3 Easy Ways To Winter-Proof Your Humble Abode

 

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With a cold winter fast approaching, we need to ensure that our pads are ready for the chilly onslaught. It’s all too easy to enjoy the balmy weather in the summer in our back gardens, whip out the barbecue, and have our windows open to let in some cool air to keep the interior climate in check. Fast forward to this festive season and we are more concerned about keeping as much heat as possible within our homes. Take a look at these simple ways to winter-proof your little patch of bricks and mortar.


Roof Tops


If you are cursed with a slipped tile or a dodgy looking slate in the summer, the lack of rain means that it will go unnoticed. However, as the rate of precipitation increases in the winter, you may find that your home is no longer watertight. A leaky roof can lead to rotten and damp rafters and mould penetrating your home. This leads to a cold house and an unhealthy environment for your brood. A replaced tile can prevent your home from letting rain into your pad. This tiny and cheap fix needs to be done as soon as possible to prevent long term structural damage to your humble abode. If your roof is bowing or looking misshapen, think about instructing a surveyor or builder to check out your attic space and rooftop. This may be old bowing or it could be a sign of more serious movement. 


Kitchen


While your kitchen may be in need of a renovation, you might not assume that it needs doing for winter. However, with more one pot cooked meals going into the oven and greater use of your integrated appliances in the cooler climate, you might want to refresh the heart of your home. Opt for one of the many professional kitchen transformations that specialists can now provide. By working with you to design the dream style for your kitchen, you could have a super modern high gloss kitchen complete with futuristic soft close drawers. Or perhaps a more countrified and traditional shaker style cabinetry is more your thing. If you are keen to generate an environment where your family can get together this Christmas, it’s crucial that your kitchen is fit for purpose.


Boiler


If you want your home to be more cost-effective this winter, your boiler needs servicing. With an added smart thermostat hooked up to your boiler, you can have more control over your heating bills. If you are at work and it is an unusually warm winter day, having the heating on could result in you entering a furnace in the evening and you will be wasting money. Instead, with an app and a WiFi connection, you can turn your heating down from anywhere in the world, saving you cash and helping your home become more energy-efficient. Help your boiler have an easier time when firing up the heating by keeping your windows draught-free and by insulating your attic space. This way, less heat will escape your home and you can enjoy a more ambient and constant temperature.


Follow this simple guide and you can make your home winter-proof this season.


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