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5 Things To Look For In Your New Home

Sam
2019-12-19

There are plenty of crucial things to look for in your new home when you move in. While it's always fantastic to make a new space your own, it is also vital to ensure that it doesn't have any unknown issues. In a new home, there can be several components that aren't working properly or could create problems in your living space.

Because of this, you should check a variety of elements of your home to make sure they won't break or lose their performance once you move in. Many homes that you purchase can have outdated windows and doors, or even boilers that aren't efficient. As a result, you may find that you have to pay out for repairs frequently and that your living space might be uncomfortable.

However, there is a better alternative to this. With Compare Companies, you can get stunningly low quotes on a vast range of home improvements. With advanced materials and cutting-edge technology, they can make your new space feel as good as new. They'll save energy, protect you from intruders and even make your home feel brighter.

At Compare Companies, we hope to give you information and advice on things to look for in your new home, such as:

  • Double and Triple Glazing
  • Window and Door Frames
  • Wall Insulation
  • Boilers
  • Alarm Systems 

Once you identify things to look for in your new home that might cause a problem, Compare Companies can offer you a quick, straightforward solution. You can select your improvement with us, and we'll put you in touch with our trusted network of installers and suppliers. They guarantee you a quality service for a lower quote, taking the risk out of your investment.

Why should you inspect your new home?

It's hard to know how a home will perform until you start to live in it. That's why we at Compare Companies recommend you take a look across your home to see how each component is performing. Many of them could be old and outdated, meaning they could lose their shape and their performance.

For example, your home may only use single-glazed glass in its windows and doors. With this thin layer of protection, your home could be prone to excess heat transfer, meaning that warmth escapes your space quickly. Because of this, cold air can also get into your home, reducing your temperature and making you rely on your central heating.

Things to look for in your new home also include the frames of your windows and doors. These could be timber frames, which are sturdy but can lose their shape in adverse weather. That's because water and cold air can get into cracks in the wood and expand them, creating more space for draughts and dampness to get into your home.

Your wall insulation could also be quite thin, meaning that there's less in the way between you and the outside world. Because of this, you may end up using more of your central heating, costing you money and increasing emissions. As a result, you could also put more strain on your boiler, which could end up using more energy to heat your home over time.

As well as that, older windows and doors also become fragile over the years, meaning your home may not be as secure as it should be. With Compare Companies, however, there's no need to worry. You can get a quick, low quote with our service and get in touch with a trusted specialist instantly to get a home improvement that transforms your new home.

Double and Triple Glazing

One of the main reasons why your home could be losing energy is the type of glazing it uses. If your home has single-glazed windows and doors, you have less protection and insulation from the cold. That way, you can lose your home's natural warmth and get wind and cold entering your living space, reducing your comfort.

However, Compare Companies is proud to work with suppliers that install market-leading double and triple glazing. Double glazing windows and doors use two panels of glass to trap your home's heat in a vacuum. This innovative design creates a thermal barrier for your living space, keeping warm air inside and cold air well away.

In a window, double glazing can transform the way it channels energy. You'll be able to keep more of it inside your home, and you won't lose much at all thanks to their highly-rated performance values. You can get even better performance and security with triple glazing, which gives you three panels of advanced glass to keep your home warm.

You'll also benefit from increased natural light and warmth, making your living space brighter and more natural. With new glazing, you can ensure your new home's windows and doors work for you. They'll keep your home warmer, reducing your reliance on your central heating. That way, you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint too.

Window and Door Frames

Frames are one of the most significant things to look for in your new home. Many windows, doors and even conservatories use timber structures in their designs. While they offer effective insulation, they are prone to poor weather and can wear down quickly. Because of this, your new home may have frames that are losing their performance and strength.

With Compare Companies, you can get new windows, doors and conservatories that use durable and advanced frames. Most of our suppliers offer a choice of uPVC, aluminium and composite. uPVC is a flexible material that improves your home's efficiency and helps you let in natural light. Unlike wood, it's also fully weatherproof.

Because of this, wind and rain won't wear the material down, and it can perform for decades, even without regular maintenance. That way, you can save money on repair costs, and pay back your investment for years to come. Both aluminium and composite also give your home better weather protection, keeping wind and rain well away from your space.

Aluminium and composite frames have increased strength and security too. That way, they can protect you from intruders and give you and your family valuable peace of mind. Our suppliers stop at nothing to secure your home. That's why their windows and doors also feature internal security hardware and reinforced locks that keep you safe.

Wall Insulation

One thing many people overlook when they move into a new home is the type of wall insulation that it uses. Many older homes have poor wall insulation that allows for heat to transfer easily through your home. That way, you can lose warmth and your living space can become uncomfortable, especially when winter arrives.

Installing new cavity wall insulation can make a significant impact on your home. You can expect to save £155 on energy bills with this high-quality addition. You'll be able to line your walls with a protective coating that works to absorb heat. That means you can stay warm naturally in your home, making it a better place to spend your time.

You won't just save money on your bills with cavity wall insulation either. As part of the UK government's latest Energy Company Obligation, you could qualify for a grant for insulating your home, or you could even get it for free. Our trusted network can give you invaluable advice and information on how to take advantage of these programs.

You can also fit insulation in your loft or roofline, meaning you can protect your living space from all sides. With Compare Companies, you'll be able to work with installers who'll fit your insulation with time and care. Not only will they provide you with a stunning new addition, but they'll install it around your schedule, taking the stress off your shoulders.

Boilers

Your boiler is one of the most crucial things to look for in your new home. That's because boilers can lose their performance over time, meaning they'll use more energy to produce the same level of heat. Not only that, but older boiler designs aren't as efficient and are more prone to breaking, meaning you could lose money on repair costs.

Working with us, you can replace your old boiler quickly with a choice of three modern designs. For example, you could install a combi boiler, which saves space by not using a hot water storage tank. They're also less expensive to install and run, making them perfect for staying on top of your budget. They're ideal for heating smaller homes with their economic output.

However, if you and your family have moved into a larger space, then you'll need a more powerful boiler. Fortunately, you can also get conventional or system boilers that have a higher flow rate. That means that they give you more heating power, and you can keep every room of your home warm.

System boilers use a storage tank, and they come with other features such as pressure valves integrated into the design. You can also get a conventional boiler for less cost, but it doesn't include these additions. Compare Companies lets you stay in control of your budget, though, by putting all the choices at your fingertips.

Alarm Systems

While you may have uPVC or aluminium windows and doors that offer brilliant security, you can never be too safe. If you and your family have moved into a new area, you might be wise to install increased security measures. That's why we at Compare Companies offer innovative alarm systems for home use, that give you another set of eyes to keep your home secure.

For example, many of our suppliers offer sensitive burglar alarms that protect your living space 24/7. You can control the system from a central panel that receives sensor readings across your home. Not only that but if you have a garage or another space, you can also connect burglar alarms into these spaces, thanks to our professional installers.

Additionally, you could fit a CCTV system to your home to give you a view of every possible angle. That way, you can always ensure that no unwanted visitors are trying to enter your space. As they've become more popular, the cost has also come down, making these advanced and secure systems an affordable option.

When you work with Compare Companies, you can also make your home more secure with our installers. We're as committed to keeping your new space safe as you are. That's why we review our network to ensure you work with only trusted installers. They test all their products to ensure outstanding levels of reliability and robustness. That way, you won't have to risk anything with us.

Why should you invest in your new home?

When you move into your new home, you start a new chapter for you and your family. When you work with Compare Companies to invest in home improvements, you can make that chapter a long and prosperous one. With their advanced materials and innovative designs, they can save you money and keep you safe for a lifetime.

Not only that, but our service lets you get these stunning products for less. That's because, unlike other companies, we put you in touch with installers approved by bodies like FENSA and CERTASS. You can compare the whole market to select from multiple prices for your new addition. That way, you'll make your purchase a truly worthwhile one.

Improve your new home with Compare Companies

Talk to Compare Companies today for more advice and information on things to look for in your new home, as well as to get stunning quotes for enhancing it.

With our innovative online quote builder, you can choose the exact improvement you want and precisely how you want it to look. Choose from the type of glass, frame, colours and accessories, to make sure your new addition is entirely bespoke.

Once you've got a unique design, we'll put you in touch with our trusted network of local traders. Then, you can talk to multiple suppliers to find the best deal for you.

If you want to talk to our team about the services Compare Companies can offer you, then don't hesitate to call us today on 0800 084 5076.

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