When you’re planning any home improvements, it’s important that the work is protected. A home improvement guarantee ensures that your investment is protected against unforeseen problems. Many construction companies offer their customers a wide variety of guarantees and warranties. It can sometimes be overwhelming for consumers to differentiate between the array of packages on offer.
So, how can you tell when a home improvement guarantee is genuine? Let’s take a closer look.
What to look for in a home improvement guarantee
When you’re researching a company for your home improvement project, their home improvement guarantee should be:
- FCA approved – The Financial Conduct Authority protect consumers by improving company integrity. They promote industry competition and build a fair playing field in the interest of consumer welfare.
- Recognised by FENSA – FENSA accredited installers are recognised for their high standard of workmanship. FENSA also endorse companies who provide genuine home improvement guarantees on their work.
- Covered for at least 10 years – A 10-year time period for your guarantee is the standard length for a home improvement guarantee. 10 Years is a significant time period which instils consumer confidence and promotes product and installation quality.
- Backed by a UK authorised insurer – Look for companies who use well known insurance providers. An established name helps to boost consumer confidence by promoting industry standards.
The CPA – helping installers and consumers
At the CPA, we provide our trade customers with comprehensive Insurance Backed Guarantees on any work they undertake. As a member of the CPA, you can offer your customers the best in home improvement insurance and boost consumer confidence thus increasing sales and growing your business.
If you’re a construction company and you’d like to find out more about becoming a member of the CPA contact us today. Alternatively, if you’re a homeowner and you’d like to find a reputable contractor for your home improvements, the CPA can help. Call us on 01462 850 064 or send us a message online.