STAY ALERT!!! AVOID BEING RIPPED OFF WITH DOUBLE GLAZING
Sure you will love to have the right value for your money when contracting out your double glazing project. There is a saying that: “you get what you pay for”. In all honesty, no one will ever regret investing in quality.
That being said, be careful not to be in the league of those that think the cheapest is always worst or the most expensive is always best. More often than not, quality is usually expensive. Price usually is a challenge as you will not want to over pay for your job neither will you want to go for a less quality service. Consequently, in making the best price choice, you can play smart by simultaneously sending emails to different companies to get the best quote that fits your budget or using a good company to help.
Also, be careful to investigate how long the company of your choice has been in operation because the answer to this along with proof of genuine testimonials, independent product and service reviews, accreditations and available product insurance will go a long way in helping you not get robbed of your precious cash.
Do not feel pressured into signing a contract that you simply have doubts concerning. Before committing to any company, do find recommendations because it is always better than choosing a company haphazardly off the internet or out of the local phone book. Ask friends, neighbors or relatives to suggest those who have done work on their home. Don’t believe strictly all the information on the company website as it is very simple to set up a formal looking website with sham reviews and accreditations.
Once you have been able to get a list of different companies either through recommendations by family and friends, research to confirm they are members of professional bodies or associations. If you are unsure whether or not the company you are considering is a member, send a quick email or make a call to the federation concerned; you should get some answers.
Furthermore, do not completely pay upfront for double glazing. Sad stories about people paying large sums of money to double glazing firms who then vanish without trace have become rather common. Although it is a customary practice that customers pay a deposit after agreeing on terms and condition of project, ensure you aren’t paying more than around 15% upfront to have your work done after which you pay the balance when the work is complete.
Lastly, expertise ought to be place into thoughts to avoid any rip-off. Any company who wants to get business from you ought to act professionally. They should show this by providing you with quotes properly documented with information like the company’s VAT number and company license number clearly visible. They should be simple to contact by phone or through an internet site.
Beware of any company that claims to offer a quick window fix at an instant’s notice. There is every likelihood that such a company can rip you off.