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How Verdi Conservatories Deal with the Heat

How Verdi Conservatories deal with the heat. If you saw last month’s blog, you could say we can see into the future. You could also say how wrong we were! We gave our readers a few tips and tricks on how to deal with the ‘hottest day of the year’. We certainly didn’t see this week’s heat wave coming at that time! After all of the commotion the soaring temperatures brought this week, we thought we’d share how our Conservatories manage the heat.

The temperatures we saw this week can easily damage properties, with much of the UK’s home infrastructure not being equipped to manage this. Whether it’s damage to your roof, foundations or garden, hot weather can cause significant issues. With most Conservatories being designed to last a lifetime though, they should survive this extreme heat.

Now, before we look at the Conservatories we supply, we want to make one thing clear. The Monday and Tuesday heatwave had us sweating just sitting down. We are aware that this kind of heat is probably a tad too warm to sit in any Conservatory! But what about the rest of the year? After all, it’s still the UK…

Here’s a closer look at some of our Conservatory options & how they manage heat:

The Victorian:

Features:

The Gable-End:

Features:

  • Structurally reinforced
  • Fanlights & coloured glass to keep your room cool
  • Bi-fold doors for ventilation
  • Top, centre & bottom hook bolts to provide maximum security

The Lean-to:

Features:

  • Back-locking handles
  • Rooflights to encourage light into your room & rainwater products to account for the British Summer Time
  • Choice of glass roof options & specifications
  • 8 Point locking system with unique corner drive design on all windows regardless of size.

As you can see, the Victorian and Gable-End Conservatory styles both are supplied with features that are efficient at dealing with warm temperatures during the Summer months. With their open layouts and wide opening doors, these styles allow lots of airflow to help cool you down.

Similarly, the Lean-to style is ideal for the Summer months! With its versatility in offering ventilation from side and roof vents, you can let that heat out, ready for you to relax. Like much of our Conservatory range, these 3 products share many features, so you can pick whichever you prefer!

As you can see, every style of Conservatory is unique. The variety of features each style is equipped with helps them to manage heat in different ways so that you can enjoy your room even in heat waves (just hopefully not as warm as this week).

At Verdi, we offer plenty of options when it comes to having a new Verdi Conservatory in your home. You can view the entire range by clicking here.

If you would like to enquire about any of the products we have mentioned, you can get in touch with Verdi by filling out the form below!




    Home Improvements to help you celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday

    Home Improvements to help you celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday. The bank holiday to celebrate 70 years of her majesty’s service is in a couple of weeks! Whether you’re patriotic or not, we all have reason to be excited! After all, we get that day off to relax!

    The Queen’s Jubilee also gives us a great excuse to get together and celebrate with friends! Is your property party-ready though? Well, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to get your home ready, in time for the June Bank Holiday!

    All being well, we will see some Sunshine for the Queen’s Jubilee here in the UK! Knowing us British, that can only mean one thing… A BBQ! With everyone enjoying the weather, we need to set ourselves up with a comfortable outdoor space. So, get the outdoor seating out with plenty of cushions, the grass freshly cut and the ‘barby’ lit. This all sounds perfect! But here at Verdi, we can’t help but point out that British Summertime doesn’t always play out as we’d hoped.  

    The Verdi Canopy

    We don’t want to jinx it. However, if the showers do begin to pour, have you got somewhere to shelter underneath? One great home improvement we supply here can help you with this problem. Our Canopy is a great option for not only Summer but all year round! With this product, your party can continue and not spoil the fun of the Queen’s Jubilee!

    Image of a recent Canopy installed by Verdi, relevant to the preceding text
    Recent Verdi Canopy Installation

    The Verdi Conservatory & Patio Doors

    Image of recent installation of Patio doors from Verdi

    Maybe a Canopy isn’t for you though! Well, how else can Verdi help you to enjoy your Bank Holiday? We understand that these Jubilee parties can get busy. A Conservatory can be a great space to host people in the summer months. Effective at regulating temperature and filled with light, you can ensure that you don’t miss the live coverage of the Queen’s Jubilee! An alternative to this is the Patio Door. Bridge the gap between your living space and garden with these wide, glass doors and let that scrumptious barbeque smell filter through your home.

    It’s Time to Decorate for the Queen’s Jubilee!

    Right, so now we’ve given you some ideas for your home. It’s time to decorate! With it being the Queen’s Jubilee, we should get into the spirit. We hope all our wonderful customers will be giving their homes a ‘royal’ makeover! We can picture it now. Flags, bunting, and crockery. All in the Union Jack’s Red, White and Blue!

    Verdi doors that are in the Union Jack colours for the Queen's Jubilee

    We hope everyone has a fantastic Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday, from everyone here at Verdi Home Improvements!

    If you would like to enquire about any of the products we have mentioned, you can get in touch with Verdi by filling out the form below!




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      Conservatory Care & Maintenance

      Conservatory care and maintenance by Verdi Home Improvements. Spring officially begins next week! We’re certainly happy to see the back of Winter and welcome the sunshine. A Conservatory is a great space for you to sit back and relax for the upcoming months. Whether you own, or are looking to get one for you home, we wanted to give you some tips on how to take care of your systems.

      Check out the Verdi Guide on Conservatory Care & Maintenance!

      In this guide, we take you through different tips and practices on how to maintain your Conservatory. Repair costs can be can be expensive! It’s essential that we undertake regular check ups to ensure we manage issues in the following areas:

      • Cleaning your Conservatories regularly
      • Keeping the space well ventilated
      • Considering the use of your system
      • How to decorate your space

      These are all actions that you can take yourself to ensure any unnecessary costs are avoided! We recommend you do these things. After all, a little Spring cleaning goes a long way! Please click below to download our free Care and Maintenance guide so that your home is ready for Spring and Summer!

      Recent Conservatory installation by Verdi

      From all of us here at Verdi Home Improvements we sincerely hope that you will enjoy your new conservatory and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for opting to use our Services!

      Interested in this product for Spring? Check out our range here!

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      Autumn Preparation here at Verdi Home Improvements

      Autumn Preparation at Verdi Home Improvements. We can’t believe it’s September already! We must be having too much fun here at Verdi. Autumn is quickly approaching, and it’s time for us to start getting our home ready for the dropping temperatures. Not that this Summer has been particularly warm! There’s a whole host of ways we can do this, and we’ll break in down for you…

      Gardens

      We’ll start with the garden. Autumn can put your garden through the races, so it’s important to keep the damage to a minimum. For example, some plants are more robust and suited to colder weather. It’s worth replacing your flowers with these types of plants, and to also trim and tidy any dead or tired plants in your flower beds. Also, with the weather being colder. You’ll likely be spending less time outside so don’t forget to move your outdoor furniture inside!

      Porches

      Next, we’ll move to the entrance of your homes. Autumn weather can often be dreary, and we don’t want our homes to be the same! We’d start by checking for any damage. Porches can often be neglected, and cracks in patio etc., can easily appear. Before anything, these damages should be amended. After this, we can begin to properly battle the Autumn blues through something as simple as a quick lick of paint! Refreshing your porches with a vibrant colour could brighten up yours, or someone else’s day on those drab Autumn days. At Verdi, we can help you with this! Maybe your porch is looking tired, or maybe you don’t have one at all? Verdi has a selection of porches design specs to help brighten up your home this Autumn.

      Windows

      A main aspect of a porch, and in fact the rest of your home. So how can you prep these for Autumn too? Well firstly, like the porch, there is potentially damage to your windows too. For example, damage to the frames may be more difficult to notice, but these can lead to drafts in your home and a lack of insulation. There are different ways you can fix this. You can mend these cracks via sealing and caulking gaps around the window, to installing double glazing (we’d recommend professional help for this), to something as simple as putting up blinds and curtains to retain the heat in your homes. Luckily for you, Verdi has a wide selection of windows to choose from for you to keep your homes warm this Autumn!

      Living Spaces

      Finally, we’ll move on to the living spaces of our homes. Now that we have insulated our homes, we want to get all cosy. So, it’s time to get the fireplace tidy, curtains drawn and heating on! But what about alternatives living spaces, like Conservatories? With the daylight drawing in earlier and earlier, we should make the most of the sunlight while we can. A Conservatory can be perfect for this as it acts as a buffer between the outside and in, while keeping warm in the colder months! At Verdi, we can supply you with a whole range of different Conservatories for you to keep warm this Autumn!

      Get your home ready for the Autumn months with Verdi products, view them here.

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      Home Improvements Ready for the Football

      Home improvements, ready for the football. England have reached the knockouts of Euro 2020! We love this time of year, and the football is making it even more enjoyable. Euros 2020 is being hosted across Europe this year. However, for obvious reasons making the trip to support the 3 Lions isn’t so simple. So, whether you can make it Wembley or not, you can still bring the football home!

      We love hosting our friends and loved ones, but sometimes you have to do a bit of maintenance to make our homes presentable. These tasks can range from cleaning, all the way to a whole new living space! So, here’s a few ideas we suggest for getting your home ready for the football.

      Firstly, we need to make sure that our home looks spruced up. Here are 3 easy ways to do this…

      1. Treat and remove damp/mould – This can be done by firstly, cleaning the stain, with vinegar being a popular home remedy, and then using damp seal, and paint to prevent further issues.
      2. Clean out your roof & gutters – We always must stress; this can be a dangerous task as suggest professional help. However, cleaning the material from your gutters is always important for preventing further problems and roof damage.  
      3. Work on your landscaping – This seems obvious to us but taking care of you garden is vital for this time of year and should be done so that you can watch the football in a comfortable environment.

      No that your garden is up to scratch, we can start to think of other ways we can make home improvements. National BBQ Week is this coming week, and what great timing! We can watch the football, as burgers cook over the fire. However, unfortunately this is still the UK, and the weather doesn’t always ‘play ball’. One way that Verdi can offer a solution to this is our Canopies! If you’re looking for a more affordable solution, this could be for you! Our canopies offer an open concept that creates a happy medium between enjoying the British Summertime, and still keeping that cover for if the heavens start to open when you’re watching the football.

      You can take this one step further; with the Conservatories we can supply you too at Verdi. This could be perfect for those who are thinking ahead, with the World Cup coming around next year, in Winter!  A conservatory bridges the gap between the outside, and in. So, while it may not be BBQ weather for the football next year, you can still make the most of the daylight, while keeping yourself warm.

      If you are looking to enjoy the rest of football this year, in style, then check out our products on the Verdi Home Improvements websites here.

      Come on England!

      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.