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Home Improvements For The Winter

Home Improvements For The Winter

25th August 2020

As winter is now upon us, it is vital to keep our homes as warm and comfortable as possible, and preparation is key. Your home is where you can be yourself, be happy and relaxed and once that door is close the weather can stay outside! Here are a few ways to help keep your home enjoyable, as well as cutting energy consumption, during those winter months.

Windows - A very large percentage of heat loss in homes happens through the windows. This makes money spent on double - or even triple - glazing a very wise investment. This can be a fair bit of work, so is best done in the warmer months in preparation for the following winter. Be sure to get recommendations from friends and read reviews of companies, that way you can feel confident you are getting a good and affordable service.

What if we told you our windows were energy efficient? They are proven to help keep the warmth inside your home whilst keeping the cold out and any heat loss to a minimum - all this will help reduce your heating costs significantly. The cost-saving made from reduced fuel bills outweigh the investment cost over the life expectancy of the window.

Why not also benefit from a quieter home? Our products provide excellent acoustic insulation, which will signifcantly reduce the noise transmission throughout your home from the outside and help create a quieter life inside - turning your home into a more tranquil place.

Our windows are designed to surpass even the most stringent security tests, with the latest features such as high security protected hinges and extra strong locking systems for added peace of mind.

Doors - Close the door and take the day off your shoulders. Whatever life throws at you, it’s all fine. Police-approved, ‘secured by design’ anti-bump, anti- drill, anti-pick and anti-snap Kitemarked cylinder lock barrels are fitted as standard to every Apeer door. And if that isn’t enough to put off even the most determined criminal, our triple glazed, anti-tamper glazing system will.

Did you know that much like your washing machine or your fridge freezer, your front door can be energy rated too? The doors we use help keep the heat in and the cold out; creating one of the most energy-efficient doors available.

Walls - It is a good idea to ensure you have the right insulation before winter kicks in. Most homes have problem areas where insulation has eroded over time, or even didn't exist in the first place. These areas can be located with an infra-red thermometer and dealt with accordingly. Some may be in harder to reach areas, so be prepared for some cleaning up afterwards.

Gaps In Insulation - Any areas where something passes through a wall, such as pipes or cables, are possible areas of weakened insulation. This problem must be fixed quickly to prevent your home from losing heat. Most issues can be rectified using expanding foam, although as this is flammable, it is best avoided near a gas source. And remember to be careful when applying the foam - it is quite unpleasant to clean.

Follow these tips and enjoy a warm and cosy winter at home.

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