Can A Door Canopy Add Value To Your Property?
The UK housing market has finally taken a turn and it appears that house sales are finally on the increase. So if you are looking to add value to your property what are the most cost effective home improvements you can do to increase the value of your home and if you are thinking of selling secure a quick sale?
Add Kerb Appeal
First impressions are really important many buyers decide within minutes of seeing a property or even before they have enter the property if they are going to make an offer so creating a good first impression is vital.
Sort out any issues that are obvious to the buyer, fix or replace damaged guttering, drainage pipes, loose tiles, broken fencing or gates etc.
Clean your PVC windows and frames or if you have timber frames repaint / varnish.
Look at the condition of your front door does it require a coat of paint or varnish to freshen it up. Oil the hinges and replace any door furniture that has seen better days. Make sure the door doesn’t stick when opening and shutting it.
Keep the front garden in good order by maintaining the lawns and borders. Add hanging baskets or window boxes to add a splash of colour and interest to the outside of your property.
Add A Door Canopy
Make your home stand out from the other in the street with a new door canopy this will totally change the front of your home. Making an instant impression on visitors it will add individuality and style to your property.
Adding a new door canopy to your home will also benefit you in other ways. Not only does the door canopy protect you and visitors from the elements such as the rain, wind, sunshine and snow, but it also protects the door as well.
No matter how much paint or varnish you use on a wooden door if it is exposed to the wind, rain and sunlight it will become damp and faded over time. Protecting the door with a canopy will help keep a certain amount of moisture and daylight away from the door; it won’t stop the door from expanding or contracting but it will certainly help.
There are plenty of door canopies on today’s market in a range of materials including Wood, Aluminium, Acrylic and GRP.
GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Polyester it is an environmentally friendly product which is virtually maintenance free, very economical and light weight making it ideal for making door canopies. GRP is used to build aircrafts and marine vessels so you can be assured you will have a top quality canopy that will last.
You shouldn’t need Planning Permission to install a door canopy however I recommend you consult your local authority Planning Office just in case there are any restrictions on your property you may not be aware of.