Things to do to your Home before Winter Comes
There is a wide range of different things that you can do to your home before winter. These can have a huge impact when the cold winter nights set in and temperatures start to drop. Don’t get caught out this winter with the cold. Take some of our home improvement tips on board.
Clean Out Gutters and Unblock Drains
With autumn setting in leaves will begin to fall from trees. These leaves can end up in your gutters and make them blocked as well as blocking your drainage system. If the leaves are left uncleared, they can potentially cause damage to your property. This can be avoided by having your gutters and drains inspected. At worst you may need your gutters cleaned, and drains unblocked before winter.
Get A Porch
Adding a porch to your home will not only increase the value of your property. But you will also benefit from extra storage space and insulation. This extra layer covering your front door will help to keep your home lovely and warm during the winter months.
Add a Solid Roof to your Conservatory
Adding a solid roof to your conservatory will not only change the look of your home. But it will also help to keep your conservatory warm during the winter months. This will help to reduce spending on energy bills and save you money over time. Also having a solid roof will help to keep your conservatory cool during the hot summertime.
Wrap External Piping
As it becomes colder during the winter months. Piping that is exposed to the outdoors or in rooms with no heating can potentially burst. By applying foam wrapping know as pipe lagging around the external piping will help to prevent them from freezing over. This will help to prevent bursting pipes.
Upgrade Old Windows and Doors
Time and bad weather can really take its toll on doors and windows. Over time they will start to lose there insulating properties. This will lead to heat loss from your home and increased energy bills. By replacing and upgrading your doors and windows will help to bring back that thermal efficiency. Which will lead to heat loss reduction and better savings on your energy bills.
Get Your Boiler Checked
The last thing you don’t want to happen is having no central heating during the winter months. Having someone come out and carry out a check on your boiler will help to prevent costly break downs. This will ensure that your boiler stays working throughout winter.
Do you need any help with winter checks, or would like to upgrade your windows, doors or conservatory?. Then call us today on 01744 611203 for a free quotation.