When it comes to adding value to your home through a high cost purchase such as a conservatory, it’s important to make sure you choose a reputable company. After all, you not only want your conservatory to be good value for money but you also want it to be well built and installed for longevity. In this guide we take a look at five things you should look for when choosing a conservatory company to make sure you get quality for your money.
The first thing you should look for when choosing a conservatory company is the range of conservatories they have available. Generally there are a wide range of different sized and shaped conservatories on the market so you want to ensure that you choose one that offers you a few different choices for a conservatory to fit on your home. You will also want to choose a company that offers a variety of different finishes too, especially if you’re not interested in a plain white PVC framed conservatory.
The range of conservatories available is really important
As well as the company’s range of conservatories, you should also be looking at the range of other accessories that the company can provide. Accessories might include guttering, lighting, fans or ventilation and curtains or blinds. Some companies offer these as part of a package deal at the time of buying your chosen conservatory whilst others make them available on going to customers so you can change the look of your conservatory in the future.
Does the company offer blinds and curtains too?
When looking for a conservatory company to meet your needs, look for one that offers clear pricing. Some companies will include VAT, delivery and installation in the price of the conservatory whilst others might charge separately for all these elements, as well as others such as guttering or sealing. Make sure you look carefully at what is and isn’t included in the price you see.
Another important factor when looking for a conservatory company is what after sales service is offered. Ideally you should be looking for a company that offers a warranty or guarantee with their conservatories. These can range from anything from six months to up to three years and might cover the construction of your conservatory or a variety of other things too.
The final thing you should look at when choosing a conservatory company is their reputation. If possible get a friend or family member’s recommendation of which company they used or any problems they faced when buying and getting their conservatory installed. If you don’t have any personal recommendations, look at any customer testimonials that the conservatory company might have on their website or in their sales literature. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask a company for some references in relation to their work. Most will have these available if you request them.
By benchmarking conservatory companies against each of the criteria above, you will ensure that your decision is logical based not only on the style and design of the conservatory but also the reputation and after sales service provided by them – peace of mind that your conservatory will stand the test of time.