Glass is all around us and you can’t have a building without it. Well, you could, but it wouldn’t be very attractive. As there is such a big market for glass you will likely have no difficulty finding a glass supplier who is conveniently close to your area - but how do you know if they provide a quality product or are even reliable?
Many glass suppliers have varying specialties and not all will be able to cater to your needs. For instance, double glazing is a fairly specialized type of glass that needs qualified professionals to handle the installation. Considering the extra cost involved it is well worth your time to do extensive research on any suppliers who list this as one of their services.
Once you’ve checked out a few it then pays to peruse any reviews you can find at Provilink about their service and reliability. Don’t put all of your faith in reviews however, a firsthand meeting with the supplier is recommended.
One way to check the viability of a glass supplier is to find out how long they have been in business. This is a fairly standard measure of a company’s worthiness and can generally work in most people’s favor. It does have the disadvantage of precluding any new startups who may also be able to provide excellent workmanship. Sometimes new startups are managed by someone with 20 years’ experience with another company as an employee, so it pays to check that out as well.
Expensive glass fitting services deserve a warranty. If a company is willing to stand behind its product with a fairly enduring warranty then this should be factored into the total cost of ownership. Failure to provide any warranty at all should set alarm bells ringing, and always check the fine print before signing on the dotted line.
Lastly, Provilink does its best to make sure your glass suppliers have all the required licensing and qualifications in place. However this varies from state to state and country to country so you will need to check with the relevant governing bodies to determine what requirements are required for glass fitters to operate in your area.