Following the past 15 months, life as we knew it has changed in many ways, resulting in many of us spending more time at home than we ever imagined and thus choosing to improve our homes to accommodate our new requirements and make our homes more enjoyable.
New windows and doors are often top of the list of home improvements, and it’s easy to see why choosing the right products for your property can really transform how you spend time in your home, whilst also increasing the value and reducing energy bills.
But should you go local or choose a national windows company for your new windows and doors? There are upsides and downsides to both, but being a local windows and doors company, we’re going to explain why local always wins hands down!
Our Top Reasons for Choosing a Local Windows & Doors Company
We’ve rounded up the top 5 reasons to find a local company for your windows and doors to help you choose the right team and get started on your home improvement journey.
#1 See their work at their local showrooms
Most local window and door companies will have their own showroom located in or nearby the areas they cover, so you can not only take a look at their brochure but unlike most national companies, you can actually go and see their products in person too. This can be very helpful when it comes to choosing the right colours and materials, and seeing how sturdy and well-fitted their products are.
#2 Save Money
Whilst it is certainly not always the case, local windows and doors companies do often tend to be cheaper than national companies, sometimes quite significantly.
The reasons for this are that national companies have bigger overheads, including large-scale marketing campaigns such as television adverts whilst their fitters often have to travel further for installations.
#3 Know The Local Areas (conservation areas/planning etc)
Choosing a local company can be especially beneficial if you live in a conservation area or a grade-listed property, as your windows and doors specialist are more likely to know the local planning laws and regulations, and the type of work which will likely get accepted (or turned down) if you have planned to make substantial changes to your home.
#4 A More Personal Service
Local companies have a lot to lose if someone has a bad experience, tells their friends and family about it, or even leaves an unfavourable review. For this reason, local companies tend to work very hard to both avoid and resolve any issues that do arise. While national companies do too, it is somewhat easier for local companies to provide a more personal, hands-on approach to their customers.
#5 Faster installation Times
Local companies can have shorter waiting times for installation than their national counterparts, so you can expect your new home transformation a little earlier if you choose to go local. However, it’s not just about how long your company’s fitters are booked up for as it also depends on their suppliers, as many window firms use the same suppliers, so though this is often the case, it can’t be guaranteed.
Speak to Isis Windows for Windows & Doors in Oxford
If you’re looking to update your windows and doors and you’re looking for a local company in Oxford or Oxfordshire, we’re right on your doorstep and as local as it gets!
We offer a comprehensive range of double-glazed windows and doors, from replacement front doors in composite and uPVC, to sliding patio doors and bi-folding models. We can provide a large catalogue of colour choices as well as different styles to match your property, be it a period property or a modern newly built home.
Speak to our team today for some free advice or get booked in for a free, no-obligation quote.