If you are in the market for replacement windows, then here are 5 things that can help you get lower prices.
1 You don’t really need A++ energy rated double glazed windows. B rated are perfectly acceptable.
“A++” on your Window Energy Rating (WER) means that you have the most energy efficient double (or triple) glazed window in the current market. But in most cases that very high rating comes at a premium (unless the supplier has a special offer on the go).
However B-rated windows are also very energy efficient and work perfectly well for most folks.
2 Do you really need the window to open? This might sound daft, but in some case you may not need every window to have a section that opens. Suppliers very often charge extra for window openers, so being a bit prudent here can save you some cash.
3 Buy from a local company. Very often there will be a significant price difference between a “national” installer and a local one. If you do your homework on your local supplier, then you should not be compromising on quality, just saving more cash.
4 Wait until it’s less busy. If you are in no rush, try to look for prices “out of season” Summer & Spring are very busy times, but in Autumn & winter installers may be a bit more amenable to offering discounts to get the contract.
5 Don’t take the 1st price you are offered. Shop around and get lots of quotes. You can use the quotes to bargain on the prices. By having a good spread of quotes from different sources, you can properly compare the deals on offer and more easily see the best one for you.
A good place to start is www.doubleglazing-pro.co.uk