LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) - National suppliers have been criticised by industry experts, who have advised homeowners to use independent, local trades to gather double glazing quotes.
A customer satisfaction poll shows only 52% of homeowners are happy with their double glazing service from national companies, as small businesses come out on top in the survey.
The research conducted by consumer watchdog Which? also shows that more people than ever before are pleased with the double glazing work their home receives, boosting the industry's appeal and helping to slowly remove its cowboy tag.
Another report shows 93% of those questioned where satisfied or very satisfied with their home improvements, including windows, doors and conservatories. This alone will help to remove the stigma surrounding the double glazing industry.
DGCOS are an organisation striving to improve customer satisfaction in the double glazing market. Founder Tony Pickup said: "When we started up we were approached by a couple of the nationals who enquired about DGCOS membership.
"They didn't apply to join DGCOS because they didn't want to pay the fees to fully protect their customers. Instead they requested their trade body set up a rival 'no frills' scheme, that's easy to get in, with limited policing and limited consumer protection."
By ensuring you find the right double glazing quotes you'll now be able to guarantee a brilliant installation, complete with superb service and warranties.
But why install double glazing?
- Slash your heating bills by as much as £300 every year. The efficient windows retain heat, meaning you won't have to turn up the thermostat.
- Keep your property warmer all through the year as heat isn't lost through inefficient windows. This is also great for the summer too as heat isn't allowed in, keeping you cooler during the hotter months.
- Reduce the amount of noise pollution that enters your home. With the efficient spacer of Argon, Xenon or Krypton, you'll be able to ensure your home is quieter and you're left in peace and quiet.
- Cut carbon emissions and help reduce global warming issues. With double glazing units you can save 680kg of carbon every year, which will also help the Government meet tough EU targets.
Every year there are 20,000 different complaints lodged about the quality of the service they receive. The best way to avoid encountering problems with your double glazing quotes is to speak to a number of companies to ensure you get the right deal.
Which? offer similar advice, recommending homeowners to receive double glazing quotes from at least four different companies. By doing this you can compare prices and lower the cost of installation.
This is a series of posts written by Luke Kyte, copywriter for lead generation company Quotatis. Quotatis are Europe's most popular consumer matching service for the home improvement market and they offer up to four free double glazing quotes.