Double glazing can transform the appearance of your home but it can also save you money, improve your energy usage and make your home more secure than ever.
One of the leaders in the UK double glazing market is Zenith Windows, they are an accredited FENSA member which means they comply with the latest window and door installation regulations. They are also a member of SBD (Secured by Design) which is the official police initiative for design and security meaning their windows are one of the most secure on the UK market.
Why Choose Zenith Windows?
One of the most important factors to take in to account is that a company such as Zenith Windows make their own windows from virgin uPVC so you can be guaranteed a perfect fit for your home.
Two of the windows in the Zenith Windows range have been endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust, as shown in the table below. This means they are eco-friendly and energy saving:
Cost of Double Glazing
To get the most accurate price from any reputable supplier you’ll need a member of your chosen company’s team to come to your home and quote. This will be calculated based on the number of windows you require, the size of your windows and the type you would like from their range. Scaffolding costs will also need to be taken in to account as well as labour.
To give you an example, a recent customer received a quote for their 3 storey home from Zenith Windows, it included 8 new windows and scaffolding to install them, see figures below:
Double Glazing Discounts
It’s hard to say as each company operates differently but there are ways to get your quote down in price. As you can see from the quote above, there are two prices shown. The first is the quoted cash price, the second, the portfolio price offer which is a lot cheaper. This portfolio price offer is a reduction on the cash price for using you as a portfolio in the area. This means the company will put up a sign at your property when undertaking the installation, they will photograph the work and include it in a review of the work when complete. This has little impact to you other than a large reduction on price.
Something to bear in mind is that if you ‘sleep’ on your quote, there is a chance your double glazing UK company will come back to you with an amended, cheaper quote to what they have already issued. It may even be worth declining their original quote altogether as they may well come back with something even cheaper.
Double Glazing Finance Options
Yes, most companies offer this, in fact it there is often an incentive of a price reduction if you choose to pay by finance. For example, Zenith Windows receive a 10% reduction from their finance company, some of that reduction they pass on to you, the customer. It really is worth asking to spread the cost.
Double Glazing Warranty and Guarantee
There is a 10-year guarantee on all doors and windows purchased with Zenith Windows and similar companies will offer the same. Warranties are often transferable, so if you move house within say a 10 year period, the new owners are covered. What a great house selling benefit!
As an additional extra with Zenith Windows you can take advantage of their ‘Care Free Plan’ which covers virtually any damage to your new windows and doors.
Why Choose a National Window Installation Provider?
Being one of the top 4 window installers in the UK, Zenith Windows know what they are doing and they do it well. The other companies are Anglian Home Improvements, Safestyle and Everest. Zenith aren’t the cheapest but you can be sure that your home will be secure, warm and all work will be finished to an extremely high standard.
Other Double Glazing Supplier Feedback
Yes, in fact Zenith Windows review statistics are extremely good. Based on customer feedback they rate at 8.1 out of 10 on Trust Pilot, 2.3 out of 5 on Review Centre and 40% positive feedback on Which? The other national companies have reviews on the popular review sites too.
New Window Installation Process
Using Zenith Windows as an example, they have a sister company called Job Worth Doing, they are both part of the Entu Group of companies. Job Worth Doing are Which? Trusted Trader accredited so you can be safe in the knowledge that your installation will be completed to a high standard. Trust Pilot reviews give them a score of 7.8 out of 10 which goes to show that their customers think highly of them and their work.
National Double Glazing Window Suppliers Vs Local Services
Don’t forget that a national company like Zenith Windows make their windows and doors individually as they are made to measure. This means that they are extremely secure and energy efficient. You’ll need to compare these factors to those of your local installer. Take into account the following:
- Energy Rating
- Shoot Bolt Locks
- Internal Glazing and Beading
- An Excluder Device