Many times during the winter months, the statement is made, ‘I’m not replacing my windows until Spring time.’ On the surface, the statement makes sense. Who wants their house opened up when there is snow on the ground?
Speaking from experience, I had my windows replaced in the winter. Growing up in the Upper Midwest, where it is cold and snowy several months out of the year, it was obviously a slower time of the year for the window dealer. But because it was a slower time, we were able to get the windows installed very quickly.
I asked the dealer how slow things were during the winter months. He explained that, yes, it is slower, and there are a lot of people that don’t want their homes open up to mother nature in the winter. But there are different incentives we offer to encourage homeowners to get their windows installed.
For example, the window installations for a typical house where I lived took between 2-3 days. So this dealer would offer to pay 25% of the heating bill for the month the windows were installed. This seems like a pretty reasonable proposition; in addition, the windows began lowering heating bills immediately -- and now provide the comfort my family was looking for and the energy savings I was anticipating.
Next time you think the winter months are a bad time to install your windows, think about the different options that might be available to you. The winter may actually be the best time to get them installed.
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