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Beautiful Double Glazed Windows in Newport

If your Newport home is due a spruce up, look no further than double glazed windows from Inspire. Whether you live in a contemporary modern space or a more traditional home, our windows will suit everybody. Our double glazed windows are built to be extremely high performance, meaning we offer nothing but the best for any home. We are a highly respected company and are top rated in Newport.

We invite you to read on and find out more about our beautiful range of double glazed windows in Newport.

Thermally Efficient Double Glazed Windows in Newport

Our uPVC range of Newport double glazed windows is precision engineered to make your home more thermally efficient. We use top of the range multi-chambered profiles, which work to keep warm air trapped and circulating throughout your home while keeping cold air out. Our aluminium windows utilise thermally broken profiles, which enhances their thermal efficiency.

These double glazed windows are capable of incredible Windows Energy Ratings, which will stop your home from losing heat throughout the worst of the British winter. A thermally efficient home relies much less on central heating. You are guaranteed to save money on your heating bill this winter when you invest in energy efficiency for your Newport home today.


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Secure Double Glazed Windows in Newport

Double glazed windows in Newport have security in mind. We use only the toughest materials in our windows, which makes them incredibly impervious to physical attack, a great way to deter any potential intruder.

Our double glazed windows are capable of achieving of high security specifications and British Standards 7412 PAS 24 standards. Our double glazed windows use a 9 point stainless steel locking system, thereby double glazed windows occupy the ultimate level of security and safety.

A Range of Styles and Colours

Our beautiful Newport double glazed windows are available in a range of styles and colours to suit any home. We also offer a large variety of customisation options, therefore no matter your tastes, there are bound to be double glazed windows to suit your property. Just take a look at the beautiful windows that Inspire has to offer.

uPVC Casement Windows

A classic and popular choice, our uPVC casement windows offer sleek frames and are available with side-opening, outward or top-hung vents. These double glazed windows can be installed as bow and bay windows, and come with a chamfered sash as standard. Casements are an immensely versatile window for any Newport home.

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uPVC Tilt and Turn Windows

These double glazed windows have an incredibly smart design that blends ease of cleaning with optimal ventilation. Their vertical opening allows for maximum airflow, without opening wide enough to endanger a toddler or pet. The horizontal opening opens inwards for ease of cleaning, an ideal safety feature for high rise buildings.

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Sliding Sash Windows

If you want the beautiful aesthetic of heritage windows, without the thermal inefficiency and security risks, these windows are perfect for you. Our sliding sash windows faithfully replicate the look of more traditional timber windows but still carry with them all the benefits of modern window design. Keep your heritage property looking authentic, without the drawbacks.

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Aluminium Windows

These beautiful aluminium windows are by Origin, who offer outstanding quality and performance. They make an ideal aesthetic choice for any home in Newport, as these double glazed windows have thin frames and are available in over 150 vibrant RAL colours.

Due to the rugged nature of aluminium, the frames are much narrower, allowing for these windows to be composed of more glass. These windows lend themselves extremely well to the minimalist industrial aesthetic, which is becoming increasingly popular amongst Newport homeowners.

A durable and scratch resistant powder coating ensures that your aluminium windows will continue to look their best for decades to come. With our beautiful range of highly customisable windows, you get a beautiful bespoke product at cost-effective prices.

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Prices for Double Glazed Windows in Newport

If you would like to receive an instant, free quote, please utilise our online quoting engine. You will get a competitively priced quote within minutes, with no obligation to buy.

If you have any questions about our Newport double glazed windows, please contact us and a member of our helpful and friendly team will be on hand to answer your queries and provide you with any further information you may need.

Double Glazed Doors Newport

Double Glazed Doors Newport

Grand Double Glazed Doors in Newport

Inspire Windows are the top supplier of double glazed doors in Newport. Our doors accommodate both performance and aesthetics in their beautiful design. These host unbeatable thermal efficiency, durability and security, and are a perfect addition to any home in Newport.

Whether your home is something more traditional, or more contemporary, Inspire Windows is sure to have double glazed doors to fit your taste, home and budget.

Discover more about our double glazed doors in Newport in this guide.

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Thermally Efficient Double Glazed Doors Newport

Our range of double glazed doors will save you money on running costs of your Newport home. Our uPVC doors feature multi-chambered profiles that trap heat extremely well. With your home insulated, cold air is kept outside, which means your house stays warm and comfortable all year around. Our double glazed doors are capable of Windows Energy Ratings of A+ as standard, making them brilliantly cost-effective and eco-friendly.

With your house kept warm, you will not need to rely as heavily on your central heating. Our double glazed doors will save you money long term. Thermally inefficient double glazing is responsible for 20% of heat loss, which means faulty double glazing is costing you a significant amount of money each year. With Newport’s rising fuel costs, there’s never been a better time to invest in our double glazed doors.

Safe and Secure Double Glazed Doors Newport

Our double glazed doors are inherently robust and reliable. Made from the finest profiles and materials, these doors stand firm against physical attack. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is safe and secure. These double glazed doors feature 9 point locking mechanisms as standard, which makes them a highly efficient method for protection of your Newport home.

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A Range of Styles of Double Glazed Doors

Our beautiful double glazed doors are available in a range of styles and colours with customisable decorative and practical features. Any Newport home is complemented by our range of vibrant colours and traditional woodgrain finishes. Learn more here about our double glazed doors.

uPVC Doors

Our uPVC doors are a versatile way to make an entrance to your home. Whether you want something simple or something more elaborate, these double glazed doors are perfect for you. With an option for a lowered threshold, you can make your home accessible to everyone.

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uPVC Patio Doors

These doors are a great way to let a lot of natural light into your home while maximising space. Patio doors achieve easy access to your garden. The sliding door does not take up space when opened, which makes them an excellent choice for a Newport home of any size. This design is available in 2, 3 or 4-panel designs.

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uPVC French Doors

French doors are a great way to add a stylish touch to any Newport residence. These doors provide incredible ventilation and allow your home access to natural light. Let our beautiful French double glazed doors blur the line between your home and your garden.

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Composite Doors

If you think that a uPVC door isn’t the right choice for your home, then composite doors may well be, which are the ultimate in security and thermal efficiency. These doors have galvanised steel reinforcements, built to withstand both physical attacks and poor weather conditions. These doors are available as French and stable doors as well, proving that they are as versatile as they are high quality.

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uPVC Bi-Fold Doors

An increasingly popular choice in Newport, these doors create a seamless transition between your interiors and your garden. They are also remarkably space efficient, ideal any size home. These are available with a customisable number of panels and folding configurations tailored inevitably to match your home.

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Aluminium Doors

A quality choice that promises to serve your home for decades, aluminium double glazing is becoming increasingly popular in Newport. Due to its strength, aluminium doors can be fitted with thin frames, meaning you get the clearest, unobstructed view. Innately durable, these doors come with a 20-year guarantee.

Double Glazed Doors Newport

Double Glazed Doors Newport Prices

If you would like to receive a quote for our competitively priced doors, please use our online quoting engine. For any further queries, please get in touch. A member of our experienced and friendly team will be happy to answer any questions for you and provide you with further information on any of our products.

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Double Glazing Cowbridge

Incredible Double Glazing for Cowbridge Homes

Here at Inspire Windows, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the very best double glazing there is. From windows to doors to conservatories, our comprehensive double glazing collection is the perfect place to start when it comes to your Cowbridge home improvements.

Choosing replacement double glazing might seem daunting, however, Inspire Windows are here to help. Our handy blog summarises the key features and benefits of our double glazing range to help you choose the perfect options for your home.

Double glazing makes a great investment for your Cowbridge home, improving its efficiency and security as well as its style.

Read on to find out more:

Double Glazing in Cowbridge – Stylish uPVC Options

Our uPVC doors and windows are simply spectacular. Working with a number of manufacturers, we bring you the very best double glazing available, enhancing your property in so many ways.

Our complete range of uPVC windows and doors are designed to offer Windows Energy Ratings of A+, maximising the thermal performance of your home.

In addition to this, every window and door features state of the art security technology, including high performance locking mechanisms for your protection.

With our products, you and your family will be safe and secure in your Cowbridge home.

There are a range of tailored styles available in our uPVC collection, helping you to find the perfect match for your property. Choose from a range of colours and wood effect finishes, decorative glazing, hardware and accessories to find the ideal style for your home.

We offer:

uPVC Casement Windows

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uPVC Tilt and Turn Window

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uPVC Sliding Sash Windows

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uPVC Residential Doors

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uPVC French Doors

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uPVC Patio Doors

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uPVC Bi-Fold Doors

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Composite Doors – Ultimate Double Glazed Front Doors

Our range features our cutting edge composite doors, which are the ideal choice for timber replacement.

These double glazed doors offer outstanding security and a impressive insulation, protecting your home from burglars and the elements.

They come in a range of designs, both modern and traditional, as well as a collection of colours. You can create your dream composite doors with ease when you choose Inspire Windows as your double glazing installer.

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Double Glazing in Cowbridge – The Aluminium Collection

Aluminium is a superior choice for your double glazing as it is one of the most sustainable and high performance materials available.

For eco-friendly living, aluminium double glazing is superb, as it can be endlessly recycled, never losing its beauty or qualities.

Aluminium is naturally strong, providing you with stylish, ultra slim profiles, that are enhanced by the countless colour finishes available. This inherent strength also makes aluminium durable and virtually impossible to break.

When fitted with our state of the art locking systems, our aluminium double glazing offers incredible security.

The thermally broken profiles and triple weather seals make this double glazing collection capable of excellent thermal efficiency. In fact, you could even find it benefits your property’s EPC rating, making your home more appealing should you ever wish to sell.

Our aluminium windows and doors come in a variety of options to suit your tastes and complement your property.

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Double Glazing in Cowbridge – Enhance Your Living Space

Our fantastic range of double glazing in Cowbridge even features a selection of stunning conservatories. You can create additional living space in your home with our high performance conservatories which have been specifically designed for year round use.

Our team will work with you to create the perfect conservatory for your Cowbridge property, making the most of the space you have available, and enhancing your home.

We offer a range of stunning styles to suit your preferences, and each one is tailored with the perfect finish and the ideal double glazed doors to meet your needs.

Our fantastic collection is built with the REHAU profile and includes a range of options for complete replacement, or even refurbishment of your existing conservatory. Chat to our team who will happily discuss you requirements.

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Double Glazing Prices in Cowbridge

With such a vast range of double glazing, you can be sure that we have the perfect windows and doors to suit your style and your budget.

Our prices are fantastic, making your home improvements a great investment. Our complete range is designed to never warp, rot or fade, giving you many years of pleasure and performance.

Get your tailored guide price with our online designers. You can create your dream double glazing and see how much it will cost.

If you prefer, our friendly team are more than happy to help. Get in touch and we will guide you through your many options.

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Double Glazing Penarth

Spectacular Double Glazing in Penarth

If you are looking for new double glazing in Penarth, then Inspire Windows have a wealth of choice to meet your every need.

We offer stunning uPVC windows and doors, amazing aluminium double glazing as well as stylish conservatories.

Our expert teams will guide you through every step of your installation, ensuring that you get windows and doors of the very highest quality.

You can count on Inspire Windows to take care of you and your home with our spectacular double glazing in Penarth.

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Double Glazing in Penarth – Unrivalled Style

When you choose Inspire Windows for your double glazing in Penarth, you will be provided with so much choice. We’ll talk more about our products below, but first, let’s look at the actual glazing on offer!

Our customers benefit from a number of glazing options, ensuring that they get the perfect style for their home. Whether you are looking for additional privacy, stunning aesthetics, or simple, traditional charm, we can meet your needs.

We offer colour designs, bevelled glass, fusion elements, Georgian bars and astragal bars. You can have the finished look for your home that completely blends in with the style of your property and reflects your personality.

uPVC Windows and Doors – Beautiful Double Glazing

Our double glazing collection includes a stunning range of uPVC windows and doors. Our selection has been specifically chosen to ensure that whether you have a modern property or a more traditional home, we have the perfect style for you.

We work with a number of manufacturers to ensure outstanding quality and performance, and our complete collection achieves the highest standards in efficiency and security.

Our uPVC windows and doors are all capable of A+ Windows Energy Ratings as standard, ensuring that your home is more efficient and more cost effective.

We also make sure that you and your family are fully protected, as our windows and doors comes with state of the art locking systems designed to offer exceptional security.

With double glazing from Inspire Windows, you can count on ultimate beauty too. Our uPVC Windows and doors come in a range of colour finishes and woodgrain foils to complement your home, as well as you being able to choose from a selection of hardware and accessories.

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Double Glazing in Penarth – Composite Front Doors

When it comes to protecting your home from the elements and from potential intruders, composite doors are the superior choice.

Our stunning composite front doors offer all the beauty and style of timber, yet they features the innovation and technology associated with modern materials.

These incredible double glazed doors excel in all areas and are simply exquisite, creating a luxury entrance to your property. Find out more on our composite doors page.

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Aluminium Windows and Doors – Modern Double Glazing in Penarth

Aluminium double glazing is fast becoming one of the most sought after options for Penarth home improvements. It is inherently strong, providing incredible security as well as streamlined style thanks to the ultra-slim profiles.

Aluminium windows and doors are thermally efficient too, featuring a thermally broken profile coupled with triple weather seals to create double glazing that performs to incredible standards.

Our aluminium double glazing is superbly stylish, coming in the most impressive range of colour finishes. Almost any shade that you can think of is available with our aluminium collection, and in addition to this, you can opt for dual colours, having different looks on the inside and outside of your windows and doors.

Aluminium double glazing is simply amazing, particularly a great choice for eco-friendly homes, as aluminium is endlessly recyclable. Your new windows and doors will be truly sustainable when you opt for aluminium double glazing.

Double Glazing to Create More Living Space

Our double glazing collection also features a range of stunning conservatories, ideal for adding more space to your home without the cost and hassle of a brick built extension.

We work with the Rehau system to create conservatories that will last year after year and can be used whatever the weather.

You will benefit from practical, yet beautiful additional space when you choose to enhance your home with our wonderful conservatories.

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Double Glazing Prices Penarth

Getting the most for your money is an important consideration when choosing double glazing.

Our double glazing prices in Penarth are fantastic, making sure your home improvements are a truly cost effective investment.

Get your tailored guide price online or contact us for more information. Our friendly team are here to help you every step of the way with your double glazing in Penarth.

Double Glazing Cardiff

Double Glazing to Suit Your Cardiff Home

Replacement double glazing is a superb Cardiff home improvement, offering enhanced performance and exceptional aesthetics.

With Inspire Windows, you can choose from a fantastic variety of double glazing products, each one picked to complement Cardiff properties.

Our range is extensive, giving our customers so much choice. It’s just one of the many reasons as to why Inspire Windows is such a popular double glazing installer in Cardiff.

Take a look at our guide to double glazing in Cardiff and find inspiration for your home improvements.

Double Glazing in Cardiff – Choose Your Style!

Double glazing comes in so many styles making it a fantastic choice to blend in with your property and its appearance. We offer aluminium double glazing and uPVC, giving you great choice. Every product in our collection is manufactured by the most innovative and highly regarded companies to impressive standards.

With double glazing from Inspire Windows, you can expect excellence and nothing less for your Cardiff home.double glazing cardiff

Our uPVC Collection of Double Glazing

Our uPVC windows and doors come from the renowned manufacturer REHAU, ensuring high end products of outstanding quality.

You will also benefit from expert installation, as we are a REHAU approved double glazing installer.

The REHAU range is simply stunning, combining superior finishes with state of the art technology to create windows and doors that are capable of the most impressive home improvements.

Our double glazing has steel reinforcements hidden in the profile to ensure the uPVC frames are strong and rigid. This helps to keep your home safe against burglars, as these windows and doors are robust and can stand up to any physical attack.

We then enhance this by fitting our double glazing with the latest high security multipoint locking systems, ensuring you and your family are safe and secure.Double Glazing Cardiff

We also offer a fantastic upgrade so that your new windows and doors are high security accredited, giving you ultimate security and peace of mind.

Energy efficient double glazing is also important. With Inspire Windows, you will benefit from excellent thermal performance, keeping your home warm on even the coldest of days.

Our double glazing has a 9 chambered profile which creates an impressive thermal barrier, keeping cold air out and heat within your Cardiff home. Our uPVC windows and doors are incredibly fantastic when it comes to thermal performance, that you could even find your energy costs are reduced as you use less heating.

All this comes with the most beautiful range of styles and designs. Every product in our uPVC collection can be tailored with colours and woodgrain finishes to complement the appearance of your property. We also offer decorative glazing, hardware and accessories to create the perfect match for your home.

Take a look at our uPVC window styles and door styles to find your dream double glazing.

Aluminium Double Glazing in Cardiff – High End Style!

Double glazing doesn’t offer more style than when you opt for aluminium windows and doors. These stunning products benefit from the natural strength of aluminium which allows for much slimmer profiles, giving a stunning look.

Our aluminium windows and doors are manufactured by Origin, giving you the benefit of innovation and cutting edge developments. The aluminium windows and doors feature unique safety features that are exclusive to the Origin brand, making them ideal for family homes.

Double glazing from this range is also a great choice for creating individuality for your Cardiff home.

Our aluminium windows and doors can be customised with the most extensive range of colour finishes. Every shade you can think of is undoubtedly available in our superb collection of colours, making it the perfect option to reflect your personality and tastes.Double Glazing Cardiff

Our aluminium windows and doors offer the most outstanding levels of security, protecting your home against even the most prolonged attacks. Aluminium is virtually indestructible and when that is combined with our high security shootbolt locks, you can count on unrivalled home protection.

All of this is made even more exceptional when you look at the thermal performance of our aluminium windows and doors.

This double glazing collection is capable of providing your Cardiff home with a Windows Energy Rating of A++, simply unparalleled by comparative products. Our aluminium windows and doors will protect your home from the elements, no matter how bitter the winter gets!

Find out more on our aluminium pages.

Double Glazing Prices for Any Cardiff Budget

Our prices in Cardiff are highly competitive, making Inspire Windows a great choice for your home improvements

You can access an instant quote tailored to your specifications with our online quote generator, or you can get in touch with our friendly team and we will find the right double glazing to meet your requirements and budget.

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Double Glazing Newport

Enhance Your Newport Home with State of the Art Double Glazing

Double glazing makes a superb home improvement in Newport as it provides your property with a fresh new look and enhances its performance too.

You can choose from so many different options when it comes to double glazing, giving you the opportunity to find the perfect match that totally complements your Newport home.

When you choose Inspire as your double glazing installer, you will have the benefit of extensive choice, high quality products and the very best installation standards possible. We pride ourselves on meeting our customers’ every installation need.

Our guide to double glazing in Newport has been written to give you inspiration for your home improvements.

Double Glazing to Suit Your Home

When you are choosing double glazing, you are making an important decision that will affect the whole appearance of your Newport home, so it’s important to find the right option to complement your property’s style and to appeal to you so that you love the final look.

At Inspire, we offer a superb range that is perfectly styled to reflect your choices. Opt for a colour finish or woodgrain foils, perfect for a distinctive look. You can also choose from our decorative glazing range to personalise the finished style. We even offer a fantastic selection of hardware and accessories so that every detail is covered.

Our double glazing comes in a range of options, so let’s start with uPVC windows and doors and their benefits and features before taking a final look at our aluminium doors too.

Double Glazing for Ultimate Energy Efficiency

You can enhance the energy efficiency of your Newport home with our superb range. Our uPVC windows and doors have a fantastic multi-chambered profile which provides a thermal barrier to retain warmth within your home while ensuring that cold air is kept out.

Our standard windows and doors achieve a Windows Energy Rating of A+, exceeding the minimum requirements set by Building Regulations.

Secure Double Glazing

Choosing double glazing from Inspire enables you to access a whole wealth of security features to protect your Newport home.

Our uPVC windows and doors are steel reinforced and have a multipoint high security locking system as standard. For superior security, we also offer upgrades that will enable your uPVC windows and doors to meet the standards of high security.

Our products are superbly secure and will truly keep your Newport home and family protected from unwanted intruders.

Double Glazing Styles – Our uPVC Range

Our uPVC windows and doors come in a range of styles so that you can find the perfect match for your home, whether it’s a traditional or a contemporary property.

We offer the following options:

Casement Windows

Casement windows are a timeless and sophisticated, perfectly suited to any Newport home.Double Glazing Newport

Tilt and Turn Windows

Tilt and turn windows are ideal for high rise properties, stylish and practical double glazed windows.Double Glazing Newport

Sliding Sash Windows

Sliding sash windows, the choice for adding character to new homes or enhancing traditional style in older properties.double glazing newport

uPVC Doors

uPVC doors are great for either front doors or back doors, they come in a wide range of designs.double glazing newport

Patio Doors

Patio doors are a classic design combined with 21st Century technology for a superior sliding door.double glazing Newport

Bi-Fold Doors

Our sought after bi-fold doors will transform your Newport home and the way you enjoy it.double glazing newport

French Doors

Elegant and charming French doors, these doors are great for balconies as well as entrances to gardens.double glazing newport

Composite Doors

Composite doors are a combination of materials create these stunning, high performance front doors.Double Glazing Newport

Aluminium – Double Glazing for Modern Homeowners

Our aluminium windows and doors are a truly incredible double glazing option for your Newport home. They are high performance, using the most innovative developments in double glazing to provide superior thermal performance and exceptional security.

Aluminium products are a sustainable option, making them ideal for environmentally friendly homes. They are also durable and robust making them long lasting and cost effective.

You can see the exact specifications for our aluminium range by visiting our aluminium page here.double glazing newport

Double Glazing Prices, Newport

Get in touch with our team of experts to discuss your double glazing needs in Newport. The range we offer is exceptional, meeting the most impressive standards, and we would love to help you to find the perfect home improvements to suit your property.

If you prefer to get an instant quote, our online designers let you create your ideal double glazing and find out how much it will cost. Take a look and see our competitive double glazing prices for Newport customers.

Cardiff Double Glazing- Is it time for new windows?

We get many enquiries regarding repairs to windows and replacement of double glazed units. Although we do not carry out repair work, we find that many customers are actually putting off the inevitable by trying to repair their windows when they really need replacing. If you are considering your options, here is how to tell whether it is time to splash out on new windows for your home

1. The age of your windows
If your windows are over 15 years old, the chances are that they are nearly ready to be replaced. They may not look too bad from a distance but new upvc windows are much more advanced in terms of security, energy efficiency and ease of use.

2. Gaps around the window or wobbly frames
It could be that your windows were fitted by the previous owners If they were done cheaply the chances are they are badly fitted. Even the best window in the world will not perform effectively if they not been fixed in securely or adequately sealed.

3. Broken hinges and locks
Many customers do not realise how much the cost of high qualty locks and hinges add to the price of windows. If you are splashing out on new locks, are your windows strong enough to fit the locks into?. Our windows are all fully reinforced with steel allowing the locks to fix firmly into place. Our 9 point locking system is also much more secure than older windows that will have fewer locks.

4. Allowing lots of noise through
When we change our customers windows, the first thing they say is “it’s so quiet”. Peace and quiet in your home is important, it’s very easy to get used to background noise without realising it.

5. Fading furniture and curtains
Modern glass techniques can perform a range of functions to suit your needs. Whether it be uv protection, extra security or heat retention – our planitherm glass does it all.

6. The frames  are rotting
This is a clear sign that your windows have had their day. If your frames have got to this stage, it is time to dig deep and start getting quotes for new windows.

7. It’s time for a change

With the wide variety of styles and colour options available, new windows and doors really can change the whole look of your house. Take time to consider what style your are looking for. A reputable double glazing company will be more than happy to help you design your new windows and doors.

For your no obligation quote call 02920 734573 or visit www.inspirewindows.co.uk

Cardiff Double Glazing Prices, why do they vary so much?

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It’s that time of year again where double glazing companies are offering 55% off their prices along with lots of free extras, the majority of us understand that these massive discounts are not realistic. Although there is higher competition in January for window and door installers, a reasonable discount is 5% to 10% for any company that offers genuine prices during the rest of the year.

All window companies want to keep their fitters working so there is always a little room to negotiate in January. The problem is what to do, when everyone tells you their windows and doors are the best, but the prices vary massively?

Take a few moments to consider which window you preferred the look of; after all it is your family that will be looking through them every day for the next 10 to 15 years. Did one of the frames suit your home more, did it feel sturdier and were the handles easier to operate?

Many window profiles now offer the same standards; A rating, argon gas filled with low e coated glass and secured by design status. However there are a few important factors that could make you question that suspiciously cheap double glazing quote. Here is our checklist for ensuring a quality installation;

  1. Glass- The glass should have a low e coating on the outside, argon or krypton gas filled and Planitherm or similar coating on the internal face. This will reduce condensation on the window and help to keep the heat inside your home.
  2. Locks and hinges- Are there a sufficient amount of locks and are they from a reputable manufacturer. We use Mila locks, handles and hinges on our doors and windows which have won the G awards for 2 years. Good quality ancillaries can be considerably more expensive than their cheaper rivals.
  3. Manufacturing – A window profile is nothing until it is actually put together by the manufacturer. How long has the manufacturer been making this profile, how often are there problems with the windows or doors?
  4. Finishing – Finishing off a window with trims or plastering is one of the most time consuming parts of fitting a window. Any company that takes time and care will need to charge a little more to allow for this. Ideally your windows should be sealed internally with stelmax instead of silicone which should not discolour or go mouldy.
  5. The fitting team- Do they have the required experience and are they actually employed by the company on a daily rate? Some window fitters work on a price rate of how many frames they can fit in a day, we would prefer our installers to fit 4 windows perfectly rather than 7 badly. As with every industry, it costs more to employ good staff than it does bad ones.
  6. The guarantee- Is the guarantee transferrable if you sell your home and does it cover everything. Many companies only cover the glass, locks and handles for 1 year, we cover everything that we fit for the full 10 years.
  7. The company – To the frustration of the double glazing industry there are still people out there who will offer a fantastic price but have no plans of being around in 5 years time when you may need them. It costs money to run a business professionally and pay your staff well; this will generally be reflected in the quote that you receive.

Of course there are situations when as a customer you will have a limited budget and just pick the cheapest quote. Don’t be afraid to ask for the job to be split into two parts so you can have better quality windows and doors without the big outlay. We very often fit the front of a house and then return when the customer is ready to complete the back. You, the customer are happy and as a business we know we have work for the future.

Take another look at your double glazing quotes and consider which one actually offers the best value for money. Ask each company if you can have an address where they have fitted windows in the last couple of months and a year or two ago, this way you can see the quality of fitting recently and ascertain how the frames have weathered.

If you are still feeling confused, there are many forums where tradesmen will give an impartial view on the best frames and fitting techniques, one of the better ones is my builder.com. Having a little more knowledge can give you the confidence to hand your hard earned money over to the right people.

Ten jargon busting double glazing questions

As homeowners we are becoming much savvier when it comes to having improvements carried out, such as double glazing, new kitchens and extensions. We know that it is important to; get recommendations from friends and family, receive at least 3 quotes, ensure the tradesmen have the relevant experience and qualifications and ensure the work will be covered by a guarantee.

After much consideration you have decided which double glazing companies you would like to quote, appointments have been arranged and the salesman is now sitting in your front room trying to baffle you with technical jargon.  Double glazing is not the most exciting way to spend your hard earned money but if you understand exactly what you are paying for, you can ensure that your new windows and doors will stand the test of time.

Here is our handy guide on how to get the best quality windows and doors by understanding what you are paying for.  These are the main factors, along with quality of fitting, that make up the vast difference in prices between double glazing companies.

Reinforced Frames-Check that the frame you are buying is fully reinforced with steel to make it stronger and more secure. This will also provide a stronger fixing point for the window and door locks.

Discolouration– The frame should be guaranteed to not discolour or warp for at least 10 years. Windows made from a high amount of recycled materials are more likely to discolour as they will not be UV resistant.

The Locks-The security of a window is extremely important, check that your windows achieve the police approved secured by design status. Some windows will only offer an espagnolette locking system, ensure that your windows also have a shootbolt system. Quality windows such as Rehau will offer at least 8 locks on a standard window.

The glass– The most energy efficient glass will have a low-e coating on the outside, be filled with argon or krypton gas within the sealed unit and have a coating such as Planitherm on the inside. The low-e coating allows the heat from the sun to radiate into the room, the gas reduces heat transfer and the Planitherm coating will keep the heat in by reflecting it back into the room.

The Joints– The corners of the windows and the sash will have been welded together when fabricated. The mullion and transommes, the bars which make up the rest of the window, should also be welded to make the window stronger. Some manufacturers will fix these mechanically with screws which results in the window strength being reserved to the corners.

The beads– Modern double glazing should always be internally beaded, the bead is the strip along the glass that keeps the glass secure. Double glazing from 10 years ago tended to be externally glazed making the window easy to break into.

Hinges and Handles– Ensure your double glazing hinges and handles come with a minimum of a 5 year guarantee.

Spacer bars– The spacer bar separates the innerpane from the outpane and prevents moisture coming through. Check that your windows come with composite plastic warm edged spacers, these are the most efficient when it comes to stopping heat escaping through the double glazed unit. Less efficient windows will have an aluminium spacer bar which conducts heat transfer.

The Installation -The one other important factor, other than the quality of the windows, is how well your new double glazing is fitted. The safest way to ensure you have chosen the best company is to ask for recommendations from customers who have had their windows fitted for at least 6 months. Any potential problems should have to come to light by this time such as rusting screws, peeling mastic or doors needing to be adjusted.

The double glazing industry has a bad reputation for ripping its customers off, the main problem is companies that are selling windows as cheap as they can and fitting them quickly and poorly. As long as you compare quotes like for like and not on price alone, you can be confident that your new windows and doors will improve your home and offer value for money.

Leave the Double Glazing to the Specialists

If you’re having some work done on your house, you may find that your builders or contractors offer to provide the windows themselves. While this option might seem to convenient to pass up, it’s usually better to get your windows from a specialist double glazing company; after all, you wouldn’t hire a glazier to build your extension, so why let a builder handle your windows?

Here are a few reasons why double glazing should always be left to the specialists:

  • ‘A’ Rated Glass – It can be difficult to ensure that your contractors are using good-quality products when they’re installing your windows. Quality is everything when it comes to double glazing; you need the best glass you can get if you’re keen to save on your energy bills. A reliable double glazing specialist should offer the best glass available (‘A’ rated, ideally), ensuring maximum insulation and security for your home.
  • Superior Knowledge – We’re not denying that a builder might know a thing or two about working with windows, but if a company’s main focus is double glazing then they’re almost certain to know more. A bit of specialist knowledge can make all the difference, especially if your project requires something a little out of the ordinary. While builders will most likely provide a very basic double glazing service, window experts will be able to offer a variety of different styles and designs, ranging from casement windows to vertical sliders and even decorative glass features.
  • Affordability – Concerned that hiring a specialist will be too expensive? Tempted to stick with the builder because it will probably be cheaper? Think again! Specialist double glazing could be a lot more affordable than expected, and any reputable window company will be happy to give you a quote without pressuring you into saying yes. If you can get a no-obligation quote from a double glazing expert, then what have you got to lose?

Here at Inspire Windows, we firmly believe that we are capable of offering a superior service. We know that communication is of the utmost importance; we are based right here in Cardiff, and we are always easy to get hold of. If you’re looking for high-quality double glazing in Cardiff or the surrounding area, give us a call on 02920 734573 or email enquiries@inspirewindows.co.uk. We’ll give you a no-obligation quote in no time.