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Door Systems at Verdi Home Improvements

Door systems at Verdi. As what feels like a long Winter has come to an end, Spring has begun! And with the warmer weather gradually returning, the sun can brighten up the look of your home completely. However, we know that the numbing cold, can leave lasting effects.

At Verdi, we want to tackle this! There are a range issues that can become apparent after Winter. For example, we often see that the aesthetics of your doors can be negatively impacted. Colour may fade on your door due to moisture, reducing its ‘new’ look, and causing your house to potentially look tired. For similar reasons, we often see that post-Wintertime, doors can easily warp. The significant changes in weather, overtime, can change the shape of your door, causing it to bend.

The weather is typically the main factor of damages to your home in Winter. Similar to warping, we often see the weather causing doors to rot. As the temperatures fluctuate, the change in humidity can cause fungi and other microbes to thrive. These then eat away at the material, chewing at the wood’s fibres. It’s important to catch this early, and there are ways you can spot rot which we will get into later.  

As well as changing the look of your home, problems that arise in Winter can also affect other characteristics of a door, such as its functionality, and security. We know this can be possibly the most important aspect to our customer’s homes. Cold weather can easily weaken the structure of your door system. For example, the latch can easily seize due to cold weather, leading to your door not being able to function as it should. Similarly, if your lock becomes too cold, it can snap! This can be a real security issue and shouldn’t be taken lightly. We strongly recommend resolving this issue as soon as possible.

So, how can you spot, and resolve these issues? Well, for some of these complications you can fix them yourself, and others it’s probably better for you to leave it to an expert. Say if you take the issue of rot. One way you can spot this early is from a cotton like substance appearing on the door. This is called Hyphae and indicates that rot is present. As for issues like security, like we said earlier, it’s important to sort these problems quickly. But we think it’s even more important to make sure that this is done correctly, and so could be worthwhile having a professional fix this. In the worst-case scenario however, a whole new system could be necessary.

 If this is the case, some doors we supply at Verdi could be perfect for your home. Our doors are all equipped with high technology, security features with a range of different aesthetic options.

Below, you can see some examples that we recently installed for our wonderful customers!

We also supply other styles of doors!

Such as our Bi-Fold, or French doors. These both have 10-point, high security door locks, as well as other features. The Bi-fold door even has a 10-year warranty, so we can assure you that our door systems are exceptionally durable. And with a range of finish choices, these doors can fit straight into you’re the look of your home!

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Conservatory Maintenance at Verdi Home Improvements

Conservatory maintenance. You’ve just got your brand-new conservatory installed. It’s looking fresh, the finish is crisp, and it has completely revamped the look of your home. All done and dusted, right? Actually, to keep this new look, you need to frequently maintain your conservatory, and we can help you with this, in this blog!

There are a range of conservatories, from Victorian and Georgian, to P-Shape and T-shape. All of which Verdi Home Improvements design and install. While they all have different looks, and benefits they bring. The maintenance needs required for each of them are universal.

There are some common issues we find in conservatories. We often find that the roofs of conservatories are covered in foliage, mould, or Fungi. Firstly, this can ruin the look of your conservatory. It is important once you have your conservatory, that you clean out the gutters. Also, it may seem unlikely, but if left unkempt we can often see this damaged your conservatory.

It may seem obvious, but we can’t stress this enough. We believe the key word here is, frequency. Your conservatory will remain bright, and vibrant if you maintain it constantly over time. Otherwise, it can look tired from many factors, both interior and exterior.

For example, we’d say condensation is a very common issue. This occurs when warm air meets cold. Factors such as humidity in your home, or simply when it’s colder in Winter, can instigate condensation. This can be such an eyesore, and also present damaging health effects, as it leads to damp/mould. There are a couple ways we’d advise you to manage this. One easy way would be to well ventilate your conservatory. They are effective at ventilation anyway, so by just opening windows and allowing air to pass through. This can control and reduce this process. However, often it isn’t your fault that this occurs, so you must keep on top of the situation and get it amended as soon as possible.

Some other do’s and don’ts we’d recommend with conservatory maintenance would be, to look after the glass as this makes up the structure of the build. However, don’t use a pressure washer! It can easily damage the seals and coating of your conservatory.

While all of this is important, you must stay safe!

While there are some things you can do yourself, sometimes it’s worth just leaving it to the professionals. Climbing on your conservatory roof is dangerous and isn’t worth the injury.  Professionals will resolve any damages, leaks, algae problems etc. You can even find companies who will deep clean your conservatory. This can cost more, but the end result will be noticeably better.

Verdi Home Improvements offer a comprehensive warranty scheme backed by a 10-year warranty policy by the Independent Warranty Association (IWA).

If you are interested in an informal discussion and design consultation with Verdi conservatory, View our selection here.

Wall & Roof Coatings at Verdi Home Improvements

Wall and Roof coatings that we use at Verdi are supplied by ProPerla. This product is designed to retain warmth and reduce damping of your walls. This is due to its thermal insulating properties. Properties include its Hygrothermal performance to retain heat. High breathability lets moisture escape from building materials. Properla coatings are also highly water repellent due to the super hydrophobic properties. Finally, ProPerla coatings are highly durable, with a 25-year performance.

ProPerla Wall & Roof Coatings repel water and dirt using the latest Nanotechnology. Whilst keeping your home dry, clean and attractive. It is also proven to reduce moss and lichen re-growth. This product comes verified by the Energy Saving Trust.

We treat surfaces with masonry cream because they insulate mineral building materials by reducing water absorption. Masonry cream chemically bonds to the surface creating an invisible insulation barrier.

Super hydrophobic treatment has a highly breathable system unlike traditional roof sealers. The one-coat clear protection creates a self-cleaning surface. It also extends the lifespan of all mineral building surfaces including roof tiles. We guarantee a proven, high quality performance.

ProPerla waterproof masonry paints & coatings are rigorously & independently tested.

ProPerla products are also certified to give you peace of mind. This testing ensures the highest quality product and performance.

You can see from the images (above) how much ProPerla coatings can change the look of your home. The first is before a job. The second is after the job was complete. The difference aesthetically, is clear. However, the coating we use will protect this home from harmful damp. We believe this is the highest quality product available for its function. This is why we use ProPerla roof and wall coatings.

If you want to learn more about ProPerla Ltd, follow this link.

Or if you want to enquire about any other of our services, click here.

Tilt & Turn Windows from Verdi Home Improvements

Tilt & Turn Windows Available from Verdi Home Improvements. Windows look transparent. But there is actually much more to a window, beyond what meets the eye. While you relax in your home, you almost take for granted what role windows play. 

As we move through the Winter season, the time for daylight is narrow. It’s easy for us to feel flat, or dreary as you blend with the grey surroundings. A high-quality window brings colour into your home. it enhances the mood of each and every one of us to make the day brighter, as sun rays creep around the walls of our home.

Tilt & Turn Windows from Verdi Home Improvements

While selecting a window, you can find yourself spoilt for choice. A few options Verdi Home Improvements provide include Casement, Tilt & Turn, and Vertical slider windows, each having their own specific characteristics.

Take the Tilt & Turn window. As you can probably gather from the name, this style of window twists, from 90 to 180 degrees. So, as well as flooding your home with daylight, this type of window can improve ventilation. Verdi supply this product due to its high-quality standard. Galvanised steel reinforcement, internal glazing, an espagnolette locking system, amongst a range of other benefits, as well as a vast choice of finish options. The Tilt & Turn window exemplifies the elaborate makeup of windows, with different characteristics providing different benefits.

Tilt & Turn Windows from Verdi Home Improvements

Benefits that windows provide are significant for your home. How secure is your home? Does it function well throughout the year? How does it impact the environment?

All windows supplied by Verdi Home Improvements feature certified energy rating and are supplied with a BFRC label.

Feeling secure and safe is the most important aspect of your home. And this is an important consideration when selecting windows. Protection is found in different ways dependant on the window’s style. The Tilt & Turn window provides various ways of keeping you safe, for example, it has a concealed perimeter locking system, white locking handles, as well as the espagnollete locking system.

As a home improvement company, we pride ourselves on offering a quality service. We supply windows, conservatories, doors, and more across the midlands. Our dedicated team provides a helpful service, across every aspect of our company. Check us out on Facebook or visit our products on the Verdi Home Improvements website.

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