When deciding to replace the windows in your home, upon looking for a specialist that can help, it is likely that you will have noticed just how many different companies there are to choose from these days. A simple internet search will bring up a staggering number of double glazing window companies and you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice when deciding who you’d like to help you with your next home improvement project.  Whilst it is always nice to have choice, many find it incredibly difficult to narrow down the selection of companies available and understandably so. Arguably, one of the best ways to do this is to pick up the phone and speak to a company or to visit their showroom. When doing so, there are a few questions you can ask to figure out if a double glazing window company is right for you and your project, and it is recommended that you ask; 

“How long have you been working in the industry?”

Finding out more about a company's experience is incredibly beneficial. Often, with experience comes knowledge and this can be really helpful during a home improvement project. Double glazing window companies will gladly tell you about their experience and they will likely be able to show you previous projects upon request too, so never hesitate to ask.

“What types of windows do you offer?”

Different double glazing window companies will offer different window styles and, of course, it is essential to find a company that can provide you with what you’re looking for. When enquiring about different types of windows, be sure to ask about the double glazing a company uses as well, this will help you to better understand things like energy efficiency. 

“Do you provide a guarantee for your windows?”

This is one of the most important questions you can ask a double glazing window company and the answer they give will hugely impact your decision as to whether you work with them. Ideally, a company should offer a length insurance-backed guarantee and they will be able to tell you all about this. It is always best to find out about guarantees before you hand over any money.

“Can you help with installation as well?”

You will find that some double glazing window companies are ‘supply only’, whereas others will offer installation services as well. If you’re going to need assistance with installation, it is often beneficial to find one company that can help from start to finish, this can be a lot less hassle, so be sure to enquire about the different services that they offer. 

“Is it possible to customise the window design?”

Not all double glazing window companies will provide you with the opportunity to change things such as the hardware and frame colour on the windows that you’re interested in, so make sure you ask about these little details. If you’re unable to customise the design of your new windows, you may struggle to find something that ticks all of your boxes. 

“What is the order time for your windows?”

It is always beneficial to find out more about the order time when choosing between double glazing window companies, especially if you’re in a rush to complete the project. You may find that order times differ at particular times of the year and from company to company, so you should always ask this question.

“Are you able to provide finance options?”

Without good finance options, lots of homeowners wouldn’t be able to afford high quality windows and, for this reason, the majority of double glazing window companies now offer a range of payment solutions. Be sure to ask about these in detail if you’re interested in using them to double-check that there won’t be any nasty surprises. 

Choosing the best double glazing window company 

Hopefully, by taking the time to ask a double glazing window company all of these questions, you can ensure that you’re working with the best company available when replacing the windows at your property. It is fair to say that the company you choose will directly influence the success of this home improvement project, so it is always worthwhile getting to know a company before deciding to work with them, you will definitely thank yourself for doing so.  When you’re searching for double glazing window companies in Hampshire, Surrey or Berkshire, be sure to reach out to us here at Brackenwood. We are a family-owned and run business and we have worked incredibly hard to earn the reputation we now have as one of the leading installers of replacement windows and doors in the local area. Please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone to a member of our friendly team today if you’d like to find out more about how we can help you with home improvement projects, we’re more than happy to discuss things with you further.