How to price window cleaning

Just trying to get an idea on how to price window cleaning. Thanks

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window cleaning price calculator
by: Alexis Jose Andres

For beginners I'd price per window. It's simple to understand and explain to potential customers, and it makes pricing easy for you. Just count the windows and multiply - voila, you got your price :)

Here's a window cleaning price calculator that will help you determine how much to price per window based on your desired revenue. This is particularly useful for pricing storefront jobs.

However as you get better at estimating a job, I'd move away from pricing per window and instead package your services.

It gives prospective customers a clear idea of what you provide and how much it costs. A prospect can just pick and choose the work they want done. It's a greater convenience for them, you'll look professional, and you'll weed out the tire kickers.

If you'd like to see window cleaning packages in action, then check out this very successful window cleaner:

Paneless Perfection Window Cleaning

My pricing scheme is based off of these guys:

Five Or Free Window Cleaning

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Pricing Window Cleaning Jobs
by: Anonymous

When it comes to pricing window cleaning jobs, I highly recommend that you ultimately bid by the job.

When you do the bidding you want to consider all the factors. These factors include how high the windows are, how large or small the windows, how dangerous is the overall job, drive time to the job site.

I use a window cleaning biding balance and check system. When I bid I have my set prices for lower windows and upper windows. I then calculate the factors I listed above.

I keep in mind while I’m doing the bid as to about how long I think it will take me to do the job. I then take the bid price to the amount of an hourly wage I want to make. For example if the bid calculation comes to $200.00 and you visually think the job will take 4 hours and you need to make $65.00/hr take 65 times 4 which comes to $260.00 Then I split the difference which would bring the final price to $230.00 Visa Versa. Sometime one number will be way off and then you just have to go with what you think. If it’s a construction window clean you want to add anywhere from 20 – 50 percent onto your regular price.

In the end you decide how valuable your service is and what your business expenses are.

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How To Bid On Window Cleaning Jobs
by: Russ Pelcrat

There are a lot of factors to consider when figuring out how to bid on window cleaning jobs. Most professional window cleaners charge by the job but at the end of the day if you were to average a price per hour it can range anywhere from 25 dollars to 85 dollars an hour depending on your level of window cleaning experience, what you need to get to cover your business expenses, how difficult or dangerous the job was and how much competition is in the area etc.
Usually you can charge more for residential window cleaning than commercial window cleaning. Some window cleaners charge specifically by the hour, some by the window size and height. I would recommend doing a combination of the three and give the prospective client a lump sum bid price. It's hard to tell what the actual going rate for professional window cleaners are in your area as it is different everywhere. You will need to find that out. Just ask what people are currently being charged for their window cleaning service and that should give you an idea. Just a tip: don't start off charging to little because down the road you will find that it's difficult to raise your prices when need be. I recommend bidding your window cleaning jobs a little high and then offer a first time customer discount that will expire at some point. When the customer gets to know you and likes your work they won't mind paying a higher price.


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