Winter Home Renovations Discussed by Capital UPVC
Although we probably think about renovations or building projects being carried out in the summer but the winter months is another season in which you may need to think about home renovations. As the weather changes, your property may come under pressure from a number of different factors (such as rain, wind and eventually snow.) It’s important therefore to make sure that any repairs or maintenance that needs to be done to your property or the various systems that protect your property against rain, for example, are in good order.
Capital UPVC offers a wide range of products that are expertly designed to improve your property ranging from UPVC windows and doors to guttering, fascias and soffits. In this article, we will discuss the issues that are posed when carrying out home renovations in the winter as well as the various areas of your property that you will want to check / repair or maintain before the weather turns for the worse. If you are looking to find out more about winter home renovations then enquire with Capital UPVC today using a contact form on our website or telephone our expert team today on: 029 2047 2700.
Difficulties of Renovations in the Winter
We will always need to carry out some renovations whatever the weather however there are some difficulties which you may encounter when carrying out winter renovations. One of the biggest challenges of carrying out renovations in the winter is lack of visibility. When the nights get shorter and darkness looms, it can become more difficult to carry out renovations or renovations can take longer.
This is why it’s important to try and prioritise any TLC or renovations that you need to carry out before it gets extremely dark. If it does get very dark and there are renovations that you need to carry out then make sure that you try and carry these out when it is light and that you have good lighting when carrying out smaller projects. You can contact the team at Capital UPVC if you need to carry out larger scale maintenance such as the replacement of your guttering before the winter months and we are also more than happy to install this for you.
You’ll also want to carry out renovations similarly before bad weather hits. This is because of the fact that you do not want your property exposed to the elements before you are able to carry out repairs. It can also be dangerous if you are carrying out work such as roof repairs or maintenance as you could also be at risk yourself.
Guttering, Fascias & Soffits
These are perhaps the most important part of your property when bad weather hits. It’s probably better to think about renovation of more aesthetic additions to your home in the spring or summer but make sure that you keep an eye on these just in case they are showing signs of any damage and need repairs (such as checking your conservatory or orangery for damp or condensation.) Your guttering, fascias and soffits however really do need to be looked after just in case they become damaged during extreme weather conditions.
Fluctuations in temperature cause gutters to expand in the heat and contract in the cold. This puts strains on standard seals which soon will start to leak. Freefoam’s Freeflow1 range has a distinctive layer of white PVC inside the gutter, whatever the colour on the inside. This cleverly reduces the amount of heat absorbed and decreases movement by 40% compared to a standard system, so it performs all year round. We can install a new guttering system should you be worried about issues with your current guttering.
Fascia systems and soffits protect the roof with soffits being an integral part of the roofline system protecting the underside of the roof edge. We are also able to install and supply facia boards and soffits to ensure that your property is defending during more serious weather. If you haven’t considered upgrading your current system then get in contact with our team today!
Carry Out Winter Home Renovations Today!
Whether you have minor home renovations to carry out or have major renovations which you have been putting off completing, it’s important to carry these out before potential highly severe weather causes damage to your property. Whether you need to upgrade current systems in your property or want to carry out some improvements, Capital UPVC can help you carry out upgrades to your property even in the winter months. If you are interested in finding out more about home renovations in Cardiff then enquire with Capital UPVC using a contact form on our website or telephone our friendly team directly now on: 029 2047 2700.
Alexander works for Capital UPVC and specialises in marketing & market-trend analysis.