Exciting times ahead for you if you’ve decided to have double glazing installed at your Bolton home – you’re sure to find that your house is warmer and that your energy bills drop, all thanks to the additional insulation you’ve just brought in.
But, as with any work set to be carried out on a property, there are likely to be some obstacles that are thrown in your way when it comes to double glazing installation.
With that in mind, if you want to reduce the chances of something going wrong, make sure that you do your research properly and look into the different types of glazed windows and doors there are out there so you know you’re getting the best ones for you, important since double glazing can be a significant investment, depending on how many windows you have.
Prices can vary quite widely when it comes to double glazing, so you may well find that you can shave off a huge amount from your final bill if you change your requirements a little.
It’s also wise to seek out at least three quotes for the job so you can compare prices and make sure that you’re not paying over the odds for something. Talking to friends and family about previous companies they’ve used can also prove useful if you’re concerned, as can reading reviews online.
The majority of people will find that their experiences buying double glazing go off without a hitch, but you should still prepare to fail just in case. Research from Which? has revealed some problems that people have encountered in the past, including the company being too slow in handing over paperwork or not explaining matters properly.
Some customers said they felt that they’d been sold the incorrect product, some said they felt rushed into a decision and some reported back, saying that they didn’t receive any product information.
It was also found that delivery of double glazing can prove tricky from time to time, as well, with common problems including the wrong parts being supplied, scratched glass on the windows, scratched or damaged frames, or fixtures or fittings in the home being damaged.
If you do have a problem at delivery, make sure that you get in touch with the company in question as soon as you can to let them know. Keep records of what took place, with photographs if you have them, and make sure that there’s a solid paper trail to follow.
When the traders arrive to install your new double glazing, make sure that you keep in constant communication with them so you know what’s going on. It’s a good idea to make sure that there’s someone at home at all times while the work is going on just in case something happens.