I can see clearly now………………

or at least we will in a couple of weeks.

We had another double glazed panel blow over the weekend and made a call to the company we used to replace the others to come and give us a quote………………..
And since our call, we have been thinking.

So far, we have replaced two panels on separate occasions, one in the kitchen and one in the main bedroom at a cost of £70 each. The other pane in the kitchen had been replaced by the previous occupiers, and it turns out that one of the smaller panels in the lounge bay window had also been replaced, so that makes four. Double glazing is guaranteed for ten years, so as the property is now 12 years old, it’s not surprising they are beginning to fail.

Last time, we calculated that it was more practical for us to replace the panes as and when as I could cover the outlay over a month or so.
Aware that our income is 99% certain to be reduced due to government hoops, tick lists and cutbacks with their latest brainchild PIP, we worked out that for around £700 we could have all of the remaining panels replaced, and be done with it for another ten years.
The frames are in good condition and we have a little surplus in the kitty, so we thought we’d ask the fitter for a quote for the remainder and see what they could offer us.

We have secured a deal for £550 for all of the remaining windows, so my megga budget hat is now out of mothballs, and I am squirrelling as I have before. They will be ordered this week and we’ll get a phone call when they can be delivered and fitted to suit us.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to I can see clearly now………………

    • We think it will be as at a later date should panels blow, we might not be in a position to get them replaced.

      • jenanita01 says:

        Never heard of double glazing panels blowing, was there something wrong with them?

      • It’s not unusual after time as the sealed units are unable to absorb any more moisture, so condensation builds up on the inside. We can’t say they will all go, but then again, we can’t say they won’t so we’re just being prudent while we’re in a position to do it.

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