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I have a general question

#1 Post by CaroleJC2012 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:08 pm

Back in December, I was told that I would want to purchase windows before the end of the year because window prices were adjusted by the manufacturers the first of the year.
My question: Was this a true statement or was someone blowing smoke up my wazoo? Anyone knowledgeable, please post. Thanks!

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#2 Post by randy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:13 pm

Some manufacturers raise prices at the beginning of the calendar year, while others raise prices throughout the year as necessary.

One of my manufacturers has notified all their dealers of a 6% increase starting in February. I'm quite sure many others will be raising prices this year as well.

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#3 Post by HomeSealed » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:21 pm

+1. Every manufacturer and even installation company operates independent of one another, so it is very difficult to tell if that was a true statement or not... Certainly plausible though.

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#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:07 pm

The cost of materials is certainly going up everyday so plausible is and understatement.

While the shingle industry seems to raise prices every other Tuesday, window manufacturers tend to pass them through on more significant date intervals.

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#5 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:54 pm

Andersen and Marvin jsut had price increases.
You never know for sure when they will come.Buying sooner locks the price.
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#6 Post by CaroleJC2012 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:02 pm

Thanks all! : :)

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#7 Post by TheWindowNerd » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:00 am

Carole,
You are welcome.
Did you buy windows?

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