We can all agree that 2020 has been a year like no other! Spending most of the summer in lockdown, there was no choice but to cancel those well-made holiday plans. But all is not lost! As we’ve come up with three great ways to put your unspent holiday budget to good use, with the very real prospect of increasing your property value too!

  1. Get your home winter ready

snowy building roofs

Keeping homes’ warm and toasty through the winter months is a high priority for many West Midlands homeowners. At a time of year where the slightest gaps around windows or doors are magnified, autumn is the ideal time to prepare for the worst that the winter months can do. With this in mind, we’ve come up with this helpful checklist to get you started:

  1. ☐ Service your boiler
  2. ☐ Check window and door seals
  3. ☐ Check insulation
  4. ☐ Inspect your loft and roofline
  5. ☐ Check and replace smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  6. ☐ Check and replace water tank and pipe insulation
  7. ☐ Inspect and replace outside lighting
  8. ☐ Prune bushes, shrubs, and mulch soil
  9. ☐ Tidy yards, patios, garages, and sheds
  10. ☐ Safely store outside furniture and tools

If you have picked up on any urgent window, door, or extension issues along the way, like gaps, leaks, or cracks, put some of that unspent holiday fund to good use with expert glazing replacements from DW Windows.

  1. Boost your home’s EPC rating

energy rating scale

Notably boosting the energy performance of your home by raising your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to an ultra-efficient A or B rating can also potentially boost your sale price by as much as 14%! It’s interesting to note that the West Midlands experienced the 2nd highest monetary increase from an improved energy efficiency rating, where the average property value increased by £17,988! Furthermore, depending on the condition, 10% – 40% of energy loss in the home can be attributed to inefficient windows and doors. And with up to 25% lost through uninsulated roofs, can you afford not to replace your glazing and roofline this winter?!

6 flat white uPVC windows for just £1,995 inc. VAT!

How does the Green Homes Grant work for West Midlands households?…

  1. Add more space

Orangery Extension

At a time of year when the enjoyment we get from spending time outside is considerably reduced, when it’s freezing cold or pouring down with rain, a fully insulated conservatory, orangery, Livin Room extension or conservatory roof replacement still allows you to appreciate outside spaces in absolute warmth, comfort, and peace. On a par with the stress relief experienced from a well-deserved holiday, a well-built glazed extension could increase your home’s value by 5-15% too! Complete the look with modern bifold doors, sleek sliding patio doors or classic French doors, and relish future staycations in absolute style without ever having to leave your home comforts behind!

Invest in your future this autumn with high performance home improvements

Whether the pandemic put you off getting new windows or doors this year, or you simply like the idea of creating a better future for you and your family, with a range of finance options and three extensive showrooms to explore, investing in your future is easy with DW Windows at your service! Contact us online or give us a call on 0800 999 0909 and get your home makeover plans firmly on track.

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