The following tips can help to prevent you from handing over your money to someone who isn’t reliable, when you are choosing a double glazing company.
Positive reviews and references are a sign of a reliable and trustworthy double glazing company, and looking for mostly good customer reviews should be your first step. If a company is generating almost all negative comments and reviews, you may want to look elsewhere, although you should expect every double glazing company to have at least one or two unhappy customers.
The government helped the Glass and Glazing federation to instigate the Fenestration Self-Assessment scheme, or FENSA, and any reliable double glazing company should belong to this industry body. If you are thinking about using a particular company, always double check that they are registered with FENSA, which is widely regarded as being the standard for the industry. Unfortunately there re plenty of rogue companies out there and you can reduce your chances of dealing with one of them by following this tip.
Work With a Local Company
Communication is more effective when you deal with a locally based company. Just as importantly, your chances of getting quality workmanship and quality materials are also higher.
The Right Brands
Inferior and unknown products are often used by unreliable double glazing companies, in an effort to save money during the installation process. Over time these brands won’t do the job and it can end up costing you even more by having to have them repaired or replaced at some point. A good company will use only well known brands of aluminium and UPVC double glazing products, and it may save you time and money by finding out ahead of time which brands they use.
Cost Versus Value
Although you naturally want to save money, be careful of high bids and low prices, and instead look for a competitively priced range of options as well as a free no obligation quote. This lets you see exactly what you are getting for your money, and lets you compare products and cost to find the best package that suits you.
Once you know what to look for and understand that all customers are appreciated and valued by a reputable company, it makes the job of choosing a double glazing company easier. A good company makes the customer its priority nd will answer your questions efficiently, and honestly to help you make the right decision.