‘Choosing the Right Double Glazing Company’March 28, 2013
If it’s time to install new double glazing – whether it’s one window following an accident, a whole set of windows to enhance the look of your home or a stylish new front door – it is vital that you take your time choosing a double glazing contractor.
Everyone has heard the horror stories of ‘cowboy’ builders and seen the documentaries dedicated to them and their sub-standard work. So, in order to avoid becoming a victim yourself, you need to choose a professional reputable double glazing company, and the easiest way to do that is to follow this simple advice…
#1 Speak to other people
One of the best ways to find a trustworthy double glazing company is to ask around. Speak to friends, family, neighbours and colleagues and find out their opinions on and experiences with contractors in your local area. Word of mouth and first-hand recommendations are one of the key ways to find someone with good credentials – so get asking today!
#2 Research their experience
Experience is crucial but it’s important to remember that experience is only beneficial if it is relevant. You should look for a company with comprehensive double glazing experience and ask them for examples of previous work they have completed which is similar to what you require. It is also a good idea to check reviews and testimonials online as this is a great indicator of the quality of work they conduct.
#3 Check the security features
Your windows and doors serve various, highly important, purposes. Not only do they protect your home from the elements and help improve insulation, they also provide protection against intruders and vandals. Therefore, it is vital that before you choose a double glazing company you check the security features on their products. Things to look out for include British Standard compliance and high quality locking systems.
#4 Think about value
Most reputable double glazing companies will offer you a free, no obligation quote and this provides you an important comparison tool as you are able to obtain a few different quotes and evaluate the value they offer. It is worth remembering though, that the cheapest quote isn’t necessarily the best one and a company asking for more may not be over-charging you but simply offering a better product and standard of service.
#5 Make sure they offer guarantees
Installing new double glazing is an investment – and one you probably don’t want to do very often! This means you should make sure the double glazing company you choose offers comprehensive, insurance backed guarantees. This should cover you against manufacturer faults or installation damage for a certain period of time (usually at least ten years) and provide you with reassurance that you’re getting a quality product.
Here at WindowWorx we provide a huge range of windows, doors and conservatories and all our contractors are fully trained, highly qualified and have a wealth of experience, ensuring the highest standard of work every time. For more information, or to arrange a consultation, get in touch with the professionals at WindowWorx.
Comments are closed.