Price not the be all and end all in double glazing

Although cost is an important consideration, it certainly should not be the sole criteria on which one should purchase replacement double glazing, as quality and durability of the product, along with a professional installation should figure in one’s decision making process. In addition, the savings on your fuel bills that follows on after fitting energy efficient double glazing, should also play a part in deciding which product to install, so although energy rated windows tend to cost more than standard double glazing products, focus on the benefits to your living environment, reduced maintenance and the long term saving on your heating bills that thermally efficient double glazing delivers.

Modern double glazed windows are also aesthetically pleasing, increase security, add value to your property, reduce noise pollution and resist the build up of condensation.

The UK double glazed window and door market is competitive, so dealing direct with a manufacturer is less likely to cause problems in the future than if you buy through “a middle man” who ends up not having the resources to deliver on whatever guarantee you were promised. Obviously costs do vary between suppliers, as does the quality of the product, and installation knowledge and expertise. It is therefore wise to do your research and find out who exactly (and where!) will be fabricating and fitting the replacement windows and doors you require, as the last thing you want is to fork out on a major investment that ends up costing you nothing but time, money and hassle in the future should anything be/go wrong with either the products or installation.

Price is not the be all and end all, especially if you want high quality, energy saving replacement windows and doors, so be wary of any quotation that apparently is considerably “cheaper”, as there is always a reason, so check the specification carefully, as well as visit the showroom of your chosen home improvement partner, so you know what you are going to get before you get it.

Finally, never rush a decision, plus allow sufficient time (2-3 months) for survey, ordering of raw materials, fabrication and installation. Better to take your time and get it right first time, than opt for a cowboy who surprisingly can offer you a quick installation date. For genuine peace of mind, choose a company who do not require a deposit, as then you stay in complete control, as there is nothing to pay until your installation is completed.


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