How Do I Choose a Double Glazing Company?
Choosing the best UPVC double glazing company for your new windows, doors, orangery or conservatory can be hard. You want to know that you can rely on the company and they will be completely honest with you.
Here is our guide on “How to choose the right double glazing company?”
Reputation matters. Before you select your double glazing company you must review your choices carefully – always ask for customer testimonials and references. Find out what other people have to say about the products they have installed.
2. Check Accreditations
Always choose a FENSA double glazing registered company.
FENSA is the industry standard for replacement windows and door installers self-certifying compliance with the building regulations. FENSA is the brand trusted by all local authorities, industry and governments, as well as home owners.
It is important that you ask your chosen company to back up verbal claims with documentary evidence that they have the required certification.
3. Quality Products
Some double glazing companies cut corners in areas that you can’t see, like with the sealant used around the window frame.
Low quality materials can quickly start to fail, resulting in costly repairs and maintenance. Make sure the window and door company you choose provides top quality work, and uses a UPVC leading window supplier.
This will ensure that your double glazing will last for years to come, and your investment was worth every penny.
Most installation companies will offer a guarantee. The industry standard is based on 10 years. 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 glazing company offer double glazed windows and doors designed to include a variety of security features to protect your family and home against criminal intrusion.
With inadequate security measures, a burglar will gain entry to your home in a flash, without being spotted by neighbours in the street. High-quality profiles, glass, and locking mechanisms can help you improve your home security.
6. Building a Conservatory or Orangery?
Many conservatory and orangery build will require planning approval or local authority building control. Unfortunately, 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. If you can find a double glazing company that can offer you the full build, this is your best option.
7. Choose a Company with Experience & a Showroom
Getting the right advice from an experienced adviser can go a long way. Always ask for a written quotation so that you have a record of the scope and specification of the works included in the quotation.
The prices given can say a lot about the company you decide with. Very low prices can sometimes mean low quality work, but overly high prices can be equally suspicious.
If you are comparing different double glazing companies, make sure they are offering like for like in terms of product quality. Ask to see the products, preferably in a showroom where you can compare each design and get the feel of the product.
9. Free Site Survey
The right double glazing company will want to inspect the location of your project before they offer you a set price. This allows the company to plan the amount of work that needs doing as well as ensure that your property is accurately measured and your double glazing fits perfectly.
9. Find a local double glazing installation company
Find recommended double glazing companies in your area. You are more likely to get a better service from an established local company that understands what their customer wants.
10. Choose Carera Windows – The Recommended Company
Carera Windows has become one of the leading double glazing specialist companies. We’ve achieved this through adhering to our ethos of:
- Offering expert advice
- Value for money
- Quality products from well-recognised brands
- The very latest in energy efficiency
- High security branded products
- Excellent customer service
We’ve never wavered from that commitment and continue to grow from strength to strength. More than half a million windows and doors already have been successfully installed; thousands of customers full of praise for jobs well done.
We have an enviable reputation, all thanks to our customers and their kind recommendations. A whopping 70% of all our home and commercial enquiries come via personal testimonials from happy customers.
At Carera Windows, we use approved and well-recognised brands including:
Swish – British Made
We use trusted and recognised Swish branded profiles, British made, of superior quality. Every frame is bespoke, made to your exact requirements and comes complete with all the relevant CE marking documentation.
Swish, the best UPVC windows and doors, 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.
More details are available on the Swish website
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 – Pilkington KS Glass for the ultimate in energy efficient glazing
We use Pilkington KS, argon filled units as standard. For over two decades Pilkington K Glass has been known as the UK’s energy efficient glass. Good news, now with the recent launch of Pilkington K Glass S the range offers more choice than ever. Pilkington K Glass S is a high performance low-emissivity soft coated product which offers excellent thermal insulation when incorporated within an insulating glass unit. Pilkington K Glass S has a highly neutral appearance with optimal solar heat gain, thermal insulation and light transmission to provide the highest Window Energy Rating (WER) performance.
Our experts will help you to make an informed decision on the type of glass to best suit your needs.
Building a Conservatory or Orangery the Carera Way
At Carera, we give you the complete package. We design, supply and install high-quality frames, roofs and doors, also taking care of 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 project, we are happy to provide you with a complete package.
A good conservatory starts with building a good foundation. A substandard foundation will invariably cause problems after construction. Carera Windows stick meticulously to first principles of conservatory installation. We always take conservatory foundations to the recommended depth – our conservatories are built to last.
Experience and attention to detail are what makes Carera stand out. We control every aspect of a project ourselves. We never walk away from a problem. And the words ‘hard sell’ are not, and never have been, in our vocabulary.
We work with you from start to finish, from planning to installation and final inspection. We listen closely to everything you say. Nothing gets overlooked. Our experience is your assurance of a perfect solution, every time.
We are here to help, call us now on 01384 442490