Getting a Secondary Glazing Quote: Everything You Need to Know
Secondary glazing can provide a myriad of benefits for your home – from preventing condensation to lowering your energy bills. If you’re planning to get secondary glazing installed, you’ll want to be clear on the exact costs, and what you’re getting for that price, before you commit. That’s where a secondary glazing quote comes in.
In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about quotes for secondary glazing, from a clear definition, to what should be included and how many you should get. Read on to learn more…
What is a secondary glazing quote?
If you’d like to have secondary glazing installed, it’s natural to want the best deal. The secondary glazing installers and providers that you contact should provide you with a quote. This document will contain a full breakdown of costs, including any materials and labour. Taking a careful look at secondary glazing quotes can help you to decide who to hire for the job.
Do I need a secondary glazing quote?
You might be wondering if a secondary glazing quote is right for you. Ultimately, if your current windows are letting in the winter cold or loud noises from the street outside, it doesn’t hurt to check out the costs of secondary glazing.
Planning on DIY-ing your windows? You can get a quote for our supply-only products, as well as any products you’d like us to install. If you’d be interested in secondary glazing installation, and your property is within our designated fitting area, send us an installation enquiry.
What should be included in a secondary glazing quote?
Generally speaking, there are some key details that should be included in most secondary glazing quotes:
- Your name and address
- The business name and address
- A quote reference number
- A quote issue date (and an expiry date, where relevant)
- Details of each product and/or service, including its price
- Delivery costs (if applicable)
- VAT costs
- The total price payable with any payment terms
As a priority, you should make sure that the quote includes a detailed breakdown of the individual costs. This gives you a clear understanding of what you’re paying for. Be wary of any installers that only provide the total price.
If you’re kept in the dark about the costs, it also makes it more complicated to compare between installers. For example, one installer might be more expensive, but their products could be of a higher quality, and they may offer more services within the price.
The quote may also include details of any guarantees or warranties on the products or services – Clearview offers a 10-year guarantee as standard, for example.
Finally, keep an eye out for any discounts. These will usually appear by the price on your quote. This will help you to see exactly how much you’ll need to pay – it could be considerably less than the standard price.
How does the process work?
It’s very simple to get secondary glazing quotes, but the process may vary between installers. Some might require you to provide details over the phone or by visiting your property, but in most cases, you can simply input your window type and measurements online for a quick quote.
With our Fast Quote system, you can also modify your quote as needed, adjusting details such as the frame and gasket colour and the type of glass. You can update your quote as many times as you need, so that you can compare the prices of different specifications. You can also add additional units as required, along with extras.
There’s also an option to view and print your quote as a PDF, and to store your previous quotes, so you have access whenever you need them. You’ll need to have a free Clearview account for some of these features – for more details, you can watch our handy secondary glazing quote explainer video.
How long does it take to get a quote?
This varies between providers, but generally, it doesn’t take long at all. Clearview’s Fast Quote service means you can get an instant quote – just fill in the details of your desired windows and you’ll have a detailed breakdown of your costs within minutes.
How many quotes should I get?
There’s no set rule for the number of secondary glazing quotes to get, but it’s recommended you have at least three. This way, you have a few options to compare, so you can find the right deal for you. Don’t just go with the first installer you find. Doing a bit of market research can make the world of difference to your windows.
When comparing quotes, the price shouldn’t be your only focus. Some other key considerations include:
- What is the experience and credentials of the installer?
- Do they have good reviews and recommendations from previous clients?
- Do they offer a guarantee with their products?
- Do they offer any discounts on the quote?
Does a secondary glazing quote cost money?
No, a secondary glazing quote should always be completely free. It should also be completely no-obligation, so you can make an informed decision about the right choice for you, without any pressure. At Clearview, we’re proud of our no-pressure sales policy. Customers can obtain a quote, then think it over and make a decision within their own time.
High-quality secondary glazing at a fantastic price
If your windows are letting in the cold or noises from the motorway, it’s time to start thinking about secondary glazing. Not only could your energy efficiency rise by 60%, you could also reduce noise pollution by almost 80%. That means lower bills, along with a better night’s sleep – along with a whole host of other benefits.
Now you understand exactly what you’re looking for on a secondary glazing quote, you can use our Fast Quote system to get your very own quote. Once you’ve taken a look through our detailed advice on window types, measurements and angles, you’re ready to apply for a quote. You’ll have a breakdown of the costs within minutes – along with a 25% online discount!
Or, if you have any other questions, get in touch with our helpful team on 0114 294 5018 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to assist you.