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5 Ways to Finance Your Window Replacement Project

Whether you’re getting a set of new windows, patio doors or a complete home remodel, you will need to secure funding for it. If you don’t have immediate funds available, there are several ways you can pay for your project. 

  1. Cash — Cash remains the best financing option since there are no further obligations once you have paid upon completion. It is also the most difficult option as saving up for a project can take years. When choosing cash as a payment option, be wary of contractors who ask for full payment upfront. A legitimate window company will ask for a downpayment, followed by one or two installments after milestones like delivery of materials, culminating in a final payment upon successful completion.

  1. Credit Card — Credit card payments are good for projects that cost $15,000 and lower. In addition being payable in one or two years, and may even make you eligible for zero-interest payment plans. Many homeowners prefer using their credit card for small to medium projects, such as getting new French doors.

  1. Personal or Unsecured Loan — Personal or unsecured loans do not require collateral (hence, “unsecured”), but the loan amount can be limited, up to $50,000. The qualification process is easy, and the payment period can usually be set to an affordable monthly rate. However, this type of loan tends to have the highest interest rates. Personal or unsecured loans can usually cover the cost of window replacement for an average-sized home.

  1. Secured Loans — Secured loans require collateral, which, in most cases, is the home itself. If you plan on undertaking remodeling projects that cost more than $50,000, this is your best option. There are three types of secured loans: cash-out refinance (recomputing your existing mortgage, which puts it back to square one), home equity loans or home equity loan (HEL) (basically like taking a second mortgage on your home, payable in as short as 15 years), and home equity line of credit or HELOC (which is like HEL, but with a revolving line of credit).

  1. Contractor Financing — Not all window replacement companies offer project financing, but those who do use trusted financing partners as lenders. For many homeowners, contractor financing is a great option for projects on short notice or if you are anticipating unplanned repairs during window installation.

Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis is your leading provider of replacement windows and sliding patio doors. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas.

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"Love the windows and patio door. We want to finish the whole house when we can financially. We give Anderson and employees, especially the sales rep Mike that came to our house, the highest rating. Mike was knowledgeable and courteous. Also not high pressure."

Gail Wilson | O FALLON, MO
January, 1

"Our installation team was top notch. While they said they were sending a "team"to install 21 windows it was only two people. But I see why, the process was seamless and everything was done correctly and consistently with the leadership of Clayton. We had a tiny problem with one window within a week of installation and their response time was prompt to remedy the situation. Our windows are beautiful. Our home is warm and cozy."

Eileen McKeon | St. Charles,
January, 1

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