This week marks the official start of winter on the calendar. Looking at the temperatures around the country leaves us in no doubt that it’s well and truly time to get stuck into winter weatherproofing your for home.
The cold outside should make the warmth inside your home cozy and inviting, but is that outside chill seeping inside?
Over the next three weeks we’ll share some top tips on how you can winter weatherproof your home to cope with a kiwi winter. We’ve got a great mix of tips but don’t forget to share your own top tips in the comments section below.
As well as the costs of emergency repairs a home that isn’t weatherproofed for winter will use more energy, adding insult to injury.
A bit of preventative maintenance and checking now will save both time and money and you’ll be reaping the health and financial benefits of a warm home before you know it.
Be systematic about checking your houses condition and perform some simple jobs to make sure it’s winter-proof. Take some time over the next few weekends to work your way through our top tips. Best of all, the work doesn’t require a large investment of time or money. Even if you need insulation, this will pay off each time you open your power bill.
A thorough cleaning of the chimney will remove any build up. Scrape the ashes and creosote out of the fireplace or stove when finished.
Cleaning your roof completely to rid it of leaves, dirt and debris can be both an arduous and time-consuming task better left to the professionals who have the right equipment to do the job quickly and safely. If you don’t remove this debris and snow accumulates on it, this can stress your roof and encourage rot.
When you’re cleaning the roof remember to check it for areas that are in need of repair such as soft areas, chimney damage and loose guttering. While you can check for repairs yourself we recommend hiring a professional to perform a thorough inspection and complete the repair work to protect the investment you’ve made in your home.
Hire a plumber or gutter cleaning company to clean and repair gutters surrounding the roof, checking the downspouts to make sure they’re also clean and in good repair.
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