February 29, 2024

A successful window installation project involves a clear understanding of your goals and requirements. Whether you are looking to improve the aesthetic appeal of your home or address functional needs, it’s important that you convey your ideas clearly and concisely to your window provider. This will help them better understand your vision and suggest the best possible solutions to meet your needs. 

Be clear about your preferred communication method:

Make sure to communicate how you prefer to be contacted. Dislike email but prefer phone calls? Let the window provider know! If you want quicker responses or more frequent meetings, pass that information along. By being clear about your communication needs and preferences, you can establish more effective communication channels. 

Create a list of your needs: 

Before sitting down with a window provider, prepare a detailed list of your requirements. Here are some tips to prepare the list: 

  • Identify your needs: Start by identifying why you want new sliding windows for your house. Is it for better insulation, improved aesthetics, noise reduction, or to address specific issues such as leaks or drafts? Clearly defining your goals will help the provider offer the right window solutions. 
  • Budget constraints: Be upfront about your budget. Sliding windows come in a wide range of prices. A clear budget will help the provider suggest options that fit your budget without compromising on quality or functionality.
  • Maintenance considerations: If low maintenance is important to you, communicate this. Certain window materials require less upkeep over time. For instance, Alteza aluminium sliding windows are designed to be low maintenance. Made from virgin aluminium, these windows can withstand adverse weather conditions. They do not change their colour, shape, size, or lose their shine even after years of use; which means they can look good for years with just basic cleaning.

Be specific: 

After you have given a general outline of your requirements to the window provider, focus on the more practical and specific aspects of your requirement. This involves discussing the functionality and practicality details of the sliding windows. You’ll need to specify your preferences for the types of sliding window frames, the kind of glazing, and any accessories such as handles and locks. If you have a preference for certain types of locks or are interested in a specific high-performance glass unit, make sure to highlight these details to your window provider.

When it comes to styles, sizes, glazing options, and colours, Alteza offers a wide range of customisation options. When selecting customised aluminium windows, you have a variety of glass types to choose from, ranging from clear to toughened glass, with thickness options starting at 5mm and extending up to 12mm. When it comes to choice of glazing, you can choose between single and double glazing. Alteza offers top-quality finishes, such as polyester powder coating and anodizing in both solid and metallic colours. Also, you have the option to customise your frames with one colour on the inside and a different colour on the outside.

Have realistic expectations: 

Probably the most important thing in communication with your window provider is to stay realistic. It’s important to understand the limitations of the materials you’ve chosen, whether it’s the type of glass, the frame materials, or the finishes. Being realistic also means to be open and prepared to make necessary compromises or adjustments to your initial plans based on the professional advice of your window provider. After all, they are the experts in the field and can provide valuable insights into the latest trends, technologies, and materials that may better suit your needs. 

Ask for clarification: 

During conversations with your window provider, it’s essential to ask for clarification whenever necessary. This ensures that both you and the provider are on the same page regarding the specifics of your window replacement or installation project. Here are some key points and questions to consider:

  • Installation process: What is the step-by-step process of the installation? 
  • Cost and payment: Could you break down the cost estimate for me? What does it include, and are there any potential additional costs I should be aware of? What are the payment terms?
  • Warranty and service: What kind of warranty comes with the windows? What does it cover, and what is the process for repairs?
  • Cleaning and maintenance: What are the recommended cleaning and maintenance practices for the windows? Are there any specific products or methods to avoid?
  • Safety and security: What safety and security features do the windows offer? 


Installing new windows doesn’t have to be a frustrating or exhausting experience. By following the tips we’ve shared, you can establish strong and effective communication with your window provider. It will help you accurately convey your ideas to an architect, ensuring a smooth and successful project outcome.