Supply & Demand: Why Now’s The Best Time
We’ve all heard it. You’re looking to get your windows replaced and the salesperson says “We won’t be able to get anything in for a few months”. A few months is a long time. But what’s taking so long? The supply chain issues that we’re dealing with started back in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic. Once production facilities shut down from quarantine closures majority of the production was left at a halt. To double down, people were spending so much time at home during that time that home projects became a very popular hobby. And on top of it all, with employees not being in the office anymore, companies made the decision that this was the perfect time to upgrade their windows. These created the perfect storm of increased demand for windows and decreased supply of them. Windows used to be a product we could have on our doorstep in a matter of weeks. And now it’s anywhere from 16 to 25 weeks! It’s a long wait, and it’s something worth preparing yourself for if you’re in the market for new windows. The real bummer of it all is that window companies don’t have much control over the matter. And although getting your windows ordered and done quickly sounds nice, having your new windows come from a local hardware store isn’t always the best option when it comes to the rest of your home. Especially if you just have to replace them in a few years again! You want your new windows to have the kind of quality that keeps the heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer, and for that reason alone it’s worth the wait.
Sooner is Better
Sometimes this comes off as a deterrent for getting your windows replaced. But windows aren’t something worth putting off just because it might take a little longer. The longer you wait to get your window order placed, the longer it’s going to take for them to get in! That’s why if you’re thinking you might be in need of a window replacement, whether it’s one window or an entire house full, getting estimates and making a decision sooner rather than later is a great idea. With the supply chain being where it’s at and the demand for windows and other home improvement materials being so high, you might end up being last in a line of customers that have a few months before they get their windows. Let’s put it this way if you are thinking of getting your windows replaced and you want to wait until spring when the weather is nice, getting your name on the books before the new year is the route to take. As we touched on earlier, not only is the supply chain going to take a while but there are plenty of other people with the same thought process as you!
All American Window & Door Can Help Get Your Project Started
Some good news about the supply chain issue is that ordering your new windows now might help you in a couple of ways. You might be able to get in line early and only have to wait a couple of months or so! Plus, the winter months tend to be the slow time of the year for most window companies in the midwest. So you might even be able to get a good deal on your windows and get the spring or summer installation you’re looking for! Give All American Window & Door a call today to see what offers or specials we have today!