Well it’s that time of year when many people have been making their New Year’s  Resolutions.  Some are planning to get fit in 2015, others have set their sights on securing a new career in the year ahead, whilst for many they are planning to finally get their house in order.  


Here, our  Managing Director Steve Bell gives five good reasons why your New Year’s Resolution for 2015 should be to upgrade your home:


  1. 1. To add value to your home

Ask any estate agent and they will tell you that replacing your windows is one of the best investments you can make in your home.   Maybe it’s the case that your property has old-style timber windows that are draughty or in need constant repair and painting?  Or it may be that you have first generation PVC-u windows that are energy inefficient, leaky or misty?  Or it might be that you have front or back doors that are looking worn or are not as secure as they should be...?


If you replace your windows and doors with National Window Systems, you are certain to find that this adds value to your home, improves its aesthetics and makes your property more appealing to potential buyers.  With over 40 years’ experience, we can advise you on the style of window and door to suit your home and to complement your local area.  We offer a wide choice of coloured PVC-u options and wood-effect finishes to suit your tastes.   Come and take a look at our new showroom to find out more!


  1. 2. Create a lighter, happier home

Features like bi-folding doors and conservatories add natural light into your home, creating a bright, airy living space.  Research has proven that lighter homes are happier homes and people living in them are much less likely to suffer from conditions such as depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  


If you choose our bi-folding doors, it means you can open up the whole of the front of your house, bringing  your home and garden closer together.    Many homeowners also find that conservatories and bi-fold doors enhance their lifestyle significantly by enabling them to open up their homes for alfresco dining and entertaining.  Our aluminium bi-fold doors are very aspirational and will create a stunning focal point to your home – why not take a look at them in-situ in our showroom!


  1. 3. You can save on your energy bills

One of the main reasons that people choose to upgrade their windows and doors these days is because they recognise that it saves them money on their energy bills.  With heating bills continuing to rise, you will find that replacing your windows and doors with modern, energy- efficient alternatives makes sound financial sense.   Look out for products with an A-rating for energy efficiency –as most people choose an A-rated fridge or washing machine, why compromise when it comes to your windows!


Another point worth mentioning is that Composite doors, such as our Solidor and Distinction Doors, are eight times more thermally efficient than other materials, which means that they make your home feel warmer and prevent heat from escaping.


For more information about our composite doors or replacement windows, please visit our showroom in Darlington or call 01325 381630.


  1. 4. Create extra living space

Many homeowners choose to add a National Window Systems conservatory or orangery to their home because they want to create extra living space.  Even better, if we fit our new tiled roof system which means that conservatories no longer should be too hot in summer or too cold in winter, making your conservatory or Garden Room from National Windos Systems  comfortable to use by all the family the whole year round. 


Take a look at our tiled conservatory roofs, for which we offer a range of options to suit your house type.  With a tiled roof conservatory, you get all the benefits of a light and airy living space, but they also provide better thermal performance by locking heat inside your home.  Our tiled roof system isn’t just for new conservatories either - many homeowners are also choosing to upgrade their existing conservatories, to create an all-year-round usable space.


  1. 5. Be safe and secure

As the nights are dark and long and burglaries are most likely at this time of year, it really does pay to increase the security of your doors and windows.   If you choose to upgrade your windows, there are many sophisticated locking mechanisms available from National Window Systems in Darlington, which helps to enhance your security, giving your greater peace of mind.  If you decide to upgrade to composite doors for the entrance to your home, you will find that the doors in our range meet Secured by Design standards, which is the standard approved by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).


Why not visit our exciting new showroom – to be inspired!


Our showroom has undergone a significant renovation and we now have a range of exciting new window and door displays for homeowners to view.  Visit our showroom on Allington Way, Darlington or call us on 01325 381630.