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Best Price VS Best Deal - Know the Difference


Window Value is not solely about money. Your estate is most likely the largest purchase you will ever make, so make sure you do your research and due diligence when the time comes for home renovations.

It's important to know the difference between the cheapest price and the best deal. If you choose Centra Windows, we guarantee that we'll be your best deal!

What does this mean?

My window price can very easily be $100 - $2000 more than my competitors depending on the project size, but only looking at the sticker price is a mistake made by many homeowners. You need to keep in mind the quality of materials being used, the warranty that comes along with it, and the crew who is doing your installation. If my competitor sells you a window package for $5000 and your energy bills decrease by $10 / month, it sounds like an improvement, right? But if I told you with Centra Windows products you could be saving $30 / month, it's clear which the better long term deal is. Sure, we might have had a $500 higher sticker price than our competitor, but we are still offering you the best deal. Over the span of 10 years, option A will save you $1200 on your energy bills, but over the same span, Centra can save you $3600 on your energy bills! Is the $500 initial saving still worth it?

Warranty - nobody in the window industry offers a better warranty than Centra. Not only is the installation and product covered for the rest of your life in that home, but it's also transferrable if you decide to sell! If you call a cheap company that buys windows from the states, do you really think their lifetime warranty is going to cover you when you need a new screen in 4 years? Have you ever ordered something off the shopping network with a lifetime warranty and tried to get it fixed a year later? It may sound good, but is it realistic?

Finally, the installation - probably the most important aspect of all when it comes to upgrading. Most companies use subcontractors to do their renovations, meaning the guys get paid off of a contract. They make the same dollar amount if the work is finished in 1 day, or 7 days, despite how much time it should take to be done properly. Centra's installers not only are hourly paid, but they are also shareholders. That means you literally have Centra Windows Employee Owners showing up at your house to do the installation. They care about the company and know how important the small details are to make a company grow and be successful.

I am not afraid to tell my customers why my products may cost a little more. It's simple: Centra offers the most value, you get a high-end product and the peace of mind knowing we are here for you every step of the way. We will always be your best deal!

*These are the hydro energy bill savings that this particular Centra Windows customer experienced. We do not guarantee that you will achieve the same cost and energy savings. Actual energy savings may vary for you dependent on your level of energy consumption and habits.

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Centra Windows is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at for more information about this topic and many more. You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter, providing all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

Written by: Les Ferris , August 3, 2021
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