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Things To Consider When Buying Double Glazed Windows

by | Mar 28, 2018 | Double Glazing

Installing or replacing existing windows is not an easy project to undertake. With lots of companies in Scotland, eager to offer you a deal in a highly competitive market, it may seem like it can play to your advantage. But it pays to consider a few things before picking the right double glazing or replacement windows for your home.

Here at Window Advice Centre our Scottish double glazing advice services experts offer impartial advice on a range of services. Here, we have put together some double glazing tips to help you get off to the best possible start.

Choosing an installer

Choosing a small window and door installer above a large national company could save you money. These large double glazing giants have huge running costs in the form of TV, newspaper and radio advertising, internet adverts and flashy show rooms. They will normally claw back overheads through their customers. By going local, you will get a more personal hands-on approach.

When you enlist the help of glazing consultants Window Advice Centre, we will assign a local consultant to run through all of your window and door needs in detail.

Sales representatives

Generally speaking, double glazing representatives in Scotland operate on a commission and are likely to tease as much profit out of customers as possible. But at Window Advice Centre, things are done differently.

A consultant will survey your property and discuss the merits and probable costs of windows and doors and types of double glazing, such as UPVC windows, with you, before popping your wishes in a tender document. The consultant will then use this document to source costs on your behalf from up to 10 of the most cost-effective approved double glazing companies, who are best suited to your needs.

The right type of glass

Today’s glass technology is at its best and well insulated. The double glazed glass units fitted into the doors and windows are graded A, B or C – with A being the best. There are several to choose from, such as self-cleaning glass, toughened safety glass and obscured.

Choosing the correct glass for the specific room can be made easier by speaking to a good consultant.

Window Security

It is a good idea to clarify window security features with the double glazing companies. There are some that come as standard with double glazing but not all windows and doors are the same. It may be cost effective in the long run to discuss upgrades. It’s not usually that expensive to upgrade locks and is often well worth the extra spend.

External noise and heat

Double glazing is great for reducing external noise as well as being a great insulator for the home. If you are looking into window replacement due to noise pollution alone, it’s worth bearing in mind that secondary glazing is considered to be better in reducing noise. Again, this type of glazing is useful when you are looking into insulation. It will reduce your carbon footprint as well as keep heating bills down.

Contact Window Advice Centre

If you’d like to make an enquiry, please call your local Window Advice Centre in Glasgow (0141 611 9114), Edinburgh (0131 603 3994) or Dundee (01382 200 345).

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