Alternative Source for Windows and Doors
Given the extremely high prices of high quality / energy efficient building materials in the US, I’m wondering if anyone has ever successfully shopped for things like doors or windows on Alibaba.
I’ve been looking for a new garage door recently and thought, “Hey, I wonder if they sell this stuff on Alibaba?”
And, yep, they do. Fancy garage doors. Triple pane casement windows, every type of door you can imagine.
Of course, Alibaba is not at all designed for homeowners to make one-off purchases, and buying factory direct from overseas is probably a good way to get burned. But considering the possible savings, perhaps it deserves a look.
Anyone ever gone this route? Or even considered/researched it? What did you learn?
GBA Detail Library
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