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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!

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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!

A Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

Environmentally friendly improvements at Verdi. We often see homes that are aging, with features that maybe aren’t necessarily energy efficient. This is due to the lack of importance put on to the environment in the past. Nowadays though, people’s priorities have changed. For example, the environment has (rightly) become a major issue for many people, and these concerns are prevalent when it comes to the products people are buying for their homes.

However, no matter how environmentally conscious we are, some of the products we use in the home could be doing more harm than good. Here’s a quick list of things that may seem harmless but can actually contribute to the environmental damage of our planet:

Windows & Doors

For windows that don’t hold multi-glazing properties. We can guarantee they will waste energy, and your home will not retain the optimal heat that it produces!

Poor Insulation

Similar to windows, a lack of insulation can cause for heat energy to be wasted. However it can also lead to a plethora of other issues both unrelated, and related to the environment. For example the transfer of pollutants!

Household Products

Even individual household products can have negative effects on the environment. For example, your kettle, toiletries, light bulbs and a range of other items. These can either be energy wasting, made from harmful materials, or can’t be recycled!

Home Maintenance

We understand that everyone’s home needs looking after. However, the process of doing so, may not be considered eco-friendly. This can stretch from within the home, but also out into your garden. If you still use a Petrol mower, this can obviously cause harm to the environment as it releases harmful gases from the fossil fuels it uses!

Building Materials

The final area we want to point out is the materials that are used when home improvements are made. While much has changed in recent times, many materials used still are not necessarily produced in eco-friendly ways. They either require a lot of energy to manufacture, or do not come from recycled materials!

We don’t want this to seem all doom and gloom though! All of these issues are being resolved. Modern technology means that alternative methods are being created. This is combating the environmental issues that come with home improvement.

One way we are doing our part at Verdi is the smarter products we supply. Our clever products are produced from materials that we can guarantee, come from 100% recycled materials as we do our part to protect the environment we live in!

We recommend you check to see if areas in your home are as environemtal as they can be!

If you want to access our environmentally friendly products for your home, Click here.

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.