Transparency Is Key: What To Look For In Window Suppliers

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Windows and doors can massively impact the aesthetic of your home, increase your property value and improve energy efficiency. Whether you want a new look or hope to decrease your energy bills, it may be time to contact your local window suppliers or pop into a window showroom. There are many frames to choose from such as uPVC windows, double-glazing windows or aluminium windows. But how do you know which window companies you can trust? You don’t want to be left with poor workmanship or damaged windows in the process, so we’ve put together a guide to help you know what to look for in your window suppliers.

Keep reading to learn more.

Look for durable options

For beautiful windows that are long-lasting, you are looking for glazing, casing and joinery that is well-made. Some of the best options include aluminium windows as they are lightweight, sturdy and durable. They also require very little maintenance because they aren’t prone to warping or splitting. It’s important to find quality window suppliers that stock quality window manufacturers such as Prolux Systems Ltd. While the look and design of your window are very important, security should be your highest priority. So finding a window supplier that offers double-glazing windows and a variety of locking options is a good idea. Start by assessing the quality of the windows offered by the supplier. Look for suppliers who provide high-quality windows made from durable materials such as vinyl, wood, aluminium or fibreglass. Additionally, consider the range of products available, including different styles, designs, and energy-efficient options to suit your specific requirements.

Energy efficiency ratings

When choosing your window suppliers, you should consider energy efficiency. Choosing energy-efficient windows means that you are able to save money in the long run on your energy bills. Energy-efficient windows play a crucial role in reducing utility costs and improving indoor comfort. Speak to your window suppliers about the energy efficiency ratings of the windows offered by them. Choose suppliers who provide windows with high thermal performance and insulation properties to maximise energy savings.

Warranty and after-sales service

A reliable window supplier stands behind the quality of their products with a comprehensive warranty. They should only be offering products that they truly believe in and are therefore able to offer a warranty to protect the purchase. Check that the supplier offers a warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for an extended period. Additionally, enquire about their after-sales service and support to address any issues or concerns that may arise post-installation.

Installation services

Some window suppliers offer professional installation services, simplifying the process and ensuring proper fitting of the windows. Enquire about the supplier’s installation expertise, qualifications of their installers and adherence to installation guidelines. Professional installation is essential for maximising the performance and longevity of your windows.

Budget considerations

While cost is an important factor, prioritise value over price when choosing window suppliers. Compare quotes from multiple suppliers and consider the overall quality, features and services offered. Opt for suppliers who offer competitive pricing without compromising on product quality or customer satisfaction. If you are unsure what your budget should be, reach out to the window suppliers to receive a quote for the windows and installation and this will give you an indication of whether or not you can afford a particular window supplier or window option. You may find you are able to afford a slightly better quality set of windows, which will certainly be a worthwhile investment.

Reputation and experience of window companies

Research the reputation and experience of potential window suppliers. Choose suppliers with a proven track record of delivering quality products and excellent customer service. Reading reviews and testimonials and seeking recommendations from friends, family or professionals in the industry can help gauge a supplier’s reliability and reputation. If a window supplier has many five-star reviews, then this is likely a great option for your windows. You’ll know that you can trust that company and they will offer a great service. If a company has a bad reputation, it shouldn’t be too hard to uncover this either through an online search or by speaking to friends and family.

Customisation options

Every space is unique and having windows that complement the architecture and design is essential. Look for window suppliers who offer customisation options, allowing you to choose from a variety of styles, sizes, finishes and features tailored to your preferences and specific requirements. If you have chosen a particular type of window design or model, check that the supplier is able to offer this to you and request a quote. This will help you begin moving forward with the process. Having a range of options is essential, but it’s also important to know which ones are best, so speak to the staff at the window showroom or give them a call. At Prolux Systems, we will always have members of staff available to answer any questions you may have.

Visit a window showroom

The best way to gauge what windows and window suppliers you should go for is to visit a window showroom. This way you can see examples of each design or style and understand the value of each one. It will give you a good indication of whether or not you would like that window design and help make the process easier. You are also able to speak to a window salesperson who has a high level of experience in the trade. They will know a lot about windows, window frames and the installation process, able to answer any questions you may have about them. For example, you may have decided on uPVC windows but upon visiting the window showroom, you have seen how great aluminium windows look and decided they will complement your home the best. 

Compliance with regulations

Verify that the window supplier complies with relevant building codes, standards and regulations. Choose suppliers who adhere to industry best practices and provide windows that meet or exceed safety, performance and durability requirements. Compliance ensures that the windows installed on your property are safe, reliable and legally compliant. Make sure to ask about FENSA certification when dealing with window suppliers or window manufacturers. A FENSA certificate is your assurance that the installer who fitted your windows or doors has complied with Building Regulations. It also means that your installation(s) will have been registered with the Local Council. These are legal requirements and proof of them is essential when selling your home. You don’t want to leave it up to chance, so make sure you are choosing a window supplier that has a strong reputation, insurance and the ability to provide quality craftsmanship. 

Prolux Systems Ltd – Quality Window Manufacturers

At Prolux Systems Ltd, we can help you transform your home. As window and door specialists, we can provide a wide range of windows and doors, including double-glazing windows, aluminium windows and much more. Our team is always on hand to assist you. Whether you want to visit our showroom or speak to us over the phone, quality products and first-class customer service are what we take pride in. We aim to exceed your expectations, so if you’re searching for quality, speak to the team at Prolux Systems Ltd today. Not only do we work with the finest materials but we also team up with leading window and door manufacturers to give you your dream window installation. We work with Profile 22, Bereco and Smart Architectural Aluminium. Aluminium, uPVC or real timber, we have it all.