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Protecting your home from winter weather

Winter is characterised by low temperatures, bleak weather and short days. It is a collection of conditions that can pose a serious problem for properties: cold and rainfall can combine to wreak havoc with home exteriors. But winter also brings with it the festivities of Christmas. We’re also getting into the Christmas spirit ourselves, by offering a very special gift to all of our customers – one that will help you ward off all of your winter weather-related woes!

Lower temperatures

Winter brings with it the lowest temperatures of the year. In the UK, in 2017 – the last year where a complete set of data exists – the average mean temperature for December was 4.2°C. Down 5.4°C from the yearly average mean temperature of 9.6°C. A distinct difference, that is all too tangible when you leave the house and brave the outdoors. Your house however, bears the brunt of this change as much as anything. When temperatures cycle below and above 0°C, freeze-thaw weathering can prise open any chips, scrapes or scratches in your home’s exterior paint job. And, in no time at all, your home’s walls can be ruined structurally as well as aesthetically.

Higher rainfall

The threat of damp is heightened in periods of high rainfall, making winter, as the UK’s season of heaviest rainfall, a particularly threatening period for UK homeowners. There are a number of paths damp can take to infiltrate your home: it can access your home through gaping flaws (cracked render, missing roof tiles) or less obvious ones (undersized gutters). Damp can become a problem without ever infiltrating your home – a poorly ventilated home with an absence of escape routes for moisture accumulated from washing, cooking, drying and even breathing – will suffer from damp.

Christmas Offer! 40% off selected services

At All Weather Coating, we are ushering in the festive period with a Christmas gift for all our customers: a whopping 40% off selected services. To find out how we can help you improve your home – at such a massive discount – get in touch with us today. However you’d like to contact us, you are absolutely welcome to. Whatever option you use – whether you ring us, email us or use our contact form – you will get through to one of our wall coating experts. They’ll ask you about your requirements, walk you through the All Weather Coating process and then, hopefully, help you arrange a free survey and quote.

If you do want to snap up this very special offer, you’ll have to act quickly. It expires in 21 days (just three weeks!) on 31st December. And with the hostile conditions of winter in full swing, if your home’s exterior isn’t adequately protected, you really should make seizing this opportunity a priority.

Avoid Cowboy Builders

London Wall Coating Results

Arranging for work to be completed on your house can be a stressful experience. Because the cost of work is typically so high, you need to be 100% confident with the builders’ ability to carry out the work to your exact specifications. And, based on research conducted by the Federation of Master Builders, fewer and fewer homeowners feel this way; because of the anxiety over hiring a competent builder, the UK is missing out on £10 billion worth of investment in home improvements.

You should treat hiring wall coating specialists with the same diligence and thoroughness you would hiring any other employee. To help you separate workers of repute and quality from those you are unlikely to receive a high standard of work from, we have put together a list of red flags to look for. In addition, we have also assembled a list of signifiers of an experienced, reputable and high-quality company that is genuinely committed to providing an excellent service to its customers.

Look for in-demand builders

As much as it can be inconvenient (and as much as it sounds counterintuitive), if a worker agrees to work on something almost immediately (as convenient and time-efficient as it may be) chances are that they aren’t of the quality you need. Generally speaking, an in-demand worker is a quality worker and struggling to secure a date for them to work on your house is no bad thing.

London wall coating reviews and recommendations

In the same way that interviewing a prospective job candidate, you would ask for a CV detailing their skills, accreditation and job history, you can ask the same thing of your prospective contractor. Are they accredited by their relevant authorities? Do they have a history of happy customers? Asking family, friends, and co-workers for recommendations is a good place to start; word-of-mouth endorsements are just as valuable as online reviews. After asking acquaintances, your next step should be to check for online reviews. The more websites you can find verifying a company’s quality, the better.

We have a stellar record on Trust a Trader, and you’ll find an extensive list of our past work on the case studies page of our website. Each and every project was a great success and it demonstrates our ability to tailor our services to match the style of properties in different areas. At risk of standing out like a sore thumb, for many customers, being able to retain a likeness to their neighbours’ houses is important for the street’s appearance as a whole.

Exterior wall coatings cost

Cost is a reliable indicator of quality. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. By getting quotes from a variety of companies (at least three), you’ll be able to reliably gauge what a fair price should be. Give us a call to arrange a free, no obligation quote.

Keep these three topics in mind when arranging for work to be completed on your house. For all your weatherproof coatings and render repair needs, get in touch with All Weather Coating for a consistently high-quality service.

What makes All Weather Coating Different?

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Searching for the most effective method to paint your home’s exterior can be a trying task. There is a wealth of information about the topic available online but how can you possibly whittle such an extensive list of options down to one? In this post, we’re going to cover the differences between DIY and professional approaches to painting the outside of a home, as well as the things that separate our own services from those of our competitors.

Why enlist the services of a company instead of taking a DIY approach?

If you’ve successfully painted your bathroom or kitchen before, don’t expect painting the entire exterior of your home to be a similarly straightforward experience. It isn’t as simple as picking up a can of waterproof paint, setting up a ladder and putting the time in. You need the right materials and a comprehensive understanding of the task ahead. Without these essentials, you are setting yourself up to fail.

The sole redeeming quality of taking the amateur approach is financial in nature. Materials aside, you don’t have to fork over any of your hard-earned cash to another party. And while this might seem like a financially astute move for the moment, long-term, it is far from sensible. An inexperienced, ill-informed and ill-equipped painter can only hope to accomplish little more than adequacy, leaving your home vulnerable to costly complications further down the line.

Why All Weather Coating?

All Weather Coating’s experience, know-how and quality have helped distinguish itself from its competitors. An independent, family-run business that has been serving customers in London and the Home Counties for almost two decades, All Weather Coating is a well-established wall coatings service.

Over the course of their time breathing new life into UK properties, All Weather Coating accrued a knowledgeable and experienced staff, all expertly trained in the use of advanced application equipment. Thanks to this, All Weather Coating is extremely well placed to paint your home’s exterior flawlessly.

Another reason All Weather Coating’s services have proved so popular is the guarantees that accompany any work they do complete. Their wall coating service is backed by a 25-year guarantee. Confidence in the durability of the external wall paint they use, the equipment they use to apply it, as well as the staff that carries out the work has made All Weather Coating a highly respected company.