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Window World franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Window World.

Overall costs for Window World run anywhere from $121,200 to $319,000. See how the costs break down and what funding options might be right for your new venture into the franchise foray.

Estimated initial costs

Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Window World franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Franchise fees

Window World franchise fees total around $17,500, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
Franchise Cost
Initial franchise fee $10,000 to $25,000
Estimated total $10,000 to $25,000

Equipment fees

Equipment fees total $32,500 for Window World. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
Equipment Cost
Initial equipment fee $20,000 to $20,000
Equipment, including copier, printer and fax machine $500 to $500
Security equipment $0 to $10,000
Office furniture $1,500 to $6,000
Vehicle $1,000 to $3,000
Exterior signage $0 to $2,500
Estimated total $23,000 to $42,000

Real estate fees

Real estate will set you back $51,800 for Window World, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
Real estate Cost
Leased real property $7,500 to $25,000
Construction and remodeling $0 to $50,000
Utility deposit $100 to $500
Utilities $3,000 to $5,000
Lease deposit $0 to $12,500
Estimated total $10,600 to $93,000

Training fees

Window World initial training costs total $1,050, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
Training Cost
Franchise agreement and training travel expense $100 to $2,000
Estimated total $100 to $2,000

Inventory costs

Initial inventory for Window World shakes out to $750. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
Inventory Cost
Inventory and supplies, for roofing program $500 to $1,000
Estimated total $500 to $1,000

Marketing costs

Advertisement and marketing costs total up to $20,000 for Window World, which is more than the nationwide average of $9,938.
Marketing Cost
Initial advertising $10,000 to $30,000
Estimated total $10,000 to $30,000

Licenses and permits costs

Window World initial licenses and permits will set you back $1,500. This comes out to less than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
Licenses and permits Cost
Formation of business entity or acquisition of business licenses $1,000 to $2,000
Estimated total $1,000 to $2,000

Insurance costs

Initial insurance costs for Window World run $6,000. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
Insurance Cost
Insurance $3,000 to $9,000
Estimated total $3,000 to $9,000

Administrative fees

Window World administrative fees total up to $4,000 — which comes in under the overall nationwide average of $6,761.
Admin Cost
Legal and professional services $3,000 to $5,000
Technology fee $675 per month. Each year the technology fee will increase by the amount that is the greater of (i) 2% or (ii) another amount that the franchisor designates.
Audit Cost of audit plus expenses, plus any amount owed as shown by the audit, plus interest and late fees.
Estimated total $3,000 to $5,000

Personnel costs

Uniforms, name tags and the like make up personnel costs, and for Window World it will run you $40,000. The nationwide average cost of personnel fees comes in at $22,818, which means you'll be paying more than average to outfit your employees.
Personnel Cost
Payroll $30,000 to $50,000
Estimated total $30,000 to $50,000

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for Window World total $45,000 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
Three months' additional funds $30,000 to $60,000
Estimated total $30,000 to $60,000
All costs were found using the 200 largest franchises nationwide using Franchise Direct's list of more than 300 franchises, and are accurate as of 2021.

How to finance

Since the estimated total for Window World is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the Window World franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to Window World about in-house financing for franchisees.
  3. If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $220,100 estimated opening costs.
  4. Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
  5. Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
  6. Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.

What types of financing is available?

You have several options when it comes to financing a Window World — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
  • Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
  • Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of Window World opening costs.
  • SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Also check if Window World franchise financing is available. You may be able to get some of the costs covered for less than you would with other traditional funding options.

Compare small business lenders

You may not need financing to cover the estimated $121,200. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
Name Product Filter Values Min. Amount Max. Amount Requirements
Biz2Credit business loans
$25,000
$6,000,000
6+ months in business; $100,000+ monthly revenue; 500+ credit score
Get only the capital you need through secure, prescreened lenders with this highly rated company offering SBA, expansion, working capital and other loans.
OnDeck short-term loans
$5,000
$250,000
600+ personal credit score, 1 year in business, $100,000+ annual revenue, active business checking account
A leading online business lender offering flexible financing at competitive fixed rates.
Fora Financial business loans
$5,000
$500,000
6+ months in business, $12,000+ monthly revenue, no open bankruptcies
Get qualified for funding in minutes for up to $500,000 without affecting your credit score. Best for companies with at least six figures in annual revenue.
Lendio business loans
$500
$5,000,000
Operate business in US or Canada, have a business bank account, 560+ personal credit score
Submit one simple application to potentially get offers from a network of over 300 legit business lenders.
ROK Financial business loans
$10,000
$5,000,000
Eligibility criteria 3+ months in business, $15,000+ in monthly gross sales or $180,000+ in annual sales
A connection service for all types of businesses — even startups.
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How Window World stacks up

Compare how Window World holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
Spherion Window World The Grounds Guys
Average Franchise fees $35,000 $17,500 $35,000
Average Equipment fees $41,660 $32,500 $53,300
Average Real estate fees $7,193 $51,800 $3,000
Average Training fees $6,563 $1,050 $3,550
Average Inventory fees $780 $750 NA
Average Marketing fees $16,250 $20,000 $20,000
Average Licenses and permits fees $630 $1,500 $525
Average Insurance fees $4,975 $6,000 $3,100
Average Admin fees NA $4,000 $1,920
Average Personnel fees NA $40,000 NA
Average Other fees $113,875 $45,000 $2,625

Bottom line

Window World franchise costs run a total of $220,100. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.

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