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    October 2019

    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 [email protected].

    How to Overhaul Your Houses Exterior

    The vast majority of homeowners understand the importance of interior cleaning, but not so much exterior cleaning and looking after the front of your house. This importance of this cannot be emphasized enough, after all, it’s the first thing that any visitors will see when visiting your home.

    More significantly, a good wash will get rid of any dirt and grit that accumulates over time. When agitated by the wind and rain, these abrasive particles can quickly mar or damage your siding or masonry. An annual cleaning can help prolong the life of those surfaces.

    It might seem that washing an entire house is a Herculean task, but it’s not especially difficult. There are a number of tools, techniques and cleaning agents that can make the job easier. But careful planning and preparation are essential if you want to do the job right.

    With this in mind, here we have provided a couple of handy tips and pointers to help you get your home looking sparking.

    Clean your windows

    Spring pollen and dirt can stain your windows, so take the time to wash them down and clean them once the pollen has settled.

    • Work out of the sun to keep the cleaner from drying out quickly.

    • A mixture of white vinegar and water makes a great natural window cleaner.

    • Use crumpled up newspaper, rather than paper towels, to clean and dry your windows.

    Give your roof a good clean and use a good coating

    If your roof is covered in moss or has streaks from algae growth, simply cleaning it off with water won’t do the trick. Chances are, the stains will return before your home is sold. For a longer-lasting solution, clean your roof with a product designed to break it down and prevent regrowth as well as using a sufficient roof coating treatment.

    Repair your driveway

    Undoubtedly your driveway is something that you use everyday, with this in mind, there are a few very simple things you can do to make sure it’s in the best possible condition:

    • Start by removing any grass or weeds that are encroaching on the driveway or growing in any cracks.

    • Follow this by a deep cleaning with a pressure washer to remove dirt or debris.

    • Next, patch any cracks or holes in concrete surfaces with a concrete resurfacer.

    • Worn asphalt drives can be restored by applying a coat of latex asphalt sealer to make them look brand new

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we can help you get on the right track if you are in the process of making a few home improvements for the exterior of your home. Our wall coatings are created to survive the harshest of weather conditions that we endure in Scotland. When you choose our exterior wall coatings, you can rest assured we will lasting protection for your home as well as a fantastic service. Get in touch with us to find out more.

    Exterior Home Design Trends This Season

    With the new season fast approaching, more of us are thinking about the home projects we can start up in autumn before the weather gets too chilly. Now is a perfect time for any home improvements, so here are just a few of the emerging exterior home design trends for the upcoming season.

    Bold door knockers

    While doorbells have been standard practise for decades, there’s a reason door knockers are extremely popular. They add a chic, vintage touch to any home, but the right kind can add a more contemporary touch. A creative door knocker will show off the homeowner’s personality.

    Outdoor solar fairy lights

    String lights aren’t just for for the inside of your home. You can adorn the exterior with clear white bulb string lights. Just one strand can make your home look welcoming and cosy. These lights provide the perfect backdrop for an outdoor summer dinner or an autumn bonfire. As an added bonus, potential buyers who drive by at night will notice how well-lit your front yard seems, which provides a feeling of safety.

    Plenty of greenery

    Plants never really go out of style, and in addition to this plants are affordable, and if you choose the right one for your home’s climate, they can be very low maintenance. If you’re planning some home improvements, set aside a portion of your budget for plants. Plants can also create a sense of privacy in your backyard, even a bit of greenery outside will also give your home a new lease of life.

    Bold colours for your front door

    If you’re a fan of bold colours,why not have a bit of fun repainting your door? This trend has gradually gained popularity in the last decade, but it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

    Just keep in mind that houses with neutral-colour doors, like black or grey, tend to be more popular with buyers, so consider repainting before you list your home on the market.

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we understand the importance of keeping your exterior at home in the best possible condition, this not only increases your kerb appeal but also the value of your home. If you would like us to provide you with a quotation for the application of a waterproof wall covering in Scotland to your domestic or commercial property, please get in touch with us to find out more about what we can do for you.

    A Guide To Roof Maintenance: All Year Round

    Winter is fast approaching which means storms, heavy rain, wind, ice and snow will impact your roofing. This is why it’s best to keep up maintenance all year round to deter any damage to the exterior of your home because the reality is, the costs caused by damage will almost definitely exceed the cost of fixing the issue quickly. In this guide, we outline to you a couple of handy pointers to keep your roofing in top condition all year round.

    Regular inspections are important.

    First check inside your home. Look out for dark or browning spots, or blistering and bubbling paint which area prime indicator of water damage. Also, check for damp spots forming near any fireplaces.

    Look outside

    With the interior of your home checked, it is time to check the outside of your roofing. The first and most crucial thing to look at is safety; do not attempt to walk on your roof. If you’re okay with heights, you can view your roof using a ladder, preferably with someone on the ground monitoring you. If heights make you feel uneasy, find a good spot to view your roof with binoculars. If neither of those options work, you will need to use the services of a roofing maintenance professional.

    Check your chimney

    After inspecting the shingles or tiles, turn your attention to your chimney. It’s important to check the flashing and make sure that it isn’t peeled away, dislodged or otherwise damaged. Skylights, vents and any structures that penetrate through the roof should be checked to ensure sealant isn’t cracking or peeling away.

    What is surrounding your roof?

    Finally, have a look at what’s around your roof: are there overhanging trees? Branches that lead directly to your roof not only provide easier access for wildlife, but they can also scrape and damage your roof and send shingles flying in the winds? There’s also the potential for branches to come off in a storm and cause significant damage, and the shade they provide allows moss to grow, with this in mind, keep branches trimmed about 10ft away from your roofing.

    Here at Kingdom Coatings, we understand the importance of protecting your roofing, and as specialists in the application of roof and wall coatings across Scotland, you can count on us to provide your home with the very best weather protection. Get in contact with our team today to find out more.