My friend said that while she knows the difference between single and double glazed windows, that’s about it. UPVC values, triple glazing and carbon footprint are just not topics that she is very interested in. But one thing she does realize is that during wintertime, even with a lot of heating on, it is hard to get a comfortable temperature in her living room. Or, perhaps it is possible to have a nice temperature in parts of the living room, but near the windows there is always a stream of cold air.

Even though my friend is aware that she can save money on her energy bill and have a much more comfortable living room, she’s just not sure about the investment of changing windows. And how extensive will the work be, will she not be able to access her living room for days, maybe even weeks? And how many thousands are we really talking about?

With winter coming up, improving the warmth and comfort of the home would be a great thing, but many simply find the obstacles of making the final decision too many.

Uncertainty about the cost, duration of the work, how to find a reliable, quality installer and compliance with regulation for older buildings are barriers that leads many to just drop the whole idea and rather give the dinner guests a blanket during dinner.

That’s why Polareco offers a free first assessment of properties, so that anyone considering making investments to get a warmer living room, can know the price, the duration of the works, and even the installer, before they make a decision to buy.