make an appointment to learn more. Here’s how that works.

  1. Go to our Find a Pro page
  2. Type in your zip code
  3. View the list of pros who live in your area. These pros are on our site because they install our windows.
  4. Select the pros you are interested in.
  5. Enter your information and click submit.

What Happens Next?

The pro or pros (you can select more than one) will receive an email with your contact information. They will give you a call to set up an appointment. This is a free in-home consultation with no obligations or strings attached. And it usually doesn’t take long. Then you can decide how you want to proceed.

How Much Does it Cost?

We really wish we could give you an answer, but there are so many variables when it comes to purchasing windows, that it’s impossible to put a price on it. Since our windows are customizable, you may want to purchase colors, grids and upgrade your hardware. But the pros will walk you through every option, so you can stay within your budget.

I Have More Questions!

We are here to help you every step of the way. If you still have questions, email us directly at

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