10 Crucial Questions To Ask Your Double Glazing Installer In Perth
Double glazing is a dual panel Glazed system which offers excellent thermal and acoustic benefits. When it comes to replacing your tired, old and draughty single glazed aluminium windows, do no make a mistake of choosing any inferior window system as a replacement, as you probably will not get a second shot at it. uPVC frames will give you the best thermal and acoustic performance and should be a natural choice for Double glazing Perth.
Double Glazed windows come in a range of different styles and colours, uPVC framing offers a mix of commercial and heritage look with its wider framed profiles. Double glazed windows Perth can offer Tilt and turn windows, awning windows, casement windows, sliding windows and stacker windows as some of the range available to choose for your next renovation or new build
Double glazed doors Perth range from Sliding doors, Stacker doors, French doors, to Inward and Outward single lite doors. Bespoke designs can be achieved with upto 7m wide stacker doors and are a natural choice when a balance of elegance and energy efficiency is needed.
1) What is the best double glazed system and U value available for my next project?
The answer is simple, especially for your replacement windows you want to choose a system which has the lowest U value, therefore to answer this question appropriately no system would beat the U values achievable from uPVC frames which can achieve U values as low as 1.1, that too when comparing costs vs benefit ratio would come out superior than any other window system
2) Are your windows Manufactured locally?
This is quite an important consideration, as the lead time and after sales service and the reliability to adhere to the warranties are affected by this. It would be very easy for a sales comp[any to import the windows from overseas and onsell them onto you, however any mistakes or damage to the window can cost valuable time to your project, which in turn alleviates the cost savings you may have had from cheaper imported systems
3) What is the Leadtime from order?
All locally manufactured systems are produced between 4-6 weeks as a leadtime, whereas an imported product can take anywhere from 16 to 30 weeks. With shipping times and costs greatly affected by the Pandemic you may have to wait a far greater time for imported products.
4) Does the company have a showroom?
It is important that you look and have a feel for a product that you will be living for the next 10 years and more. Always ask this question and if it is a locally manufactured product you may be lucky enough that the company can give you a guided tour of their factory where you can see the products being manufactured in flesh and blood
5) Does the company use subcontractors for the Install of the windows?
This often determines the overall quality of installation, as if the company use subcontractors, the work would tend to be pushed at a faster rate ignoring finishing touches and thus the overall quality of the install of the beautiful new windows. Always tend to go for companies who employ installers as they would tend to take pride in the work they carry out
6) Does the company have any accreditations?
In Australia the Window is governed by a single body AGWA( Australian Glass and Window Association ) . Members affiliated with AGWA only produce accredited and tested products which have a requirement for yearly audits. Do ask your window supplier if they are a member of AGWA before signing up, as his will ensure you have a complaint product
7) Does the company have an Environmental policy?
This is an important question when purchasing a product which itself is rated as Green Product. Recycling of the uPVC offcut frames rather than them going into the landfill will make your new window project even more fulfilling, when you know you have dealt with a company who has done its bit for the environment, and would mean that you have directly contributed
8) How much experience does the company have?
Always ask when the company was established. Any company that has been in business for over 5 years are stable and do know what they are doing. Some Younger companies may be inexperienced or unreliable as it must be understood that window and door manufacturing is a complex trade and takes a long time to establish and is an ever evolving trade where the learning is always continuous and not exhaustive
9) What do the Customers think of you and their genuine reviews?
A good company will always have genuine reviews. The total number of reviews may not be relevant. Sales driven companies tend to have numerous and repetitive reviews many of which can be untrue, paid, or from relatives and friends. Comparatively genuine reviews will always be project specific and a much detailed experience and many a times totally voluntary and unforced by the company. It is easy to read and comprehend a genuine review
10) How much does it cost and what are the Warranties?
This is when comparing apples to apples is important. These two questions should finally seal the deal for you. If when comparing, both products are the equivalent with identical warranties and you find there is a big difference in price, the tendency is always to think that the cheaper one may be more inferior. However you should understand that some sales driven companies, using imported frames, with over 6-7 showrooms and sales people will have to inflate the price of their product to cover for these costs, thus you end up paying a much higher price for the same product