For double glazing, this is especially crucial, as any complications with your home windows or doors could have an adverse impact on the sale of your property later on. Here is a short run-down on things to consider before you decide to double glaze.
First off, get the answers to these questions:
1. What type of frame are you going to install: hardwood, aluminium, composite or uPVC?
2. What kind of glass will you need: opaque, safety, triple glazed?
3. What style of glass will most effectively suit your property: leaded, bevelled, coloured?
4. Do you have the appropriate equipment as well as the proficiency to use it?
5. What double glazing supplier are you planning on using? Have you gotten at least 2-3 quotes?
6. Have you explored exactly what governing laws (i.e. building regulations and planning permission) are in place for your type of house (listed, conservation, etc.)?
Once you have the responses to these questions, you are one step closer to buying your double glazing!
The one best suggestion we may provide is to hire a competent surveyor! This can be such a critical, and if done improperly expensive, part of the installation process. An experienced surveyor will assure that you are receiving the right measurements of glass, true. But in addition, he may have the ability to let you know about any additional details which you might be ignorant or perhaps unsure of. As an example, there are specific doors and windows on your property that must be fitted with safety glass. The surveyor can tell you where these are, so your property will pass inspection.
When the glass is delivered, the excitement truly begins! At this point you may install the glass, putting all your natural ability and skill to the test. There is an informative DIY Double Glazing Guide offered at http://doubleglazing.com/