It’s not as easy as you think to find the right double glazing company, so we have put together a check list of things you should know and consider before employee someone to install your new windows and doors.
Should You Go National or Local?
That is down to personal choice, however working with a local company has many benefits. Local companies are more likely to offer a friendlier and better service, if a problem should a rise a local firm is more inclined to sort out the issue straight away to uphold their good name.
Local businesses rely on their good reputation and referrals and therefore have a desire to do a job job for every client. You are also able to view work they have carried out in the local area and talk to recent customers about their experience.
As a local established local double glazing firm we believe in giving a good service at a good price and delivering our products in a timely manner.
How To Deal With The Salesman.
When inviting a sales representative into your home to discuss your window and door requirements, you should not be made to feel like you have to make a decision there and then. Instead take time to review the quote and the information he prepares for you, and tell him you will be in touch when you are ready.
You should get at least 3 quotations and very importantly you should make sure that the materials and glazing options are of the same standard in each quote. Check to see what is included in the quote and what is an additional extra.
Beware of companies that do not have a land line phone number or a fixed address.
Do not go with a company that wants to be paid up front or demands a large deposit.
Finding A Double Glazing Company
Ask friends and family for their recommendations.
Use a company that’s been around for 10 years or more.
Look for a company that is a member of a competent person schemes such as Fensa, BBA or Planitherm. This means that companies can self-certify that their work complies with building regulations. All new replacement windows need to meet a certain standard of energy efficiency and your installer will issue you with a certificate for the work they carry out to show your new windows comply with the regulations.
Ask to see testimonials from recent customers and also if you can visit a site they are currently working on.
Check to see if the company uses sub-contractors or uses in house staff to deal with the work from start to finish. It may surprise you to know some firms outsource some of the work and this can cause issues, as you are now dealing with another company. So time scales and standard of workmanship can all be affected.
Once you have chosen a company to work with, make sure you have a proposal and a contract. Don’t pay up front and make sure you are happy before paying your final bill. If you need more help and advice give our friendly team a call on 01789 720222.