When to replace your windows
Replacement windows, like many products in the building trade, have been experiencing delays following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s now issues with supply lines.
During 2020, we experienced an increased demand for windows, as many people were working from home, had kids home from school, and wanted to invest in upgrading, particularly to help make the house cooler. Money not being spent on vacations or eating out got spent on home improvement.
In addition, with the prospect of interest rates increasing, folks refinanced their homes and used that refinance to make needed upgrades, including windows.
On the other hand, window manufacturers’ ability to make windows was reduced, as many had to implement social distancing on their production lines or had outright plant closures because of COVID-19 out breaks. In many cases, the production time to manufacture windows increased by four to five times.
The thought was with the introduction of vaccines, things would return to somewhat normal in 2021. But as we have seen in Hawaii, the introduction of variants caused us to backtrack on our progress.
Many manufacturers also have been experiencing supply line issues, which have affected their ability to order screens and some types of hardware.
In summary, the process of making windows has become longer. So, is it a good time to replace windows?
On the other side of the coin, we are seeing a sharp increase in the value of homes in Hawaii. We also have the prospect of higher interest rates and inflation in the coming years.
Financial advisers will tell you to invest your cash in appreciating assets like your home.
If you plan to finance your home improvements, now is the time to act before interest rates climb.
Windows, like many building materials, have had price increases and we expect more increases in the coming months.
If you are considering replacing windows and doors in your home, now is the time to do so. The only drawback is the time to get your windows manufactured will be longer than what was normal.
Diamond Head Windows is one of if not the largest window replacement companies in Hawaii for residential homes, which is our primary focus.
We have a number of quality manufacturers that we work with so we can offer you choices to fit your needs and budget, even with the pandemic-related challenges mentioned above.
We anticipate price increases in the new year.
To make this decision easier for you, we have implemented the following:
• We are starting our buy-one, get-one sale that normally begins Thanksgiving weekend now. Our minimum installation is four windows (openings) or sliding doors.
• We have financing available with no money down and 0% interest loans for up to five years, or 5.99% interest for up to 10 years.
• Our products come with a double lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and a lifetime installation warranty from Diamond Head Windows.
• We have four installation teams that are our employees, not subcontractors, and can install most jobs in one to three days.
• Our windows come in a variety of colors and sizes and are custom made to fit your home and any style of window that you want.
To take advantage of this offer, call us to set up a free consultation and estimate for your home. We are available to do estimates seven days a week. You can also visit our showroom from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays or by appointment on weekends.
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DIAMOND HEAD WINDOWS
ADDRESS 99-1093 Iwaena St. Bay G, Aiea