What is the lifespan of double glazing windows?

lifespan of double glazing -Windows & Doors, Orangeries, Roofs, Extensions, Sovereign Home, EssexNothing lasts forever they say and double glazing is no different but what is the lifespan of double glazing windows?

If your Essex home is looking past its’ best and your windows are beginning to fail, then don’t worry about it too much.

Whether you are inland in Basildon or on the cost in Southend, the fact is, that double glazing doesn’t last forever.

Surprised? However, it is true.

What is the lifespan of double glazing windows – Who knew?

Windows and doors get opened and closed many times a day, and in the case of windows, especially so in the summer.

We open them because it’s hot, then close them so that we can go to the shops.

Then come back again and open them.

Then it’s time to pick the kids up from nursery, so we close them again.

We could go on, but you get the picture.

Not only that, there can be problems with older windows misting up as well.

Many of the windows of 20 or 30 years ago were only expected to have a life of perhaps about that long. (They didn’t tell you that, did they ?!).

But to be fair, nothing lasts forever, not even double glazing.

Furthermore, the older windows didn’t have anything like the superior glass that we have today, so although they were a lot more energy efficient than single glazed windows could ever be, they still lag behind what we can do now in the 21st century.

So if you are looking to replace your double glazing in Basildon, it’s not surprising.

And if indeed, you are, then you are going to want the best of the best, and that means Sovereign Home Improvements.

What is the lifespan of double glazing windows – Why Us?

How is it that we have become the leading installer of double glazing in Basildon and the rest of Essex in just over three short years?

It’s because we are a family firm and we started in life with the intention of being the best, both with our sales pitch and our installation teams.

Our mantra is to treat every customer as we would wish to be treated ourselves.

Nothing more and nothing less.

This means that we don’t use gimmicky sales tactics.

We quote you a fair and honest price for your double glazing, and please don’t be surprised if we don’t offer an “amazing” reduction if you don’t accept it.

It will almost certainly be well below the price of one of the national giants anyway (mentioning no names) because we don’t employ very expensive salesmen.

We’re a family business, remember.

What we do is offer you a fair price and outstanding workmanship (see our testimonials).

If you want the best at the lowest price, give us a call.

No hard sales tactics – that’s a promise. Just the best.


By Ian Mullins


Find a Good Double Glazing Company…

Finding a Good Double Glazing Company…

A Good Double Glazing Company, now that’s’ refreshing!

Sovereign Home Improvements is one of the leading suppliers of double glazing in Essex and we have achieved this status in just three short years.

The reason is that we are different.

Find a Good Double-Glazing Company - Soveriegn Home Improvements - Essex

Double glazing is a big investment but double-glazing companies come and go because of – apart from anything else – their sales tactics.

Their salesman comes in and gives you the spiel and quotes you a price for your windows, which, quite frankly, he would be rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of his commission if you actually accepted it.

However, he wants the deal on the night, or the day if it’s the weekend, and his company has trained him to use an assortment of tactics for suddenly finding ways in which the price can be considerably reduced.

But as always,  “only if you sign up here and now”.

This amazing price will not be available again!

Of course, it is always possible that the final price may be the best you could get, but unless you have looked at any competitors, how do you know?

Find a Good Double-Glazing Company – Why Sovereign?

At Sovereign Home Improvements we don’t resort to tactics like that.

We are a family owned firm and we treat our customers with the respect that they deserve.

No, we don’t get the deal with every customer we see, but we have been getting enough of them to become on of the leading double-glazing company in Essex.

I guess is often comes down to your ethics? The price that we quote you is the price.

No gimmicks.

No sudden reductions if you sign up right now.

This is because we simply wouldn’t want to be treated that way ourselves, so we don’t do it.

 

Lewis & Matt


Adding An Extension To The Home Rather Than Moving…

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Need more space around the house, many people today now look at adding an extension to the home rather than moving…

If you are considering any sort of extensions in Essex, Sovereign Home Improvements is the obvious choice.

We can provide any type of extension that you wish.

Adding An Extension To The Home…

Many people these days choose to add a conservatory to their home, and it is most certainly a way to enjoy the great outdoors in all weathers and at any time of year.

With all that glass, you can sit and enjoy your garden come rain or shine.

Many of the older conservatories that were built in the 80’s and 90’s are too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

However, today we use reflective glass which will ensure that the conservatory doesn’t get too hot in summer, and of course, you can have it heated for the winter as you would any other room.

You might also choose to have the Guardian Warm Roof on your conservatory.

This is a solid roof, and at Sovereign Home Improvements we are now official installers in the county.

Orangeries in Essex are also gaining in popularity.

Many people don’t really understand the difference between a conservatory and an orangery.

Orangeries were so called because they were extensions that were added to the homes of wealthy landowners as far back as the 17th century when they wanted to grow oranges and other citrus fruits in the UK.

adding an extension to the home rather than moving, Soverisgn home improvements, Essex v2Obviously, they would need protection in the winter, and the orangery was the answer.

Today, most orangeries don’t have as much glass as conservatories which have glass wall to ceiling.

Orangeries tend to have about three feet of brickwork at the base, but they still incorporate a lot of glass.

Of course, there are other ways of adding an extension to the home, and one that has also gained popularity recently is the home office.

This is because, with the growth of the internet, many people can work from home instead of going into an office.

But, of course, you need peace and quiet and to get away from the kids: the home office is the perfect answer.

Other people need a home extension because of a growing family when the kids want their own bedrooms.

Adding an extension can be an awful lot cheaper than moving to a bigger home, and it means that you can stay in your local area among family and friends rather than moving away.

Of course, whatever sort of extension you add to your home it is going to add value, so if you do want to sell at some time in the future it is also an investment.


Double Glazing in Essex…

Looking for Double Glazing in Essex…

Sovereign Home Improvements is the foremost company when it comes to double glazing in Essex!

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We cover the whole of the county from Saffron Walden to Canvey Island and from Chigwell to Harwich, so wherever you live in Essex, we’ve got you covered.

We are a family owned and run business and we treat our customers and potential customers with the respect that they deserve and in the same way that we would wish to be treated ourselves.

Double Glazing in Essex – Our approach…

We cover the whole of the county from Saffron Walden to Canvey Island and from Chigwell to Harwich, so wherever you live in Essex, we’ve got you covered.

However, if you are looking for a sales pitch that starts off with a ludicrously high price and then finds all sorts of reasons why it can magically be reduced to about half of the original, then sorry, but we don’t do that.

What we WILL do is come and visit you so that we can measure your windows (and doors if you wish) and then give you a fair and competitive price.

There is no obligation but we think that you will find our prices extremely reasonable, especially when compared with some of the “big boys”.

How? Because as a family business we don’t have a team of salesmen to whom we have to pay huge commissions.

Think in the order of 30% for the sales guy and you won’t be too far wrong.

When looking for double glazing in Essex, you can be sure we cover the whole of the county from Saffron Walden to Canvey Island and from Chigwell to Harwich, so wherever you live in Essex, we’ve got you covered.

Double Glazing in Essex – The Products…

Equally important is the fact that we only use the very best materials and manufacturing processes to produce our windows and doors.

Double Glazing in Essex, Sovereign Home Improvements 2We do not and will not cut corners to shave a few pounds off the price here and there.

Installing new double glazing in Essex is an investment.

But it’s not a “cheap” product, so you need to get the very best value for your money because you don’t want to have to replace it again ten or fifteen years down the line.

As such, you need it to last.

What we can also do is to offer you double glazing in any style that you wish.

We can produce windows in any size, any shape, and in your choice of materials.

So you can have timber frames, uPVC frames, or aluminium frames.

They each have their advantages, so feel free to ask us what we would recommend for your particular home.

These frames – and doors – can be supplied in a variety of different colours as well, including wood-grain effects and finishes, so in the 21st Century, your windows don’t have to be white!

So for double glazing in Essex, talk to Sovereign Home Improvements.

It’s what we do.


By Lewis Adair


uPVC Windows in 2019…

uPVC Windows & Doors, Orangeries, Roofs, Extentions, Sovereign Home, Essex (2474)If you are looking for either uPVC windows in Essex or uPVC doors then Sovereign Home Improvements is the company for you.

uPVC Windows And Doors In Essex – Considerations…

Installing double glazing is not “cheap” even though it is a great investment.

This is especially true if you have single glazed windows at the moment because you won’t believe the amount you can save on your heating bills.

Even if you have double glazing already, but it is over 20 years old, you will still save money because today’s double glazing is ultra-energy efficient.

And from that point of view beats older windows hands down. Our uPVC windows are all A+ energy rated.

However, it is not just the cost and energy saving aspects of uPVC windows and uPVC doors in Essex that makes them so attractive.

There is also the fact that our windows and doors are very long lasting, and they need virtually no maintenance.

They don’t need painting as wood-framed windows do, and if you decide to have tilt and turn windows you don’t even need a window cleaner!

They open inwards 90°, so you can clean the outside of the windows without going outside your home.

uPVC Windows And Doors In Essex – Cleaning…

Talking of window cleaning, there is another way of dealing with that chore, and that is by using self-cleaning glass.

Yes, despite the fact that it has been around for some while now, most people don’t know that you can have self-cleaning glass in your windows.

It has a special coating that breaks down dirt and then the rain simply washes it off.

Clever, huh? Of course, it costs more than standard glass, but just think what you’ll save by not having the window cleaner around every month.

It goes without saying, or it should do, that your Sovereign Home Improvements windows and doors can be crafted in any style you wish.

Without doubt, this is the most popular window style is the casement window which is hinged on one side and to open it you simply swing it out.

However, it can also be hinged at the top or the bottom of the frame if required.

There are many more styles of windows we can supply, one of those being sliding sash windows which don’t have hinges but slide up and down on rollers.

Some also have a tilting option to make for easier cleaning.

uPVC Windows And Doors In Essex and Sovereign Home Improvements…

Furthermore, Sovereign Home Improvements only ever uses top quality materials.

As with any type of product, there are always cut-price options, but the company believes that what a customer wants is the best, without any cutting of corners, so the best is what the customer gets.

Yes, there may be a slightly cheaper option, but when customers are making an investment of some thousands of pounds, they want something that is going to last, look outstanding, and have a guarantee that goes with it.

Whatever your needs for double glazing in Essex, just give us a call. We can do it all.

 


The Best Choice Windows and Doors in uPVC…

Best Choice Windows and Doors - Sovereign Home Improvements, EssexWe’ve believe in providing our customers with the Best Choice Windows and Doors in uPVC to make your home stand out…

Sovereign Home Improvements is the foremost provider of home improvements of all kinds in Essex.

We can install new kitchens, add soffits and fascias, replace a flat roof, build a loft extension, add a conservatory or orangery to your home, or an office extension.

However, as you might guess, a lot of our work is in uPVC double glazing windows in Essex, along with uPVC doors in Essex as well.

Best Choice Windows and Doors – Materials…

It’s a fact of life that nothing lasts forever, and that includes windows and doors.

Many of our customers choose uPVC for their replacement windows and doors because it is long-lasting, needs virtually no maintenance.

They won’t discolour and will stay looking great for year after year.

It also has the added benefit of being extremely cost-effective when compared to aluminium or wood.

If you happen to like the effect of a wood grain finish you can have that in uPVC as well.

So it looks like wood but isn’t wood, and won’t need regular repainting as wood does. uPVC really does give you the best of all worlds.

All of our uPVC windows come as A+ rated as standard which is as high an energy efficiency as you need.

There is an A++ rating, but the difference is so small that it is not really worth the extra cost.

Best Choice Windows and Doors – Security…

Our windows all have the police approved locking system which is called Security By Design.

This is a 10-point locking system which is designed to defeat the most persistent of intruders.

We also use warm edge spacer technology in between the glass units which helps to reduce condensation and makes the glass more energy efficient.

It also adds to the soundproofing too, which is a real bonus if you live next to Stansted or Southend airports or next to the A13.

Our windows can also be produced in any sort of style or design that you wish.

You can have casement windows, tilt and turn windows, bow windows, bay windows, sliding sash windows – you name it.

Our uPVC doors are also highly energy efficient and will help to keep your utility bills low.

For security purposes, our doors have the Avantis locking system which

has the largest deadbolt available, and they are also 10% thicker than those of our nearest rivals, making your home as safe as it could possibly be.

All of our uPVC windows and doors are available in a wide choice of colours to suit the style of your home.

Talk to us today!


Leading Installers Of Windows And Doors In Essex…

Sovereign Home Improvements is the leading installer of windows and doors in Essex.

Our Windows and doors…

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We supply and install all types of windows including casement windows, tilt and turn windows, bow windows, bay windows, sash windows, and more, and they can be made of UPVC, wood, or aluminium.

Many people today opt for UPVC windows because they are less expensive than aluminium or wood, and they can be provided in a range of colours other than plain white.

In fact, we offer them in rosewood, light oak, and the increasingly popular anthracite grey among several other choices.

All of our windows come fitted with the 10-point police-approved locking system which is called Secured By Design.

We use A+ energy rated glass in all our windows, whether double or triple glazed, and our warm edge spacer technology between the glass makes the glass further energy efficient and helps to keep down condensation.

In addition, it helps to reduce external noise which is perfect if you live on a busy main road or around Southend or Stansted airport.

Many of our customers are choosing tilt and turn windows.

These open 90° into the room so that they let in the maximum amount of fresh air, but also tilt open at the top and can be locked into one of several opening positions.

This means that you can have fresh air coming into the room even if it is raining outside.

These windows will also save you the cost of the window cleaner calling every month because they open into the room, so you can clean the glass on the outside from the inside!

Our Windows and Doors…

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As far as doors go, many customers are replacing their front doors with composite doors.

Our 48mm doors are 10% thicker than any competitor and therefore more secure, but we go a step further with the Ultion locking system.

Around 900 homes are broken into every day in the UK and 85% of these are by snapping the lock which can be done with a couple of DIY tools.

In fact, you can watch a video of a burglar breaking a normal lock in just 9 seconds on the Ultion website and then watch him trying to break the Ultion lock.

We believe the Ultion lock is a great investment.

Our composite doors come in a range of no less than 256 colours ranging from contemporary colours to beautiful woodgrain finishes.

 


By Lewis Adair

Making Homes Better


Add An Extension To Your Essex Home…

conservatories in Essex

At Sovereign Home Improvements we can build any sort of extension that you wish for your home.

Many people like conservatories in Essex and consider adding them to their home because they are just so wonderful to relax in all year round.

The conservatories of 20 or 30 years ago were frequently too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but today we have energy efficient materials and we have solar reflective glass.

Your conservatory can be built using this glass so that it doesn’t overheat in the summer, and it can be heated along with the rest of your home so that you can use it in the winter.

Yes, you can sit there in February with the snow on the ground, and on your trees and shrubs.

Enjoying the views of your garden as much as you did in summer when the solar reflective panels in the roof kept too much heat out and you had the doors open to admire the roses.

We also build orangeries in Essex, these are similar to conservatories…

However, they tend to have brick bases that match the home, with the upper portions entirely of glass so that you can – if you wish – grow an orange tree or lemon tree in them!

That will be something to brag about when you have your friends round for dinner!

We also build all other types of extensions in Essex.

You might want a home office, as many people do these days since more and more of us are working online, but you need to be away from the kids in the holiday time, or just need a quiet place to escape to.

If you need your own quiet space in which to work and think, a home extension that you can use for your office is the ideal solution.


New Windows And Doors For Your Essex Home…

If you are considering new windows and doors for your home, talk to Sovereign Home Improvements based in Grays, Essex.

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We are the leading installer of uPVC windows in Essex and we can manufacture them in any style that you wish.

The most popular style of window in Essex, and for that matter in the UK as a whole, is the casement window.

This type of window can be top opening or side opening, or you can have both.

Our uPVC window frames are available in the chamfered style which is a contemporary “clean” look or you can have them in the Ovolo style which is a more traditional decorative appearance…

New Windows And Doors – Materials/Ratings…

Our window frames are made using special resins and stabilisers to make certain that they do not discolour.

These windows are now also made to A+ energy rating as standard which ensures that your utility bills will be kept low.

Indeed, if you are replacing windows that are 20 years old or more you will be surprised at just how much money these new windows will save you.

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Sovereign Home Improvement windows are also extremely secure.

They have a 10-point locking system which is police approved and is called Secured By Design.

Of course, you don’t have to have casement windows.

You might like to install tilt and turn windows.

These open 90° inwards for plenty of fresh air, and it also means you can clean the outside of the windows from inside your home.

They can be tilted open at the top which is ideal when you want fresh air in but it is pouring with rain outside.

Sovereign Home Improvements Team also builds uPVC front doors in Essex.

New Windows & Doors, Orangeries, Roofs, Extensions, Sovereign Home, Essex (3859)

When you install a new front door, you want it to look amazing.

Despite the fact that you may have a beautiful front garden, your visitors will chiefly look where they are going and that is to your front door.

You need your front door to make a great first impression, and the doors that we build at Sovereign Home Improvements will certainly do that.

New Windows And Doors – Security…

All front doors supplied by Sovereign Home Improvements are also ultra-secure.

Many front doors are capable of being opened by a thief in ten seconds or less using simple DIY tools, but our doors are fitted with Ultion locks.

If the door detects an attack it triggers a hidden lock within the door automatically which ensures that nothing will get past it.

Ultion is the most secure locking system in the UK.


By Lewis Adair


Top Quality Double Glazing of Any Design from Sovereign Home Improvements…

At Sovereign Home Improvements we are experts in supplying and installing double glazing in Essex.

We also supply and install all types of doors along with conservatories and orangeries, and we also install soffits and fascias and flat roofs. However, the bulk of our work is in the installation of double glazing.

Double Glazing in Essex

We are a family firm and a small team working together, rather than one of the big national companies that spend a fortune on advertising, which in turn means that their products are more expensive.

We aim for top quality at a fair and affordable price and we treat our customers in the same way we would wish to be treated ourselves.

If you are looking for gimmicks and special one-off discounts “as long as you order right now” you won’t get them from us.

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