If you’re in the process of upgrading your Cheltenham home, choosing the right window company is an essential part of the process. Your property is probably your most valuable asset, so we’ve put together a quick guide on crucial trust factors to look out for to effectively protect it.
Firstly, don’t forget to check whether they cover your particular location – just imagine how disappointing it would be to have done all the research, only to realise they’re not available in your area! At Albany Windows, we don’t just serve the Cheltenham community, we also cover Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cinderford, Cirencester and the surrounding South West region.
Word on the street
The first place to start is with your family, friends and neighbours. If you’ve seen some new windows that you like the look of, simply find out which window company they used to begin your research – word of mouth is still an incredibly powerful tool, so, it shouldn’t be dismissed.
Which? Trusted Traders
Which? Trusted Trader status is a great way for homeowners to judge Cheltenham window companies on their customer services, quality and value. Keep an eye out for an overall score of 5/5, inviting examples of their work and lots of positive reviews from happy customers.
Google ‘windows Cheltenham‘
With over 3.5 billion Google searches happening per day, you would be silly to dismiss this mighty search engine in your quest to find the best windows Cheltenham has to offer. Google My Business is a virtual business directory, where reviews can be left. For example, Google the term ‘windows Cheltenham’ and you’ll find Albany Windows positioned at the top, based on rating. (correct at time of publishing)
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There are industry-specific registrations, endorsements and authorisations that provide window companies with further credibility too. These include:
Fensa registration – Peace of mind that all double-glazed products will be installed in accordance with current building regulations.
Trustmark registration – Commitment to good customer service, technical competence and trading practices through strict vetting standards.
TGO / TGAS registration – Glazing dispute resolution scheme.
BFRC rated products – Assurance that energy efficient windows & doors are achieving the stated rating.
Yale – Trustworthy security aspects.
It’s also very important to check if the company offer any warranty insurance products, e.g. 10-year Guarantee Protection from the GGFI. This protects you from any unforeseen defects that may happen with your double-glazing further down the line, as well as in the unlikely event that the company ceases trading.
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If you’re looking for the best windows in Cheltenham, you’re in the right place! Get a free quote, book an appointment, visit our showroom or contact us to get your home improvement ideas off the ground and underway.
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