5 top tips on choosing new windows
When it comes to choosing your home’s new windows, it can seem like a lot of hassle. Luckily, here at Somerset’s leading window installation company, we have got 5 simple steps to bear in mind – which will help your home improvement process run as smoothly as possible.
1. Think about your priorities
Choosing your windows can seem like a daunting task. But as long as you know your priorities, a genuine double glazing company, like Majestic Designs, will be able to find the best windows to suit you.
Think about how important style, security, energy efficiency and maintenance ease are to you – if one factor jumps out as more important, don’t forget to mention it to the sales adviser.
2. Opt for the latest materials
Different window materials today are of the highest quality, and are suitable for every budget. For example, modern uPVC is a great solution if you want stylish looking windows and a host of performance benefits.
Don’t forget that genuine double glazing installers, like Majestic Designs, will offer competitive prices, but they will never sell cheap products. The quality of Majestic’s windows is highlighted by their design; they feature multiple chambers with argon gas filled double glazing helping achieve an impressive A+14 energy rating as standard. The same quality is shared by the entire product range, which also includes premium solid timber composite doors.
Those who care most about their customers will always choose a combination of quality and cost-effectiveness, rather than one or the other.
3. Browse the selection of styles
Double glazing installers don’t just offer one window style – there is a myriad to choose from. This includes casement, sash, tilt and turn and bay windows. Browsing the selection ensures that you can choose new windows that match the existing character of your home, and even your general neighbourhood.
The most reputable companies will offer a tailor-made service for your new windows too, meaning they will design, manufacture and install products to perfectly suit your requirements, taste and budget – regardless of the styles you opt for. With Majestic Designs you can even see your windows being made at their state of the art factories in Cheddar, Somerset.
4. Check the energy efficiency rating
Modern windows and double glazing tend to have at least a ‘C’ Window Energy Rating. This rating system was set up by the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC), and highlights how thermally efficient your windows are (essentially the lower the rating, the more heat that will escape).
Some of the highest performing windows are A+ rated for energy efficiency – this means that they effectively trap heat, and therefore help to reduce heating usage. Some windows go one step further in terms of further efficiency, and this is highlighted with A ratings followed by numbers. As an example, Majestic offer one of the highest ratings of A+14, which seriously helps to save on heating bills and energy expenditure.
5. Choose a company that you can trust
Choosing a double glazing company with a good reputation is the key step for hassle free home improvements. One simple way to know whether they are a company that you can trust is by checking their third party accreditations. The most reputable companies will be approved by organisations such as FENSA, FairTrades and TrustMark, and will also have many positive customer reviews or recommendations. Reliable companies may also offer financial guarantees, such as Majestic, who provide home improvement Insurance Backed Guarantees and finance options, backed by Barclay’s finance.
If you live in the Somerset area, Majestic Designs can remove all of the hassle associated with choosing new windows. Not only are we accredited by third parties, but we offer the latest materials, a range of styles, A+14 rating as standard and a backlog of happy customers! To find out more about our modern uPVC windows, explore our site or contact us today!
Final check list
- Does the company manufacture their products?
- Does the company have all fully employed MTC FENSA certified installation teams?
- Does the company have a showroom that you can have a look at all the different design and security options available?
- Has the company been trading for over 10 years?
- Does the company carry the highest standards of energy rating available?
Majestic Designs ticks all the boxes!