4 crucial factors to consider when choosing replacement windows
April 4, 2019
Draughty windows, freezing house in the morning, high energy bills? There are several signs to spot if your windows need to be replaced. Over the years, significant developments have been made to making windows more energy efficient and secure so considering replacement windows could be a great investment for your home.
We’ve collected a few crucial factors to consider when looking for replacement windows to help you get a high-quality product you can rely on for years to come.
Is the company certified?
Government-backed schemes, such as FENSA or Certass, have been set up to ensure quality work in the industry. Companies that are accredited by these schemes make sure that good building regulation compliance is followed for their installations.
Jack of Glass is accredited by FENSA, meaning that we are assessed by them regularly to ensure our work meets a high standard.
What is the warranty?
Peace of mind is something everyone is striving for, especially with a home improvement like investing in replacement uPVC or aluminium windows. Always make sure that the windows come with a good warranty to save yourself sleepless nights or a cold home in the future.
All windows installed by Jack of Glass come with a 10-year guarantee by our first-class repair service.
Are the windows energy efficient?
A Window Energy Rating (WER) is given to a product by an independent authority to rate its energy efficiency, its ability to keep the cold out and retain warmth. Building Regulations for windows in most areas throughout the country require that the minimum energy rating for a window is ‘C’.
Windows from Jack of Glass have a rating of ‘A’ as standard. The gas featured in the sealed double glazing and the type of glass used may see this rating increase and U-values lowered.
Are the windows secure?
The thought of intruders finding a way into your home is terrifying and one of the most common ways of them getting into a home is through a window. We never compromise on the durability and safety of our windows. All of our windows are backed by Secured by Design, an official police security initiative, meaning that our windows meet the strictest security standards, to keep your family and home safe.
Where can I get replacement windows in Buckinghamshire?
Jack of Glass has many years of experience in supplying and installing high-quality windows to happy homeowners throughout High Wycombe, Amersham, Marlow and beyond. Our friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about replacing your windows. Contact us online or pop into our showroom in High Wycombe to see what we can do for you.