There is no denying that window and door replacement in our country is very much a seasonal business. And this isn’t because companies can’t perform winter installations. Although they take longer, modern window replacements in the cold months require more care and attention and, therefore, tend to cause fewer problems afterward.
The real reason why most replacement projects take place in the summer months is, well, it’s you. The customer.
And who’s to blame you? It’s understandable if you don’t want to expose the inside of your house to the bitter cold and elements. Sometimes the snow piles up so high against the wall, that while it’s possible to do an installation, there is no way to access the opening. And who has time to think about work around the house when the holidays are just around the corner?
But if it’s true that ingenuity is the ability to make an unfavorable situation favorable, a smart customer can see the advantage in this too.
Winter months are ideal for getting the BEST window prices.
Manufacturers and retailers experience the slowest demand in the cold months and often resort to lowering their prices to generate business.
And while it may not be your main concern around holiday time, not putting off the investment until spring can mean big savings for a project you have to do anyways.
Most companies also offer an option to have the windows installed once the weather turns for the better in the spring. This can give you time to plan other renovation projects around the house, or simply save some money to pay for your installation.
There is no specific answer to how much your replacement should cost. There are several things that you do need to take into consideration to make sure you get the best value:
- Figure out whether your replacement requires a full-frame or retrofit installation.
- Determine what types of windows you would like to put in.
- Find out the basic costs from different companies.
Because the cost of manufacturing Canadian windows stays the same throughout the year, the real savings for customers come from determining the price in the consultation. If you are able to negotiate a lower price because it isn’t the peak season, you may consider spending the difference on upgrading your units from double pane to triple, for example. While you may not need all of the bells and whistles that come with a modern energy-efficient window, some upgrades can mean significant savings on your energy bill.
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