Choosing a double glazing company can be a daunting task, but with a few tips beforehand you can avoid trouble before handing your money over to a rogue tradesperson.
Reputation is one of the best indicators of a quality company. Select and review your double glazing company carefully and be sure to check out customer testimonials and reviews as well as references. While it is common to find one or two unhappy customers, a whole slew of them should tell you to keep searching for a better one.
A good double glazing company should be registered with FENSA, the Fenestration Self-Assessment scheme. This scheme was developed by the Glass and Glazing Federation, with encouragement from the government. It is considered to be the industry standard and ensures you are protected from rogue tradesmen. It is essential to check the accreditation of any company you are thinking about hiring.
You are much more likely to get high-quality material and workmanship from a local company. You are also able to communicate with a local company much more effectively.
Watch for Brands
Find out which brands the double glazing company will use in your home at every step of the installation process. Unscrupulous companies cut corners by using inferior products that you may never know about and that end up creating costly repairs as they begin to fail. Choose a company that only uses the highest quality UPVC and aluminium products. If you are paying for top quality, you want to make sure you are actually getting top quality from your chosen window and door company.
Value versus Cost
A good and reputable double glazing company will offer you a free quote in which you can see the scope and specifications of the work being performed. This will allow you to see the value you are getting for the cost incurred. You should be equally wary of extremely low and high bids. The company should have a competitive pricing structure, so that you can get the best overall package, in terms of value and cost, available.
Choosing a double glazing company is much easier when you know what to look for and a good window and door company should value their customers. If you have questions, you want to know they will be taken seriously and answered in a timely manner. The customer should always be a priority and be treated with the utmost respect.