All trades people do not provide the same quality of service. You have to do your own verification, checks and vetting to find the right company. This holds true even when looking for a double glazing company. Do not be blinded by flashy advertisements. Someone has to pay for those advertisements and it is you – the end consumer. You should rather concentrate on choosing a double glazing company that meets industry standards and is known to deliver on its promises.
Registered and Licensed
This is the first and most basic thing to check. The contractor should not be a handyman offering all types of services. Deal with a registered and licensed company that specialises in installations of double glazed glasses.
FENSA, BBA, BSI
FENSA is the industry standard when it comes to reliable double glazing companies in the UK. You are assured of high level of protection when you deal with a FENSA registered company. Check a company’s claim of being FENSA registered because some companies claim this registration but they do not have it. Visit FENSA website and check a company’s registration detail yourself. Check for quality accreditations from BBA (British Board of Agrement) and BSI (British Standards Institute). It will save you lots of trouble when you deal with a double glazing company that is accredited and approved by these vetting agencies.
You cannot depend solely on double glazed glass manufacturer’s warranty. Installations of double glazing glasses require use of not only the glasses but also sealant, hinges and other items. The double glazing company must provide its own warranty on workmanship. If in doubt, ask about these details beforehand. Ask what type of guarantees and warranties you will be receiving on all products and services. Does the guarantee cover hinges, rubber seal strips and sealants?
Deal with a Local Company
Internet makes it easy to order products sold in other parts of the country. However, if the product you receive is defective, it can be a big problem to get it returned and replaced. A local double glazing company is nearby. Its window installation technicians understand specific requirements of local homeowners. They are aware of local building codes. A local company that is registered, licensed and accredited gives you complete peace of mind.
Ask People Who Have Used Services of This Company
This is one of the best ways you can avoid being fleeced. Enquire with your family members, friends, neighbours and colleagues. What was their experience of using services of this company? Were they charged reasonably? Did they have to pay hidden charges? Does the company provide good after sales service? These are some simple questions that will help you determine the best double glazing company in your area.
Follow these simple tips to ensure your double glazing glass installation project is a success.