• "Very friendly & good workers. Just a good job".

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    “Very satisfied.”

    Mr C Robertson - Broughty Ferry

    "The men made a grand job of the roof"

    Mr A Patrick - Rossie, Auchtermuchty

    "Very pleased, good job well done."

    Mr/s Hudson - Bearsden, Glasgow

    “I found your staff were very thorough in doing this job.”

    Mr & Mrs D Whigham – Edinburgh

    “Very pleased with the work and staff. Polite and efficient.”

    Mr R Fraser – Motherwell

    “Absolutely brilliant.”

    Mr & Mrs Ellis - Broughty Ferry

    “Overall a satisfactory job. Well-mannered staff and very tidy. "

    Mr & Mrs MacDonald – Pitlochry

    “Easy to communicate with and very particular about the work. (walls)”

    Mr & Mrs Blyth – Monifieith

    “Very professional with a minimum of inconvenience. Overall a very good job.”

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  • Monthly Archives

    August 2018

    How Can I Improve the Kerb Appeal of My Home?

    sunlit houses, pink, with vibrant red bloom window boxes

    Whether you’re trying to sell your home, or just want to upgrade it, one thing to consider is its kerb appeal. Kerb appeal is the impression you get of your house from the outside, and when people pull onto your driveway or walk down the street. And it can make the difference between a bold first impression and your home being overlooked. If you’re planning to sell in an area with a competitive property market, then this can be particularly worrying, as you want to draw attention for the right reasons. That’s why many people are installing a roof repair coating, cleaning up their front gardens, and generally improving their home’s exterior, and here’s how you can do it too.

    Clear your front garden and clean

    It’s surprising how much difference a bit of gardening and cleaning can do. Not only should you regularly weed and tidy your garden, but also consider investing in a pressure washer to clean grubby patios and brickwork, ensuring a bright exterior. If your roof is starting to look old and the tile is fading, using roof coating systems can make sure it looks like new, which makes a big difference when you compare it to your neighbours.

    Add some colour

    Such is the way housing developments spring up and how the construction industry works, many homes in the UK can often look alike – particularly in groups. This can make it hard to distinguish one street from another. Adding some colour to your exterior can really add kerb appeal, and you can do this by:

    • Painting your front door
    • Adding some colourful flowers
    • Adding a coating to your roof
    • Opting for colourful fencing

    Simply adding some stylish red or blue tones can make a big difference. When you’re looking for a waterproof roof coating, for example, then adding some deep rustic tones can make a big difference to your home, making it stand out from the crowd for the right reasons.

    Add a lick of paint

    Homes that haven’t been painted for a while will often catch your eye for the wrong reason. But a survey showed that a third of buyers would pay up to 25% more for a home that has a fresh lick of paint. Considering the cost of painting your house versus the value it adds, it’s one of those jobs that’s worth it.

    Don’t forget the roof. By adding a high-quality roof coating, you can make it look like new, without the big expense of re-painting. Don’t forget, if you’re trying to sell then your estate agent will need to take photographs of your home’s exterior to list on property websites. A well maintained, freshly-painted house will get far more clicks than one with peeling paint.

    To improve the look of your roof and make it more energy efficient, contact Kingdom Coatings of Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa, FK10 1ET. E-mail us on info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk or call 0800 228 9436 to speak to our team.

    Four Easy Ways to Cool Your Home During a Heatwave

    Heatwaves often hit for only short periods in the UK. But they can be intense and tend to be difficult to cope with. After all, most of us are used to cooler weather and most homes don’t have features such as air conditioning, which you often find in consistently hotter countries. Therefore, when the heat strikes, you need to find effective and quick ways to cool your home. Some products, such as roof coating systems can be installed to cope with the heat, but also have the advantage of protecting your home in winter.

    Here are a few tips to get your home feeling cooler.

    1. Coat your roof

    Roof coatings are often added during the winter months to protect from wind and rain. An added advantage is that they can help reflect the most penetrating of the sun’s rays, so your home feels cooler inside. A roof coating can stop your home from warming up too much, so you aren’t stuck with a big electricity bill for running fans or portable air-conditioning units.

    2. Insulate your home
    Installing energy efficient devices products isn’t just something that can benefit you during the winter months, some products that help cool your home in the summer include:

    • Loft insulation – this also helps reflect the sun on hot days
    • Wall insulation – this can help prevent heat entering from the homes of neighbours
    • Double glazing – good double glazing can help keep the heat outside

    These products are often installed in homes that feel damp or leaky, so are sometimes added at the same time as a roof repair coating. When used together they can help your home feel warmer in winter, and cooler in summer.

    3. Use blinds and awnings

    It’s best to stop your home from getting too hot in the first place, rather than trying to cool it down once it has already overheated. In countries with very hot climates, you’ll often see homes with shutters to block direct sunlight for this reason. Blinds can have the same effect, and you can quickly and simply close them at times when the room has direct sunlight coming in. Awnings are also an excellent way to cool things down. For certain rooms of your house that may be in direct sun for extended periods they are ideal – as well as giving you a shady spot to sit outside. It’s the same sort of principle as using a metal roof coating, you are trying to keep as much sun as possible away from the house, keeping the temperatures as settled as possible.

    4. Keep doors and windows closed

    It’s tempting to open all your doors and windows in the summer, but by doing this you’re just letting the cool air reach unused rooms. It also allows for the hotter air of the day to replace the cooler night air. Stick to cooling one room at a time, such as the living room or bedroom, so you’ve got somewhere comfortable to relax.

    For roof coatings that can make your home more energy efficient, contact Kingdom Coatings, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa, FK10 1ET. Call us on 0800 228 9436 or e-mail info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk to find out more.