Estate agents love to talk about “kerb appeal” when describing a house for sale. Does it look good from the front – like a perfect smile with a good set of teeth?
Well, one way to be sure that your property has kerb appeal is to fit a brand new front door canopy.
Summit Cladding was contacted by Kevin, from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, just before the pandemic lockdown. He and his wife had lived in their home for five years and were getting fed up with the existing flat canopy that was fitted when the house was built.
Every time it rained, water would flow over the front of it, soaking anyone trying to get in or out of the front door!
But instead of just fitting a gutter to the existing structure, Summit recommended a tiled pitched roof to transform the look of the house. The two essentials were that the design should suit the property and the tiles should match those already on the roof.
We began by removing the flat canopy and fitting new bespoke gallows brackets manufactured to our client’s preferred design and specification. These were fixed to the wall and a timber framework built on.
Next, we fitted white uPVC fascias, soffits and square line guttering, and topped the pitched roof with antique smooth plain tiles and small ridge tiles to fit in with the scale of the new structure.
Then, stepped lead flashing was cut into the brickwork to ensure a watertight seal and the final touch was to wire in three LED spotlights on a night-and-day sensor.
The installation took Summit Cladding three days to complete and our client Kevin says he can’t stop admiring his new front door canopy. Now that’s kerb appeal!
This post was written by Summit Cladding