Purchasing double glazing is an investment that can improve the value of your home, which is especially good if you’re planning on reselling.
Even if you’re not reselling and want to stay, double glazing can actually make your home feel more comfortable and warm, reduce your energy bills, improve your home’s carbon efficiency – and it looks nice.
If you’re going to invest in your home with double glazing, and reap the many other benefits too, you want to know that your purchase will be the best quality it can be.
This short article will tell you more about our quality standards.
Our Quality Standards and Membership
Quality and constant improvement is always uppermost in our minds and we strive to achieve both. To that end, South Coast Windows continually uses improved technology as it evolves; the latest being the use of frames fully reinforced with thermal inserts, enabling the WER (Window Energy Rating) to get to A+11. (The WER measures the thermal efficiency of a window.)
For our customers, this means far better insulation and cheaper fuel bills. We also provide triple glazed windows to help with acoustic insulation as well as all the environmental benefits. However, the benefits of this option must always be set against the inherent weight problems of an extra 50% of glass on the opening section and the hinges.
South Coast Windows chose to become a member of the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS). DGCOS regulates the quality of double glazing products, installation, service and back up. It’s arguably the best quality guarantee available for double glazing and is headed by no less than Nick Ross of ‘Crimewatch’.
Everything we do at South Coast Windows is monitored, not only by DGCOS, but also by our customers who provide honest and very powerful feedback on our performance.
South Coast Windows FENSA approved
In addition, all of all of our installations are monitored by the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme FENSA and receive FENSA certification, which is essential when it comes to the future sale of a property.
FENSA was established by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies to ensure double glazing meets new building regulations in England and Wales. If you’re replacing windows and doors in your home, they must meet the current thermal performance standards and must have a certificate from FENSA or the Local Authority Building Control.