How reliable are reproduction cast iron radiators?
How reliable are reproduction cast iron radiators? is a question that we get asked lots of times. As I sit in my workshop looking at another batch of leaking poor quality radiators which have come in for repair I thought that i would address this problem.
Once more we’ve been asked to repair poor quality (in all but price!) radiators sold by another provider. In this case our customer from the Newcastle area bought 30 reproduction cast iron radiators from a company that has since ‘gone bust’. These radiators are only 3 years old which absolutely exemplifies the need to check where your radiators were made. The customer must be able to trust the guarantee. Remember, there are NO radiators made in the UK.
It’s really important that you assure yourself that your radiators are going to last as long as you expect. Customers are often let down by worthless guarantees. At the end of the day a guarantee is just “a piece of paper”. You need to be confident that, regardless of what happens to the company that sold them to you, the radiator will last as long as they were intended to last when you purchased them. We often receive calls from distraught customers reporting leaking seals on radiators they bought less that 5 years ago. Our speciality is repairing radiators and we can do that for you, no problem. That said, it’s far cheaper to spend a little more in the first instance and buy superior quality radiators rather than pay again a short while later.
Radiator Renovator has been in the business of supplying and repairing radiators for some time now and we have asked ourselves “how reliable are reproduction cast iron radiators?” many times. This is why we sell in different ranges, so that you know and get what you expect from the outset. Our premium range radiators are a little more expensive but offer you exceptional European quality whereas our Standard range enable us to compete with every other UK supplier.
How reliable are reproduction cast iron radiators? It depends on where you get them from.
Our customer has kindly agreed to show photos of their leaking radiators so that you can benefit from their misfortune. Please take time to ask those awkward questions when you’re shopping around.