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Some Frequently Asked Questions with regards to Double-Glazing & Home Improvements
What exactly does the energy rating of my window mean?
Every window system is given an energy rating by the BFRC (British Fenestration Ratings Council) to show its thermal performance. Windows are rated alphabetically on a rainbow scale, with the highest performing windows for energy efficiency rated A, and the lowest performing rated G.
What is an “A” rated window?
An ‘A rated’ window is one that is exceptionally effective at gaining free heat energy from outside and then keeping valuable heat inside your home.
A window can only be classified as ‘A rated’ if it has been tested by an independent, certified organisation against energy efficiency criteria and been found to meet or surpass the specified requirements.
Many people mistakenly talk about ‘A rated glass’ or ‘B rated glass’. This is largely born from the fact that most people think that the energy efficiency of a window depends solely on the glass being used. This is a common misconception. There is actually no such thing as ‘A rated glass’.
We live near a busy road that runs down the side of my property – will new Double Glazing help to soundproof my property?
Yes, by fitting double glazing to your property will certainly improve the sound proofing. We have a number of options available which our Design team would be please to discuss with you.
We live in a conservation area, and I am considering having uPVC double glazed sash windows fitted to replace my old metal windows. Would there be any restrictions?
Yes, there could be restrictions since you live in a conservation area or a listed building. Our skill design team already work closely with many conservation officers or local planning offices; we would be please to help and advise.
Are not all UPVC Double glazing windows the same?
No, in reality Double Glazing is like buying a car; the range of options and quality is endless, and really comes down to the right solution for your needs; albeit security implications, noise reduction, style or price. One of our design team would be please to detail what makes a window from Finesse different.
Do you offer an Insurance Backed Guarantee?
All Finesse Windows installations are covered by an insurance backed 10 year guarantee covered by Fairtrades Homepro.
This protects both your financial rights in the event of the company going insolvent and also covers all parts and labour for all our window, door and conservatory installation.
Can weather affect agreed installation dates?
Yes. Inclement weather such as heavy rain, snow, freezing temperatures, or other unpredictable occurrences can cause an installation to be delayed; the quality of our work and the safety of our team are paramount. In this case we will reach out to you in advance of your scheduled appointment and make other arrangements.
Will fitting Double glazing increase the value of my property?
Most estate agents believe that new double-glazed windows or fitting secondary glazing inside existing windows will add value while making a home more ‘sellable’. On a property with double glazing making the change can increase the home value by up to 10% (Source: thisismoney)
For more information on Double Glazing installation from Finesse Windows or any of our other product ranges, please contact a member of our design team who would be pleased to help.
All of our windows are rated for efficiency, keeping your home warm and cosy, and feature Police approved locking technology so you’ll have complete peace of mind that your home and belongings are safe from intruders. Click here to see what makes a window from Finesse Windows the most secure on the market.