Our prices change for each size window and conditions that you must work around. For example , commercial single pane windows; our lowest price starts at $2.00 a side and up. residential hung windows with screens we usually start around $5.00 a side to $10.00. Storm windows are extra. We do not lower our prices just to get a job. After all you are in the business to make money not just to make someone happy they got a deal.
Post by kathyskleening on Jul 14, 2005 22:20:06 GMT -5
I think it depends on where you live. I called a few window cleaning businesses. One charges $6.00 per window(inside & out, screens and sills) another charges $5.00. So, I started asking my residential customers if they were interested in having their windows cleaned. Gave them a quote, and am ready to do windows. If I have a senior citizen I charge $4.00
Logan Stated "After all you are in the business to make money not just to make someone happy they got a deal."
Remember this, and mix it and reverse it "Make someone happy they got a deal, After all your in business to make money."
If you do this right they will think they got one over on you, remember hold your guns when giving an estimate. But negotiate before you lose the job, keep your price a little higher and let them win by talking you down, everyone wants to be a winner, when negotiating I want to be the loser, thats how you win.
Vancouver,washington we charge 8.00 per indow in side and out and that includes wipping off the screens. Depending how many there are because if there are alot then we go down to about 6.60 depending Construction depening on the amount of windows we do 6.65 per the higher they are the price goes up.
i use a program which takes all the variables and calcs the price....length, height, qty, location, accessibility...my sheet cals the sq feet of glass, the linear feet on frames to clean and a % surcharge agains accessibility...works a charm and I get an 86% quote to sale conversion
i have writen a spreadsheet that allows anyone in my company to price window cleaning work and come up with the same answer/price as I would...it calcs sq feet, linear foot of frames to be cleaned, accessibillity % penelty...thus giving accurate and justified pricing and eliminating human aspect, good mood pricing and bad mood pricing...works a treat, clients love it..86% hit /conversion rate with this
I have a question. You have a top window and a bottom window in one frame so would that be counted as one window or two? Say the top window has 6 panes and the bottom has 6 panes with a total of 89 windows (top and bottom) all made the same, how would you price that? I am bidding on a home like this with 2 stories and Im confused on this type of window cleaning. Can anyone help?
;)Linda; I count this as two panes and if French style is exterior I charge more per pane. Some newer houses have the French style look but the (I forget what to call them), surrounding the small panes are internal , ie, between the panes of the double pane window making them much easier to clean.
I bid the two pieces top and bottom as one window . In my area if they are two single panes the price goes from $7 to $10 for both sides of the two panes. If there were 12 panes in the the two pieces then I would charge more. Usually around $20 for the two pieces containing all the little panes. More on second floors or hard to get to areas. Some considerations to look at are how old the windows are and if the grids are sealed to the window good. I have done some where water gets behind the grids and keeps seeping out after you have dried edges. You may have to go back to wipe this off after a few minutes. It may be easier for you to price each individual pane side. Maybe like .25 cent to .80 per side of each individual piece of glass depending on what you desire to make or what you think is fair price. You can order small squeegees or cut one of your channels and rubbers down to size of the panes.