The most common questions that people ask when they’re thinking of replacing home windows in the Houston area are . . .
- How long will it take to get my new windows?
- Why does it take that long?
- What’s with these crazy replacement window delays?!
- Do you have more than one brand for me to choose from?
What’s with these crazy replacement window delays?!
Like every manufacturing sector, the window and door industry is dealing with delays from seemingly all sides of the process.
Material shortages in aluminum, glass, hardware, parts, glass, etc., manufacturing worker shortages to add more shifts, delivery driver shortages, and anything else you can imagine.
From week to week, different challenges arise that delay replacement window deliveries.
How long does it take to get replacement windows installed?
Less than 2 years ago, we could assure customers that their windows would be installed within 5 to 8 weeks from the order date.
Today, lead times from ordering replacement windows to installing replacement windows range from 14 weeks to 27 weeks and even longer, depending on the brand and product.
Holiday time off and inventory-taking add a few weeks more at the end of the year. This means that replacement window orders we place today will likely be installed in January.
Do you have to choose from just one replacement window and door brand?
At Renaissance, we offer many windows and door brands so our customer have a wide selection of replacement windows, products styles, window price ranges and lead times.
The best replacement windows that Renaissance has for Houston just happen to be the brands with the shortest lead times, most consistent quality, and most complete order shipping.
Given the excellent service and quality consistency through the unprecedented times we’re in, these companies’ windows and doors are not the lowest price replacement windows.
Customers have told us they’d rather pay a little more and get the best quality and installation weeks sooner than wait and settle for less.
If you’re planning on replacing your windows, now is a really good time to get started.
The delays and lead times are not getting shorter. The prices are going up. Typically, price hikes comes at the first of the year.
This year, window brands have already hiked prices twice — some window brands will have raised prices three times in 2021!
The best and shortest turnaround window replacement brands from Renaissance have not raised prices multiple times in 2021. We do expect their typical annual increase in early 2022 though.
Get started on your replacement window and new front door or patio door project with a conversation and consultation.
Let’s talk about your home windows and doors and what you want replacement windows to look like. We’ll recommend the best replacement windows and doors that fit your preferences and your home. Renaissance serves Houston, Katy, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Cypress, Tomball, Pearland, Galveston, Friendswood, Humble, and your neighborhood.
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