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 Post subject: I have a general question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:08 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: I have a general question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:13 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: I have a general question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:21 pm 
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+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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 Post subject: Re: I have a general question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:07 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: I have a general question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:54 pm 

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Andersen and Marvin jsut had price increases.
You never know for sure when they will come.Buying sooner locks the price.
TheWindowNerd....


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 Post subject: Re: I have a general question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:02 pm 

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Thanks all! : :)


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 Post subject: Re: I have a general question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:00 am 

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Carole,
You are welcome.
Did you buy windows?


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