It’s the height of summer, so naturally here at Chigwell Window Centre we’re thinking about… winter? Yes, you heard that right. While it might be brilliant sunshine at the moment and you’re either enjoying the heat or suffering through it, soon enough the winter weather and dark nights will start to creep in.
Plus, let’s face it – we can’t really count on British summertime to be completely warm and dry. We’ll likely have a few cold and rainy days here and there, reminding us that winter is never far away.
In the summer, it’s easy to forget about some key aspects of looking after your home that will become increasingly important as winter approaches. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you and your property get prepped for the colder weather, so when it arrives, you’ll have total peace of mind and can stay as warm and cosy as possible.
The thermal performance of our windows and doors isn’t something we have to think about too much in the middle of summer. Often, all that matters is opening up your window and waiting for that beautiful cool breeze to blow through. But in the winter months, you’ll pay a lot more attention to how your windows and doors perform when it comes to trapping that much-needed warmth inside and keeping chilly air at bay.
That’s why it’s always a good time to invest in high performance, energy efficient windows and doors – to make sure your home is prepared to deal with the winter cold as it starts to creep in. Not only will replacing your windows and doors help to reduce your energy bills, but you’ll enjoy the other benefits too, like improved noise reduction. When firework night comes around, and later, merry bands of carol singers, you won’t have your peace and quiet disturbed as you relax indoors thanks to double glazing’s acoustic performance.
The darker nights can be a worrying time, particularly for the more security-conscious among us. In the winter, things can feel a little more frightening, so when the days are brighter and longer, it’s worth taking steps to reduce this uncertainty as much as possible. A new front is a great way to give yourself peace of mind that your home is protected. For this, composite doors are an excellent option, combining their traditional aesthetics with exceptional cutting-edge performance, resisting forced entry attempts and keeping intruders at bay.
Additionally, it’s important not to neglect the rear of your property as well. Some would-be burglars will presume the front of a house is protected and try the back instead – which, as they suspected, will often have an older door that’s weaker and easier to break through. Composite back doors are therefore rising in popularity as the strong and secure choice to keep your home, your valuables and, most importantly, your loved ones protected.
Summer is a great time to tick tasks off your to-do list, not only with home improvement projects like this above but other, smaller jobs that you can take care of around the house. With more light in the day and therefore what feels like more time, and with the weather on your side to sort things outdoors, it’s the perfect part of the year to get your home in order. This could be clearing out the garage, tidying up your space room or anything else that you really won’t feel like doing if you put it off until the winter.
For some larger renovation ideas, you might want to use the summer months to take care of any landscaping projects for your garden. The sooner you complete them, the sooner you can start enjoying your rejuvenated space – and you won’t have this big project looming over you all through the winter when you (likely) can’t do any work on it until summer comes around again. Additionally, getting guttering and other roofline products cleaned or even replaced is much easier in summer when you’re not battling against heavy winter rainfall to get the job done.
Prepare for winter this summer with Chigwell Window Centre. We manufacture and install a wide range of market-leading windows and doors that will enhance any property all through the year. Start saving on your energy bills with thermally efficient windows, and keep your home secure with new uPVC, composite or aluminium front and back doors.
Get in touch with our team online or by phone on 0203 667 9707, or use our quick and easy quoting tool today. Plan ahead for winter and improve your home with us this summer. We look forward to working with you soon.
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