Cosy knits, warm log fires and spiced pumpkin lattes may have you looking forward to the months ahead but the cold weather can also be a hindrance. Especially when it starts to take its toll on your home.
Don’t get caught out by the cold. Winterise your home now before the harsh weather arrives.
Clear your gutters
It’s easy to forget about your drains and gutters, but if you don’t clear them out, your home could be at risk of water damage. As the autumn leaves start to fall, they can block your drains along with mud and other debris. This can cause leaks into your roof and walls which can be expensive to rectify. Easily avoid this fateful scenario by checking your roofline and clearing any blockages.
Check your boiler
If you haven’t done so already this year, make sure you check your boiler is in good working condition. Not only will it spare you the costly expense if it suddenly breaks down, but it will also ensure you avoid the risk of having a freezing cold home and no hot water. Nobody wants to be left with a huge repair bill before the festive period, so servicing your boiler is a must.
Install a solid roof
In the past, most conservatories were well known for being freezing cold in winter and unbearably warm in summer, but today things are different. Nowadays, modern conservatories are well-insulated meaning they can be used all year round. If your existing conservatory needs updating, installing a solid tiled roof could be just the solution you’re looking for. Not only will it instantly modernise your living space, but a solid roof will help to keep the heat indoors.
Replace your windows and doors
Harsh weather can have a negative impact on your home’s exterior over the years, which means components such as your windows and doors may not be insulating your home as well as they used to. Drafts can easily slip through the cracks around your old windows and doors, sending a chilling winter breeze into your home. Replacing your old windows and doors will help to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills in the long run.
Do you need help getting your home winter-ready? Bon Accord has the services and skills needed to prep your home for the harsh weather conditions. Visit our Aberdeen showroom for more information or request a free quote today.
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