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Replacement Windows and Doors

Specializing in all types of remodeling and replacement solutions in the greater Chicago area.

When to Replace Windows & Doors

You’ll know when it’s time to replace your old windows and doors when your home’s interior can’t maintain a comfortable temperature. Old windows can make your home too hot in summer and too cold in winter. This is likely due to windows that no longer close tightly or contain poorly conducting glass. Maybe you have a water problem resulting in signs of mold or mildew? What ever the problems, the reality is that everything eventually wears out, including windows.

Where to Begin

Start with an in-home consultation with a professional who can help you assess your home’s replacement needs based on a number of factors.

  • The condition of your existing windows
  • The style of your windows
  • Your remodeling plans
  • Your budget

Your options are plentiful, the challenge is to know exactly what those are. Our replacement professionals talk with homeowners like you everyday and can show you the possibilities, often providing you with a quote that day or within a few days of coming to your home. No pressure, we know it’s a process.

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FAQs

Who needs to be present the day of my in-home consultation?

The day of your in-home consultation, we ask that one of the homeowner’s or decision makers is present to meet with our sales representative. Many times our sales representatives will have questions that will need to be answered to assure the proper products are quoted.

If I bring my measurements in to your showroom, will someone be able to give me a price?

Technically yes, however we generally refrain from doing so because the way you measure may or may not be the way Woodland would measure therefore it can cause confusion and ultimately errors in what is quoted. We will help you estimate the cost, so you can plan your budget. We’ll do our best to give you a price range to work with.

What Does It Cost to Replace Windows & Doors?

In order to plan your budget, you need to understand the costs involved in replacing your windows and doors. To budget, you need to know the cost of the ‘installed window or door’. To best understand this you need to understand the key components.

  • Window selection – Wood, Wood Clad, Vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum.
  • Replacement type – Partial or full.
  • Interior and exterior trim – use existing, add new, primed, painted or stained.
  • Condition of the existing opening.
  • Location of the window – upstairs, downstairs, accessible or inaccessible.
  • Size of the window – small, regular or oversized.
  • Access to your home – how close can the windows be unloaded.

Each of these contributes to the cost or your replacement, which is why it’s key to get a quote from a reputable replacement dealer otherwise you risk getting an inferior installed product or hidden costs you didn’t know about upfront.

Choosing a Replacement Window or Door

There are a number of choices and specific options tailored for you when it comes to replacing your windows and doors for a single family home, a condominium or a townhome. We’ll help you narrow your choices based on your unique home and recommend a brand and style from our wide selection of products.

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FAQs

Can I expect a proposal at the end of my sales appointment?

Generally, your sales rep is able to provide a written proposal before leaving your home. There are some instances however where product has to be quoted from our vendors. In that case, we will have to get back to you with a quote, generally within 24-48 hours depending on the manufacturer.

Can I get an estimate for the cost of the windows and a separate estimate for the installation of the windows?

The estimate you need to create a budget should include the cost of the ‘installed window or door’. This is essential because the window choice, your home and the installation requirements are inextricably linked. Estimates can be created for contractors and DYI homeowners who wish to purchase the replacement windows or doors to install themselves.

Our Gallery of Projects

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Visit our showroom: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and Saturday 9:30am - 3:30pm to see replacement products from:

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FAQs

We’re DIY people, can I install replacement windows myself?

Some homeowners do install their windows if an insert window is an option for their project. Insert windows install directly into an existing frame of the window being replaced. The frame needs to be square, in good condition and of the same size as the new window. Other types of replacements can be difficult unless you have previous experience replacing windows. Manufacturers supply installation instructions.

What does a vinyl replacement window cost compared to a composite or wood/clad?

Vinyl-frame windows are the most affordable of the three – as little as half the price of comparable wood-frame versions. For the right application, vinyl is a good buy.

Can you offer us additional savings if we replace all the windows at one time?

We call that the ‘time management discount’ sales pitch. It’s a tactic to get homeowners to spend more than they might otherwise be ready to spend. Woodland uses a precise job costing system that allows us to price our installations by window openings, not the number of windows you buy, like most of our competitors. Our customer’s receive great pricing and consistent installation quality.

Do you offer specials like buy 4 and get 1 free, like your competitors?

Woodland does offer specials throughout the year and those translate into real savings to the current price. We don’t use sales tactics to keep you from comparison shopping. We know we offer brand name products and services for fair and competitive prices.

Do you have financing options like 12 months without interest?

Yes, financing is available on install jobs only for qualified customers. It is a 12-month same as cash (with monthly payments). Please contact your sales representative or our accounting department at 630-529-DOOR (3667). The finance amount is after a 40% deposit is made.

The Six Step Process

With years of experience replacing windows and doors for thousands of homeowners, we’ve simplified the remodeling process for our customers. Here’s what you can expect.

  1. In-home ‘free, no obligation’ consultation.
  2. Initial Quote & Showroom Visit to Finalize Selection.
  3. Measurements & Ordering.
  4. Schedule Installation.
  5. Installation.
  6. Follow-up & Guarantee.

The Woodland Difference

Choosing the right company for your replacement project is a difficult decision given all of the companies who claim to be the best replacement window and door suppliers and installers.

The difference between Woodland and other companies is our product selection, sales consultant expertise, easy to understand pricing and installer know-how.

Product Selection

We don’t have a one-size fits all replacement window & door, our customers choose from a wide variety of products to suit their exact requirement.

Sales Consultant Expertise

Our sales team are solutions experts focused on recommending the best option for your project, unlike other companies pedaling the deal of the day.

Easy to Understand Pricing

We don’t quote projects to make the sale. Our quotes include brand products and factor the real installation costs associated with your specific project so it is done right and there are no hidden costs.

We do the job right the first time with no short cuts, unlike less experienced or sub-contracted installers who often are unaware of window installation best practices and manufacturer guides.

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FAQs

Do we have to replace our windows with the same style we have now, such as double hung, picture or casements?

Changing a window style to better suit your lifestyle, such as replacing a picture window with casements to allow for ventilation can usually be done.

Will the replacement windows match my house style and color?

Today’s options for replacement windows are plentiful. Woodland offers styles for virtually any home and custom colors to match an existing color palette when desired.

Do I have to replace all the home’s windows in order to match or just the ones that have failed?

Woodland can help you find a replacement window that closely matches your existing windows, so you won’t have to replace all your windows at the same time. Additionally, if the interior and exterior trim is in good condition, there maybe insert replacements that can be installed directly into the existing frames.

What is the difference between an insert and a full frame window?

Insert windows install directly into the existing window frame of the window to be replaced, allowing you to reuse the existing frame, exterior trim and interior casing. These can be used if the window is square and in good condition. If the entire window is deteriorating, the best option is for a full frame window replacement. This includes replacing the sash and frame.

How much smaller is the window opening for an insert?

A. 1” on all sides. This allows the window to be put in the existing frame.
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More Frequently Asked Questions

We have an old house with double hung original wood. Can we keep the historical look without spending too much?

Tilt Pac Double Hung Sash Replacement System by Marvin gives you the least labor-intensive solution. This solution includes the opportunity to upgrade to a clad-wood exterior. If the frame is not in good condition, you can choose other cost saving options to closely match your historic home.

Why replace my windows?

There are any number of reasons why homeowners replace their old windows including; repair, energy efficiency, beauty, improving the interior or easier maintenance. Modern window frames cut air infiltration down to almost zero and, when used with high performance glazing (glass), you can lower heating and cooling costs.

Are there low-maintenance window options available?

In some respects, all modern window replacements will offer lower maintenance than your old windows. Wood windows now have clad exteriors. Fiberglass and composite replacement windows are extremely durable and contain a hard finish that lasts. Vinyl replacement windows are virtually maintenance-free and are made of a material that resists cracking, denting, chipping, fading or peeling.

Does Woodland use sub-contractors for window and door installation projects?

All of our installers are Woodland employees. We staff a full-time service department always available to answer questions. We employ over 20 full-time installers, some that have been with us for over 10 years.

Can I expect a proposal at the end of my sales appointment?

Generally, your sales rep is able to provide a written proposal before leaving your home. There are some instances however where product has to be quoted from our vendors. In that case, we will have to get back to you with a quote, generally within 24-48 hours depending on the manufacturer.

Do you have a list of jobsites that I could visit to see some of the work that you have done?

Yes, we update our website with the addresses of jobs that we have completed. Click on the customer’s near you selection on our website or go directly to our customers near you list. If you’d like more detailed information about our jobs such as the cost and products installed go here.

I’m ready to proceed with the window project that was quoted to me, what do I need to do to start the process?

Once you are ready to move forward, you will need to sign the contract. Along with that, each job requires a 40% deposit.

What is the difference between a replacement window and a new construction window?

A. Actually, they are the same except for how the window is installed. The window options you choose will vary by the type of window being replaced.

Will I be able to reuse my window coverings with my replacement windows?

Window treatments that have an outside mount will often still fit your new window. If the window covering have an inside mount, replacing the window frame could be a problem because the new dimensions may be different.

How long can I expect it to take your installers to replace my windows?

Generally, our installers can replace 3-4 full frame replacement openings per day and 6-10 insert replacement units per day. There may be exceptions to this, depending on the work that needs to be done.
Average rating for Woodland Windows & Doors is 4.95 stars of 5 stars - based on 271 reviews
  • Window Replacement in Lake Barrington, IL
    Woodland Windows and Doors did a fabulous job with our full window replacement. From the start to finish of our project, everyone was very professional, courteous, and considerate. I highly recommend Woodland Windows and Doors.
    Allison Abrahamson - Lake Barrington, IL 60010
    October 02, 2017
  • Windows Installation in Aurora, IL
    We saw a great, knowledgeable sales person, and a nice showroom with helpful people. In the long wait (>12 weeks) between ordering and installation there was some miscommunication working through the HOA approval and letting us know when the actual installation date would be scheduled (occurred ...
    Alex H - Aurora, IL 60502
    December 09, 2016
  • New Windows Throughout Whole House in Elgin, IL
    We would rate it Five star. We are very happy with the new windows. The guys were great and very careful with covering the carpet and cleaning up
    Sandy H. - Elgin, IL 60123
    December 02, 2016
  • Replacement Windows in Warrenville, IL
    Kitchen window replacement went very well. There was good communication before and during the installation. Installers were very nice and knowledgeable. It was a no mess job.
    Jane - Warrenville, IL 60555
    April 10, 2016

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