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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Sam
2019-11-28

With Compare Companies, you can prepare your home for summer and all the light and warmth that comes with it. While many home improvements cater to people looking to warm their homes in the colder months, they often forget about the summer. However, you can invest in windows, doors and other features that let you take advantage of the heat.

Most windows and doors have brilliant insulation and energy efficiency, meaning they'll keep you warm throughout the year. But the advanced products you can get with our network put you in control of your home's temperature. As well as letting in natural light, they can improve your space's ventilation, and they'll make you feel closer to nature too.

At Compare Companies, we're proud to offer a vast array of home improvements that can help you prepare your home for summer, such as:

  • Windows
  • Sliding or Bi-Fold Doors
  • Conservatories
  • Conservatory Roofs
  • Solar Panels

When you work with Compare Companies, you'll be guaranteeing the best possible investment for you and your family. We think there's a better way to transform your home. Instead of going directly to a supplier, which takes time and can be costly and risky, you can get an instant online quote from us.

Then, we'll put you in touch with an unrivalled network of trusted suppliers and installers. You can talk to several of them and compare their offers, so you see the big picture and get the best deal. They'll also install your investment as part of your quote, and each of them has regulatory approval from bodies like Checkatrade for added peace of mind.

Why should you prepare your home for summer?

When the warm weather arrives, it's worth taking steps to prepare your home for summer. In your current home, you may have older windows, doors or extended spaces that don't lend themselves to lighting up your home. While they may give your home protection in the winter, these older designs don't have as much flexibility as you'd like.

For example, you've probably heard of heat transfer, which is the rate at which warm air can escape your home, and cold air can replace it. However, this can work both ways. On hot summer days, sticky and humid heat can get into your home through any cracks in the frames, making your living space feel less comfortable.

As well as that, older conservatories can make this problem more noticeable. That's because they often use cheaper materials like polycarbonate. In these spaces, heat can get into the room and bounce off the reflective surfaces, meaning it doesn't have a way of escaping. Because of this, you get the stifling 'greenhouse' effect.

Also, while opening your windows and doors can help to ventilate your home, many older designs don't have large apertures. As a result, you don't get as much air in. Not only that, but older windows and doors can lose their performance over time, and they can start to creak as you open them. That could mean you end up spending money on repairs.

With Compare Companies, however, you can get new windows, doors and extended spaces that truly prepare your home for summer. They feature double glazing that can prevent excess heat and wide-open spaces for fresh air to rush into your home. Not only will they work in summer, but they'll make the winters warmer too, making them a worthwhile investment.

Prepare for summer with new windows

A superb option to prepare your home for summer is by installing a brand-new window for your home. While it may seem like a small purchase, the effects of their innovative design are transformative. They use advanced double glazing and slim frames, meaning they'll let outstanding natural light into your home that makes it feel natural.

There are also a variety of window styles you can choose from. While you can install the traditional casement window, our network of suppliers offers a range of bolder designs that make your living space stand out. For example, you could invest in a sliding sash window that opens vertically, giving your home timeless elegance and better ventilation.

No matter the size of your home, there's a window with the flexibility to suit you. For example, if you have a small room that collects heat quickly, then you could add a tilt and turn window to brighten and freshen it up. These windows use an innovative opening system to tilt in several directions, meaning you can fit them into spaces other windows can't reach.

You can also choose between uPVC, aluminium and even composite for the frames. These advanced materials won't lose their shape in sunlight, ensuring continued performance for years to come. They'll also make your home safer with their robust design, a crucial thing to consider when your home will be more open.

Prepare for summer with new sliding or bi-fold doors

One of the best ways to prepare your home for summer is to make it feel closer to the outside world. That way, you'll open your home up to better views, more natural light, and you'll feel like you're in nature even when you aren't. With a new sliding or bi-fold door, you can close the gap between these spaces with a bold, panoramic design.

These doors replace a wall in your home with multiple panels of sleek double glazing. Coupled with slimline frames, you'll turn your home into a front-row seat to nature with unobstructed sightlines. Not only that, but they open up on an in-line slider, meaning they'll disappear when you open them and leave a wide-open entrance to your garden.

That way, you'll be able to make your home more spacious, and make it safer too, as there'll be no swinging doors in the way. While sliding doors glide elegantly away, bi-fold doors provide even more flexibility. When you open them, each panel of double glazing folds in on itself. This unique design makes them ideal for separating larger spaces as well.

But the main benefit of these doors is their accessibility. Their wide-open aperture makes it easy for the whole family to step out into the garden and to enjoy the summer. Also, with many of our suppliers, you can fit a low-threshold option to the doors that make them easy to access, even for people with mobility problems.

Prepare for summer with a new conservatory

When you prepare your home for summer, making the most of your space is vital. With more space, there's more room for light and warmth to enter your home, and you won't feel trapped inside your living space. If you've ever felt like your home needs a bit more room, then an advanced conservatory from our network is the ideal choice.

Unlike older builds, the conservatories in our network are usable every day of the year. That's because they use advanced materials, like double glazing and slim uPVC or aluminium, to regulate the temperature in your space. Not only will they stay warm and cosy when the weather gets colder, but they'll stop your new room heating up uncomfortably in summer too.

Thanks to our network, you can also choose from a range of designs for your new build. If you want to add a traditional, stand-out space, then select a Victorian or Edwardian build with a pitched roof that offers beautiful light to your home. Alternatively, you could choose a Lean-to build that uses a flat roof and a straightforward design to add space to any home for less.

When you install a conservatory from Compare Companies, you'll be investing in a social hub for your family. Thanks to their design, you'll be able to use them comfortably for a whole host of purposes. You could use them as a dramatic dining area or as a place to relax in the glow of the summer sun. Their flexibility means you can use them for just about anything.

Prepare for summer with a new conservatory roof

If you already have an existing conservatory, then our network can also help you to improve its efficiency. Our suppliers offer an extensive range of conservatory roofs, which you can install as a replacement option. Because your roof comes into the most contact with the sun, getting an advanced one can make a significant impact on how the structure performs.

For example, you could add a solid roof that gives you some respite from the sun. These roofs use materials like concrete to block the sun out while allowing less intense light to pour in from the sides. However, you can customise these roofs by adding as many panels of double glazing as you want. That way, you can take total control of your space's lighting.

That way, you can solve the problem of the greenhouse effect with ease, making your conservatory comfortable in the summer. You can also choose either tiles or double glazing as a roofing option. They'll offer excellent heat transfer that stops the room getting too hot, and provide you with enough choice to stay on top of your budget.

Replacement roofs can also be much more cost-effective, while also saving you money down the line. That's because, in winter, all of our home improvements still offer stunning insulation and weather protection. They'll be able to keep your home warm and reduce your reliance on heating, saving you money on your household bills.

Prepare for summer with solar panels

We can also put you in touch with installers to provide you with solar panels for your property. These allow you to take advantage of the summer sun. As energy bills continue to rise and sustainable energy becomes more critical, solar panels can put your home a step ahead. These panels channel sunlight to power your home, saving you money and letting you use the summer to your benefit.

The more solar panels you decide to fit, the more energy you'll generate and the more savings you'll create. Also, because the government subsidise solar panels to encourage sustainable energy, you'll get more money to reward your investment. Crucially, all of our installers are MCS-registered, meaning you'll be sure of qualifying for these grants.

You'll also be able to get a lower quote on solar panels with Compare Companies. We'll put you in contact with several installers who will offer you competitive quotes to prepare your home for summer. That way, you can compare the whole market to make a well-informed decision that saves you money and gives you high-quality home improvements.

How much does it cost to prepare your home for summer?

The overall cost to prepare your home for summer can vary depending on exactly how you want to add to your space. However, Compare Companies puts you in more control of your budget and your design. You can use our services to customise your new addition's style, accessories and even colours to get a unique design at a price that suits you.

Because of this, you can be sure of making a worthwhile investment that benefits you and your family. Our suppliers and installers are only the best local companies, and they match our commitment to quality with their stunning products. That way, you'll get better performance, lighting and comfort in your home when the summer months roll in.

Prepare your home for summer with Compare Companies

To prepare your home for summer with Compare Companies, you can follow our straightforward process today.

Use our services to compare local installers from our network of trusted specialists. They'll work with you the find the best home improvement cost for you and deliver a superior installation that works for you.

If you have any questions about what we offer at Compare Companies, then give us a call today on 0800 084 5076 to speak to our friendly team.

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