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Top Tips for Choosing a Double Glazing Firm

Here is a list of the top ten tips you should take into consideration when choosing a home improvements company to undertake work for you.

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  1. Cost against Value
  2. In today’s economic climate value for money is of prime importance to many customers. Whilst it is important to source replacement windows and doors specific to your requirements, it is also vital that you examine in detail what you are getting for your money. For example, many companies provide a lower specification product for a lesser cost. It doesn’t mean that a more expensive company is ripping you off; it just means that they have built more quality in to their finished product and service. Always make sure that you check the product specification and guarantee fully before deciding.

  3. Check Accreditations
  4. Many companies claim to provide certain standards but upon further checks many of them are false claims. Quality Accreditations from world renowned organisations such as British Standards Institute (BSI) and British Board of Agreement (BBA) are positive proof that your preferred supplier is making a serious commitment financially and also, in terms of the product quality to ensure that you are happy with your purchase. It is imperative that you ask every company to back up verbal claims with documentary evidence that they have certification.

  5. Suppliers Close to Home
  6. When choosing a company to install Windows and Doors you are more likely to get a much better service from a local independent company who makes and installs their own products locally. You can’t beat the knowledge that a quality, local supplier will have regarding the performance that’s required from their windows and doors in order that you are completely satisfied with the completed installation and in the event that something does go wrong there’s no doubt that a local manufacturer is in a much better position to rectify the problem quickly and efficiently.

  7. Choose a Manufacturer
  8. It has become much more common for window and door companies to become suppliers, sourcing their products for your home from anywhere in the UK and abroad. The down side to this type of deal is that often the window manufacturer will provide limited guarantees to your supplier which can result in you receiving an inadequate guarantee. Many manufacturers in the UK offer a 10 year warranty on their window or door profile with some offering a no quibble 10 Year Insurance backed guarantee such as Amber Windows.

  9. Solid Reputation
  10. Our Number 1 tip to ensure that you choose the best company to install your windows or doors is to check, check then check again. A good firm should always make you feel confident about their abilities to look after you and there is no stronger recommendation that you can receive than speaking to customers about their experiences. Not every single customer of a firm will be 100% satisfied however ask about the products and service and whether they would deal with the firm again. Good companies recognise the importance of happy customers and like to keep a solid reputation in order that the customer will recommend them and where possible, purchase more products.

  11. Quality of Installers
  12. Ensuring that you’re installer is has a wide and varied experience of installing the full range of home improvement products such as Sash Windows, Bay Windows, Tilt & Turn and the most popular Casement Window. Also consider companies who are have experience of manufacturing and installing bespoke Conservatories and Porches. A replacement front door will be the focal point of your home and will be the first impression others will have of your home. Good companies, who are interested in providing their customers with a quality service will monitor their performance and be more than happy to arrange visits to previously installed jobs.

  13. Window and Door Security
  14. The Windows and Doors installed in your home provide protection from the elements. Often customers forget that they also provide an important barrier for you and your family to unwanted intruders! British Standards Institute test windows to an “Enhanced Window Security Kitemark BS 7950” which tests to ensure that they surpass strict security standards. A similar standard PAS 023/024 is also available for doors. Protect your family, home and possessions by insisting that your supplier has achieved these approvals and can provides copy certificates as proof.

  15. Choose a Firm with Experienced Representatives
  16. A tongue in cheek reputation precedes “double glazing salespeople”. It is like anything else in life, you find conscientious and knowledgeable people wherever you go and a key factor to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your product is getting the right advice regarding design, ventilation, efficiency and security. Chatting to friends, neighbours or relatives about their experiences should help point you in the direction of a good reliable company with experienced representatives.

  17. After Sales Service
  18. When choosing a supplier it’s always important to ask yourself whether you feel confident that the firm you are considering will look after your products throughout the guarantee period. It has become fairly common practice for companies to reduce their guarantee responsibilities and this only becomes apparent when reading the detail of your agreement. In addition many companies make customers jump through hoops by insisting that all complaints must be put in writing causing unnecessary delays in responding to the problem. Give your supplier a real grilling about how service requests are handled and speak to as many relatives, friends and neighbours about their experiences. Quality firms always look at service requests as an opportunity to shine.

  19. Guarantees
  20. Always check your Guarantee! Most customers hope that they’ll only need to buy new windows and doors two or three times in their lifetime so it’s vital when weighing up different quotes that you check whether you have a fully comprehensive insurance backed guarantee for at least a ten year period covering not only the products but also the fitting. Many customer focused companies also provide an insured guarantee which basically is an insurance policy which covers the guarantee should the company cease trading.

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