Frequently Asked Questions
The clear choice for replacement windows and doors since 2002.
About Clear Choice
How long has Clear Choice been operating?
We’ve been servicing the Portland Metro/Vancouver area since 2002.
Do you use subcontractors?
We pay our installers hourly and never use subcontractors to install your windows.
Can I visit your showroom?
Our office/showroom is centrally located in SW Portland near Bridgeport Village open M-F, 8AM-3PM. In order to ensure an informative visit we encourage you to call ahead to schedule an appointment for your visit.
Are triple pane windows worth the cost?
Triple pane windows are not a wise choice for Portland. They are also about ⅓ heavier than double pane windows. Studies show that for this milder climate, a double pane window is just as effective as a triple pane window. Unless you live near the airport and are trying to control extreme noise pollution or a minus 50 degree snowstorm like in Alaska, triple pane is not the window you should choose.
How do you install in the rain?
We install windows year round in Portland. We do use different materials when the temperature drops (sealant) below 50 degrees. That said, we are interrupted by the occasional snow storm or the extreme heavy downpour.
Should I replace all my windows at once?
We recommend replacing multiple windows at once — as many as need replacing! We offer a free in-home quote on any replacement of 3 or more windows.
What kind of doors do you replace?
We do not replace…
- Interior doors
- Garage doors
- Closet doors
Do you replace interior doors?
No. We specialize in replacing exterior doors only.
How long does it take to replace a door?
We can replace your doors in a day! Replacing an exterior door takes an average of 5 or 6 hours. We’ll let you know what to expect so you can plan accordingly.
Brands & Materials
What’s the most suitable window for the northwest?
Vinyl and fiberglass are commonly used in the northwest due to their longevity and energy efficiency. Fiberglass will have more options in color, sizes, and styles than vinyl. They also seem to last longer. And fair better in high wind or prolonged sun exposure. We do also carry aluminum and wood windows for those who need those options.
What brands does Clear Choice carry?
We carry a wide spectrum of window brands to make sure we provide options for every customer that we service. Everything from high-end wood windows to construction-grade vinyl windows.
Which window brand should I choose?
It’s best to have that discussion with your estimator since every homeowner and budget is different. We have seasoned estimators that would love to speak with you about what brand is best suited for your home. Let’s work together to find the perfect window solution to fit your needs and goals.
Do you offer financing?
Yes, we work with lenders that provide reasonable options to fit your budget. Give us a call to learn more: (503) 643-3887.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, Clear Choice is fully licensed in Oregon and Washington. We also have 60+ years of combined installation experience.
Do I get money back when I replace my old windows?
Yes, you can get a cash rebate for making energy-saving upgrades to your home, including replacing your old windows. You can also get a tax credit at the end of the year. Please consult your tax advisor. Learn more.
Rated 4.9 Stars – 100+ Reviews
“We couldn’t be happier with Clear Choice Windows & Doors! This is our second time hiring them for window installation, the first time to replace black aluminum windows in a 1980s tract house. This time was a retrofit on a 1952 daylight ranch that still had the original wood, single-pane windows. All aspects of the job were superb: from the sales guy to measurement, installation and cleanup. The recommendation of Simonton windows for our mid-century home and the design elements hand-picked by the owner, Mohsen, were a special touch. This is the company to hire for your windows project!“
— Steve B.
Rated 5 Stars – 20+ Reviews
“Clear Choice installed 13 new windows in a home I recently purchased; their staff person (Tim) who came out to provide an estimate was very helpful and professional. The install team worked quickly and kept the work area clean. Since it’s an older home, they had to modify several installations and did a great job at no additional cost from their original estimate. Clear Choice made sure that we were happy with the results, and also provided the completed forms for the Energy Trust of Oregon refund (very helpful). I can highly recommend Clear Choice as a top-notch company!“
— Maureen B.
Rated A – 180+ Reviews
“Replaced sixteen (16) single-paned, multi-light windows with Marvin Infinity, double-paned, multi-light windows. Our experience with Clear Choice Windows has been unmatched in the home renovation work we have undertaken. We did a new roof, new gutters and some plumbing for a remodeled bathroom and Clear Choice out-shined them all, by far. From the sales call through the final details of installation and follow-up, it was evident we were dealing with pros who were both knowledgeable and thorough. We recommend Clear Choice Windows to others, without any hesitation whatsoever.“
— Angie’s List Member