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    Tips for Keeping Your Roof in Top Condition

    Keeping your roof in top condition is very important. Your roof is designed to protect your home from a number of different threats, including harsh weather, debris and pests. It also helps to retain heat in your home and keeps your property cool, giving you and your family a protected place to live.

    Over time, external factors can have a big impact on the condition of your roof. From harsh heavy rain and wind to storms, ice and intense UV rays, the weather can have adverse effects on our roofs, which is why it is important that we look after it as best as possible.

    There are lots of things we can do to ensure our roof remains in top condition across the year. Even if your roof is brand new, getting into the habit of carrying out routine maintenance is important – and will save you plenty of money on repairs in the long run.

    Below, we take a look at how to look after your roof throughout the year and how to keep it in top condition. From simple inspections to trimming back overhanging tree branches and clearing debris from your roof, we’ve got you covered.

    Inspect the roof at least twice a year

    First and foremost, you should get into the habit of regularly inspecting your roof. Regular inspections are very important – and you should inspect the inside of your roof as well as the outside. We recommend inspecting your roof at least twice a year, once during spring and once in autumn. This will ensure that your roof is always prepared for winter and then inspected again once the harsh winter weather has settled.

    Start by inspecting the inside of your house. If you notice any dark or brown spots or blistering and bubbling paint on your ceiling, this is an indication of water damage and leaks. Inspect your loft on a sunny day as the sun will highlight any broken or worn shingles. Keep an eye out for water damage and leaks in your loft, which are signs that your roof needs repairing as soon as possible. If you notice any issues, you should always get in touch with a professional to repair these for you.

    When inspecting your roof from outside, remember to put your safety first. You shouldn’t walk on your roof. Look out for damaged, missing, curling, cupping and chipped shingles. If your roof is visibly uneven, this could be an indication that it needs replacing due to age. Check skylights, vents and any other structures that penetrate through the roof. If the sealant is cracking or has peeled away, it requires your attention.

    Keep the roof clean

    You should keep your roof as clean as possible throughout the year. We recommend taking the time at least twice a year to clean and clear your roof; this will ensure that it remains in top condition and will minimise the amount of damage caused, as well as improve its appearance.

    Clean and clear debris from your roof with a power washer, and keep an eye out for any moss growing on your roof. Moss holds water and therefore it’s important that it’s removed. If you spot moss early, you should be able to simply sweep it off your roof. However, if moss has established itself, it will need to be killed off.

    You should keep your roof free of debris at all times. This removes the potential for damage to your roof and helps to keep it looking great all year round. Over time, dirt, pine needles, leaves and branches can clutter your roof and damage it, so make sure you take the time to remove debris and keep it clear.

    Trim overhanging branches

    When you inspect your roof, keep an eye out for any overhanging tree branches. If there are trees that grow close to your house, you should monitor them throughout the year and trim back any overhanging branches as they grow. Overhanging branches can be a cause for concern for a number of reasons; falling leaves, twigs or pine needles can fall in the valleys of your roof, rotting and weakening the tiles, and causing damage to the structure of your roof.

    If a branch falls on your roof, it can gouge the roof and damage the tiles, leading to a whole host of problems and some potentially expensive repairs. To prevent this from happening, always trim back branches and keep an eye on trees growing close to your home.

    Keep the gutters clean

    It’s not just the surface of your roof that needs to be kept clean and free of debris. You should pay special attention to your gutters too and take the time to regularly maintain them. If debris piles up too high in the gutters and they become clogged, water cannot flow through to the downspouts, and will instead end up soaking the roof and rotting parts of it. This can cost you hundreds of pounds in repairs and lead to a whole host of problems.

    Clean your gutters regularly and keep them clear of leaves. Again, we recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year – once in spring and once in autumn. The main function of a gutter is to keep rainwater away from your roof and roofing tiles, so it’s important that they are free of debris and can perform their job as best as possible. When inspecting your gutters, always make sure that they are firmly attached to your home.

    Waterproof your roof

    Applying a roof sealant will help to protect your roof from the elements and ensure that it remains in tip top condition. Roof sealants are a cheaper alternative to a full re-tile, and will give you peace of mind that your home is protected and safe. As previously discussed, a damaged roof can lead to a number of problems – and therefore it’s essential that you take the all-important steps to protect it.

    Applying a protective sealant to your roof will stop it from becoming damaged and protect it from a range of weather conditions and substances, increasing its lifespan and saving you lots of money on repairs in the long run. Applying a roof sealant is a great way to keep your roof looking fresh all year round and will prevent it from fading or discolouration over time.

    Kingdom Coatings: energy efficient roof and wall coatings throughout Scotland

    At Kingdom Roof and Wall Coatings, we provide energy efficient roof and wall coatings throughout Scotland. Our unique specialist coating not only restores old and tired looking roofs by enhancing their appearance, but it also extends the lifespan of your roof tiles. All of our coatings have built in UV inhibitors, meaning that they will not fade or change colour over time.

    Our coatings have been formulated to protect domestic tiled roofs from adverse effects of weather conditions, and will provide protection for more than 10 years after application, making them a worthwhile investment. Our innovative coating is similar to your body’s skin – it’s wind and water tight, but allows the opportunity to breathe through pores, promoting the circulation of air and preventing condensation.

    For more information about our coatings, visit our website today. Alternatively, get in touch to discuss your requirements.

    Four Examples of Scotland’s Natural Beauty

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we’re very proud of our Scottish heritage – particularly the fact that Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country on the planet! The natural beauty on offer in Scotland is stunning. Here are four of our favourite examples.

    Isle of Skye

    The Isle of Skye is Scotland’s most visited Hebrides island and features some of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes across the entire country. The island is home to beaches, jagged mountains, moorlands and provides a cornucopia of delights for hikers and trekkers. The mountain passes provide excellent views of UK coastlines.

    Loch Ness

    Loch Ness is undoubtedly the most famous of all the Scottish lochs, due in no small part to the mythical tenant who is supposed to live underneath the water: the Loch Ness Monster. The loch has far more to it than that, with castle ruins and excellent paths fit for walks, there’s plenty to keep yourself busy and the views are stunning!

    Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis is the UK’s tallest mountain and, as such, offers unrivalled views of the landscape below. At 1,344 meters altitude, there are countless opportunities for hiking, climbing scrambling for climbers and hikers. If you’re an adventurer and want to see the best views in the UK, this is where you need to go!

    Cairngorms

    Cairngorms National Park is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Scottish Highlands and for good reason! The park has everything from footpaths working their way through Caledonian forests to snow-capped mountains in the winter, there are stunning views everywhere you turn.

    Kingdom Coatings: Scotland’s Experts in Roof and Wall Coatings

    Although Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, the weather does leave quite a lot to be desired. If you need some additional protection for your home to ensure that it stands up to the sometimes harsh weather, Kingdom Coatings can help

    To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings

    Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 or email us at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.

    Things To Do In Scotland This Summer

    Scotland is rarely associated with summer holidays, but the country certainly has a lot to offer! Although it’s not the warmest place in the world, there’s plenty to see and do which make it a great place to spend the summer. Read on to find out more!

    Edinburgh Fringe

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year in the UK, let alone in Scotland! Taking place across the majority of August, the Fringe attracts tourists from all over the globe, with arts, music and comedy filling the streets, pubs and theatres of the city. In fact, the Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival with tens of thousands of performances.

    Fort William

    Fort William is located in the West Highlands in the shadow of Ben Nevis – the UK’s largest mountain. The town is famous as an excellent place to stay for long weekends during the summer. With stunning scenery and countless adventure activities to enjoy, it’s a perfect getaway for families and friends.

    Glasgow

    Scotland’s second city – Glasgow – is an excellent place to spend the summer months, with countless parks to enjoy a picnic or a barbeque with your family and friends. Alternatively, you could take a sailing trip down the Clyde on the world’s largest seagoing paddle steamer or spend some time in one of the many pubs and beer gardens to catch as much of the summer sun as possible.

    Kingdom Coatings: Roof and Wall Coating Specialists in Scotland

    Although Scotland is one of the best countries to visit in the summer, the weather does leave quite a lot to be desired in the colder months. To get a headstart on the protection you will need this summer, contact Kingdom Coatings and we’d be happy to discuss how we can improve your home with a roof or wall coating.

    To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings

    Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 or email us at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.

    A Brief History of Tiled Roofing in Britain

    When we think of quaint British cottages in the British countryside of the past, it’s possible you may only ever think of dry-stone walls with thatched roofs. However, although thatch roofing has been a huge part of British architectural heritage, tiled roofs have also been a longstanding feature. Here we provide some further information regarding the history of tiled roofs in the UK.

    The Romans

    When the Romans invaded Britain for the first time – lead by Julius Caesar – halfway through the first century AD, they brought with them technologies, culture and science which would eventually go on to influence the development of our own society. One of the influences that the Romans certainly had on us was the introduction of clay roof tiles which were already widely used in the Roman Empire at the time. When constructing new buildings to strengthen their hold in Britain, the Romans would use overlapping tiles to create a waterproof layer – something that’s certainly needed here in the UK!

    The Middle Ages

    Although the Roman’s had a huge influence on us, the use of clay roof tiles decreased slowly when they left and thatch became the norm. It wasn’t until the 1200s that clay tiles rose in popularity again – influenced by the death and destruction incurred during the Great Fire of Southwark. This fire, which occurred in 1212, led to a decree by the King that all buildings in London begin using clay tiles as they were less flammable. Over the following centuries, clay became more and more popular in urban areas which were built up and featured dense populations.

    The Industrial Revolution

    During the time of the Industrial Revolution, clay and concrete tiles could be produced in far larger quantities. This explosion in manufacturing meant that clay tiles were used widespread and spelt the end for thatch as a dominant roofing material.

    Kingdom Coatings: Providing Energy Efficient Roof and Wall Coatings Across Scotland

    Kingdom Coatings are specialists in the wall and roof coating industry and can help you to transform your dull tiles into a more energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing roof. If you’d like to preserve your roof for years to come and save money on your energy bills, look no further.

    To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 or email us at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.

    Upgrades to Consider For Your Roof: Coating Systems, Chimney Caps and Roof Ventilation

    The roof is one of the most important features of any building, yet for some reason, many property owners neglect to pay it the attention it requires. The roof of a building is exposed to the elements 24-hours a day and is therefore vulnerable to blistering, leaking and much more as a result of intense sunlight and rainfall. Putting measures in place to keep it in good condition is key, otherwise, your property is likely to suffer many other issues as a result.

    However, keeping your roof in great condition isn’t just about repairing and replacing broken or damaged parts. There are also many ways to pre-emptively protect your roof from damage, prevent problems from getting worse and increase its lifespan significantly. Below, we discuss some of the upgrades you may want to consider for your roof this year.

    New roof styles

    Instead of adding new features to your roof, you may decide to make a huge difference and install a brand new type of roof completely. There are many great reasons to update your roof, from increasing the energy-efficiency of your property to reducing your energy bills, and a selection of designs to choose from.

    The style of roof you have (e.g. mansard, hip, gambrel, etc) will of course inform your choice, but you may decide between slate tiles, asphalt shingles, clay tiles, single or double-ply membrane roofing, metal shingles, or another option. Before updating your roofing, make sure you discuss your requirements with a trusted roofing contractor and don’t forget to install a protective waterproof coating.

    New gutters

    Broken or damaged gutters can have a huge impact on the overall efficiency of a roof, so consider upgrading these in time for next autumn and winter. Even if you haven’t spotted anything significantly wrong with your gutters, it’s still worth considering a replacement if they are particularly old or sporting signs of wear and tear.

    There are many different designs available, so do your research to make sure your chosen gutters complement your home and have all the features you need them to. For instance, if you live in an area surrounded by trees, you should look for gutters with high sides to prevent leaves from blowing in and clogging up the shutes. In turn, this will help to prevent future breakages, deter birds and rodents and avoid a potentially damaging moisture build-up.

    Skylights

    Why not make the most of your property’s roof by installing stylish roof lights? There are many great benefits to having skylights installed, but perhaps the most compelling is the fact they can greatly increase the natural light streaming into your property. As a result, your property will need less artificial light during the day and your energy bills will decrease significantly. They also look extremely stylish, can increase the ventilation of a room and are a great way to add value to a property.

    Skylights are a hugely popular option for property owners with an attic conversion, as they can open up a cramped loft space into a light and airy room. Whether your attic has been transformed into a guest bedroom, home study or entertainment room, consider the benefits of skylights for your property.

    Chimney cowls

    Traditionally, fitting your chimney with a cowl was a simple yet effective way to prevent the backflow of smoke from functioning log burners or open fires within a property. While chimney cowls are still used for this purpose, and property owners with open fires are encouraged to install one for their own health and comfort, this isn’t the only reason to consider fitting a cowl.

    While encouraging wildlife into your garden is one thing, the last thing you want is for small creatures to damage your roof. Unfortunately, the heat rising from roofs and chimneys is especially attractive to birds and rodents looking for somewhere to nest, which is another great reason to fit a cowl. These act as a handy deterrent against small creatures and can help increase the lifespan of your chimney.

    Roof vents

    A build-up of moisture within an attic space can eventually lead to damp, mould and mildew, so you’ll need to take action right away. One of the most effective ways to do this is to upgrade your roof with a ventilation system, such as roof vents. These can be installed to increase the airflow in your attic and make sure that rising heat has a way of escaping before the air becomes too humid and creates condensation. It is at this point that damp and mould can develop and cause issues within your attic and the roof’s structure, so finding ways to increase the airflow between the two is essential.

    The best part? Installing roof vents doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. There are many different options available to you depending on your requirements, including tile vents, vent turbines, fascia vents, felt lap ventilators and more.

    Fascias and soffits

    If your roof was installed without fascias and soffits or they’ve simply become tired over time, you may want to consider having them fitted or replaced. But first things first, what are fascias and soffits? Put simply, fascias are the bands installed vertically from the edge of the roof and soffits are the horizontal bands which attach the fascias to the property’s exterior wall.

    What are the benefits of these? There are quite a few, but the predominant reason for installing fascias and soffits is to protect the roof from the elements. Fascias and soffits provide a barrier for the rain, sun, snow and wind, and as a result can help to protect your roofing and guttering from cracks, leaks and more. They can also be designed in a range of colours and designs, helping you to boost the kerb appeal of your property while increasing your roof’s lifespan.

    Waterproof roof coating

    One of the most effective ways to upgrade your roof is to install a waterproof roof coating. Roof sealant is applied to increase the energy efficiency of a building by acting as a barrier between the shingles and the elements and prevent the penetration of sun, rain or snow.

    As a result, a waterproof roof coating can prevent leaks, roof blisters and other issues and help to regulate the temperature of a building. Additionally, by preventing water from seeping into a property, roof sealant can protect the structural integrity of your home and minimise the chance of damp and mildew from developing.

    These are just a few of the benefits of applying a waterproof roof coating to your property, but of course there are many more. For the best results, it’s imperative to find the highest quality waterproof coating on the market: RENOTEC. Once applied, this high-strength coating can protect your roofing for up to 10 years, making it the top choice for homeowners in Scotland and beyond.

    Waterproof roof sealant from Kingdom Coatings

    To protect your roof from the elements, there’s no better technology than RENOTEC waterproof roof coating, which we at Kingdom Coatings are proud to apply to homes in Scotland. This microporous, water-based membrane coating acts as a protective barrier for your roof, allowing the circulation of fresh air in your property while preventing water from penetrating the roof tiles. This makes it the go-to roof coating for all year round.

    Has the time come to apply RENOTEC roof coating to your property? If yes, look no further than Kingdom Coatings for an installation company you can rely on. As local roof coating experts based in Scotland, we’re proud to assist homeowners in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and beyond with their roof coating requirements.

    We always go above and beyond to offer a top-quality service with competitive prices and seamless installations. For more information about our roof repair coatings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Kingdom Coatings team today. We’re always happy to help.

    How to Make Your Home More Appealing to Potential Buyers

    When selling your home, it’s important that your property stands out from the rest and appeals to potential buyers. When you decide to sell your house, you’re entering a competitive marketplace – it’s more than likely that there are numerous other properties up for sale with the same features as yours. So, how do you make your home stand out? Below, we take a look at how to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

    Make necessary repairs

    While a cracked tile in the bathroom or a broken doorknob in the living room may not seem like a huge deal to you, it can bring down the appearance of your home. From holes in the walls to torn or threadbare carpets, take the time to make necessary repairs around your home. Make sure you give your property a good clean too – wax wooden floors, get rid of limescale and repair tile grout.

    Create an inviting home

    To get the best price possible for your home, you have to spend money on it first. Whether it’s a modern kitchen with a sleek breakfast bar or a brand new bathroom with a freestanding bath, investing in your home and carrying out home improvements can make your home more appealing.

    Declutter

    It can be difficult to imagine living in a property when it is crowded with other people’s things. Declutter your home before potential buyers visit to make rooms look bigger and more spacious. Over the years, we accumulate a lot of things – take the time to sort through all of your possessions and get rid of anything that you don’t use or need.

    Make your home energy-efficient

    Potential buyers will look out for homes that are energy-efficient. There are lots of ways that you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. From insulating your roof and attic to installing double glazed windows, energy-efficient homes have lower bills and are more environmentally friendly. Another great way to improve insulation in the home is to add an eco wall coating to your property.

    At Kingdom Coatings, we provide durable and visually appealing wall coating systems for Scotland homes. For more information about our wall treatment options, including our eco wall coatings, visit our website today.

    What Are The Most Popular Types Of Roofing in Scotland?

    Choosing the right type of roof for your home can be a little more tricky than many people imagine. There are a plethora of choices available on the market and knowing where to begin can seem a little daunting.

    So which one is right for you? Residential roofs can be made of a range of materials ranging from asphalt, ceramic tile, slate, wood, and metal. With this in mind, in this blog we will outline a couple of these options for you.

    Roofing tiles

    Roof tiles are a consistently popular choice for roofing. They are often come in concrete and in clay. Dependant on your requirements and price range, you may wish to choose one or the other. Moreover, they are available in different shapes and styles. The shape you select depends on the angle of inclination and the sight. The classic roof tile is an excellent choice if you are seeking a cost-effective roofing material.

    Slate roofing tiles

    Roof shingles have commonly been used as roofing materials for a very long time. Particularly artificial slates which are very popular due to their competitive price in relation to other roof tiles. Natural slates are again more costly, but they will last you a lifetime and to top it all off they attract less moss. The fee is established according to the choice of material and the surface.

    Thatched roofing

    A thatched roofing is a popular choice and full of charm. It can be put in an open or closed construction but both types have their pros and cons. This type of roofing can last for around 35 years. The insulation value of reed is pretty strong, in turn, the insulating can be redundant in many cases.

    EPDM

    EPDM is a material made from rubber. Moreover, this roofing material has lots of perks. It is maintenance-suitable, lasts for years and will not crack – not to mention it is walkable throughout the whole year. It is on of the most costly types of roofing material on the list, but at the same time one of the highest quality. If you are seeking for roofing materials for a flat roof, this is certainly your best bet.

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we offer a range of roof coatings designed to protect your roofing – whatever type you may have. Our expert team are on hand to improve the quality of your home today, with affordable coatings that are a cheaper option than retiling your whole roof. To find out more, please get in touch.

    Steps to Making Your Home Environmentally Friendly, From Eco Wall Coatings to Energy-Efficient Systems

    As our awareness of the impact we are having on our planet increases with each day, more and more people are taking steps to make their homes more environmentally friendly. Whether you’re looking to go green to do your bit for the environment or you’re looking to save money and want to reduce your energy usage, there are a number of changes that you can make to your home to make it eco-friendly. Making positive changes to protect our planet is extremely important; if you’d like to take steps to make your home more energy-efficient, we’ve got you covered. Read on for more.

    Install a smart meter

    Your heating is one of the biggest ways that you use energy – and, with winter just around the corner, you’re likely going to be using your heating more than any other time of the year. Constantly heating up your home uses a lot of energy and can lead to costly energy bills. One way to combat this is to get a smart meter installed. A smart meter is a small digital device that provides homeowners with a clear and accurate energy reading and gives you complete control over the gas and electricity in your home and how it’s used.

    A smart meter can help reduce your carbon footprint as well as saving you money, ensuring that you only receive accurate bills that reflect your energy usage. By saving energy, your bills will be lighter on your wallet and you’re doing your bit for the planet.

    Insulate your home

    The chances are, you’re probably using a lot more energy and therefore spending a lot more money if your home isn’t properly insulated. Did you know that most of the heat in a property escapes through the walls and roof? The best way to improve your home’s energy efficiency status is to inspect your roof, walls and flooring.

    Good insulation helps to retain heat in your home and keep out cold air. This means that you won’t have to use unnecessary energy or spend more money constantly reheating your home because cold air has escaped. Simply laying down thick rugs and investing in thermal curtains that keep cold air out can make a difference, however, to really improve the energy-efficiency of your home, your roof and walls should be correctly insulated.

    Upgrade your windows

    With the above in mind, upgrading to double glazed windows is also a great way to conserve energy and retain heat within your home. Double glazed windows provide a thicker insulation for your home, meaning that you won’t have to crank up your heating system as high. With up to 70% of heat in the home being lost through single glazed windows, upgrading to double glazing is a clear and easy decision if you’re serious about saving both money and energy.

    Plus, double glazed windows can add value to your property while also reducing noise pollution and condensation too. This makes them a fantastic investment in any eco-friendly home.

    Install solar panels

    No eco home is complete without solar panels. Solar panels are a fantastic long-term investment and provide you with clean electricity. It’s likely that your electricity bills make up a fair portion of your monthly expenses, and going solar can drastically reduce your energy bills. To put it simply, using a solar panel to generate your electricity (or most of it) makes your household a self-sufficient one, meaning that you do not rely on the utility grid for your energy.

    Going solar is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions and protect the environment while saving you money. Solar panels are extremely environmentally friendly as they use only the natural renewable energy of the sun to generate electricity, rather than non-renewable fossil fuels like coal and oil. Solar does not produce carbon dioxide, greenhouse gasses and other harmful pollutants.

    Invest in energy efficient light bulbs

    Energy efficient light bulbs last longer, shine brighter and use less energy than traditional bulbs. Energy saving light bulbs can last up to 12 times longer than traditional bulbs, and use less electricity, making them the environmentally friendly option. Replacing the light bulbs around your home with energy efficient ones will help to reduce the carbon footprint of your home.

    Many people think that energy saving light bulbs produce a harsh and ultra-bright light but today, this is not the case. There are a wide range of different energy efficient bulbs to choose from, including warm and cosy white light bulbs that allow you to create a beautiful setting in your home while saving energy.

    Use eco-friendly cleaning products

    Household cleaning products that we often stock up on in the supermarkets are usually full of nasty gases and chemicals which are harmful to our planet and the environment. Making the effort to ditch all of your regular household cleaning products and instead buying from eco-friendly brands and businesses can make a huge difference and help you do your bit for the environment.

    Air fresheners and aerosols are particularly harmful to our environment, so it’s worth getting rid of these and replacing them with eco-friendly alternatives, such as a natural spray. This means that all of your house cleans will be toxin and chemical free.

    Recycle

    You may already be aware of the benefits of recycling, but a guide to going eco-friendly wouldn’t be complete without touching on the subject. There is no excuse for any household not to recycle – particularly as around 75% of our waste is recyclable. To put it simply, recycling saves energy as it means that manufacturers do not need to produce brand new products from raw natural resources. It saves on energy consumption and prevents items from ending up in landfill, while also reducing water pollution and helping to tackle global warming.

    Add eco-friendly wall coatings

    Adding external wall insulation to your property helps to shield your property from the effects of damp, snow and rain, as well as covering up any cracks and imperfections throughout the exterior of your home. There are lots of eco-friendly wall coating options that waterproof your home both inside and out. Wall coatings can make your home more energy efficient, offering thermal qualities and helping to retain heat within your home.

    Kingdom Roof and Wall Coatings: your reliable wall coating company in Scotland

    Here at Kingdom Roof and Wall Coatings, we are passionate about the environment. If you’re looking for a company to provide eco wall coatings for your property, you needn’t look further than us. Our experienced and professional team are dedicated to helping your home look its best with our energy efficient roof and waterproof wall coverings, available across Scotland. While most coatings dry from the inside out, our coating at Kingdom Coatings dries from the outside in, hence penetrating 17mm into the substrate which makes the coating more energy efficient.

    Our wall coatings are designed to provide the highest levels of protection possible, preventing water from penetrating the bricks in your walls and protecting both the exterior and interior of your property. If you’d like to protect your property from the elements while improving energy efficiency, we have a range of different treatment options available, from textured wall coatings to exterior wall insulation.

    Applying an eco wall coating to your property can improve the energy efficiency of your home while making it stand out above the rest. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to protecting your property from the elements, do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our professionals today to discuss your options. For more information about our services, including roof coatings, visit our website.

    Keeping Your Home Cosy This Autumn

    Autumn has finally arrived and with that in mind, many of us happily welcome in the arrival of the fallen leaves and embrace cosy nights spent indoors. With all of this though, comes the chillier weather, where that summer sun is replaced by cool winds.

    Get the heating on

    If you have been putting off switching the heating on, it’s worth making sure things are running smoothly for when you do eventually decide crank up the thermostat. However, if your boiler is due a service, book an engineer to come over and give it a once-over, this is to ensure any outside water has not  lagged in case of any early autumnal freezing.

    If you are fortunate enough to have an open fireplace, now is the perfect opportunity to get it swept clean before you start lighting the first fires of autumn and, if you’ve got the space, it’s worth seeking firewood to see you through until spring, garden centres often stock firewood and cut logs also make an attractive décor when stacked up in a fireside alcove.

    Cave into candlelight

    Candles really create a warm and comfortable environment, so, with this in mind, give into the urge and treat yourself to a few new candles, you can mix and match with cheaper candles on pretty candle stands. Get creative you could put some in jam jars or old china teacups.

    Create a cosy calming environment

    Thick, chunky woollen or blankets are the perfect companion for chilly nights on the sofa. Throw a couple over sofa arms, or chair backs, ready to pull over yourself when you’re cosying up in front of the telly. If you have the room, try placing a woven basket in the corner of your room and keep a stash of blankets tucked away in there, so you always have a few to hand. Complete this cosy mood by investing in some textured cushions in knitted and on-trend tweed fabrics, too.

    Wall coatings

    As an additional measure to keep your home nice and toasty this autumn, as we know, the weather can be unpredictable, with rain being one of the most common weather types we experience. Unfortunately, when moisture seeps into your walls or roof this can lead to more complicated problems such as mould and mildew, so having a waterproof wall covering in Scotland will protect your home inside and out this autumn.

    At Kingdom Coatings, our specialist wall coatings in Scotland are designed to prevent these problems, and seal up potential weak spots. Don’t run the risk of your home getting damaged, allow our team to asses the walls of your home and install a wall coating system that will give you the clarity you need. Get in touch to find out more.

    How to Boost Your Home’s Kerb Appeal: External Wall Coatings, Garden Maintenance and More

    Whether you are looking to sell your home or just want to ensure that your property looks as good as possible, kerb appeal is crucial. Kerb appeal is the very first impression you get from a house from the kerb and, if you’re selling your property, it’s of great importance when looking to secure viewings, getting a good price and selling quickly.

    First impressions are everything in life and it’s no different when it comes to real estate. If you’ve got a house viewing lined up, you should certainly remove any rubbish as a very first step, trim back bushes, remove any weeds from your front garden, plant some new flowers and ensure that everything is clean and tidy.

    However, there are some more permanent steps that you can take which will improve your kerb appeal, but also increase the value of your home. Read on to find out more.

    Consider Wall Coatings, Which Come in a Variety of Wall Coating Colours

    Your walls are a crucial part of the fabric of your home and can become damaged when exposed to the elements over extended periods of time. Living in Scotland, we’re exposed to pretty adverse weather on a regular basis so the walls of our home are susceptible to weather damage.

    If you’ve noticed that your walls are looking a bit tired and old, this can impact your kerb appeal and put doubts in the mind of your potential buyers. However, scheduling a wall coating on your walls will help to stem the ageing process of your walls and brighten them up.

    This service can also weatherproof your walls in the future which means that there will be less work for the next resident to do on the home. Walls coatings can come in a range of colours which can be matched to the rest of the exterior to your home so you don’t need to sacrifice any style.

    Roof Sealants Can Stem The Ageing of Your Roof

    Similarly to wall coatings, roof coatings are also excellent at giving your roof a totally new lease of life and brightening it up, whether it’s made of asphalt or tiles. As well as making your roof look like new and improving the kerb appeal, roof coatings will also help to protect them from bad weather.

    These attributes will increase the value of your home, extend the life of your roof, prevent damage and help a property sell quicker and for more.

    Don’t Skip on Garden Maintenance and Improvements

    Your front garden is one of the first things that a prospective buyer will see and the quality of it can make a huge difference to their perception of your property and whether they want to live there. Initially, you should ensure that you remove any weeds that have made their way into the property, mow the lawn and also trim back any hedges and bushes.

    However, you could also invest in some improvements. Consider planting a statement tree or shrub to make your home stand out, buy a new bench that would provide a great place to read in the morning or build a small shed to keep the bins out of sight. A climber reaching up either side of your door is a great way to introduce a focal point for your foliage and getting in as much colour as possible will attract the right kind of attention.

    Consider Installing a New Gate

    Particularly if you live out in the rural countryside, a gate leading to your path and front door can make a huge difference in the aesthetics of the home. If you don’t have one, you should certainly consider installing a new and impressive front gate.

    The gate you choose should reflect the overall style of your home. For a traditional rural property, consider buying an iron or wooden gate to tie in with the antiquity of the rest of the home. If you live in a larger manor home, you could flank a gate with stone pillars and if you live in a more modern property you could go with a sleek automated gate made from a combination of steel and wood.

    Revamp Your Driveway, Or Install One if You Have Space

    If you live in a city, you’ll know the frustration of finding parking anywhere remotely near your home. That same frustration will undoubtedly be felt by people looking to buy your property, so having your own driveway is a huge step up which will attract more people and also increase the value of your home.

    If you already have a driveway, take a closer look at it and see whether it could do with any work. If there are any weeds appearing in between the cracks or is the asphalt starting to crack? Fix these issues as a priority or even consider removing the entire thing and starting again with new tiles for a completely fresh look.

    If you haven’t got a driveway already but you have space for one, you should certainly consider installing one. In many cases – when laying gravel, porous concrete or porous asphalt – you won’t need to get planning permission for a new driveway, however, it’s always worth checking with the local authorities. A driveway will increase the resale value of your home as well the kerb appeal.

    Update and Revamp Windows and Doors

    Your windows and doors make a huge part of the front of your home and so should be well maintained or upgraded before your home goes on the market and before any viewings. If your old door is tired and dishevelled, it’s worth – at the very least – giving it a fresh coat of paint and updating the door furniture like knockers and handles. If it’s in really bad shape, you could replace the entire door with a new one which is bright, colourful and attractive. Matching your colours with the rest of your home is always a good idea.

    When it comes to windows, you’ll want to clean them so there is no dust or muck hanging around anywhere. If you haven’t got double glazing yet, definitely consider having it installed and even think about painting the frames to brighten them up or to match the door.

    Let There Be Light!

    Finally, lighting can be another great addition to the outside of your home. If you’ve got a seating area in your front garden, consider placing fairy lights around a nearby tree or bush to illuminate the area or stagger solar lights down the path to your front door. A couple of lanterns either side of your front door would also be another great addition and give the front of your home and enchanting feel at night.

    Kingdom Coatings: Protecting Your Home With Coatings in Scotland

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we’re hugely experienced when it comes to wall and roof coating in Scotland. If you’re looking for exterior wall coatings and roof coatings in Scotland, look no further!

    Our professionals can carry out restoration work that will turn back the years on your roof and walls and protect them for the future as well. Our coating for exterior walls will help to improve your kerb appeal and it will also help to weather-proof your property as well. Here in Scotland, we’re not exactly known for the great weather so investing in protection against rain and wind will give your home more longevity.

    To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa, FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 and email us at info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.