Coronavirus (COVID-19): Let’s keep moving forward
Coronavirus is probably all you hear about at the moment. The virus has been deemed a ‘pandemic’, resulting in lockdowns in multiple countries to try to contain the virus, as well as school closures, among other measures, such as economic.
It’s certainly a difficult time for businesses as well as families and friends.
And whilst in the UK the end may not yet be in sight, we feel as though there’s no need to stop planning those home improvements you’ve been meaning to do – as, inevitably, the UK will get through this, much like the 2008 financial crisis.
There’s a lot of financing options available to homeowners to take the pressure off any upfront costs and this is just one of the ways in which homeowners could afford their double glazing during these tough times.
In this article, we will discuss the different ways in which you can start the process of improving your homes’ energy efficiency by upgrading to double glazing products and what help is available from installers throughout these uncertain times.
Many double glazing companies now offer an online quoting tool.
This allows homeowners to input their specifications to see an online, visual representation of how the windows and doors would look.
This process helps speed up the quote as you’ve already “built” your window or door, so the installer can give you a rough quote.
Normally this would then lead to an installer contacting you, booking an appointment to do the measurements. But due to the recent Coronavirus, booking an appointment and having someone come to your home, is probably something you’d want to avoid right now.
With our online double glazing quote tool, you’ll be able to submit your measurements online, select from up to 3 installers, and begin the process – all without requiring an appointment.
To avoid someone having to come out to your home to complete measurements, it is possible to do the measurements yourself.
We would advise taking as many measurements as possible to send to the double glazing company that you’ve chosen. We would advise measuring:
- Start by taking three main measurements of the width from the top, middle and bottom.
- Be sure to measure from the jambs of the windows rather than the exiting window frames.
- Finally, the smallest measurement across the three is the one you will need to give to the double glazing company
For doors, we would advise:
- For the width, measure the door from brick to brick at three points, top, middle and bottom of the opening. And as with the windows, the smallest of these measurements will be taken as the width.
- For the height, again measure from brick to brick at the left, middle and right of the opening. The smallest of these measurements will be taken as the height
From here your double glazing company can best advise and your quote will be refined.
If for any reason you feel as though you’ve not done this correctly, get in touch with the double glazing installer who will more than likely be able to walk you through the process.
As we mentioned earlier, there’s many ways in which you can pay for your double glazing.
One of the most popular ways being a financing package.
Most of our network of installers offer some type of financing as they understand this one-time purchase can more often that not, be quite expensive.
So it makes sense to spread the cost over a term that is agreed by you and the double glazing company.
If you can’t find their financing options on their website, it’s best to give them a call and ask.
And in such times of uncertainty moving forward, it’s probably best to call them to see what arrangements in terms of financing can be made. This will allow you to spread the cost out, reducing the upfront risk, and giving more flexibility through these challenging times.
Whilst it may be an uncertain and fearful time around the world right now, it’s important to stay safe where you can, keep up-to-date with the latest news and information and above all else, be mindful and careful when leaving your home.
Eliminating the risk of catching or spreading the virus by doing as much as you can on your side to help aid the double glazing company with your planned home improvements, will go far as you’ll not only be playing it cautious but also be continuing to carry on as normal.
And with the way things are as they currently stand, normality is something that the country should try to maintain as far as possible, without putting anyone else at risk.