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4 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Consider When Buying Windows and Doors

Published: 20th June 2017

It is no understatement to say that the internet has altered the way consumers buy products and services. Before making a purchase, most people today will go online first to do research on the available options.

For you, as a distributor of Spectus windows, this does not necessarily mean that the information that your customers find is always complete or accurate. Your target audience may not be aware of some vital facts about windows and doors, and you can use this as an opportunity to sway them in your favour. And some of these things do not necessarily take into account the positive impact that purchasing PVC-U windows can bring about.

What are these facts that you should be able to readily share with your prospective clients?

Energy efficiency

Windows and doors from Spectus are manufactured following a rigorous design and testing process, allowing consumers to enjoy a diverse array of benefits which includes energy efficiency. This benefit is achieved through advanced features like AEROFRAME, RCM thermal inserts, and through the use of our U-ComplyN tool.

Enhanced security

Our product range, including windows, doors, and conservatories, carry the CE marking, following directives from the European Union. This is an assurance that our products comply with prevailing building regulations. The CE marking documentation, on the other hand, contains relevant information pertaining to energy performance, load-bearing capacities, and weather tightness.

Apart from that, we use top-quality multipoint locks for increased security, and anti-jacking technology for egress hinges and sliding doors. Toughened glass may be used when required. The profiles meet the PAS 24 for enhanced security while our PVC-U is impact- and fire-resistant. Finally, our windows and doors can be reinforced using steel, aluminium, or recycled composite materials, depending on the project requirements.

The position of a letterbox affects door security

The placement of a letterbox affects not just the overall appearance of the front yard. It can also have an impact on security. Many homeowners position their letterboxes away from the door handles and locking mechanism. However, if you are frequently away from your home for an extended period of time, it is best to have the letterbox installed in an obscure area. This will prevent prying eyes from targeting your mail and parcels. It also helps to use double- or triple-glazed glass with patterns and designs which can increase obscurity.

The choice of glass used matters

Glass can help insulate a home’s interiors while facilitating the control of the amount of light and heat that comes inside. As such, it is crucial for property owners to take into account a few critical factors like glare, natural light, and the external environment that they wish to view and enjoy. Finally, a keen understanding of the family’s heating and cooling needs can help homeowners choose the best type of glass to use to minimise heat loss or gain.

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