01 Jul DIY and Double Glazing. Don’t Risk It.
Investing in double glazed windows and doors is a guaranteed upgrade to your home’s value and your own quality of life. However, attempting to cut corners and costs can end up being leaving you with an expensive headache and a botched job.
Over the years, through our extensive experience, we’ve seen it all at Ecovue.
Here’s our top list of what shonky jobs look like and what not to do!
DIY is great. But double glazing? Best left to the experts.
We’ve been called in to repair (and often entirely replace) some interesting attempts by people to take it on themselves to save some money and double glaze their own home. Many don’t realise that the process isn’t as simple as it seems and requires extensive knowledge to end up with a quality system that works.
What happens when amateur installations go wrong –
Excessive condensation is a clear indicator of a poor job, suggesting there is a problem with the window seals. Repairing this is simple on standard windows, but double glazed products makes this process difficult, and often needs replacing. It’s just not worth the risk!
Draughts, noises, rattling, whistling etc. If it doesn’t sound right, it isn’t. Double glazed windows are installed to reduce noise levels, not create noise. Poor craftmanship often ends in windows that don’t fit/close/seal properly, leaving you out of pocket and back to square one.
Discolouration occurs in windows that are sub-standard quality. It can take a year or two to notice it, but there is no way to reverse the process, requiring costly removal and replacement.
Unseen problems. You are unlikely to get the energy efficient benefits of double glazing with poor materials or incorrect installation. The long-term savings won’t be apparent, leaving you wondering what the point of it was in the first place.
While these problems affect those who go down the dangerous DIY route, similar problems will appear to homeowners who choose the cheapest service. While they may market themselves as ‘affordable’, think about the long-term investment that double glazing should be for your property. If they aren’t offering a generous warranty and stand behind their product and service, the initial ‘deal’ will eventually hurt your wallet.
How do you avoid the drama and expensive future repairs/replacement?
Simple. Get it right the first time. A quality supplier and installer such as Ecovue ensures a sustainable double glazing solution. Investing in a trusted name removes the stress of a DIY disaster or the less than impressive cheaper alternative.
Ecovue offers a 10-year warranty on all our quality uPVC window and door frames, imported direct from the UK.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you.