• Gareth Jones

How Do I Choose the Right Double Glazing Company?

Updated: Jan 3, 2021

Choosing the right UPVC double glazing company for your new Tripple or double glazed windows, composite doors, orangery or conservatory can be a tough job. You need to know that you can rely on the company and they will be completely honest with you at all times in the process.

Here is our guide on “How to choose the right double glazing company?”

1. Reputation

Reputation and reviews really matter. Before you select your double glazing company you must review your shortlist of companies carefully – ask for customer testimonials and references. Find out what other people have to say about the products they have installed by looking at google reviews and other reputable sources such as Yellow pages or Trust a trader.

2. Check Accreditations

Always choose a FENSA or CERTASS double glazing registered company.

CERTASS & FENSA are one of the industries governing bodies for replacement windows and door installers self-certifying compliance with the building regulations. Certass is a brand trusted by all local authorities, industry, and governments, as well as homeowners.

It is important that you ask your chosen Double Glazing Company to back up verbal claims with documentary evidence that they have the required certification in other words don't just say it prove it!

3. Quality Products

Some double glazing companies cut corners in areas that you can’t see, like with reinforcing in the frames, the seals on double glazed units, or the sealant used around the window frame.

Low-quality materials can quickly start to fail, letting in water or failing locking systems causing security issues or safety, costly repairs, and maintenance are sure to follow making what seems a good deal at first glance become a regrettable decision for a long time to come. Make sure the window and door company you choose provide good quality products and top quality work and uses a UPVC leading system such as VEKA or REHAU.

This will ensure that your double glazing will last for years to come, and your investment was worth every penny of your hard-earned money.

4. Guarantees

Most Double Glazing installers will offer a guarantee. The industry standard is based on Certass recommendations of 5 years some companies will offer longer guarantees to try to entice you in but remember these guarantees are only any use if backed by governing bodies or an insurance backing. This guarantee will cover you for various things, so make sure you ask what is included before you agree.

5. Double Glazing Security

Check that the Double Glazing company offer double glazed windows, Composite doors, Patio doors, and French doors designed to include a variety of security features to protect your family and home against criminal intrusion.

With inadequate security measures or poor fabrication, a burglar can gain entry to your home in a flash, without to much noise or being spotted by neighbors. High-quality profiles, glass, and locking mechanisms can help you improve your home security.

6. Building a Conservatory or Orangery or Extension?

Many conservatories, extensions, or orangery builds will require planning approval or local authority building control. Simply put this is not always the case.

If you are going to have an orangery or a conservatory built, please ensure you have a reputable conservatory builder that you can trust. Many Double glazing companies don't have the resource or skill sets to carry out this type of work. There are many trades, skills, and organization skills that come together to make this a smooth process.

7. Finally Big brands

Complete Property Solutions only use approved and well-recognized brands including:

Veka, Rehau, Yale, and Saint Gobain

We use trusted and recognized branded profiles for superior quality. Every frame is bespoke, made to your exact requirements it comes complete with all the relevant CE marking documentation.

The best UPVC windows, doors, Conservatories and Orangeries, supplied in a variety of colours and finishes and come in a broad range of styles from casement windows, tilt ‘n’ turn windows to sash windows and more.

Yale – For Increased Security

All of our UPVC windows and doors come with Yale security locking systems as standard, protecting your property from intruders.

Glazing – Planitherm total + Glass for the ultimate in energy-efficient glazing

We use argon filled units as standard with Duel seal to add life span well above the guarantee period providing piece of mind that your choices were well made.

Dealing at every stage with one of the owners of Complete Property Solutions will help you to make an informed decision on the type of window style and glass to best suit your needs.

Building a Conservatory or Orangery with Piece of mind.

We give you the complete package. We design, supply, and install high-quality frames, roofs, and doors, also taking care of the building, Plastering, electrics, and lighting. You’ll delight in a conservatory that absolutely meets your every preference and need. However large or small your Conservatory or Orangery or Extension, we are happy to provide you with a complete package.

We are here to help, please feel free to contact the experts.

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