When replacing your windows and doors in your home there are many things to consider, price is one of the most important things, you will see offers from many large double glazing companies that state “Low Prices” through many statements such as, buy one get one free! or 75% off double glazing prices for a limited period.
Do you ever wonder how these large double glazing companies can make such statements? I do because whenever we are called to price a like for like double glazing installation we nearly always give a price that beats the big boy’s “Final special price” after the well dressed salesman or woman has done his usual “phone the area manager” trick on you, did you realise that he isn’t actually phoning anyone? or if he or she did phone someone then it’s a pre rehearsed sales call that is designed to get you to say YES.
And have you noticed that they say that you can only have this price because we want you to be one of our “Show Homes”? and of course they can only hold this price open for a few hours because if you don’t sign now then another salesman will allocate the show home slot.
These are all common direct sales tactics from expert salespeople that are highly trained, but they do not work directly for that big company, in fact they are self employed and paid on commision only, that’s why they have to use pressure sales techniques to get you to buy now.
If you use basic logic then you must realise that no business could sell it’s products at 75% off, they would never make any money unless their product is priced to sell at 75% off. Neither can a business offer a buy one get one free offer, because again they would very quickly go out of business.
Needham Windows do not have sales people, you will get the business owner probably in his overalls who will price your replacement windows and doors quickly, and give you a choice of energy saving grades A B or C so you don’t pay any more money than you want to. No pressure sales, no salesman staying in your home for three or four hours, just an honest local business owner giving you the best price available for the quality of double glazing that you want, it’s that simple.
Replacement Windows & Doors In Newport.
Naturally I would like you to consider Needham Windows & Doors for your replacement windows and doors in and around Newport, and I will show you why using us for your replacement widows home improvements will be greatly beneficial to you.
There are many double glazing companies throughout the UK both local and national; I know that there are some fantastic windows and doors available both nationally and locally. but there are questions to ask before committing to part with your hard earned money, and I will try to guide you through the myriad of double glazing installers and try to give you and idea of what to consider when choosing which company to use. Double Glazing Companies are not all created equal, and there are many UK companies to consider. but first I will list the double glazing companies that you probably already know about.
Everest, The Big One Everest’s slogan is “You Only Fit It Once So Fit The Best”
Now that’s a very bold slogan, and I will confirm that it is true, the Everest product is the best in the UK, and they have to prove this to the office of fair trading every year to enable them to use that slogan.
Anglian home improvements. Anglian’s slogan is “quality without compromise”
Anglian fit mainly A and B rated replacement windows and doors, make sure you know what’s being fitted, as the salesperson may not always tell you.
Safestyle UK Slogan “You Buy One – You Get One Free”
Honestly I don’t know who on earth would take that seriously, and the TV advert looks like a dodgy second hand car salesman or supermarket advert, we have quoted against such offers without knowing we were competing on price, and we usually come out less expensive, even with the buy one get one free offer, and yes the same rating of glass and frames, identical.
Replacement Windows & Doors Energy Ratings A to E What Does This Mean To Me?
Replacement Windows & Doors Energy Savings Souce Courtesy Of The BFRC Window Energy Ratings
Everest only fit A+ rated glass and frames, so what does this mean?
Double Glazing units in the UK are now rated A to E just like the chart that you will see on fridges at your local electronics store, A being the highest rating and yes Everest exceed this rating with their glass and frames, however this does come at a premium cost, Everest whist being the best are also arguably the most expensive, but although their prices are high you will often see their marketing discounting their prices by various amounts, as I write this it is 50% off.
There are many discussions in the double glazing industry at present regarding replacement windows ratings and how this effects insulation, condensation and the amount of energy saved by fitting A B or C rated replacement windows, and here’s why.
Replacement Windows A and B Rated have no ventilation fitted to the frame.
This can and does effect condensation, we all know that if there is no ventilation in a home then it will encourage condensation, so this is the puzzle to solve with replacement double glazing. A rated double glazing is a gas filled coated K glass unit with a filled window frame, there is no metal unit or frame as metal conducts cold, UPVC does not, so that is the visible indicator that your windows and doors are A or B rated, you will see white plastic and not metal between the panes of glass.
Replacement Windows B rated are quite similar but offer less heat retention than A rated.
Replacement Windows C rated offer less heat retention again, but are considerably less expensive to supply than A or B rated.
The benefits of A and B rated replacement double glazing over C rated (very few double glazing companies fit anything below Replacement Window Rating C today unless it’s a 12mm replacement unit) is arguable, yes it is better at heat retention and insulation, however your home does need to be ventilated in some way, so if it’s not from the window frame, some other form of ventilation needs to be added, some people would argue that this negates the use of A rated units, as the fact that they do not ventilate and something else in the home has to means that it makes little or no difference over B or C rated replacement double glazing.
The difference in savings from A to C rated replacement windows & doors for the average semi detached house is not huge, so you might ask yourself whether the savings in energy achieved by A rated replacement windows & doors is worth the additional investment over C rated replacement windows & doors – see below.
Now here’s the thing, Needham Replacement Windows Newport will fit replacement windows rating A B or C, if it’s a replacement pane to a 12mm double glazed unit then of course it is lower than C.
We believe that we should advise on replacement windows and double glazing, but then we should allow the customer to choose what they feel is most appropriate for their home and their needs. We will tell you that upgrading from pre 2002 double glazing the average semi detached home will save:-
A rated replacement windows and doors approximately £85.00 per year in energy costs
B rated replacement windows and doors approximately £75.50 per year in energy costs.
C rated replacement windows and doors approximately £66.00 per year in energy costs.
Source of cost savings calculation Glass And Glazing Federation Website GGF
Now the final thing to consider over energy saving replacement double glazing, and price is this:-
Who is going to fit your replacement windows & Doors? The product is only going to be as good as the people that fit it!
Over the past few years we have seen in the press and on youtube major double glazing companies being criticised for poorly fitting their own products, now you may think this is just sour grapes but I assure you it is not, go over to youtube and check it out for yourself, there are hundreds of videos from dis-satisfied customers regarding some of the biggest replacement windows double glazing companies in the UK.
Now we have already established that it isn’t the replacement double glazing that is at fault, the manufacture and supply has to comply with the new energy ratings and quality standards set out by FENSA
Now these standards mean that if a product is substandard, it can only mean that it has been poorly fitted.
Two of the largest double glazing companies in the UK have openly admitted that they have been guilty of not vetting or monitoring some of their fitting teams closely enough, this has resulted in some appalling cases of very poorly fitted high quality products.
This is because major double glazing companies in the UK often use local fitting teams that are self employed, they often do not work directly for the company concerned, and are not as well trained as you might expect. Needham Windows on the other hand have been experts at double glazing installation for decades, we really do know exactly what we are doing and we will do a great job at fitting your double glazing period.
Furthermore we are so confident that our prices will be lower than even the national companies, that we advertise other double glazing companies on our site, and would actively encourage you to visit our competitors and get a quote to compare to ours, we know our prices for replacement windows and doors in Newport and surrounding areas are super competitive.
Here is why you should use Needham Windows and Doors for your replacement double glazing in Newport.
We only fit replacement windows and doors, double glazing units, conservatories, and garage doors and UPVC, that is all we do, nothing else!
With over thirty year’s experience of fitting replacement windows and doors, and repairing other peoples windows and doors, don’t you think we might just be expert fitters?
We are a home based family business, no messy overheads, salespeople or call centres to pay, so we keep costs down.
Energy saving windows and doors, save heat loss and cut your energy bills.
High quality, high security, energy efficient double glazing products made locally by local craftsmen – no transportation costs.
From design to fitting we believe that we offer the best, most committed service for replacement windows and doors in South Wales.
We also supply and fit timber casement and sash windows, double glazed and B or C rated in either hardwood or softwood.
Needham Windows and Doors are experts in fitting all replacement windows and doors; we come from a time served carpentry background.
We combine high quality with low cost; we offer excellent value throughout our full range.
Discover how much you can save by getting quotation from Needham Windows and Doors Newport.
We are a local firm local to you; we have been here for over 30 years.
So just to finalise we compete with the big UK double glazing companies on price, quality, service, and reliability, we are experts in our field supplying and fitting replacement windows in Newport is our business and has been for over thirty years, why would you want to use anyone else for replacement windows Newport?
Replacement Double Glazing In Newport, Discount Prices, No Sales Pitch, Just Good Honest Replacement Double Glazing From A Local Wood And UPVC Windows BusinessNeedham Windows & Doors 51 Lambert Street Newport South Wales NP20 5FW Telephone 01633 663222 Mobile 07800 818294