Whether you own an apartment building or several rental properties, at some point the windows in your rental properties will need to be replaced. In order to ensure all windows match, it's important to order all of them at the same time. Whether you are opting to install them yourself or you intend on hiring a contractor to do the work for you, having the windows on hand will make the process much quicker, which will save you as well as the tenant's time. Here are a few tips to help you order vinyl windows in bulk from a supplier.
Measure Twice, Order Once
The easiest way to organize your order of vinyl windows is to visit each property, carefully measure the windows in each room and separate the orders according to the building. For instance, if you own an apartment building and a rental house, measure the windows in each unit of the apartment building and record the size of the windows for each individual unit and then separately measure and record the window sizes of the rental house. Once you have all measurements, it will be easier to order them in groups according to size.
Storing the Windows
If you don't intend on installing the vinyl windows right away, in order to prevent damage, it's important to store the windows properly. Do not remove the windows from the boxes they were delivered in and group them together according to apartment number. Be sure to label each box with the appropriate apartment unit or rental house number as well as the room in which the windows are intended for. For instance, the windows for the apartment unit may be labeled as unit #1-kitchen, unit #1-living room and etc. The windows should be stored upright in the original packaging.
On the scheduled day of installation, deliver all of the vinyl windows to their designated apartment unit and place them in the room where they will be installed. If you are doing the installation, make sure you have all tools and supplies available that you will need for the installation. Having everything you need on site will eliminate the risk of having to leave in the middle of the installation because you have to run to the home improvement store for supplies.
Ordering in bulk, measuring, and separating the orders may seem like a stressful process. But, when you order in bulk from a vinyl window supplier, not only will you save money by buying in bulk, but it will eliminate the risk of ordering windows that were manufactured at different times, which reduces the risk of the windows not matching.Share
23 July 2019
Hello, my name is Donald Clemins. I am here to talk to you about windows for commercial buildings. When I purchased my first storefront, I was shocked to feel cold drafts coming in through the picture windows. The drafts made it feel like the front door was propped wide open. I knew my customers would feel uncomfortable sitting there due to the drastic temperature fluctuations. I contacted a window installer to talk about my options. I was amazed to hear about all of the different types of windows available for my storefront. I would like to share that information on this site to help other people find the best windows for their commercial buildings. I will focus on window material and build upgrades as manufacturers make new developments. Thank you.