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Halloween, Bonfire Night & Autumn Preparations with Verdi

Halloween, Bonfire night and Autumn preparations with Verdi! As we approach the end of October, it’s time we got serious about prepping for the Autumn season. It’s going to be a typical busy next few month. With Halloween, Bonfire night, and dare we mention the ‘C’ word. We can all do a bit to get our homes ready for the season, as the temperatures begin to fall.

We’ll start with getting our homes ready for Autumn in general. As the temperatures drop, and the night draw in. There are a few ways you, and we can help to ensure you’re cosy this Autumn. To battle the cold weather, we luckily have access to heating in our homes. However, we all know how costly this can become during these Autumnal months. So, to battle this, we can use insulation! Maybe you’ve noticed a draft in your house somewhere? Well with Double Glazed windows, and their vacuum between two panes. Heat can’t escape, and the cold can’t enter, to put it simply. We have a wide selection of window choices here at Verdi, if this is an issue you are experiencing.

But this blog isn’t all about the chores we have got! Let’s get into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween and Bonfire night! With the Trick or Treaters soon to be knocking on our doors, we can give them a little fright with the decorations on our windows and doors. Whether it’s Pumpkins, paper silhouettes, spooky wreaths and banners, or just simply some fake Spider’s web, we can have a fantastic spooky season! However, Halloween is only 1 night of the year, and we don’t want to leave lasting damage on our homes, do we? To prevent this, Verdi advises to avoid putting up decorations with Nails, or even some types of tape for that matter. This can be a nightmare to remove.

And just as we think the FRIGHT-ivities are over. We then have Bonfire night, after Halloween!

A lot of people like to go out on the 5th of November to see their community’s firework display. Unfortunately, though, this presents an opportunity for burglars to make their move. Bonfire night is actually the worst day of the year for burglaries! It’s up to us to keep our homes secure. Well luckily, you can also rely on Verdi! All of the doors we can supply have a variety of locking features. But even our windows are secure! For example, our Sac Shootbolt System has the following features…

  • 8 Point locking system with unique corner drive design on all windows regardless of size.
  • Unique full depth eurogroove lock-out design to maximize security performance.
  • 400% more shootbolt contact area with keep when compared to traditional flat shootbolts.
  • Unique anti-slip and lock detail to shootbolt head.
  • Supaglide gearbox action, tested to 100,000 cycles (equivalent to 30 years of heavy use).

So, we have a busy month couple of months ahead! We hope that everyone has a great time on Halloween and Bonfire night! Most importantly though, we hope everyone stays safe. If you think you need some home improvements like the ones we have mentioned, then please, use Verdi!

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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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