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Save Money with A Rated Windows

FENSA Registered Double Glazing Specialists, High Quality Windows & Doors, Billericay & Wickford

If your double glazed windows in Billericay and Wickford are keeping you warm and toasty and blocking lots of noise from outside, that’s great! However, if you suspect the opposite to be the case and you can feel a draft or notice damp spots around the windows, they might just need replacing. High quality double glazing, when professionally installed will last for many years, not only providing a comfortable living space for the family, but saving money on fuel bills. When warm air escapes from your home, a high percentage does so through windows and doors. Addressing this issue by installing replacement UPVC double glazing could save you around £140 annually on your heating bills.

Signs of failed double glazing include condensation in between panes, draughts or leaks, and wear and tear appears as chips and cracks. This means inferior performance and decreased thermal efficiency all round.

Windows are rated from A-G by the British Fenestration Ratings Council [BFRC], and rated windows are the way to go according to the Energy Saving Trust. A is the higher rating, although some companies claim to use A rated windows, when they are using their own company ratings system. This means that the windows could in fact actually be B or C rated.

Installers who are FENSA registered are a good bet, as the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme is the government authorised Competent Persons Scheme that regulates installation of double glazing within the UK. FENSA takes a dim view of those who falsely claim to be FENSA registered, and even publish on their website a list of rogue traders who have advertised as FENSA companies when they were not. The list gives details of prosecutions resulting in fines and even prison.

Essex Trade Windows Ltd, are FENSA registered, and offer energy efficient windows and doors such as the innovative and award winning Optima range by Profile 22.

 

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