A window company Glasgow or where you are located can help with a number of things to do with windows and doors. They can remove old ones, install new glass, make sure fittings are properly sealed, remove leftover materials, repair window frames and door frames, and more. But you should make sure they are CERTASS or FENSA registered, and ask them detailed questions before you hire them. Here are some tips on choosing a window company.
FENSA and CERTASS
When you get new windows and doors you need to ensure they comply with any bylaws or building regulations. These are laws that are enforced by the local council. Choosing a windows and doors business that is registered with a government-recognised scheme means they will have a building regulations compliance certificate. They send you a certificate as proof of the legal job, which you need to hold onto should you want to sell at any time. If you hire installers that do not have this you will need to look into it yourself including paying for an inspection.
FENSA means the cheap windows and doors contractor is energy efficient, complies with building regulations, has insurance and is registered with your local council. CERTASS has the same meaning as FENSA but then also means that the installer is allowed to charge per job rather than a fixed rate. Smaller businesses tend to prefer CERTASS over FENSA for that reason.
Things to ask a window company, Glasgow
When you have a few window and door installers to consider you can ask some or all of these questions to narrow it down.
- What window style do you recommend?
- What qualifications and experience do you have?
- What grade of glass do you plan on using?
- Are you a member of an official trade organisation?
- Do you offer a warranty on products?
- Can you show examples of your past projects?
- Who exactly will come and work on the property?
- Who disposes of the old windows and if you do it is there a charge?
- How long will the project take?
- Is planning permission needed?
- Is scaffolding a part of the quote given?
- Do you repair the paster around the new window?
Average window replacement prices
When it comes to installing cheap windows and doors the costs will vary depending on your location, how many windows are involved, the type you want, the size of the windows and so on. If you choose the most common frame material, uPVC then add in the glass panes you are looking at around 120 pounds per window or whatever the window company Glasgow has quoted you. If you choose a hardwood frame it would be more. Then there might be other costs, costs of removing the old window, handling any issues that might come up like having to cut out bricks, disposal of old materials and such. There is also a charge for receiving the FENSA or CERTASS certificate. If cost is an issue to get the whole property done you could talk about payment options, or look at getting one level done, then save and get the other level done when you are ready.