Category Archives: Tips and Guides

Failing Window Seals

 

One cold morning after waking up, you notice some condensation on your double glazed window or patio door. Wiping away doesn’t help and the moisture stubbornly remains in view. Unfortunately this time the condensation sits between the two glazes of glass and this typically occurs when the seals on your windows are damaged or broken.
Halloween just behind us, what can be scarier than broken window seals, that let cold and damp in?

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Ways to Renovate your Home this Winter

With Winter rapidly on its way, many of us are packing up our Summer home projects and saving them for next year when the sun’s back out. So maybe during the Winter we can’t re-tile the roof, spend hours in the garden or get that wood project moving in the front garden, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to renovate the inside of our homes during the cold season.

We have accumulated 7 ways on how to revamp your home this Winter:

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A Conservatory for All Seasons

Multicolored windows. Collage of four windows.Given the constant changes in the great British weather, it’s not surprising that many have turned a blind eye to conservatories. Cold in the winter months and oven-like in the summer are common preconceptions leading to a decline in interest from many. Or so was the case.

Sophisticated designs and improved materials over the past few years have boosted their popularity. In fact, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest the addition can boost the value of your home by 5%. According to Savills it could even be as much as 10%.

If you’re still not convinced, take a look below and find out how you could benefit from a conservatory all year round.

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Is It Time to Up your Kerb Appeal?

Traditional townhouse kerb appealWe all know the saying, “you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression”. And when it comes to your home, the same adage holds true.

Whether you’re looking to sell up and move on or simply give your home a refresh, you mustn’t forget the importance of kerb appeal.

In fact, many will associate the condition of the exterior and surrounding landscape with the condition of its interiors. As such, potential buyers are likely to make a decision about the property before walking through the door.

So what should you consider in order to successfully revive the front of your property? Find out our top tips below:

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Save Energy and Stay Warm This Winter

Cup of tea on a window sill with visible snow through the windowDespite the promise, and the no-show, of snow just a couple of weeks ago the weather seems to only be getting colder.

So, if you haven’t already now is a good time to take a look around your home and make sure you’re prepared and comfortable for the long Winter nights.

This month we’ve compiled a few of our top tips to help ensure your home is both warm and energy efficient with easy fixes and long term investments.

Have a read below:

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Using Roof lights To Transform Your Home

Crystal Clear RooflightFlick through any home or interiors magazine, and the pages will be filled with light-drenched rooms that simply ooze space and style. How the other half live! It’s true that many of these rooms will have mammoth proportions, but most of them will just be good examples of how you can create the illusion of more space by simply getting increased levels of natural light into the room.

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Top Tips to Insulate Your Home This Winter

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When does winter start for you? Is it when you have to switch the heating on, when you first reach for the wooly socks or when the clocks go back? In astronomical terms, winter officially starts on 21st December this year. That’s the date of the winter solstice or the shortest day of the year.

If you haven’t already, now’s a good time to take a look around your home and do what you can to get it ready for winter. With rising fuel bills, the last thing you want is for all your heat to be going out through the roof or creeping through the gaps under your doors.

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Blog: Avoid the scary practices of cowboy fitters

Broken Wall v2What’s going to scare you the most this Halloween? Being greeted at your front door by a witch dressed all in black? Or lying awake at night worrying about which company to trust to fit your new windows?

I’m sure you’ve heard all the horror stories. Windows that don’t fit, doors that won’t open and conservatories that you wouldn’t want to sit in if your life depended on it. There are some seriously dodgy companies out there who obviously haven’t even heard of customer satisfaction, let alone won any awards for it. Yet on paper (and on the internet) they look quite trustworthy and present themselves as a bona fide company who will give you a good product and a great service for the right price.

So how can you be sure that the company you choose to give your home a makeover, won’t make off with your money, leaving you with a Halloween horror story of your own? Here are some of our top tips for checking out a double glazing company before you commit to buy anything from them:

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Why Do My Windows Suffer From Condensation?

Condensation being wiped off a windowWhen it’s a boiling hot summer’s day and someone hands you an ice cold drink dripping with condensation, it’s somewhat satisfying yet rarely ever questioned.

Now imagine the same but on a cold winter’s morning dripping down your windows… it’s just not as satisfying.

Condensation occurs when warm or humid air collides with cold glass or windows, causing droplets to be formed. If you’re windows look like a dull, old pint glass then you may be suffering from condensation.

If you do notice these symptoms, the absolute worst thing you can do is ignore it. Here at Crystal Clear, we want you to feel comfortable in your home and not at risk of dangerous bacteria. So read on to find out how to tackle and prevent water condensing on the inside of your windows:

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