Sponsored by Landmark Windows, based in Plymouth
When it comes to choosing how to improve your home, you always want to make sure you are getting the best quality items, the best quality work and the best deal that you can possibly get. Considering upgrading to double glazing? Then you will want to ensure that everything is all above board and the company you choose are reputable. Here are three tips for choosing double glazing windows for your home.
Look for local businesses and help your local economy
It may be tempting to go for big name brands that you see advertised everywhere but sometimes these bigger brands don’t care about the ‘little man’, so to speak – and the customer service can leave a lot to be desired. Taking the time to research local businesses may lead you to find an absolute gem of a company whose work speaks volumes.
Local smaller businesses have to strive harder to be seen and their customer service is often impeccable – really personable. With such an emphasis on shopping local in today’s day and age, why wouldn’t you find out more about your local businesses and give them the job, thus helping boost your local economy also? If everyone was to use local businesses a little more, it would be great!
Ask friends and family for recommendations
Do you know any friends or family who have had double glazing put in or have been researching themselves? Whether they have bought double glazing windows from Landmark Windows or come across some businesses in their research, it is definitely worth getting their recommendations and finding out a little more about the businesses yourself. If someone you know has had the job done and is happy with it, find out if other friends or family have also used the same people – you may find out that a business stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Seek out independent reviews too
The internet is the perfect place to look if you want to get some honest feedback and have already asked your family and friends. Companies may have reviews on their Facebook page, on Google itself or on other sites such as Yell. By reading these online reviews, you should be able to get a general overview of what to expect from a company. I would suggest being wary of any company who has hundreds upon hundreds of five star reviews with nothing lower though – I’d expect some lower for every company as they’re only human and can make small mistakes too. You want to ensure the independent reviews you are reading are genuine.
These are just three ways you could choose your double glazing windows – if budget is what is swaying you, you could always do a price comparison of the companies you’ve shortlisted.
How would you suggest choosing double glazing windows for your home? How do you yourself find reputable and affordable companies?