What you should know before making a replacement window purchase

Too many times, Ultimate Home Solutions has met with customers whose previous replacement window projects got off-track. With a little preparation, however, you can be sure that your window professional knows exactly what you have in mind.

We’ve compiled a list of all the important factors you should consider before finalizing any replacement windows. Make sure that every aspect is covered, and the result will be a success!

To schedule a free estimate for replacement window installation, contact Ultimate Home Solutions today! We offer our services to residents of Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and areas nearby.

Here are the factors you should plan out

How Many Windows

Consider which windows you want to replace. Do you want to replace them all or just certain ones?


Prepare a preliminary budget. How much you can afford to spend will determine how many windows you can actually replace based on window materials, features and designs.


Consider what you want your new windows to do. Are they to be an architectural design feature or merely provide functionality? Decide whether you would like the windows to open and close, and how they should operate. Don’t forget that windows also provide security.

Energy Efficiency

Discuss the energy-efficiency options (such as standard insulated glass and low-e glass) offered by the vendors. Consider low-e window coating (a window coating that reduces heat loss through the glass while at the same time allowing heat from the sun to penetrate) or gas-filled windows (argon or krypton inserted between double glazing which reduces heat loss). Work the additional cost of these features into the context of the estimated savings on your heating and cooling bills. Do the expected savings justify the extra cost? Aluminum and vinyl window frames may be less expensive than wood-clad vinyl or aluminum, but they won’t provide the same insulating capabilities.


Contact several replacement-window vendors and installers for quotes. Make sure to receive a written no-obligation estimate.

Check References

Ask the vendor/installers for references and check them: Were past customers happy with the work done? Was the work completed in a timely manner? Have they had any problems since the installation? Did the contractor leave the site in a clean and undamaged condition? Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints lodged against them.


Make sure that the vendor/installer offers guarantee(s). Sign a contract for the work. If ordering the windows separately from a vendor, make sure that the installer has signed off on the list to verify that the windows specified are correct.


Make sure that the installer is properly insured. Get a valid certificate of insurance from the contractor before you pay any money or before the work begins.

Begin your replacement window project with confidence

After you have thought about all of these considerations, you’ll be ready to complete a successful replacement window project. Ultimate Home Solutions’ professionals are ready to help you achieve your goals! Call us at 630-469-5400 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate for our window or door services. We serve customers in Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Wheaton, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Des Plaines, Elgin, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Palatine, and areas nearby.

What Our Customers Are Saying

With 30+ years of serving local homeowners, we’re one of the most trusted home remodeling contractors in the area. Read what our customers have to say about their experience working with Ultimate Home Solutions.

“We had a great experience with Ultimate Home Solutions! Everyone was responsive and professional and we couldn't be happier with our new windows. We had 9 total windows, 6 double hung and 3 picture. The job was done in half a day and they cleaned everything up before leaving. Great experience. We'll definitely be contacting Ultimate for future projects!”

Jason F. / Glen Ellyn

“Ultimate Home Solutions replaced our siding, soffits, facia and gutters and did an outstanding job. From the beginning stages of getting an estimate, picking out colors and scheduling the work, they were always available to answer our questions. The installers provided top notch workmanship and were very conscientious about keeping the yard as tidy as possible during the work and then doing a thorough clean up when they were done. I would highly recommend this company and will use them again when it's time to replace our windows.”

Laura B.

“Have had Ultimate Home Solutions do two projects on my home. Two years ago they replaced all the windows in front of my home. This year, they installed a front door with sidelights. The products that they represent are gorgeous and can be customized nine ways to Sunday. Both projects were completed with a high degree of professionalism and we were amazed how quickly the installations went and what a great job of cleaning up after themselves. We couldn't be happier!”

Russell N.

“I can’t thank you enough for the excellent job on the installation of our new windows and front door. Wow, what a difference in the look of our house! I have to admit that this was the first time we NEVER had any complaints about work we had done to our house. I am a bit of a perfectionist so for me to say that is a big deal! The materials and craftsmanship were superb. I was pleasantly surprised that you showed up on the day of the installation to check on the progress. Also, I wasn’t expecting you to stop by a week after the job was completed. Usually, I never see the salesman again after the papers are signed and they collect the deposit. I am impressed, a salesman who actually stands behind their work. It gave my wife and I the feeling that we made the right decision.”

Rob and Rhonda

“I found this group on a referral from a friend for replacing windows and a sliding glass door in my condo. They were prompt with their responses, came on time, are reasonably priced, and the finished product looked great. I was very worried about getting this project done, particularly during COVID, but these guys are outstanding.”

Brian O. / Valparaiso
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