Tips On Buying Double Glazing Windows
The price of fully fitted double glazed windows varies throughout the United Kingdom; however, the overall market is quite competitive, and therefore finding products within your price range without sacrificing quality is entirely possible.
Not surprisingly, the higher number of windows you plan to purchase, the higher the price will be as well. Nevertheless, the cost of each individual unit typically ends up being lower if you are purchasing more than one window at a time. The majority of models come with a ten-year guarantee, but it is still important to obtain a proper workmanship warranty covering various potential issues for a reasonable time frame following the installation of windows.
Below is a sampling of online prices for double glazing. However, these are merely samples, and you should expect the cost for your dwelling to vary somewhat from these prices. Additionally, these samples are only for your personal information and do not represent any offer to sell or purchase.
Example Prices for Windows Featuring Double Glazing
In addition to the main window dimensions themselves, there are additional factors that you must take into consideration. These are factors that can both raise or lower the cost of the work. The frame quality, the uPVC and the various materials used will all affect the outcome of the price.
For example, uPVC is typically inexpensive when compared with hardwood. You may also wish to choose a standard, plain white frame which would be less expensive than a wood grain coloured uPVC window. However, this is primarily a matter of your personal taste and budget.
The number of openings within the frame will also affect the price, as will the kind of glass used to construct the window. Double glazing can be found in broad range of models, and you can also usually find sealed units with various "air gap" widths, ranging from 21mm to 5mm. You have the option of filling the gaps with Argon gas as well, which is a colorless, odorless insulator.
A designated Window Energy Rating--WER--is given to each unit, which applies not only to the glass, but also to the frame. Windows featuring a high WER are a bit costlier than those with a low WER.
If you are interested in sash windows, uPVC sash models are generally less expensive than conventional wooden box sash models. However, the latter may be necessary if you must match the exterior décor of your existing property or if regulations exist in your area that require you to invest in top-end windows.