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Vinyl Window Lead Times

#1 Post by fenestra » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:04 pm

What are the lead times for custom made vinyl windows? Is there a better time to order?

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#2 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:50 am

Depends on the Mfg and what exactly is ordered.
Standard is anywhere between 2 to 5 weeks.

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#3 Post by HomeSealed » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:13 am

+1... And that can easily go up to 6 or 8 with some options that a manufacturer outsources.
On the other side of the coin, I've gotten windows in 10 days before. It really depends on multiple variables.

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#4 Post by toddinmn » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:24 am

Or down to 1 week with some companies.vinyl windows can be made almost as fast as vodka.

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#5 Post by fenestra » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:15 pm

HomeSealed wrote:+1... And that can easily go up to 6 or 8 with some options that a manufacturer outsources.
On the other side of the coin, I've gotten windows in 10 days before. It really depends on multiple variables.

What would the mfg be outsourcing??

Is 9+ weeks on painted Okna's de rigueur? Or is something awry on planet Pennsylvania?

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#6 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:14 pm

If it is a custom color that process can take 9 weeks with shipping.
You have to provide them with color sample, they sent it to paint mfg in Canada, they get it back show it to dealer, if OKed now should take 3 weeks.

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#7 Post by Windows on Washington » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:16 pm

9 weeks might me a more normal lead time for the total project timeline if you are figuring on the lead time for getting the measurements, placing the order, confirming the order, producing the product, receiving, setting install and installing.

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#8 Post by Window4U (IL) » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:17 pm

+1 The painted orders can easily go 9 weeks.
The outsourced items you were asking about are things like tempered glass and the epoxy paint product. Very few window plants have their own tempering ovens.

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#9 Post by fridge2020 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:08 pm

4 weeks is the median in my experience.

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#10 Post by fenestra » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:29 pm

The anticipation has come to an end. The windows have arrived and installation has begun. So far so good. Updates to follow. :D

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#11 Post by TheWindowNerd » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:43 am

So how long did it take?
What is the exterior color?

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#12 Post by fenestra » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:10 pm

anthony wrote:So how long did it take?
What is the exterior color?

Took just over 9 weeks. The exterior color is Terra Tone. Very nice looking windows.

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