How to pick double glazing company?

When you are looking to replace doors and windows there are so many choices out there it can be hard to know which one to go for. Do you get quotes from everyone and then play them off against each other? Go for the one with the most recommendations and forget about the price? Or do you just go with the company that shouts the loudest?

It can be a really hard choice finding the right company to spend thousands with and who is not just selling you something but will come in to your home and make some major changes. This article aims to give you some idea of what you should be looking at when you are planning on buying double glazing doors, porches or any other double glazing product such as conservatories in Newcastle.

Firstly, what is the point of double glazing? You should ask yourself “what’s in it for me?” There are a number of answers to this question and depending on who you are will depend on what answer you like the best! Double glazing improves the efficiency of a home, reduces draft, keeps out outside noise, makes it easier to maintain your property and increases security. As you can tell from this list double glazing doors and windows are not just about making your house cheaper to run, there are lots of other factors to take into consideration.

Ok so you have now had a think about why you need double glazing, you’ve worked out why it makes sense for you and your home. Next thing is to look at what the products themselves should be like, i.e. build quality, standards, colours and materials.

There are a lot of different options here, but what it comes down to is the balance of price versus quality. So what are the minimum standards that you should be looking at? The double glazing products should be at least 70mm thick, a wall thickness of at least 3mm, reinforced to British Board of Agreement standards and comply with FENSA regulations. All glass should be toughened, have multi-lock points, hinge security bolts and high security glazing beads. They should also be thermally efficient, using non-shrink concealed draft proof coextruded gasket seals and dual reinforced thermal efficient panels.

The third area of consideration when looking at double glazing in Durham is the quality of the workmanship and the company. You should look for an insurance backed guarantee of any product for at least 10 years. If there is no guarantee, only a short one on offer or it is not backed by an insurance company then walk away. If the company is not confident in their product why should you be?

You need to also look at the finish that the company provide. You could get the best windows, porches or doors in the world and they would still look rubbish is they have not been finished to a high enough standard. So make sure any company that you are going to have do the work is going to use a dummy casement to create an even glazing line and install a trickle vent to satisfy building regulations when required.

I hope this has helped your double glazing buying experience that little easier and if you follow these guidelines you are going to have some great windows and doors!

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