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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.

Customer reviews

Customer reviews for Verdi Home Improvements.

Verdi Home Improvements prides itself on delivering friendly, efficient service to all of our customers. From the first moment our sales team meets you, through to the completion of your works, Verdi makes sure you are informed throughout.

We have numerous review platforms which enables our customers to comment on their experience with our staff.

One such industry-leading platform is Trust A Trader

Customer reviews

Their 5-star trader average rating gives you a simple, honest review platform to assess our business. We have partnered with them for a number of years to allow customer reviews to be published.

Focusing on areas of importance to you (our customers) including

Initial Impression

Was the trader polite and helpful at first contact? Did they understand your work requirements and clearly explain their plans?

Cleanliness

Was work done with care, to minimise dust, dirt, and any damage to your property? Was any mess cleared up properly after?

Value

Did you feel the completed work was good value for the agreed cost? Were any products purchased by the trader appropriate in cost?

Punctuality

Did the trader arrive on time, on every day that they were carrying out work for you? Were any breaks a reasonable length of time?

Quality

Were you happy with the standard of work? Was every aspect of the job given enough attention and finished to your expectations?

Overall Opinion

Did the finished work meet or exceed your expectations or were you disappointed? Rate your level of satisfaction as a whole.

As well as “missed appointments in the last 6 month”

If you visit our Trustatrader page you will see GENUINE reviews from our customers.

4.78 out of 5 stars

Customer reviews

This shows the Verdi Home Improvements deliver an excellent service from start to finish.

We always appreciate the time it takes for people to review us, this includes good and bad reviews. Why do we mention ‘bad’? In most cases, many companies try to “HIDE” bad reviews but Verdi accepts in some cases that we may not have reached the heights of 5 stars. This is important for us to improve our business, the only way we get better is by knowing where we have gone wrong. This is why we use open platforms and do not remove poor reviews.

As you would expect though, in a very competitive market place, we are also victims of ‘false’ reviews. These could be from competitors or people who just wish to damage our business reputation.

Customer reviews

Leah McAteer’s Story & How Verdi Helped Her As Featured In The Leicester Mercury

Leah McAteer’s life changed forever after a car crash last February. The accident left the 20-year-old paralysed from the chest down and unable to complete even the simplest tasks unaided.

In a smart, spacious house in the village of Newbold Verdon, the floors are shiny and laminated, to accommodate Leah McAteer’s wheelchair. Lots of work has taken place to make sure the 20-year-old can move around as easily as possible, but it’s not home, she says.

Home is Huncote, where she grew up, where most of her family and friends still live; getting on with their lives. It’s where Leah lived, too, until the car accident that changed her own life forever.

Her new home is the only house her family could find that was big enough and where the landlord was okay with making the adaptations needed, says mum, Natalie. It means not only has Leah lost her independence, but also the chance to be close to those she loves and needs most.

Natalie says she wanted to thank Leicester company Verdi Home Improvements, which has provided French doors for Leah’s grandmother’s house in Huncote.

“She has a porch and there’s a massive step so I can’t get in that way,” says Leah. “I call her my Mama. We’re really close and I used to spend a lot of time round there, so it’s important to me that I still can.”

To read more about Leah’s inspiring story, visit The Leicester Mercury Website.

Verdi Home Improvements Featured On The Beacon Magazine

Verdi Home Improvements’ advice piece on conservatories was featured on Leicester based magazine The Beacon’s website. We spoke to them about everything you need to take into account when considering a conservatory. From space to price, we’re happy to advise here at Verdi, so why not give us a call!

You can view the whole article on The Beacon website.

Five Things To Take Into Account When You’re Considering A Conservatory

The Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about renovations on your home, and we at Verdi Home Improvements have started to notice a huge boom in our sales of conservatories and orangeries. What better time to expand your house than right before BBQ season, especially if you’re using said space for an extended dining area or outhouse! We have put together a small guide on what you need to be considering when thinking about a conservatory.

Space

When contemplating a conservatory, you obviously need to assess how much room you have to play with, but also how much room you want within the conservatory itself. Verdi can help advise you on how best to get the most out of the space you have already and will discuss various styles of conservatory with you.

Design

Which brings us on to design. Do you want a traditional or modern conservatory? Websites like Pinterest are fantastic for inspiration, but Verdi can help talk you through the different styles on offer, what will fit in with your current brickwork and so much more. Your dream conservatory can become a reality!

Price Part 1

With that in mind, we move on to price. Each conservatory will be just as unique as you are, and you should view your conservatory as an extension of your home, somewhere you create memories in, and something you can invest in. At Verdi, we pride ourselves on offering fantastic quality products at fantastic prices.

Price Part 2

Often overlooked but by no means less important is the price of the conservatory once it’s built. It won’t be hugely costly, but depending on what you do with your new room will depend on how much extra your running costs will be. Verdi however aim to reduce any extra spend, and our conservatories are energy efficient, retaining heat throughout the colder months, but keep you cool throughout the hotter months. So it’s a comfortable space for you to relax in all year round.

Usage

Once you’ve decided upon the exterior style of the conservatory, you can decide on the interior! What you do with your conservatory is entirely up to you, but we love them as dining rooms, play rooms, games rooms or a separate living area for when you just want a little bit of peace and quiet!

For more information regarding our conservatories, or for our other products, you can email us on enquiries@verdihomeimprovements.co.uk or call us on 08435235293