Pricing residential

Say a 3’x3’ window you could clean right in front of you. How much do you charge? How much do you charge for that same window on the second story if you have to climb a ladder or use pole or a WFP? What do could make you raise your price - how dirty it is, etc.? I’m not trying to get technical, just trying to understand something.

Our residential pricing begins at $8.00 per window. $2.00 per screen and $2.00 per sill. Now if I was doing all ladder work I would (and use to) increase my window cleaning price by a dollar for each level I go up. Now that I use wfp for 90% of res I usually just keep the price at $8.00 per window. Storm windows start at $25.00 if they can come off from the inside and if they have to be removed from the outside they start at $35.00. French windows start at $10.00. More individual panes on French windows the more we charge.

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Thanks, @Luke. I have wondered what a storm window is. I keep seeing you talk about them on your channel, but have no idea what they are.

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Usually you have 4 pieces of glass to clean. Two are stationary, top and bottom windows, then you have two storm windows you take out from the inside of the house that you clean, oh and a screen sometimes. Every once in awhile you can’t get them out from the inside, you have to decide if you want to take the whole storm window and frame off from the outside. We have done that over the years but no longer do, most won’t pay for it, as it takes longer to do that. Hope that helps.

@SimplyCleanKentucky, are they hard to dismantle before you clean them? Is there anything tricky to them?

I wouldn’t say hard, but they aren’t as easy as the regular window you clean. Some are older and can be a challenge getting them out. They can be tricky, as some are not in the greatest shape to begin with. I sometimes have to have a waiver signed depending on how bad of shape they are in. I’ll send some pics of what I’m talking about. We do them all the time, where we live there is a demand to have them cleaned. Most companies here won’t do them.

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I seen most of those before, pretty scary. Now if the window is painted shut from the inside, how do you guys get it open? Its there a correct method to opening the window or is it just as long as you free the paint you are good? I’m not talking about the storms either, I’m talking about the window that would be in front of the storms on the inside.

There is a tool that will break free the paint on the inside of the windows. I’ll get a picture of the tool for ya, works great too. I do charge extra to get them unstuck. Sometimes the homeowner will call their painter to care for it then I come back and clean the windows.

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Hyde window tool is the name of it. Hope that helps.

@Luke

From your response above do I understand correctly that if you have a double hung french window with 12 total french panes that you’re going to charge $35 total? $10 for the french panes and $25 for the storm?

Hmmm yeah

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Here is a house that a commercial customer wants me to do for them, wanted to see what everyone else thought of pricing. Thanks

I would either charge $249 or $299 being new to the game and all. The price gap is because I would have to walk the property. If I were more seasoned, just for cleaning the windows, I would charge $349 or $399.

I’m in no way an authority on pricing. This is just what I would charge, but I want to see how it compares to others.

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Ok, we are on the same page. Im at $298, thanks

That’s awesome! People won’t pay that around here. I’m good if I can get $1 per pane on french plus maybe $10 more per storm. So usually close to $22.

If pricing storms, always take a few apart and reassemble while quoting, if they’re difficult, charge more! This might be low for some but I shoot for at least $50 per hour on the job. (That’s with hand cleaning, WFP goes faster so I get more per hour of corse)

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I never thought about taking apart the storms @AdamPWC and putting them back together during the quote. Thank you for that input.