Summer Is Here – But Don’t Forget These Important New House Upgrades

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This summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest on record, and this will mean different things for different people. Some will be positively ecstatic, and already be preparing their suntan lotion and deck chairs ready to acquire the best tan they’ve ever had the good luck to receive. For others, the summer might feel like a fake smile, one of the least impressive seasons of the year.

No matter what type of person you are, and how you approach the summer, the hot months shouldn’t mean that you forget to maintain your house with the amenities it needs. To use a phrase from a popular television show, Winter Is Coming, and it will be here sooner than you think.

It’s important to focus on improving your home in the summer because now is when you can receive the best deals and promotional offers for improving your home from top to bottom. Think about it, most home upgrade firms will not sell home insulation in the summertime as well as they might in the autumn.

It’s up to you to make the most of this, and try to implement these following autumn-ready upgrade tips.


Moving into a new place can be an exciting time, but as the weeks tick on, it’s likely that you’ll find a few errors with the house that the previous owner didn’t mention when you were putting in your purchasing offer.

This might be as simple as the fact that the radiators haven’t been bled for some time, and as a result they aren’t functioning half as well as they used to. Upgrading through a valuable and professional service such as Only Radiators which can be found here, and might range from vertical and horizontal radiators to simple accessories like radiators valves. What’s important is that you’re prepared for when you need them.

If you can, theme the radiators with your new-look home. If you’re struggling for ideas, check out my article about making your home sweet again from the ashes of a dull aesthetic and benefit from a rejuvenated home look.

Double Glazing

Double glazing is not only the best method for insulating your property and keeping your energy costs down, but it can actually improve the structural integrity and security of your home. Installing double glazing will allow you to keep your peace of mind in knowing that your windows will never be a problem in the future. This is even more true if you’ve moved into an old converted farmhouse, as often the window structures can be slightly flawed.

Roofing Felt

Continuing the theme of positive insulation solutions, now is a better time than any to implement roofing felt in your ceiling. Roofing felt will help you prevent leaks, and once again save you money on your energy bills. Roofing felt needs to be installed under perfectly dry conditions, making summer a spectacular season to do so. Once again, if your new house is a converted farmhouse or barn, it’s more important than ever to assess the structural validity and insulation of your roofing felt. If you are at all unsure, hire a professional you trust to help you assess whether the roofing felt could be improved or not.

Bathroom Underfloor Heating

While we’re here, and the savings are rolling in thick and fast we should take any means necessary to improve our bathroom underfloor heating solutions right? Installing this will not only give you that warm footed feeling that is so important to someone trudging around their early-morning work preparation routine, but it will actively help dry your bathroom floor after a shower, actively improving the lifespan and lessening the moisture damage of your bathroom tiles.

This will lessen the tendency for tile mould to grow, or for moisture to eventual crack the tiles and need some form of re-grouting.

Outdoor Structures

The summer season, no matter how you usually perceive it, is fantastic for building or constructing a new fence or outhouse. As with the installation of roofing felt, a structure can really benefit from being built in dry weather. If you have fencing to install, it’s important to do it now when you can dig the foundations of each fence pyre deep enough to hold the fence straight, unimpeded by moisture or loose soil.

When it comes to home installation, solid foresight can save you untold amounts of money. So what are you  waiting for? Getting a quote couldn’t hurt you in the first regard, and if you feel like you’d be happy to wait until the winter deals, you are perfectly able to do that do. Just remember, when it’s time to actually need better heating solutions for your home, you don’t want to wait around for the installation to grace you with the ability stay warm.

In the meantime, purchasing a couple of jumpers couldn’t hurt.

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