In these economically uncertain times, there’s a perception among home improvement companies that homeowners are being more careful with their money.
This has led to a ‘race to the bottom’, with home improvement providers competing to provide more affordable solutions for their customers.
As a homeowner, you may think that this means a more cost-effective product or service. However, with reduced costs, you often end up with reduced quality as well, which can, in the long run, end up costing you more.
So if you’re looking at purchasing supplies like double glazing or a new conservatory, should you be looking at investing in the best available in the market? Or would you get the same benefit from a cheaper installer?
According to a recent survey conducted by CERTASS, quality is the main driver behind home improvement decisions. While consumers are being more careful with their money, they are also being more considerate about where they spend their money. So rather than reducing the cost of their initial investment, homeowners are actually seeking out higher quality products and installations to ensure their investment is a safe one that will last for years and add real value to their home.
If you’re looking at replacing your double glazing, you should definitely seek out the best provider you can afford. Do this by checking previous work they may have done, obtaining references and ensure they carry all the relevant certificates and accreditations.
Value for Money
That’s not to say that you should completely ignore the price of the product. Neither should home improvement companies simply charge whatever they want under the assumption that a higher investment automatically means higher quality.
But you shouldn’t feel like you have to bankrupt yourself in order to replace windows. A reputable home improvement company, like MLI, will be able to provide you impartial advice on how to get the most out of your budget.
The key is to get the best windows you can afford. That means having an idea of budget in mind before contacting home improvement companies. Then find the ones that offer the highest standards and see what they can do for you on price, without cutting corners.
When purchasing any home improvement, it’s important to get the right balance of quality and price.Get in touch with us today to see how we can help with your project and providing the right supplies, at the right price, at the right quality.