Harry works for a FENSA Approved installation company. He's on a mission to help professionalise installers and protect homeowners across the UK, so he started this advice column.
Let's be honest, once we get into spring, how many of us were looking forward to throwing open our windows and giving our homes a good airing? We also look forward to feeling the warmth and sunlight flooding in through our windows, doors and skylights. So it is a bit of a problem that for the last few weeks all my windows have seen is rain, rain and - oh, more rain!
So with all these extreme weather conditions lately, what does that mean for our glazing? Well, if you've recently had new glazing installed (maybe double or triple glazing); you'll probably have noticed a number of benefits that make you feel cosier and sheltered from the rain.
So if your windows have not stood up to the test of the rain and this horrid spring weather, you may be considering investing in some replacement windows.
We would recommend having your windows installed by a FENSA fitter so you know the installation will be certified to meet local building control standards, and that you will have the relevant documentation if it comes to selling your home. What's more, getting your windows fitted over the spring / summer months ensures that when the winter returns (though has it actually left us yet?!) your home will be far more efficient at keeping the heat in, keeping your home warmer and saving you money.
Have you recently had glazing installed, or are considering it over the summer? Let us know your experiences. To get some tips on how best to look after your window, visit our homeowner and installer advice hub to get recommendations from FENSA.
Prepare your windows for all weather conditions and take the pain out of home improvements when you work with the right fitters. Find double glazing installers near you and get a FENSA certificate when the work is complete.
Check that you use a FENSA Approved Installer but also check the following: