The best time of year to order new windows will surprise you

Royal Windows & Doors, Ontario, Whitby

January and February weather doesn’t inspire many homeowners to shop for new windows and doors, but that’s exactly the time of year when you can save money on an order that will be ready for spring installation.

“Get the project rolling so you’re ready for spring,” urges Melanie Hodgson, owner of Royal Windows and Doors in Whitby. “We give better prices, and we’re more flexible on spring installation dates.”

Customers don’t realize it takes an average of eight weeks before the new windows or door they’ve ordered will be ready for installation, she explains. They are made to order in a Woodbridge factory after exact measurements have been taken at the customer’s home.

“People come in during November, wanting a new door before Christmas, and they’re disappointed,” Mrs. Hodgson says.

In spring, when the warmth of May arrives, there is a rush of customers, and the opportunity to save money with discounted pricing is gone.

“Everybody wants to order in May, and in May our sales triple,” explains Mrs. Hodgson. “In January, February and March, our sales trickle. I’m giving them better discounts. I’m giving very good discounts in January and February.”

Ordering new windows early in the new year means they can be installed when a spell of mild weather arrives. But in May, the installation crews at Royal Windows and Doors will be juggling a heavier schedule. “They can only do so much,” says Ms. Hodgson.

Customers can start by browsing the website at Royal Windows and Doors, and dropping by the showroom at 1380 Hopkins Street in Whitby to view brochures and doors and windows on display. Mrs. Hodgson is skilled at helping customers choose the right style of windows and door systems for their home.

When it’s time for installation, professional and experienced crews will ensure the job is done properly. With every door replacement, the entire frame is removed, and the new entry door is installed with a new frame, sill and weatherstripping.

Call Royal Windows and Doors at 905-720-1818, or 905-427-1877. Visit the showroom at 1380 Hopkins Street, Whitby.

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