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Will Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House?

Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House

There are a lot of homeowners that share the same concerns about having replacement windows installed, particularly double-glazing options, that it will damage the house. Obviously, replacing windows often means extensive amounts of building work, at least around the window spaces. It makes sense that some people would be concerned that this would mean the brickwork and structural integrity, as well as the overall aesthetics, would be compromised.

Is that a real risk, though, if you choose to have double glazed windows installed? It really depends.

Experienced, Reputable and Fully Qualified Installer

You should always ensure your windows are being sourced from a company known for their high-quality products and workmanship. Rather than it being anything to do with the materials, however, the main and most common reason why damages occur to properties when double glazed windows are being installed is related to the installers themselves.

That’s why we can’t stress just how important it is that you only hire experienced, reputable and qualified installers to work on your property’s windows. If you choose to buy Evolution double glazing, we have a selection of official and authorised installers who are vetted and checked before they can install our products.

You can be sure that they will always do a good job and follow the best and safest working practices, to protect not only you and your family, but your property as well.

Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House

Always Have an Agreement in Place for What Happens in the Event of Damages

Sometimes, even when you choose the services and skills of experienced double-glazed window installers, accidents will occur, and damage can be caused. Although it may not be possible to avoid this, you can make sure there are measures and actions in place if anything does happen to your property during installation.

Speak to the installers you are considering hiring and draft out an agreement of what they will do in the event of damages.

They should have all the appropriate insurances to cover for accidental damage. Just make sure you are covered and not going to be left with even more expensive work that you need to arrange by way of repairs.

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Damages Are More Likely to Occur Around Plasterwork

It’s not actually brickwork that is most prone to damages when new double-glazed windows are installed. You are more likely to see some damage around any windows that are close to or built into plaster work. Any successful double-glazing window installation team with a good reputation and time served in the industry will be able to work around this and avoid any damage. If they can’t avoid causing any damage to the structure, they will at the very least, reduce the risk.

So, there are never any guarantees and you should be cautious of any company that suggest they can make those kinds of promises. Accidents happen and sometimes there are problems with the structure of a property that only become apparent to the installers once they start. Older buildings especially need a delicate hand when dealing with them, and if you’re in a Grade listed building then you of course need to have the proper paperwork before you can even make such changes. Builders and window fitters who have completed lots of projects will have a sixth sense about keeping the area around the window looking neat and tidy after everything has been installed.

Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House

How to Avoid Damages in the First Place

The main point is, you need to make the right choices from the start, when choosing to replace your windows with new double glazing.

Think carefully and research companies, there are a few things you can do to minimise the risk and get a better outcome.

  • Choose those with the relevant experience, qualifications and a sterling reputation
  • You should also be able to read past reviews and testimonials from their customers. They may even be able to put you in contact with past customers so you can hear from their experience
  • Make sure they have the appropriate insurance coverage
  • Make sure your own insurance coverage is adequate too
  • Draft up a plan with the installation team as to what will happen if, in the hopefully unlikely event, accidental damage is caused

Although it may seem like we’ve added a whole lot of work to your already busy schedule, it’s really for your own good and to avoid issues further down the line. By taking all these steps beforehand, your property can still benefit from the upgrade to double glazing, without there being any cause for concern regarding damage.

Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House

Your next steps

Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House

Request a brochure

If you can’t visit your local Evolution showroom but still want to find out more about our beautiful handcrafted windows and doors then simply order a brochure today and be inspired. 

Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House

Request a quotation

Speak to one of our friendly, experienced designers to discuss your requirements and individual project needs. We will provide you with advice and a detailed, no-obligation quotation. 

Replacement Double Glazed Windows Damage My House

Visit a showroom

To truly explore Evolution, why not visit your local showroom where you can see the Evolution difference for yourself. We are also always happy to welcome visitors to our Bedfordshire head office. 

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