Where to Find the Best Maintenance Free Windows

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Anybody that is replacing their old wooden windows will tell you how much time and effort they require on an annual basis to keep them looking their best and, more importantly, prevent their ageing and rotting. Maintenance free windows are definitely the popular choice for most homeowners these days. These types of windows are often made from aluminum or UPVC (vinyl) materials but can also be made of wood that is treated to be resistant to fungi and rot, although these are usually the more expensive option. If you are in the market for new windows then it is important to know where to find the best maintenance free windows.


How to choose maintenance free windows

Firstly you should look at the materials they are made from and decide which you would prefer. Also think about the finish you want on your windows and calculate how many you will need. This will save you time later on and make sure that you are not talked into buying a more expensive type of maintenance free window.

Next you should ask around your friends and neighbours and see if any of them have used a window firm recently that they are happy to recommend. Search the internet for local firms and make a list of approximately five potential window firms.

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You should now either go and see them at their showroom, or call and ask them to come and visit you at home. Explain what you are looking for and what you have in mind so that they can show you samples or their products. Find out about how they fit their windows and make sure that you are happy with that. Quality and fitting will vary between window firms and you need to be sure that you are getting the best for your money.

Then ask all of the window firms to send you a quote and compare them all. Do not just base it on price, although that is obviously important. Look at after sales care, quality of window etc. and base your decision on the best that you can get for the money that you can afford.

Finally, before signing the contract for a firm to supply your maintenance free windows, ask to be taken to a customer where they have recently installed their windows. Look at the finished product and make sure that it is everything that they have promised you. Also talk to the customer and make sure that they were satisfied with the service that they received.

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Remember it does not necessarily have to be a window firm that you buy your new maintenance free windows from. Many of the large DIY stores also sell maintenance free windows and this option may be out cheaper. However, if you choose to buy from them you will have to forego the personal service as they will not have time or inclination to offer it to you. Unlike a smaller window firm who will not only offer it but a good one will pride themselves on making sure that you are a very satisfied customer.