Volume 48, Issue 5 - September/Ocotber 2009

Price Watch
If you have a particular product you’d like to see featured in Price Watch, e-mail editor Samantha Carpenter at scarpenter@sheltermagazine.com.

In August, Shelter called lumberyards in five cities about the cost of a 32-inch aluminum retractable screen storm door. We found a wide range of results, and were surprised to find that a Chicago dealer and Atlanta dealer were both selling the screen for much more than other dealers in their cities and other locations as well. We hope that those companies were including not only supplies and installation but a cup of coffee to boot.

 

Reeling In Costs for Retractable Screen Doors

Atlanta Price
Dealer #1 $129
Dealer #2 $298
Dealer #3 $551.50
Average $326.17
Median $298

 

Chicago Price
Dealer #1 $129
Dealer #2 $328
Dealer #3 $470
Average $309
Median $328

 

Houston Price
Dealer #1 $129
Dealer #2 $298
Dealer #3 $230
Average $219
Median $230

 

Seattle Price
Dealer #1 $129
Dealer #2 $359
Dealer #3 $156
Average $214.67
Median $156

 

Philadelphia Price
Dealer #1 $129
Dealer #2 $328
Dealer #3 $180
Average $212.33
Median $180

Total Average $256.23
Total Median $230

 

 

 

 


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