Hardware company, VBH, has made some changes to its Q-secure homeowner guarantee.
Q-secure guarantees finished windows, doors and patio doors, including aluminium bi-fold and lift/slide elements, against break in for 10 years after installation.
If an intrusion occurs as a result of hardware failure, VBH will pay the customer up to £8,000 direct.
Fabricators can become Q-secure approved manufacturers by committing to gear their Q-secure products with hardware from VBH’s basket of approved products. Crucially, the basket contains hardware from a number of top brands, including greenteQ, Yale, AGB, Roto, Maco and Securistyle.
Companies installing Q-secure windows and doors are Q-secure approved installers. All approved partners are listed on the newly updated website. Consumers looking for window and door companies can easily find a selection via the post code search button. VBH are driving consumers to the website to generate leads for the network.
Marketing manager, Gary Gleeson, said: “There’s a glut of business out there just waiting to be had. Everyone is concerned about security, whatever the economic climate. By offering a free 10-year security guarantee as part of their sales pitch, Q-secure partners have the edge over competitors who sell on price alone. After all, prospects can see that the Q-secure network must be supremely confident in the performance of our products if we’re promising to pay up to £8000 if they fail. That peace of mind is priceless.”
All the hardware on the approved list has been tested to relevant UK and/or European standards, and the range has recently been refreshed by the addition of new products including greenteQ ClearLift lift/slide door hardware and the ArTech tilt and turn system from respected Italian manufacturer AGB.
Gary added: “A big attraction to fabricators who sign up as Q-secure manufacturers is that they are not pinned down to one single hardware brand. For example, they can currently choose window locks from three top makers. This means that they can tailor their windows and doors to their own preference. Q-secure covers everything so there are no nasty surprises if someone does make a claim.”